Category Archives: City of Ottawa

Notices and other information from the City of Ottawa that is of relevance to our neighbourhood.

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,

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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Repaired Park Benches!

I see that we have some repaired park benches, with new wood replacing the older splintered boards. There’s a bit of a story behind that…

Our community association co-chair had noticed that the benches were getting worn out, with splintered or rotting wood in several places. She took some photos last year in May 2017 to document it.

Worn out Bench (they all look like this). Though this one has one more recent beam in the back rest. Note the partial coverage of the back rest, which can be uncomfortable for some people. In May 2017.

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Ottawa Older Adult Plan Survey

Via Roland & FCA, also see

City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan 2019-2022

The City of Ottawa is planning for its third Older Adult Plan 2019-2022. We want to hear from you!

Fill out this survey and tell us what you think is important for older adults living in Ottawa.

Like many other large cities in Canada and around the world, we are taking action to make Ottawa a more age-friendly city. The City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan supports a long-term vision for our community that values, empowers, and supports older persons and their quality of life.

The Older Adult Plan includes actions that are within the responsibility of municipal government. The City also works closely with the Council on Aging of Ottawa through Age Friendly Ottawa, who supports an Age Friendly Community Action Plan.

If you have questions about this survey or the Older Adult Plan, email

The survey will be open until Sunday May 20, 2018

Kitchissippi Ward Forum – April 30

From Jeff Leiper, city councillor,

We are thrilled to announce that the final Ward forum for this term of Council is coming-up!

The forum will be on Monday, April 30 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt).

Our guest speaker this time will be John Manconi, the GM for Transportation. John will be speaking about transportation within the City of Ottawa with a focus on Kitchissippi-related issues. In addition to our normal updates from Jeff and the community, we will also have staff from the LRT Stage 2 office present with boards and information.

We hope you can attend and we are looking forward to talking all things Kitchissippi!

O-Train Energized to Tunney’s Pasture

From: Berlin, Damon <>
Date: 10 April 2018 at 10:50
Subject: Overhead Catenary System – Electrification


Please be advised that OLRTC has begun with the electrification of segment 1 of the Confederation Line (Tunney’s to West Portal). This is exciting for the project and your ward but it is also important to remember that this is also a new danger that people need to be made aware of. To that end, I am attaching a bilingual education poster for you to share with your community association and neighbours. I will also be sharing this poster with the local schools.
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Quarterly Ward Forum – April 30

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter #135:

April ward forum

Team Kitchissippi and I will be hosting our last ward forum of this term of Council on April 30. It’s scheduled for 6-8 at the field house at Van Lang (29 Van Lang Pvt.) We’ll have all the usual updates from community groups and BIAs. I’m thrilled that our guest speaker this time will be John Manconi, GM of Transportation at the city. It should be a good one.