Updates | Mises a jour

May 24, 2018

Drop-in Friday, June 1 between 3:30 and 5 p.m. on the east side of the Adàwe Crossing.

May 24, 2018

Residents should be aware that the Ottawa Marathon will be coming through Rideau-Rockcliffe on Sunday, May 27. Over 5,000  participants will be running east on the George Etienne Cartier Parkway to Birch and then Birch south to Hemlock and then west on Hemlock/Beechwood to Crichton.Of course, this race also involves road closures. The Race Weekend organizers have shared... More  |  Plus

May 24, 2018

Join me on Saturday, June 2 and participate in this year’s 100in1Day in Ottawa! 100in1Day is a global festival of citizen engagement and community building. Our team will be located at the corner of Queen Mary and Lola in Overbrook, where we look forward to hearing your ideas for making the “Four Corners” an even more inviting place! Join us for some visioning, fun with... More  |  Plus

May 23, 2018

A portion of Beechwood Avenue will be closed to traffic for a period of two weeks this summer due to construction to relocate a gas main. This is being done in preparation for necessary sewer work in the same location in 2019.Beechwood Avenue will be closed from Charlevoix Street to St. Charles Street from July 16 to 29. Local access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians will... More  |  Plus

May 22, 2018

The Rideau Rockcliffe Community Ressource Center (RRCRC) hosts a Job Fair for summer, part time and full time jos. Come and join this free event and enjoy the opportunity to meet employers in a relaxed setting.When: Saturday, May 26; 10.00 to 12.00 pmWhere: RRCRC; 225 Donald StreetFor more details and the event poster please click here >>Le Centre des... More  |  Plus

May 4, 2018

The intersection of Donald Street and St-Laurent Boulevard has been identified for improvements focused on creating a safer environment for all road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists. Construction is now getting underway, which will transform the junction into a "protected intersection". This intersection was chosen because of its high pedestrian and vehicle... More  |  Plus

April 28, 2018

Transportation safety and choice are a key priority for me and one of the topics I frequently hear about from residents. Street design is the most important factor that influences the speed of traffic. Unfortunately, permanent traffic calming measures such as speed bumps and curb extensions are very costly and require lengthy studies.Recognizing that there is a long waiting... More  |  Plus

April 25, 2018

"Riveting Rivers - From transportation arteries to recreation eateries - the evolving role of our waterways in city-building"Pump up your tires and join me for this year’s Jane’s Walk … on a bike! Our ride – on dedicated bike paths – will start at the Rockcliffe Pavilion on the Ottawa River, continue to the Rideau Falls, and end at the Rideau River by the Adàwe Crossing near... More  |  Plus

April 25, 2018

First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in.***Drop in on Friday, May 4 at the bus stop in front of Chartwell... More  |  Plus

April 20, 2018

In response to questions and comments from residents about a development application for a 4 storey apartment building at 65 Acacia, I wanted to outline the next steps and approval process.There are two separate approvals required for the owner to proceed with the proposed development: an approved site plan from the City’s planning department and minor variance subject to the... More  |  Plus

April 20, 2018

As a priority project for this term of City Council, heritage staff are working to update and modernize the City’s lists of cultural heritage resources in the City. This Heritage Inventory Project involves surveying and evaluating all properties across Ottawa and conducting research to identify buildings and properties that contribute to the historic fabric of neighbourhoods... More  |  Plus

April 18, 2018

Starting Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Hydro Ottawa will begin a project that involves the installation of two new manholes at Montreal Road and Burma Road/Bathgate Drive. The work is expected to be completed by June 8, 2018.You may notice increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities and construction vehicles. Traffic... More  |  Plus

April 16, 2018

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend the first (out of three) drop-in Public Information Sessions for the Montreal Road Revitalization project. The purpose of the meeting will be to recap the recommendations outlined in the Montreal Road Functional Planning Study (completed June 2017) and present road plans depicting improvements for Montreal Road (North River Road to St... More  |  Plus

April 13, 2018

My motion to have City Staff review Ottawa’s commercial property class tax rates was unanimously passed at City Council on April 11. It stemmed from the annual Tax Ratios and other Tax Policies staff report which sought to have Council re-affirm a significant disparity between the different commercial tax class rates.The parking lot and vacant land tax rate is the lowest of... More  |  Plus

April 6, 2018

 The City of Ottawa has initiated a consultation to determine priority bus stop locations for high quality ring-and-post bike racks. In fall 2018, the City will install up to 50 ring-and-post bike racks at bus stops across Ottawa to encourage transit ridership and cycling by facilitating multi-modal trips. These new bike racks for 2018 are in addition to the City’s... More  |  Plus

April 4, 2018

Together with the Overbrook Community Association, I organized a meeting about "Community Safety for the Present & Future" on March 22 at the Overbrook Community Center. We were joined by members of the Ottawa Police Service, including our new Community Police Officer, Crime Stoppers, Ottawa Community Housing and the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource... More  |  Plus

April 3, 2018

Recognizing the need in Rideau-Rockcliffe for a comprehensive Youth Strategy, I have been working to support the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre’s (RRCRC) efforts to develop a concrete action plan alongside other service providers, school boards and partner agencies. The goal of this strategy is to provide particularly those young people experiencing poverty and... More  |  Plus

March 28, 2018

First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the St-Laurent... More  |  Plus

March 16, 2018

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend an open house to discuss a road rehabilitation project planned in Forbes neighbourhood that is expected to begin construction in 2019.The project limits are:Borthwick Avenue from Clarke Avenue to Gardenvale RoadQuebec Street from Borthwick Avenue to Cummings AvenueGardenvale Road from Borthwick Avenue to 40m west of Borthwick... More  |  Plus

March 14, 2018

Since January 2016, the City of Ottawa has been reviewing the R4 family of zones. There are several of these types of zones across Rideau-Rockliffe Ward and residents in these areas have noted issues, such as over intensification, excessive bedrooms per unit, and failure to fit within the established community.Throughout this review, the City engaged stakeholders, including... More  |  Plus

March 9, 2018

You are invited to attend a public information session on flood mitigation, hosted by Councillor Tobi Nussbaum. Learn about efforts to prevent and mitigate flooding in Ottawa and what you can do if you live in the floodplain.This session will take place:Monday, March 197 to 9 p.m.St Bartholomew’s Church, 125 MacKay StreetSince a portion of New Edinburgh falls within the Rideau... More  |  Plus

March 9, 2018

You are invited to attend a meeting with Zoning and Interpretation Staff to learn about the findings of this monitoring exercise and possible changes to the zoning regulations of the Mature Neighbourhoods Zoning Overlay (Infill I) and the Alternative Zoning Provisions in Residential Zones (Infill II).City Staff have reviewed residential development applications, within both... More  |  Plus

February 28, 2018

Do you ever wonder what this City will be when 2 to 3 million people call Ottawa home?Can you imagine how everyone will get around, where they will live or work and how climate and new technologies may change the way we do things?In December 2016 City Council directed that a planning study be undertaken that will begin to look at what the answers to these questions might be... More  |  Plus

February 23, 2018

How can we use smart solutions to make Ottawa an even better place to live, work and play? The City of Ottawa needs your best, most innovative ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge!Ottawa is entering the Smart Cities Challenge, in which the Government of Canada has invited Canadian cities to compete for a top prize of $50 million. The goal is to solve community challenges with... More  |  Plus

February 23, 2018

 First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

Feb. 15, 2018Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River start this week between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Ice blasting will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting.The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas. Once started, these... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

Funding is available for outdoor mural art projects that support graffiti prevention, youth empowerment, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods.  Projects must contribute to a clean, safe and beautiful city by engaging neighbourhoods and youth in a constructive learning process to create murals to prevent or deter graffiti.For more information... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

The City of Ottawa is looking for public input regarding rooming houses and private home conversions. Issues concerning rooming house licenses were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council in 2015, especially regarding the definition of rooming houses, as well as with the identification of illegal rooming houses.  The public feedback that the City... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or are you looking for a job? If you are between 16 and 29 years old, come and join two Ottawa based start-up founders, Tecla Kalinda and Dominique Souris at the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Ressource Center on Tuesday Feb. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.Tecla and Dominique founded Zala Smart (teaching young children essential life skills) and the... More  |  Plus

February 15, 2018

NOTICE TO RESIDENTSITE PLAN CONTROL APPLICATION FOR 324/326 DONALD ST.PUBLIC CONSULTATIONFebruary 2018You are invited:Tuesday, February 27th, 20186:00 to 7:30 p.m.Overbrook Community Centre33 Quill St., OttawaDear Resident,You are invited to attend a public consultation on the Site Plan Application submitted for a 25 unit apartment building at 324/326 Donald Street. An... More  |  Plus

February 8, 2018

The City of Ottawa has openend its call for proposals for one-time, non-renewable Community Project Funding. This aims at supporting time-limited or pilot projects that address new or emerging needs in the community. Priority is placed on programs/projects that: increase access to basics for people from diverse equity groups, reduce poverty, and increase self-efficacy.... More  |  Plus

February 5, 2018

Maple Island Public Art ProjectCall to artists: Request for Qualifications (RFQ)Deadline: March 16, 2018, at 4 p.m. ESTBudget: $52,000 plus HSTInformation: Allison O’Connor, Public Art OfficerAllison.O'Connor@ottawa.ca 613-244-4429The City of Ottawa invites professional artists to submit qualifications to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork on Maple Island in... More  |  Plus

February 2, 2018

In recognition of the historical significance of Helen Redpath Thomson to the surrounding community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename Cummings Park, at 861 Cummings Ave., the “Helen Redpath Thomson Park”.I issued a call for a new name for Cummings Park as part of the community outreach for the park redevelopment throughout summer of 2017. You can see the... More  |  Plus

January 30, 2018

Come and join your City Councillor at a rink nearby you - We will bring some hot drinks!10 am: Manor Park; 100 Braemer Street11 am: Dr. John Hopps Park; 300 Den Haag Drive 12 pm: Overbrook Community Center; 33 Quill StreetWe will be wrapping up our tour at the Overbrook Community Center where the Overbrook Carneval will offer lots of fun activities for Family Day.... More  |  Plus

January 26, 2018

Join me for the next installment of Cityscapes! I will be moderating an informal panel discussion and together with journalist and author Andrew Cohen and German Ambassador to Canada Sabine Sparwasser, we will explore new perspectives on “Creating Captivating Cities: Visions from Around the World” and lessons from various Capitals that Ottawa can draw from.Register via... More  |  Plus

January 19, 2018

As part of ongoing work to combat the Emerald Ash Borer invasion in Ottawa’s tree population, the City’s Forestry Management Branch will be undertaking a woodlot rehabilitation program in Presland Park in Overbrook.It is important to address the safety issues due to dead and declining trees as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer – a type of beetle that infests ash trees,... More  |  Plus

January 18, 2018

 First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Rideau... More  |  Plus

January 18, 2018

Last month, the City of Ottawa’s housing branch announced the recipients of the 2017 Action Ottawa housing funds, a list which included the Shepherds of Good Hope for its proposed supportive housing building at 765 Montreal Road on the north east corner of Lang’s Road, east of the Aviation Parkway.The proposed building would see the construction of 42 bachelor units made... More  |  Plus

January 17, 2018

The City’s Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) project team recently provided an update on upcoming construction activities in New Edinburgh. Residents of New Edinburgh will be receiving a copy of this update by mail.Please click here to read the full notice in both English and French.Here is an overview of the information provided:The CSST will consist of two inter-... More  |  Plus

January 16, 2018

Make a difference in your community by becoming a volunteer member of the City's new Planning Advisory Committee.  The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC). Several positions are available:Residents residing in the Rural Area of Ottawa (2 members)Residents residing inside the Greenbelt (2 members)Residents residing within... More  |  Plus

January 5, 2018

The City’s Built Heritage Sub-Committee will consider an application on Thursday, Jan. 11 to partially demolish the Château Laurier’s parking garage. The application stems from an engineering report that indicates the four-storey building is no longer structurally sound.An engineering analysis of the parking garage, built in 1969, indicates it has deteriorated badly, due to... More  |  Plus

December 22, 2017

Our office will be closed for the holidays, re-opening Jan. 2, 2018. For urgent matters, please call 311 or submit service requests online at http://www.ottawa.ca.Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

December 19, 2017

OC Transpo will introduce the new EquiFare, an affordable single-fare ride option for low-income OC Transpo customers, for use beginning on January 1, 2018.At a cost of $1.75 per single-fare ride, the new EquiFare was approved by City Council on Dec. 13.The EquiFare complements the EquiPass discounted monthly pass, which launched in March 2017. While the EquiPass benefits... More  |  Plus

December 13, 2017

The CSST team has shared an update on the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel project schedule as it relates to work at Site 5C (the intersection of Queen Victoria and River Lane).With assembly of a noise barrier at Site 5C now complete, the contractor indicated that shoring construction is underway.The CSST project team has informed me that this work includes... More  |  Plus

December 12, 2017

 Art is vital to the energy, spirit and quality of life in our neighbourhoods. With that in mind, I partnered with the Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area to launch the Better Beechwood project, aimed at creating a more engaging and colourful public realm on Beechwood Avenue.Through online voting and ballots, the type of improvement – street art – and theme (“... More  |  Plus

December 7, 2017

For $1 per month, we can address the critical infrastructure issues with this budget. I am supporting this motion to amend the proposed 2018 City budget, along with my colleagues David Chernushenko, Diane Deans, Mathieu Fleury, Jeff Leiper, Catherine McKenney, Rick Chiarelli and Marianne Wilkinson.Please click here to read the motion that we will support at the Dec. 13... More  |  Plus

November 29, 2017

The City has been undertaking a study to look at transportation safety and speeding on Cummings Avenue. After consulting the public, including at a BBQ I hosted over the summer, City staff will present a draft plan to address those issues.An open house will take place:When: Wednesday, Dec. 6Drop in any time between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Where: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 675... More  |  Plus

November 27, 2017

First FridaysThe first Friday of every month is a drop-in day in different locations throughout the ward. It is a great chance for me to connect with residents, discuss ideas or address questions or concerns. Please join me for a chat and refreshments. I hope to see you this week or at a future drop-in. ***Drop in on Friday Dec. 1, 2017 at Tim Hortons, 585... More  |  Plus

November 17, 2017

After three days of deliberation and debate, I voted against the recommendation of the planning staff to permit the application by the Salvation Army to amend the Official Plan and zoning by-law to allow the siting of a shelter as part of a proposed 350-bed facility on Montreal Road. The application was required since the proposed site is on a traditional main street, a zoning... More  |  Plus

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