Mayoral Eco-Debate – September 28

Reminder: the final Mayoral Eco-Debate will take place on Wednesday September 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Register to participate either in person or on Zoom:

Eventbrite RSVP: https://bit.ly/OttEcoDebates
EcoDebates Centretown September 28 7-9pm RSVP – in person or online

Recordings of the previous Eco-debates, variously including participation from all candidates except Bernard Couchman, are available here:

Barrhaven Eco-Debate August 16 2022
Kanata Eco-Debate August 30 2022
Orleans Eco-Debate September 7 2022

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

Champlain Bridge Construction Work

Here’s the key part of a recent press release from the NCC, note that the bridge will be closed for a few days, then have reduced lanes available. The NCC rehabilitation info is at https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/projects/champlain-bridge-rehabilitation


Champlain Bridge rehabilitation and bike lane improvements

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is planning some rehabilitation work on the Champlain Bridge starting in August 2022 and resuming in spring 2023.

The bridge, originally built between 1924 and 1928, has not undergone major reconstruction since it was widened to a three-lane crossing in 2002. Currently, various components of the bridge require rehabilitation as part of life cycle repair and maintenance to efficiently maintain the crossing. The planned work will include improvements to the cycling lanes to ensure continued safety and a better access for cyclists as well as major repairs and repaving of the bridge

What to expect:

  • The initial phase of work for this project will begin on  August 16 and should be completed by th end of November.
  • August 16-18: There will be a full closure of the bridge overnight on August 16, 17 and 18, from 10 pm to 5 am, for equipment installation. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians.
  • As of August 17: There will be one vehicular lane open in each direction between August and November 2022.
  • A dedicated multi-use path on the bridge will be in place for pedestrians and cyclists throughout the entire construction project.
  • Clear signage will be in place to help users get around the construction area.

Flag persons will be present at various locations to direct traffic. We ask that users exercise caution, respect working crews, and obey signage and flag personnel.

Transport Canada Public Notice

A public notice was submitted by the NCC to Transport Canada for information. The Champlain Bridge rehabilitation project will not have an impact on navigation on the Ottawa River. The public may view the posting by visiting the Transport Canada registry.

New Home Air Quality Study

Since so many people in our neighbourhood have new houses, this may be of interest. And they send you a report too…

Are you moving into a newly built home in Ottawa? Health Canada wants to better understand indoor air quality in new homes. Find out if you qualify for this research study! Pls RT & share! visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/air-quality/study-new-homes-ottawa-gatineau.html


Vous emménagez dans une maison nouvellement construite à Ottawa? Santé Canada veut mieux comprendre la qualité de l’air intérieur dans les maisons neuves. Découvrez si vous êtes admissible à cette étude de recherche! RT & partagez svp ! https://www.canada.ca/fr/sante-canada/services/qualite-air/etude-maisons-neuves-ottawa-gatineau.html

[Poster with a house that has rooms labelled for air quality effects]

OC Transpo Scott Street Bus Detour

Scott St. Bus Detour in effect starting today

The Transitway will permanently close between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Stations to allow for construction of the Stage 2 O-Train extensions to Algonquin and Moodie Stations. The closures and bus detours will be implemented in phases starting Thursday, June 23, until Sunday, June 26. There will be temporary bus stop and station access adjustments at Tunney’s Pasture Station to accommodate the transition to the new detour routing. Customers travelling during the transition period should check octranspo.com for details on bus stop changes and detours.

  • Buses will travel on Scott Street.
  • At Westboro Station customers will use temporary bus platforms on Scott Street. The station roadway and building will be closed.
  • Routes 62 and 75 will provide service to a pair of stops on Scott Street at Island Park Drive. No other detoured bus routes will serve these stops.
  • At Dominion Station, customers will use new temporary bus platforms on the realigned temporary Transitway.

At Dominion, Westboro, Tunney’s Pasture and Iris stations, signage will help direct customers to the interim access points and bus stops, and OC Transpo staff will be on site over the first number of days to assist. For the latest detour information, visit octranspo.com/alerts.

Visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000 for more information about OC Transpo construction detours and summer service and schedules. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.

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”

Provincial Election All Candidates Debate – May 17

Provincial Election, Ottawa Centre, All Candidates Virtual Debate

Local community associations are hosting a virtual (Zoom Webinar) All Candidates Debate on May 17th from 7 to 9 pm. Please see the attached poster, and the instructions on how to attend and how to submit a question.

Candidates from the Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP parties have confirmed their attendance.

[Poster]
Official Flyer – May 2022 Provincial Election.pdf

instructions for the public (attending & how to ask questions in advance) – May 2022 Provincial Debate.pdf

Organizing community association, last minute updates: https://mckellarpark.ca/