Category Archives: City of Ottawa

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

2020 Planning Primer I Training – September 29

From a city newsletter which isn’t on-line to anonymous users so I can’t give you a link, via Lynne:

Registration for the Planning Primer I (Virtual): Legislative Background and Policy Documents

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Offered in English)
Platform: Zoom
5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m

You can register for the course online until September 29, 2020. Seating is limited.

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.

Please send your questions to primer@ottawa.ca.

Ward Boundary Review – until September 25

For your info, and in case you want to participate in the boundary changing process or just to let us know your views…

Subject: Re: Actions Requested: Ward Boundary Review
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 19:59:08 +0000 (UTC)
From: ROLAND DORSAY <dorsay@rogers.com>

Below for your info is the City’s link to Ward Boundary Review’s 2nd Round of public consultations that runs through to Friday, September 25th. The purpose of this round of consultations purpose is to get public feedback on the 6 options that the consultants will be putting forward for Council consideration later this year.

https://engage.ottawa.ca/ward-boundary-review-2020

Everyone: I would very much welcome your thoughts on the Ward Boundary Review, if possible in advance of this Thursday evening, when it will be on the K9 agenda.

Roland

Walkable Ottawa and 15 Minute Neighbourhoods

Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.

[Walkable Ottawa Poster]

Here is our website for you to explore and our social media channel for you to keep up on our progress:

Website
https://www.walkableottawa.ca/
Instagram Page
https://www.instagram.com/walkableottawa/?hl=en
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/WalkableOttawa
Reddit Page
https://www.reddit.com/user/WalkableOttawa
GoFund Me Page for Donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/walkable-ottawa

Construction in the Neighbourhood

A few photos from near the neighbourhood yesterday…

[20200819 New Sidewalk at Scott and IPD]

New sidewalk beside the transitway is now ready for the public (saw people on it the day after). Dug up, re-gravelled underneath and paved. It seems slightly wider, or maybe that’s the new painted lane line. But no more brick speed stripes (or whatever you call those lines across the path with spacing decreasing closer to an intersection). Also no more 1cm diameter holes from missing stones in the old asphalt, so luggage wheels will be able to survive.

[20200819 Scott Eastbound Under Construction at IPD]

Scott Street eastbound is now all dug up from Island Park Drive eastwards, for sewer maintenance. Best bet to get into the neighbourhood is go westbound on Scott and turn right at a bridge, or come north on Carleton and take advantage of the traffic lights there.


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OC-Transpo Resuming Fall Service August 30

Just a reminder that they now require wearing face masks in the transit system. From a recent newsletter…

Keeping everyone safer on OC Transpo

As the Ottawa economy reopens and more riders return to transit, OC Transpo has put in place health and safety measures to keep customers and employees as safe as possible.

Masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces. The new temporary by-law also covers OC Transpo property, including in buses, trains, stations and platforms, shelters, Para Transpo minibuses, and contracted taxis.
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15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

Message from the City: 15-Minute Neighbourhoods Survey

The City of Ottawa’s goal is to become the most liveable mid-sized City in North America. To this end, the City has adopted the 15-minute neighbourhood concept, defined as “…neighbourhoods where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home, on sidewalks and pathways, including when using a wheelchair or other mobility aids.”

We’d love to hear what makes a successful 15 minute neighbourhood for you! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey (External link), it will close on September 4th, 2020.

Link: https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan/news_feed/15-minute-neighbourhood

Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project

Following up on the February Meeting, construction starts soon. The City of Ottawa’s Infrastructure Services Department has provided the following information on the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project:
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