Category Archives: Government

Messages from various levels of government.

Bus Route Changes Survey

This is a slightly political message, but it’s worth posting since the recent bus route changes are of local concern. Problems with the new routes (such as not fully connecting across downtown Ottawa) have lead to this survey to get feedback to present to municipal candidates, and to the formation of the Ottawa Transit Riders’ Group. Continue reading

Connecting with the City of Ottawa

One way of keeping up with the many things happening in Ottawa is to subscribe to the City’s newsletters. Here is the link to the registration page, with checkboxes for a couple of dozen topics you can sign up for.

There’s also for press releases and other pieces of news (there’s an RSS feed if you want to subscribe to those). As you can guess, there’s also a French version at
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2018 Planning Primer I – September 22+

The next Planning Primer I classes for residents will be on September 22, 24 and in French on October 1. Details and sign-up at

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

City wants Feedback on Mooney’s Bay Pavilion, Sparks Street, ByWard Market

Give feedback and get informed about City projects: Week of August 20

The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps to shape City decisions.

The following opportunities are now available online:
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Re: Repaired Park Benches!

New boards on the picnic tables.

On 2018-05-15 08:52 PM, Heather Pearl wrote:

Hi neighbours. This note is an update to Alex’s message regarding the new / refurbished park benches and picnic tables. This truly was a successful team effort, led by Champlain Park resident Dominique Simoneau-Ritchie. Dominique was ably and enthusiastically assisted by residents Alex Smith and Carol Arnason, and Fiona Mitchell, who is Jeff Leiper’s Assistant.

As a result of the team effort, we not only have better furniture. Carol Arnason now has a contact in the City’s Public Works Department. Carol hopes to benefit Park users by fostering this relationship with Public Works, but she needs your help. As a first step, she would like to meet with neighbours who use the play area and pool during the summer. One goal is to involve residents in helping to maintain a safe, clean Park for their kids. Please be in touch.

Carol can be reached at

Thank you,

Provincial All Candidates Debate – May 28

We’re co-sponsoring an all candidates debate at the end of the month, here’s the poster with the details:

[Poster with Details in Print]
2018 Provincial CANDIDATES DEBATE 003 – Final.pdf

AccessAbility Day 2018 – May 31

Registration is now open for AccessAbility Day 2018!

A healthy body and mind are critical elements to your overall health. Join us for our 15th annual AccessAbility Day at Ottawa City Hall on Thursday May 31 and find out how keep your mind and body in top shape.

Join Mayor Jim Watson and City Manager Steve Kanellakos who will deliver opening remarks. Mayor Watson will proclaim the day as AccessAbility Day in Ottawa.

The event includes:

  • Morning : Resource fair centred on health-related topics
  • Between 10 and noon : Three athletes who have medaled for Canada at the Paralympics will share their experiences and how they maintain optimal mental and physical health. Join Todd Nicholson, Tyrone Henry and Jason Dunkerley for an exciting panel discussion
  • Prizes and lunch
  • Afternoon : Health presentations from Ottawa Public Health

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