Revision to Route 11 & 153 to address service issues

Following the fall scheduled service changes and the subsequent discussions regarding the delay in the opening of the first stage of the LRT I raised this issue, as other Councillors did as well, with OC Transpo.

Of concern to Bay Ward residents primarily was the gap in service caused by the change to Route 11 that eliminated the western trip to Bayshore mall. This is being addressed as of October 15th by making a change to some of the daily trips on route 153. 

STORM RECOVERY UPDATE 10pm Monday Sept 24/2018

For immediate release:

September 24th 2018


Update on windstorm and tornado recovery efforts 

UPDATE: Storm recovery efforts 4pm Saturday September 22 2018

The City of Ottawa Public Information department is providing thisconsolidated update at this time 4pm Saturday September 22nd:

UPDATED JUL 4: Inappropriate Development on Benjamin/Woodroffe

Today after meeting with City of Ottawa Planning staff I learned the specifics of changes made to a development in our Ward that had been approved in 2013/14 but which is under construction now.

Thanks to vigilant residents who alerted me to changes in the look of the development I met with staff only to learn of changes to the project that took place after the approvals process, about which neither I nor the community were aware.

To be clear - I believe the changes made to be fundamentally at odds with the spirit of the approval given on this project and my next step will be meeting with City legal staff.

2018 Wading Pool Program

With the opening of City of Ottawa outdoor wading pools just around the corner, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding the wading pools operating within your ward.

 Hours of Operation



Season Open Date

Season End Date

Pool Closed Day(s)


2844 Ahearn Ave.

July 3

August 28


Frank Ryan

950 Alpine Ave.

June 28

August 23



2074 Benjamin Cres.

July 3

August 28

Sun & Mon

Michele Heights

2955 Michele Dr.

June 28

August 23


Ruth Wildgen

1099 Grenon Ave.

June 28

August 23



Wading pool hours of operation are standardized across all City of Ottawa wading pools. Residents can expect the pools to be open at the following times, with the exception of their scheduled closed day(s):

  • Monday & Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Special Events

In addition, each location will be hosting a special event during the summer with organized games and activities for residents. Activities will generally take place between 1:00-4:00 pm. You are welcome to attend these events to meet and greet with participants.

  • Britannia Park –  July 26, 2018
  • Frank Ryan Park – July 24, 2018
  • Kingsmere Park –  August 16, 2018
  • Michele Heights – July 31, 2018
  • Ruth Wildgen – August 1, 2018

Byron Park Tree Transplant and Renewal Project


The City of Ottawa will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Park to suitable areas within the community prior to Stage 2 Light Rail Transit, construction beginning in 2019. Tree relocation activities will take place in Byron Park in early June 2018. For more information, The City of Ottawa is hosting two pop-up information sessions on June 7th 5pm-7pm. One at Byron Ave & Sherborne Rd and the second Byron Ave & Woodland Ave

A Safer Way To Cross

For some time young students and their parents at Woodroffe Avenue Public school have been increasingly concerned about the safety of children crossing the roadway. 

With the partnership of City roads staff, Safer Roads Ottawa and the Ottawa Police I have worked to take action. 

Today I am pleased to announce the arrival in September of an Adult Crossing Guard at the Saville and Woodroffe intersection. 

Everyone gets a seat

A message sent today to my Council Colleagues about the importance of equitable transit oriented development...
Good morning colleagues,
As you may recall the Healthy Transportation Coalition recently co-hosted the ‘Building Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit’ session at City Hall. I know several of you attended. 
While the coalition has circulated the ‘As we heard it’ report to everyone who attended I also wanted to forward it with some concise comments, several of which you heard me discuss that day.

Keeping my first commitment...

Today at my eighth annual Mother's Day Tea I shared with our community my thanks for their support over the past two terms.

On January 11th 2010 I pledged to residents that if elected I would not seek more than two terms as their Councillor (read that release here).

Today, I fulfilled that pledge. Please take a moment to read my message.

Defend then Renew...

Last year, just in time, the Britannia Flood Berm was put in place. Today, after 30yrs of delay and 8 years of work by my team and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, MPP Bob Chiarelli, Mayor Jim Watson and City Council colleagues alongside hard working and collaborative Britannia Village residents and the community association - responsible property renewal in the village will be possible.