IN OUR COMMUNITY
Check out what we have been up to in the ward! This page features events we have attended and other important city news.
Waste Connections Canada Open House
September 18th 2018
This Saturday September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Waste Connections of Canada Inc. is hosting an Open House at the Navan Waste Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 3354 Navan Rd.
This drop-in event will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about the facility.
Hydro Ottawa Blackburn Hamlet Cable Replacement Project Information Session
September 18th 2018
Hydro Ottawa will be holding an information session on their Blackburn Hamlet Cable Replacement Project this Thursday, September 20, 2018 to provide residents with detailed information about this project and explain how it may impact you.
The Information session will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the gymnasium of Emily Carr Public School.
Affected residents have been previously notified.
More information can be found on their website here:https://hydroottawa.com/outages/info/planned
Patrick Dugas Parc Commemorative Naming Ceremony
September 17th 2018
On Saturday September 15th, the Innes Ward Office had the pleasure of attending a Commemorative Naming Ceremony for Patrick Dugas Park.
We were pleased to see so many members of the Dugas Family. We would like to thank the Société franco-onatrienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans and Mr. Louis Patry for their efforts in making sure the contirbutions of Mr. Dugas were commemorated in this way. A big thank you to the Bradley Estates Community Association and Deputy Mayor Bob Monette for attending.
|Patrick Dugas was born in Navan in 1924 and resided in the community of Notre-Dame-des-Champs for the majority of his life. Patrick and his wife, Gabrielle Ménard, were married 66 years and raised 12 children.
Second World War veteran and active community member, Patrick was engaged in volunteer organizations dedicated to the preservation of the French language, religion and culture. He was a member of the Club Optimiste, Chevaliers de Colomb and several committees of la paroisse Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
Patrick has been described as an honest, patriotic, kind, independent and generous individual, who had a great deal of personal integrity. His most notable contribution was his involvement in founding and naming the local parish and his support to la paroisse Notre-Dame-des-Champs for over 50 years.
September 13th 2018
As part of the City of Ottawa’s annual infrastructure maintenance cycle, road resurfacing will occur on Meadowglen Drive from Meadowhill Cres. E to Forest Valley Dr.
Who: The Contractor, RW Tomlinson Ltd., will be performing the construction work for the City of Ottawa.
Why: The City of Ottawa will be resurfacing roads as preventative maintenance aimed at extending the City’s roadway network lifecycle.
What: Work will involve removal of the existing surface, adjustment of manhole and catch basin grates (if applicable), selective concrete repairs, and roadway resurfacing.
When: This work is tentatively planned to begin mid-September 2018, weather permitting. Completion is anticipated by the end of 2018. Work will take place during the day and evening and will involve minor lane interruptions.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City’s Project Coordinator or the Contractor’s Representative.
The Contractor is obligated to provide 24 hr notification of temporary loss of access/egress. In the event that access to your driveway is restricted due to construction activities, a Temporary
On-Street Parking Permit (orange form) will be distributed to permit on-street parking within two blocks of your residence.
RW Tomlinson will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the normal life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the operation of the work. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
|If you have any concerns or questions regarding this project please contact the project team below. City’s Project Manager
Kyle Carson, P.Eng.
City of Ottawa
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 x16874
Eric Shaw, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A8
Email : EShaw@rcii.com
Tel : 613-592-6060 x139
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Cell: 613-913-0480 (24 hour)
September 12th 2018
On Tuesday September 18th, Woodburn Drive will be closed from Southpark Dr. to Southpark Dr.
A mobile crane and equipment will be placed in the roadway in order to facilitate the replacement of a hydro transformer at 41 Woodburn Dr.
Notification signs will be posted, local & emergency access will be maintained at all times.
Commemorative Naming Ceremony
September 11th 2018
The Innes Ward Office would like to invite residents to join the Dugas family, the Bradley Estates Community Association and the Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans for the commemorative naming ceremony of Patrick Dugas Park. Light refreshments will follow.
Patrick Dugas demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the preservation of French language, religion and culture in the community of Navan.
This event is rain or shine
September 10th 2018
The EB and WB 174 on-ramp at Blair Rd (ramps 15 & 36) will be closed overnight on the following dates to facilitate repair work:
Monday September 10th at 10:00 pm to Tuesday September 11th at 5:00am
Tuesday September 11th at 10:00 pm to Wednesday September 12th at 5:00am
Thursday September 13th at 10:00pm to Thursday September 14th at 5:00am
Comments Requested: Spring Valley Trails Community Park
September 6th 2018
A new 3.254 hectare park will be constructed by Claridge Homes, fronting on Joshua Street in the East Urban Community.
The following concept plan and images depict the proposed design of the park, along with equipment selected for the playgrounds and fitness stations. The community is invited to provide comments on the plans as shown.
The design for the park features a playground for children aged 2 to 12, an intermediate sized soccer field and fitness stations along a perimeter pathway. The park will be shaded and sheltered by generous plantings of trees and wildflower meadow areas will enhance the existing natural environment. Mown grass areas will provide space for casual active play while quiet seating areas are scattered throughout. A pathway will connect to Knotridge Street through the Open Space forested area. Spaces have been reserved for tennis courts, a splashpad and small parking lot should additional funds become available in the future.
If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than September 24, 2018 to: Ingrid Coney, Parks Planner at Ingrid.firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-580-2424 ext.13226
The plans can be viewed on the City of Ottawa website.
Notice of Public Information Session – 2983 Navan Road
September 6th 2018
Taggart Investments Inc. and Fotenn Consultants would like to invite residents to attend an information session to discuss their proposed application for a Zoning By-law Amendment at 2983 Navan Rd.
The information session will be held on Wednesday September 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the dining room at Chapel Hill Retirement Residence located at 2305 Pagé Rd.
The information session will follow a “drop-in” format, no formal presentation will be made. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the applicant’s proposal and provide their feedback directly to the applicant.
For more information about the proposal please visit the City of Ottawa DevApps Page
Voter Notification letters have been sent to eligible Ottawa electors on the voters’ list
September 5th 2018
The City of Ottawa Elections Office has begun to send out Voter Notification letters to eligible Ottawa electors currently on the voters’ list – providing information on where and when to vote in the upcoming municipal elections.
In the coming days, eligible electors who either did not receive a Voter Notification letter, or had wrong information on their letter, can add their name or update their information online with the “Am I on the Voters’ List?” tool on using the link below until September 15. They will receive an amended letter later in September.
After September 15, eligible electors who have not added their name or updated their information can download and complete the Add or Amend my Information on the Voters’ List form on ottawa.ca/vote and bring it with them to their voting place. The form will also be available at every voting place on all voting days.
To speed up the voting process, eligible electors should bring their Voter Notification letter to their voting place, along with a piece of identification that shows their name and address. Voter Notification letters cannot be used as a piece of identification.
Eligible electors who are not on the voters’ list are still entitled to vote. Electors can find their voting place online by using the “Where Do I Vote?” search tool on ottawa.ca/vote, or by calling 3-1-1 or the Elections Office at 613-580-2660.
The search tool lists where electors can vote during all voting events
Voting Day is October 22, 2018 from 10 am to 8 pm
Advance Voting takes place on October 12, 2018 from 10 am to 8 pm
Special Advance Voting will be held from October 4 to October 7, 2018 from 10 am to 8 pm
During Special Advance Voting, electors can vote at any of the following six locations, no matter which ward they live in:
·Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive;
·Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place, 110 Laurier Avenue West;
·François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Boulevard;
Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive;
·Richcraft Recreation Complex – Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive; and
·Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Road.
For more information on the 2018 Municipal Elections, visit ottawa.ca/vote or contact the Elections Office at 613-580-2660 or email@example.com.
September STEP Themes
September 4th 2018
Noise Exemption – 3490 Innes
August 29th 2018
A noise exemption has been granted by Taggart Construction Limited related to a water main connection for the Caivan Development at 3490 Innes Road. Details are listed below:
WHEN: Monday September 10th to Friday September 14th from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
WHERE: 3490 Innes Rd. (Caivan Development Site)
WHAT is the source of the noise: Heavy construction equipment such as excavators and trucks will be required to make the watermain connection
WHY was this exemption granted: Due to the nature and location of the work, completing the work during regular hours is not feasible. Taggart Construction Ltd. (on behalf of Caivan) will be connecting to the existing watermain located mid lane along Innes Rd. This work will have significant impacts to access on Innes Rd. and potential impacts to the drinking water supply. The work is being completed overnight in order to mitigate traffic and drinking water impacts for residents.
This exemption was granted approval (concurrence) by Councillor Monette, in accordance with the conditions of Councillor Mitic’s leave of absence.
The work is expected to reach a decibel level between 87 and 97 dB. In accordance with the Noise By-law, this exemption has been granted with the condition that noise levels shall not exceed 85 dB at the point of reception.
If at any point residents feel that the noise being caused by the work is exceptionally loud within their home, residents are urged to call 3-1-1. A By-law officer will be dispatched to the complaint site to conduct a noise reading. If the contractor is found to be causing noise in excess of the permitted decibel level, the contractor will be fined.
August 28th 2018
From Monday September 10th to Friday September 14th the following road closures on Pagé Rd. and Nature Trail Cres. will be in place:Pagé Rd from Creek Crossing St. to Silverbirch St.
Nature Trail Cres. from Pagé Rd to Noblewood Way
Taggart Construction Ltd. will be installing new sanitary, storm and water mains across the roadway to service Caivan Developments at 3490 Innes Rd.
Notification signs will be posted and a signed detour will be in place. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
Road Work: 174
August 27th 2018
From September 10th to 13th crack sealing work will take place on the 174 Eastbound transit lanes between Montréal Rd and Jeanne d’Arc Blvd
Lane reductions may be required. Lane reductions will NOT take place between 6:00 & 8:00 a.m. or 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. weekdays
Portable Variable Message Signs will inform motorists of the work and any traffic impacts.
South Nation Conservation Ash Tree Replacement Program
August 22nd 2018
The South Nation Conservation would like to share the following with City of Ottawa residents:
The City of Ottawa has lost thousands of ash trees due to the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). As a result, many private property owners are left with dead or dying ash trees. To help address this, South Nation Conservation (SNC) has partnered with the City of Ottawa, to pilot a cost-sharing ‘Ash Tree Replacement Program’.
The program is available to property owners with affected ash tree(s) located in the City. Eligible applicants agree to use a forestry professional to confirm and remove EAB infected ash trees and to replace all removed trees with suitable native trees.
Interested residents are encouraged to contact the SNC or consult their website for eligibility details.
Road Work: Blair Road
August 21st 2018
The on-ramps and off-ramps connecting Blair Road and Highway 174 will be closed overnight on the following dates for road work:
Monday August 27th at 10:00 pm to Tuesday August 28th at 5:00am
Tuesday August 28th at 10:00pm to Wednesday August 29th at 5:00am
Wednesday August 29th at 10:00pm to Thursday Aug 30th at 5:00am
Thursday August 30th at 10:00pm to Friday August 31st at 5:00am
Tuesday September 4th at 10:00 pm to Wednesday September 5th at 5:00am
Wednesday September 5th at 10:00pm to Thursday September 6 at 5:00am
Signed detours will be in place.
3443 Innes Road
August 21st 2018
The City of Ottawa Planning Committee will be considering the Zoning By-law amendment proposal for 3443 Innes Road on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
The committee will recommend that Council approve an amendment to Zoning By-law 2008-250 for 3443 Innes Road to facilitate the development of a six-storey mixed-use building.
Residents are welcome to attend the meeting and present their views. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.
For details on how to make a written submission or address the committee about the proposal please contact our office at Jody.Mitic@ottawa.ca
GLAD Cleaning the Capital registration is now open!
August 21st 2018
Happy Capital Pride Week!
August 20th 2018
Road Closure: Trailsedge Way
August 20th 2018
On Thursday August 23rd and Friday August 24th, Trailsedge Way will be closed from Penency Terrace to Langelier Avenue. The contractor, Synex Construction Ltd. will be connecting new services at 191, 193 & 195 Trailsedge Way.
Notification signs will be posted. There will be a signed detour. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
Free Parking at City Hall
August 17th 2018
Free parking is available at the City Hall garage at 110 Laurier Avenue West on weekday evenings after 6 pm and all day on weekends. Offering free parking at City Hall will assist residents and businesses during the renewal of Elgin Street, which is seeing partial road closures and reduced parking continuing into next year. Free parking is expected to be in place until the end of 2019.
Blair Rd. Roadwork
August 16th 2018
The on-ramps and off-ramps connecting Blair Road and Highway 174 will be closed intermittently for roadwork between Thursday, August 16 and Friday September 7.
The closures will be limited to off-peak and overnight hours. Signed detours will be in place.
The application process for the 2019 Civic Events Funding Program is now open
August 9th 2018
The City of Ottawa invites local not-for-profit organizations, such as community groups and recreation associations to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to deliver community events that take place in local, geographic communities and neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa. These family-friendly events must include family entertainment and activities that appeal to members of the geographic community where the event is being held.
Deadline for applications is October 10th at 4 p.m.
For more information regarding eligibility and to apply please consult the following page
August themes for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
August 7th 2018
OC Transpo Fall Service Changes
August 2nd 2018
OC Transpo fall service starts on September 2nd. Routing changes have been made in the Orléans area to better match ridership and/or increase all-day service and/or add connections to future Line 1 service. Route 32 extended to Blair. Service between Jeanne d’Arc and Place d’Orléans replaced by:
Route 34 along Fortune
Route 131 along St-Joseph
Routes 34 and 134 combined into new all-day Route 34:
Route 134 routing south of St-Joseph
Route 34 routing north of St-Joseph along Fortune
Route 38 and the section of Route 131 north of Regional Road 174 combined into new all-day Route 38
Route 131 modified to replace sections of Routes 32 and 134 along St-Joseph Blvd. This route no longer travels north of Road 174:
Route 38 replaces service along Jeanne d’Arc
New Route 138 replaces service to Saint-Louis Residence
New Route 138 connects d’Orléans Station and Saint-Louis Residence
(The first image below highlights the modified service while the second image shows the old (current) service)
Additionally, Route 28 (Blackburn Hamlet) Evening and Saturday trips will follow Sunday routing, travelling directly to the Blackburn Arena via Bearbrook. Frequency is reduced to better match ridership.
Revised School routes and schools trips return at the start of the fall semester year:
Route 641 (Louis-Riel) will be extended from Saddleridge to Compass
Béatrice-Desloges bus stop moving to ease traffic:
Pick up on Provence instead of school roadway
Drop off on Innes at Provence instead of in front of the school
Route 131 trips to Colonel By become new Route 631.
Route 131 southbound trips to St. Matthew’s become new Route 638
Route 134 trips to Cairine Wilson become new Route 635
Route 134 trips to Garneau renumbered as Route 34 school trips
Special summer weekend and holiday service to Petrie Island and the Aviation and Agricultural Museums wraps up on Labour Day (Sept. 3).
Colonel By Day activities and schedule changes
July 31st 2018
The City of Ottawa reminds residents that schedule changes will be in effect for Colonel By Day, Monday, August 6. Unless otherwise noted, services will resume as scheduled on Tuesday, August 7.
There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection. Monday’s pickup will take place on Tuesday, August 7. Green bin, recycling and garbage collection will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.
Zoning By-Law Amendment Proposal: 2983 Navan Rd
July 31st 2018
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-Law Amendment Proposal for 2983 Navan Rd. The proposal seeks to re-zone the subject property from Development Reserve to General Mixed Use.
Comments are requested by August 27th.
For more information and to provide comments please visit the City of Ottawa DevApps page
July 26th 2018
Du Palais St. will be closed from Mer Bleue Rd. to Du Domaine St. from Monday, 30 July 2018 to Friday, 3 August 2018.The contractor, Goldie Mohr Ltd will doing culvert replacements.
Notification signs will be posted. A signed detour will be in place while local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
Public Opinion Survey – Deadline extended to August 6th
July 25th 2018
The Ottawa Police Services Board, in collaboration with the Ottawa Police Service, has developed this survey to better understand residents’ perceptions of crime, neighbourhood concerns and satisfaction with police services in the city of Ottawa.
Your participation in completing the survey will assist us to determine future directions and police priorities. The information collected will be used to better address the needs of residents, to enhance service delivery, and to strengthen community relations.
The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. It is completely voluntary and anonymous. You are not asked to identify yourself, and all information collected will remain confidential.
Please answer each question that applies to you. You will be asked to either check a square or type your answer in the space provided. You must be 18 years of age or older to complete the survey.
Zoning By-law amendment – 3490 Innes Rd
July 25th 2018
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law amendment application to permit modifications to the R3YY residential zone provisions within the approved subdivision at 3490 Innes Rd.
The current proposal is to develop an identified 31 corner lots within the approved subdivision with a housing model that requires a reduced rear yard setback of 2.5 metres. The model is proposed to accommodate an additional garage parking space, and an entrance facing the corner side lot line.
The portion of the lands in question are currently zoned
Residential Third Density, Subzone YY, Urban Exception 1909 (R3YY), which currently requires a rear
yard setback of 6 metres.
More information is available on the City of Ottawa DevApps page (link below).
Comments are requested by August 9th 2018 and can be provided by using the following link
Public Engagement for Champagne Park Playground Replacement Project
July 17th 2018
Two concept plans have been developed for the lifecycle replacement of the play equipment proposed for Champagne Park located at 1861 Markwell Crescent in Orleans. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B shown on the plans.
Residents are asked to submit comments no later than July 27th 2018.
Comments can be provided to Renee Proteau (Planner) at Renee.Proteau@ottawa.ca, (613) 580-2424 Ext. 26967 or directly to our office at Jody.Mitic@ottawa.ca, (613) 580-2472.
Site Plan Control Application
July 13th 2018
The City of Ottawa has received a Site Plan Control Application for 1401 and 1411 Henri Lauzon Street. A zoning By-law amendment was previously submitted in 2015. Deadline to provide comments is August 7th 2018.
Information can be found on the City of Ottawa Dev Apps page
New Bin Delivery Service
July 11th 2018
Did you know waste diversion collection bins are now delivered to your home?
Recently moved? Stolen or damaged bin? Need an additional bin? Residents can now request replacement blue, black and/or green bin which will be delivered to their home online, by calling 3-1-1 or visiting a client service centre.
Previously, residents were required to obtain coupons for new bins redeemable at Canadian Tire.
Online requests here
The City of Ottawa will supply one blue and one black bin and one green bin per household.
Ottawa Public Health issuing an extended heat warning
July 3rd 2018
July STEP Themes
Ottawa Public Health advising residents to take precautions during the Canada Day weekend heat wave
Canada Day activities and schedule changes
Eastern Subwatersheds Stormwater Management Retrofit Study
Road Closure – Renaud Rd.
Renaud Road from De La Melodie Steet to Penency Terrace will be closed from 9:00AM to 3:00PM Tuesday, 3 July 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018.
Robert Excavating will be completing the installation of new sewer and watermains for Glenview Homes.
Notification signs will be posted and there will be a signed detour. Pedestrian as well as local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
Road Closures – Trailsedge Neighbourhood
1) De La Melodie St. from Trailsedge Way to Tulip Tree Way: this road will be closed from Monday June 25th to Friday June 29th.
2) Trailsedge Way from De La Melodie street to Langelier Avenue: this road will be closed from Monday June 25th to Thursday July 12th.
Robert Excavating will be completing the installation of new sewer and watermains for Glenview Homes.
Notification signs will be posted and there will be a signed detour. Pedestrian as well as local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained.
Leave of Absence of Councillor Jody Mitic
Beat the heat this summer at City of Ottawa outdoor swimming pools, wading pools, splash pads and beaches
The spring Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018
Do you have some gently used items that you no longer need? Someone else may want them. Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.
Rules for setting out items
Place items at the curb
Place stickers or signs on items with the word “FREE”
Ensure any items you want to keep are away from your giveaway treasures or tucked away safely in your garage
At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back to your home
Give Away Weekend etiquette
Respect other people’s property, don’t walk on people’s lawns and gardens. Take only the treasures marked free at the curb
Examples of acceptable items
Books, CDs and DVDs
Old furniture and small appliances
Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws
Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb. The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children’s items such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds, toys and other child-related items should not be placed at the curb for Giveaway Weekend.
More information: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/garbage#give-away-weekend
June STEP Themes
Ottawa Fire Services will be knocking on doors this week
Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) firefighters will visit homes throughout the city between June 4 and 11 to ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are present and in working condition.
The Ontario Fire Code requires homes to have a working smoke alarm on each floor and outside each sleeping area. Carbon monoxide alarms are required outside sleeping areas if the home has an attached garage or a fuel-fired appliance.
This is the first of two eight-day campaigns OFS plans for 2018 as part of its annual Wake Up campaign. The second campaign will take place in September.
Homeowners who do not have working smoke alarms may have one installed for them, or be provided with new batteries, or information on how to acquire one.
Visits will take place between 6 and 8 pm on weekdays and between 2 and 4 pm on weekends. Firefighters will be in uniform and residents are not obligated to provide them access to their home. This is a courtesy call only.
Only selected areas will be visited. If no one is home when OFS comes calling, fire safety information will be left in the mailbox.
Firefighters visit Ottawa homes in this manner each spring and fall and have been doing so since the Wake Up program began in 2005.
Doors Open Ottawa
Explore Ottawa’s culture, history, and architecture for FREE June 2 and 3, 2018!
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage…and you’re invited! On June 2 and 3, discover the secrets and stories of over 140 unique buildings that have shaped the Ottawa landscape, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, Hydro Ottawa’s new Hydroelectric facility at Chaudière Falls, the Global Centre for Pluralism, and the Bank of Canada.
Whether you’re a resident or visitor to the nation’s capital, we also invite you to take advantage of the free Doors Open Ottawa Shuttle Bus, operating within walking distance of over 50 participating buildings. If you prefer to walk, no problem! With so many choices, visitors can explore numerous buildings per day on foot within the downtown core.
For details visit the website
Open House #1: Brian Coburn Extension / Cumberland Transitway Westerly Alternate Corridor Environmental Assessment Study
The first open house for the Brian Coburn extension project Environmental Assessment (EA) was held Thursday May 17th 2018. Many residents were in attendance to provide comments on the proposed options. The study is being conducted in accordance with Ontario’s EA Act, fulfilling the requirements of the Municipal Class EA process for Schedule C projects.
The City must consider alternatives for the project, undertake public and agency consultation, assess the potential environmental impacts of the Recommended Plan and identify measures to mitigate any such impacts. The study will also address potential implications of federal and National Capital Commission (NCC) properties and the need for federal approvals to implement the project.
More information is available at Ottawa.ca/briancoburn
Open House #3: East Urban Community Mixed Use Centre Community Design Plan
The East Urban Community (EUC) Mixed Use Centre is identified in the Official City of Ottawa Plan as lands requiring a Community Design Plan (CDP) prior to development. This CDP presents an opportunity to guide future development in a way that meets the policy directions with regards to land use, intensification, planned transit infrastructure and employment targets. The EUC Mixed Use Centre CDP is a landowner initiated project, supported by the City of Ottawa, which started in September 2013 with two previous open houses in 2014. The most recent open house on May 16th 2018 was an opportunity to learn more about the preferred land use plan, servicing and transportation projects and supporting studies. For more information please visit Ottawa.ca/easturban
Over the past few weeks, the Innes Ward Team has had the pleasure of attending the AGM of several of our Innes Ward Community Associations. Congratulations to all newly elected board members! Community Associations are entirely volunteer led groups that work to make their neighbourhood a better place. If you would like to become involved in your community association visit our “Resources” page.
Victoria Day activities and schedule changes
The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents that schedule changes will be in place for Victoria Day, Monday, May 21.
Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:
There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Victoria Day. Victoria Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 22. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the week of May 21. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
There will be no multi-residential collection of bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Victoria Day. Victoria Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, May 22. Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the week of May 22. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of May 21
The Trail Waste Facility is closed
Consumer fireworks may be discharged on the day of, day before or the day after Victoria Day — Monday, May 21. They must be discharged by someone 18 or older, and on private property, with permission of the property owner. Minimum safety distances as indicated on the fireworks product must be maintained from spectators, buildings and vehicles. The fireworks display must not cause danger or nuisance to any person or property
The sale of consumer fireworks, except on Victoria Day and the seven business days immediately preceding Victoria Day, is prohibited in the City of Ottawa
Firecrackers are prohibited from being used or sold in the City of Ottawa or Province of Ontario
For more information please consult the Fireworks Bylaw on the City of Ottawa website
All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.
OC Transpo service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Victoria Day. On Victoria Day, a family or group may travel all day with a DayPass, which can be purchased for $10.50 on the bus or at a ticket machine at O-Train Line 2 stations. A family or group can include up to six people with a maximum of two who are ages 13 or older. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit octranspo.com or phone 613‑741‑4390
OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at the Rideau Centre will be open on Victoria Day from 10 am to 6 pm. Customer Service Centres at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St-Laurent stations will be closed.
The Transit Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.
OC Transpo Customer Relations (613-842-3600) will be closed.
Para Transpo operations:
Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed
Administration (613-244-1289) – closed
Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed
Reservation line (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cancellation/information/general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 am to 12:30 am.
Many pools, fitness centres and some arenas will be open on Victoria Day for public swimming, fitness schedules, aquafitness and public skating with modified schedules. Please check with ottawa.ca or the facility of your choice for details.
Many registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled on Victoria Day; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.
Public skating will be offered at Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Jim Durrell Recreation Complex and Goulbourn Recreation Complex. Please check with ottawa.ca for details.
Splash pads will open for the summer season on Saturday May 19. Some splash pads may require repairs due to unpredictable impact from winter weather conditions and may result in a delayed opening.
All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. They will operate as usual on Tuesday, May 22.
For complete information please visit: https://ottawa.ca/…/victoria-day-activities-and-schedule-ch…
Renaud Rd. Resurfacing
The resurfacing work for Renaud Rd. between the second S curve and Anderson Rd. is scheduled to begin August 15th and be completed by September 26th, weather dependent. Aecon Construction will be completing the work. Renaud Rd. will remain open during construction will alternating lane closures.
National Health and Fitness Day
The 2018 City of Ottawa outdoor aquatics season begins May 18th. Outdoor aquatics include Splashpads, outdoor pools, wading pools and City of Ottawa Beaches. Below is some relevant information, for complete details please visit the City of Ottawa Swimming page at https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming
City of Ottawa beaches will be lifeguard supervised Monday to Sunday – 12:00 – 7:00 pm from June 16 – August 26, 2018.
Washroom facilities will open Saturday, May 19 to September 3, 2018 inclusively at Mooney’s Bay, Britannia and Petrie Island Beaches.
Mooney’s Bay, Britannia, Petrie Island
Mon – Thu, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sun 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
Washrooms at Westboro Beach are open as part of the canteen concession and reflect canteen operating hours
For information on water quality at beach locations, contact Public Health: 613-580-2424 ext.13219 or visit Ottawa.ca. For general information on beaches, please visit: www.ottawa.ca/beaches or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Swimming Pools
There will be 9 outdoor pools (deep pools) in operation this summer with schedules for public swimming available at: https://ottawa.ca/2/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/drop-in-programs
Some pools also offer learn to swim programs for all ages.
The Bearbrook Pool, located at 2679 Innes Rd., will be open from June 9th to September 2nd.
The City of Ottawa Splash Pads will be in operation from May 18 until September 14 (weather dependent). Splash pad sites are unsupervised. Some splash pads may require repairs due to unpredictable impact from winter weather conditions and may result in a delayed opening.
For a list of splash pad locations, scheduling information and site closures due to repairs, please visit the City of Ottawa Swimming Page and select “Splashpads”
Request for Comments: Renaud Rd. (East) Traffic Calming Measures
The images below show the proposed locations for speed humps on Renaud Rd. between Navan Rd. and Compass St.
The installation of speed humps on Renaud Rd. is a developer funded project agreed upon in the final urbanization plan for the surrounding area.
The speed humps will serve as a traffic calming measure at the pedestrian crossing (PXO) in front of École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-des-Champs that serves not only the students of that school but the students of Collège Catholique Mer Bleue, residents walking to Patrick Dugas Park and all pedestrians in the area
We would like to hear your thoughts on the porposed locations. Please submit comments with your name and address to email@example.com before Wednesday May 23rd 2018.
Upcoming Public Meetings
There are two upcoming meetings important for Innes Ward. On Wednesday May 16th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., an Open House will be held in the second floor community room of the Innes Rd. Superstore to discuss the East Urban Community Design Plan.
On Thursday May 17th, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., a public meeting will be held at RAFO building at 3349 Navan Rd. to discuss the Environmental Assessment conducted for the Brian Coburn Extension.
See our calendar or the notices below for full event details.
City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan
The City of Ottawa is planning for its third Older Adult Plan 2019-2022.
The City is asking that residents share what they think is important for older adults living in Ottawa.
For more information and to provide your comments, please visit the following website: https://ottawa.ca/en/older-adult-plan
May STEP Themes
The Selective Traffic Enforcement Program for the month of May is to focus on motorcycle safety and unsafe vehicles and heavy trucks.
OC Transpo Spring Service Adjustments
OC Transpo’s spring service starts Sunday, April 22. Minor route changes will be made to help us get ready for rail and the opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, later this year. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service as the winter term ends at colleges and universities. The Rack & Roll program also returns with bike racks on more than 600 buses.
Customers should visit http://www.octranspo.com/splash
and use the travel planner to see if their regular trips are affected.
Paper ticket use ends April 30
Old tickets can be used on buses (except at Greenboro Station) until April 30, 2018. Use Presto e-purse or cash instead. It will cost the same or less. On Para Transpo, use ParaPay or cash. At all O-Train stations except for Bayview, use the new ticket machines to buy single-ride tickets for immediate use. Customers can also exchange old tickets towards new fare products at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres until August 31, 2018.
Para Transpo customers can purchase monthly passes on the new ParaPay system.
Seasonal service adjustments
The Rack & Roll program returns with bike racks available on major routes across the City, including Routes 12, 61, 62, 85, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 101, and 106. By April 30, over 600 buses will be equipped with a bike rack. Bicycle parking is also available at most transit stations and customers can bring their bicycles on O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line, year-round.
Spring seasonal reductions will be made to reflect lower ridership levels on Routes 4, 85, 104, 111, and 129 that serve post-secondary schools. As in previous years, service levels on O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line, will be reduced after 9 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays, and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays, to match reduced seasonal ridership.
Construction Detours – Routes 283 and 301 will be detoured around roadwork on the Richmond Bridge in the village of Richmond. Customers traveling on those routes should allow themselves extra travel time. Routes 4, 9, and 12 will continue to be detoured around roadwork on Queen Street.
Summer U-Pass starts May 1 and Winter U-Pass expires
From May through August, eligible full-time students at Algonquin College, Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University benefit from the Summer U-Pass, which can be obtained or renewed on campus.
Students who are not full-time during the summer are reminded that their U-Pass will expire on April 30 and to switch to Presto for their summer transit. Some students with lower incomes who are not receiving a U-Pass may be eligible for the EquiPass. EquiPass applications should be submitted early to allow for timely approval.
Route 23 – Minor routing change near Blair Station to improve service for the CSIS and CSE offices on Ogilvie Road
Route 99 – Peak period trips to and from Manotick will be renumbered as Connexion Route 299
Route 96 – Peak period trips between Lincoln Fields Station and Merivale / Slack will be renumbered as Local Route 186
Route 11 – More frequent service on weekdays in the early morning and adjusted service on weekends to better match ridership patterns
School trips – Adjustments to the number of trips serving Gloucester H.S., Sir Robert Borden H.S., Brookfield H.S., Hillcrest H.S. and É.s. catholique Franco-Cité, based on observed ridership levels.
Household Hazardous Waste Depots
The City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots (for City of Ottawa residents only) throughout the year to help residents dispose of these types of products safely.
Innes Ward will be host to the June 3rd 2018 depot being held at the Navan Waste Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 3354 Navan Rd. from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.
Permitted items at household hazardous waste depots include:
Fertilizers and pesticides
Needles and syringes
Paints and coatings
Oven and window cleaners
Liquid or hazardous waste from industrial, commercial and institutional sources is not accepted. The one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots are for residential household waste only.
For more information and a list of al 2018 depot days and locations please visit the following link https://ottawa.ca/…/garba…/hazardous-waste-and-special-items
Easter Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday March 31st, Innes Ward hosted an Easter Pancake Breakfast and what a wonderful time it was! There was a lot of fun to be had with pancakes, sausages, a bouncy castle, colouring and much more! During the Breakfast, I announced that I would not be seeking re-election this fall. My full statement on this matter is below.
A huge thank you to all who were able to attend, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! A special thanks to Enbridge Gas (for cooking the pancakes), Jamie from Circus Delights (for the bouncy castle), The Chateauneuf Community Association (for helping residents engage in their community) and Dr. Vera Etches of Ottawa Public Health (for her resources and wisdom)
Chateauneuf Community Association
The Chateauneuf Community Association is looking to expand it’s Facebook Group. If you live in the area outlined in the picture below consider joining the group, a great way to “meet” your neighbours and keep each other informed of relevant community information! Click the link at the bottom of this block to access the group.
4th Annual Family Day Skate
This past Family Day, I held my Annual Family Day Skate at the Blackburn Arena. The fourth time is the charm as this was definitely the busiest one yet! Thank you to everyone who came out, I hope you had a great time. A special thanks goes to the Toscano-Walker Team for providing the pizza!
Construction on St.Joseph Between Bearbrook and Hart
From January 29th and March 30th, St.Joseph between Bearbrook Rd. and Hart Rd. for an expedited watermain repair in order to prevent a water shortage.
There is an existing OC Transpo bus stop (Route 31 eastbound) within the limits of the work zone. The effected bus stop will be relocated to the west outside of the work zone.
To complete this work, it will be necessary to shift eastbound traffic to the westbound lanes, providing one lane in each direction. The posted speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h to ensure that motorists can safely travel through the area.
The repair work will not affect the supply or quality of your City drinking water or fire protection.
There will be periods of time when no visible work will be happening on site, while parts are being fabricated and when the watermain is being disinfected prior to being placed back into service. All lanes will return to normal operation as soon as the contractor has completed the work.
A leak has been identified in the existing watermain of 1220mm in diameter. The repair of this large diameter watermain will require specialized contractors and repair methods. The work is required to be completed prior to high summer water demands in order to prevent the need for water restrictions.
Councillor Mitic’s Spring Celebration BBQ
Today, May 27th, I launched my Summer BBQ Series with our Spring Celebration event at Fountainhead Park. It was a great afternoon filled with sunshine, hot dogs and smiles all around. Thank you to Glenview Homes for sponsoring the food for the event.
On May 16th it was great to see so many residents of the ward out at our community meeting asking questions and providing feedback to the development proposal at 3490 Innes Rd. Your feedback is an integral part of the process.
Provincial Post-Budget Breakfast
On May 12th the Honourable MPP Marie-France Lalonde hosted a provincial post budget breakfast to discuss different projects that will have an impact on the residents of Innes Ward. There are great things coming for the East End, stay tuned!
Ottawa Outlaws Season Kickoff
Today, May 6th, I was excited to help to kick off the 2017 season for the Ottawa Outlaws, an Ultimate Frisbee team. Even though it rained, the weather couldn’t keep the players and fans away!
BECA Board Meeting
Congratulations to the newly elected Bradley Estates Community Association Board, which was made official on April 27th. The association has a great group of volunteers, and they are doing great work for the residents and community of Innes Ward.
Blackburn Arena Expansion Consultation
Thank you to everyone who came out to offer their suggestions and comments at the Phase One consultation of the Blackburn Hamlet Arena Expansion. Many great ideas were discussed on how best to improve your community arena. Stay tuned for more developments.
Innovative Orleans Magazine Launch
On March 9th I was one among many excited members of Orléans to be a part of this morning’s Orleans Chamber Breakfast that highlighted the release of ‘Innovative Orléans’ business magazine!
Family Day Skate
On February 20th I hosted my annual Family Day Skate at Blackburn Hamlet Arena in the ward. My team and I were happy to welcome so many families to the arena to enjoy a few hours of skating, hot chocolate and timbits.
Orleans Branch 632 Ladies Auxiliary Tea
Forest Valley Food Truck Rally
On Saturday October 1st, I joined ward residents and the Chapel Hill North Community Association for their Food Truck Rally. I always enjoy setting up shop at community events to have a chance to connect with fellow residents and friendly faces.
Celebration of Franco-Ontarian Culture
On Friday September 23rd I was happy to celebrate Franco-Ontarian culture with MIFO in the ward. To celebrate francophone residents MIFO hosted a flag raising, French music and good company at their office.
Community & First Responder BBQ
On Sunday September 18th my office hosted it’s final BBQ of the summer. This round we decided to feature Ottawa First Responders so that residents could have the opportunity to interact with the service women and men in attendance, and learn more about what they do. We were thankful for the generous support of Blackburn Hamlet Fire Station 54 who let us use their site for the BBQ. The firefighters on staff that day helped us with everything from set up, to cooking, station tours and even a water pump display. BOOM 99.7 also came out to set us up with rockin tunes for the afternoon. My team and I had a great afternoon mingling with ward residents and we look forward to making this an annual event!
1st Annual Councillors Harvest for the Hungry
The 1st Annual Councillors Harvest for the Hungry event was hosted by Councillor Egli in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. The event was hosted at Black Family Farm. The Food Bank feeds 50,000 monthly clients, of whom 37% are children.
The Ottawa Food Bank is also the central food collection, storage, and distribution centre for a network of 140 emergency food programs in Ottawa. These programs include community food banks, food cupboards, and school breakfast and snack programs. Last year, the Ottawa Food Bank distributed a total of 176,553 pounds of fresh produce and 101,000 pounds was grown at the Black Family Farm. This is a 38% increase over 2014. I was happy to get my hands dirty and help plant food in support of those who need it most.
Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2016
Today, September 9th, we honoured all the courageous men and women, and their families, who have put the service and safety of the Ottawa community above their own needs and safety. Thank you to all the Ottawa fire fighters and their families for their service and for selflessly sacrificing their safety for our own. Your bravery and dedication does not go unnoticed.
Chapel Hill Retirement Grand Opening
This morning (September 8th) Chapel Hill Retirement hosted their Grand Opening of their facility. I was honoured to take part and welcome Chapel Hill Retirement staff, admin and residents to Innes. The residence is home to 157 constituents and offers a variety of different care options to make sure residents are happy and safe.
Orleans Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
On the morning of September 8th, I attended a breakfast hosted by the Orleans Chamber of Commerce with MPP Lalonde, MP Andrew Leslie and other notable attendees at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
Blackburn Hamlet Community Safety Meeting
The open forum held on September 1st was focused on community safety. We take safety in our ward very seriously and are working in conjunction with Ottawa Police to address concerns and be proactive in improving safety measures in our ward. If you would like to access the minutes visit: http://eepurl.com/ceIMXj
We kicked off the month of September with Canvassing! Today we took advantage of the beautiful weather and canvassed in our ward. Not only were we happy to meet with residents and discuss their concerns and needs, but we were excited to see the new speed sign on Bearbrook Road!
Grand Opening Collège Catholique Mer-Bleue
The morning of August 30th 2016 marked the grand opening of Collège Catholique Mer-Bleue. Education and the development of youth is the foundation of our community and so I was proud to be a part of this exciting day.
Innes Ward’s First Signalized Pedestrian Crossing
On the morning of August 29th 2016 we unveiled Innes Ward’s first signalized pedestrian crossing (PXO) on Renaud Road. The PXO will serve as a safe way to help residents cross the road and serve as safety feature for students attending Notre-Dame-des- Champs Catholic Elementary School and the new Collège catholique Mer Bleue Catholic High school. City staff and contractors went out of their way to ensure that a signalized pedestrian crossing was installed on Renaud Rd before students are back in school tomorrow.
Family Day Skate
Today I hosted my annual Family Skate at the Blackburn Hamlet Arena. Over 200 residents enjoyed some time on the ice with families and friends, and enjoyed hot chocolate and Tim Bits. Community is about working together and building relationships. I was happy to welcome MP Leslie, MPP Lalonde, and a surprise visit from Mayor Watson. I was also happy to show off the new accessibility upgrades that have been added to the arena. A big thank you goes out to the arena city employee, Fraser Robertson, who worked diligently and enthusiastically to keep the facility clean and safe for families.
Community Leaders Lunch
As the holidays approached in 2016, I wanted to take the opportunity to connect community leaders and take the time to thank them for all the hard work they have done over the year. This lunch was a chance for new connections amongst the leaders and also a year-end review of the happenings of each association or group. Our community is rich with programming and events because of all the hard work these people do. Thank you to Bradley Estates, Chapel Hill North, Chapel Hill South, Chateauneuf, Blackburn Hamlet Community Associations, Blackburn Hamlet Hockey Association, MIFO, RAFO and The Theatre Box, for attending!
Collège catholique Mer Bleue Grand Opening
On October 28th, I had the pleasure to speak at the Collège catholique Mer Bleue Grand Opening. Education is central to the development of our community. Thank you to CECCE for investing in Innes Ward and congrats to all those who were a part in the development and opening of the innovative and beautiful new school!