Category Archives: City of Ottawa

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

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.

Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depots

The dates for the Tunney’s Pasture hazardous waste depots are now known, Sunday, May 6 2018 and Sunday, September 16 2018. See the city web site for a list of the items that are considered too hazardous for regular garbage (things like mercury filled fluorescent light bulbs).

If you have electronic waste (old computers, TVs and other equipment) or fabrics you want to get rid of, Connaught Public School (Rosemount and Gladstone) (oddly not listing their own event for this year, though it is listed in is taking them to help raise funds for school yard improvements. Electronics and textile recycling on Friday April 20 from 7:45 to 8:30 am and Saturday, April 21 from 8 am to 1 pm.

The city also has a list of other e-waste events. I see there is one nearby at Dovercourt on Saturday, April 14 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Smart City 2.0 Questionnaire – March 11

Our co-chair, Heather, is working on a SmartCity response for the CPCA. She would appreciate your input, but also encourages you to respond to the survey directly. Here is some background.

The Federal government’s Smart Cities Challenge invites cities to compete for a top prize of $50 million. The money will be used by the winning cities to respond to community challenges, by taking a “smart city” approach, using data and connected technology. The government is prioritizing applications that harness community input and feedback (that’s us!), to identify key challenges and potential solutions.
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2018 Planning Primer Program Registration

The next Planning Primer I classes for residents will be on January 13 and 15. Details and sign-up at

The Planning and Growth Management 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. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years. The courses are offered in English only. Please send your questions to

Training session Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework for Kitchissippi Ward

If you register, please also send an email to and to Brian Tychee, (the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator), so we are kept informed about community participation. Thank-you.

Dear Champlain Park Community,
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, the Ottawa Gang Strategy and Somerset West Community Health Centre, are inviting you to participate to the Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework Protocol Training.

Councilor Jeff Leiper’s office is the lead for this protocol in the Kitchissippi area and will be attending.

To determine the date the most groups can attend, please fill out the doodle poll

The Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework is a guide to how communities across Ottawa can engage community leaders and service providers to coordinate support and resources to neighbourhoods impacted by violent or traumatic incidents (also referred to as a critical incident).
The Framework is intended to aid in reducing distress and restore cohesion, and ultimately reduce fear, assist in recovery, and build community resiliency.
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Heritage Building Inventory Project

Subject: Heritage Inventory Project
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:14:22 +0000
From: Heritage Inventory / Inventaire Patrimonial <>

Dear Champlain Park Community Association,

The Heritage Inventory Project is moving into your neighbourhood! We’ve begun some preliminary research on your neighbourhood, and we would really appreciate any input from your community.

The Heritage Inventory Project is a city-wide strategic initiative which is evaluating buildings built prior to 1980 for heritage significance. Buildings that meet our design and neighbourhood tests are recommended for addition to the Heritage Register. For more information on our project, please see our website:
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