Webinar on Bill 23 – November 23

via Heather, quoting our city councillor Jeff Leiper:

“The most sweeping city planning decisions in a generation are in the process of being imposed on Ontario municipalities. What does it all mean?”

On Wednesday, November 23, Councillors Jeff Leiper and Glen Gower are hosting a webinar on Ontario’s Bill 23 and its impact on Planning in Ottawa. Details on this issue and how to join the Zoom webinar are here:
https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/qa-webinar-bill-23-and-changes-ottawa-city-planning

There’s also a letter to the province from the CPCA on the impact of the bill on our neighbourhood:
[Screen shot of the first page of the letter]
20221115 CPCA re Bill23.pdf

Ontario Changes the Planning Act and Ottawa’s Official Plan

via Heather…

The attached text is excerpted from Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter. For an excellent synopsis of the impact on Ottawa of the changes made by the Province to the new Official Plan, please click on the link to Glen Gower’s assessment (highlighted). Continue reading “Ontario Changes the Planning Act and Ottawa’s Official Plan”

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Input – Reminder

We’d like to take a moment to remind our neighbours that there is still time to apply to join the Tunney’s Pasture Communities Perspectives Group (CPG) to play a supporting role in the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture.  

Until August 26, any organization or individual that represents community interests can apply to take part in this small group hosted by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Canada Lands Company (CLC). Of course, Neighbours for Tunney’s shares the view that we’d like to ensure that a diverse variety of interests and perspectives are considered throughout the redevelopment of the non-federal development blocks at Tunney’s Pasture. 

Please consider the unique contributions that you could make and visit the CPG application form tab to learn more and complete the application.

We also encourage all local residents, community groups and stakeholders to explore these Engagement resources to follow the project and the consultation process. 

Finally, please continue to spread the word and invite others to join our ever-growing network of Neighbours for Tunney’s via email request to: NeighboursforTunneys@gmail.com

Your Neighbours for Tunney’s working group

www.neighboursfortunneys.ca

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Q&A – June 20

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Project: Invitation to Participate

Canada Lands Company (CLC) and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) were very pleased to see the high degree of participation in our workshops of May 25 and 26, during which attendees provided input into the development of “community values” that will inform the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture.

And, we would also like to give members of the community another opportunity to have their questions answered during a virtual “Questions and Answers Coffee House” meeting that we will hold from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20. To register, please visit: https://engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality.

Canada Lands and PSPC are committed to meaningful engagement and we greatly appreciate your interest in this project. We strongly believe the community’s involvement will lead to a better outcome for the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture.

Additional message from Heather Pearl: for regular community updates on this project, please consider joining Neighbours for Tunney’s. Send your email request to NeighboursforTunneys@gmail.com

Thanks, Heather

FCA-FAC Best practices at Committee of Adjustment Workshop – June 9

On June 9 (was postponed from May 26), the Federation of Citizens Associations (FCA) is hosting a workshop for Ottawa’s community members on Best practices at Committee of Adjustment (CofA).

A poster, which includes registration information for the workshop, is at: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/220526wkshp.pdf All are welcome.

P.S. Our own Heather Pearl is helping with the “Do’s and Don’ts at Committee of Adjustment” section.

Amy (Kempster) Steele Life Celebration – May 20

A Celebration of Life for Amy (Steele) Kempster will take place at 11:00 am Friday, May 20 at Hulse, Playfair, & McGarry, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod St.

Followed by a reception. About 1:30 pm family and friends will leave for the Auld KirK Cemetery in Almonte.

Visitation from 6-8pm, Thursday, May 19. A notice will appear in the Citizen on Saturday.

https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/amy-steele-1085186955

There will be live-streaming which is accessed by going to the Hulse Playfair & McGarry website. https://www.hpmcgarry.ca/

Thanks,

Linda


Also see https://www.hpmcgarry.ca/memorials/amy-steele/4830435/index.php and our own https://champlainpark.org/2022/01/18/the-passing-of-amy-steele-kempster/

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26

Following on from last year’s Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Survey

In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP). The Canada Lands Company (CLC) – a federal Crown corporation – is managing the transformation: https://www.clc-sic.ca/real-estate/tunneys-pasture. CLC is seeking your input to this project. Please see the invitation to register for next week’s workshop.

Thanks, Heather

Registration open for workshops on the future of Tunney’s Pasture

Registration is now open for two virtual workshops to gather the public’s input on the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture from a single-use employment centre into a vibrant transit-oriented and sustainable mixed-use community that is integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods, while maintaining a strong federal presence.
Continue reading “Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26”

Hintonburg Fundraiser against New High-rise

via Heather…

The Hintonburg Community Association is going to the Ontario Land Tribunal to appeal a decision by City Planning Committee to allow a developer to put up 12 storeys on a block of Wellington that is zoned for six storeys. It seems that this decision could have serious implications for planning and development in neighbouring communities like Champlain Park. Here is the fundraising poster with links to details about this appeal:

[Hintonburg Poster]
http://hintonburg.com/help-stop-hintonburgs-traditional-main-street-from-becoming-a-high-rise-canyon/

The Passing of Amy Steele (Kempster)

On the night of January 16, Amy Steele (Kempster) passed away at the Colonel By Retirement Home, where she had been residing since mid-2021. Amy, who lived at 118 Clearview Ave. for many years, had been a stalwart leader, whose goal was to help (frequently nudge in the right direction!) Champlain Park and all of Ottawa to become the best places to make a home. During her long lifetime of community engagement, her volunteer positions included President of the CPCA, Co-president of the FCA, and Co-chair of the Greenspace Alliance. Among her many awards were the Mayor’s Award for Volunteer Service in 1999 and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement award from the FCA. In 2014 the CPCA presented Amy with an Award for her 30 years of volunteer service with our community. The Amy’s corner web page is here: https://champlainpark.org/amys-corner/

Amy has always been an inspiration and a passionate defender of neighbourhoods and the environment.

Amy touched many lives. We will miss her.

[Amy Steel (Kempster) in 2012]

Tunney’s Pasture Development Update

From: Mary Jarvis <mjarvis@clc.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 05:04:48 p.m. EST
Subject: Tunney’s Pasture transformation project website now live

Thank you and your fellow executives for joining us at our technical briefing on the Tunney’s Pasture transformation. We were pleased to connect with you and share an update on this important project for our city and your members.

As promised, I am pleased to share the link to our new website (www.participons.clc-sic.ca/pre-tunney-de-la-vision-a-la-realite www.engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality), which was created to engage with you and your community. On it, you will also find the full presentation we shared with you.
Continue reading “Tunney’s Pasture Development Update”