Category Archives: City of Ottawa

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

Playground Flooding Warning

Champlain Park is constructed on part of the Ottawa River’s old flood plain. This can affect the rate of storm water drainage during heavy rains. Therefore, we suggest that our residents also exercise caution around the wading pool, play structure and in any low-lying areas.

General flood info and current status: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/flood-information-0


From https://ottawa.ca/en/news/water-pooling-and-flooding-creates-hazard-some-city-parks

Water pooling and flooding creates hazard at some City parks

April 17, 2019 Announcements and Events

The City of Ottawa is asking residents to ensure that children and pets are kept away from City wading pools and play structures in parks located near a river.
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Kitchissippi Ward Forum – April 15

From Jeff Leiper, city councillor, http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/kitchissippi-ward-forum-monday-april-15-600pm

We are excited to announce our first Kitchissippi Ward Forum for Jeff’s second term of Council is coming up in a few weeks.

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April 16 Climate Vote at City Hall

Councillor Shawn Menard plans to bring a motion at Environment Committee on April 16 that would declare a climate emergency in a similar way to Gatineau, Kingston and numerous other cities.

I join Ecology Ottawa in urging citizens to tell their city councillors and the mayor that they support such a declaration.

For more info see Ecology Ottawa’s web page where there’s also info on a rally at city hall on the morning of the vote. I plan to be there.

Charles Hodgson

Wildlife Speaker Series – April 26

Heather Pearl writes:

I highly recommend the City’s Wildlife Speaker Series. Of note to many in Champlain Park is this invitation in the write-up:

If you have any questions about pollinating insects (or photos) feel free to bring them to share with Jeff and Jessica before or after the presentation. Jeff also has a passion for gardening with native plants to encourage native wildlife (including pollinators) so feel free to also come armed with questions about growing native plants.

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Road Safety Action Plan & Survey

From: Road Safety Action Plan / Plan d’Action de la Sécurité Routière <rsap-pasr@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:02:25 p.m. EST
Subject: Road Safety Action Plan Update

Good afternoon everyone,

We are pleased to provide you with you some updates concerning the stakeholder engagement session (July 2018) and the next steps involving the development of the Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) which is being led by staff in the Traffic Services Branch of the Transportation Services Department

Work has continued on phase 2 of the project and we would like to encourage to participate in consultation opportunities identified below.
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Ottawa Official Plan Open House – March 4

From: Ruddy, Carol <Carol.Ruddy@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 9:32 am
Subject: FW: Get involved in developing the plan for Ottawa’s future / Contribuez à concevoir le plan sur l’avenir d’Ottawa

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The City of Ottawa invites residents to the launch of the project to develop the new Official Plan. The Official Plan is the strategic document that guides our city’s growth and development, and it will impact how and where the city will grow around us, now and for years to come.

Our long-term goal is for Ottawa to grow into the most liveable mid-sized city in North America, and we need your insight to make this happen. We are collaborating with residents from across the entire city to gather public input on the key issues facing Ottawa today.
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Rosemount Revitalization Open House – December 13, 15

Invitation: Open House for Rosemount Revitalization

Ottawa Public Library invites members of the community, partners, and customers of OPL’s Rosemount branch to view preliminary designs for revitalizing and improving the 100-year-old branch.

There will be two Open House sessions at the Rosemount branch:

  • Thursday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 from noon to 2 pm

The branch is located at 18 Rosemount Avenue. Registration is not required.

OPL is working with local design firm +VG Architects, who have been engaged to conduct the revitalization, including public consultation to ensure community needs are met. The preliminary designs reflect input and suggestions from the public, further to consultation online and in person in October 2018. Members of the public will be able to meet the architects and OPL staff, ask questions and share comments about the most recent design.

Designs will be finalized in the coming months and presented to the OPL Board in February.

Construction work is expected to begin in spring 2019 for completion in late 2019 during which Library services will be provided at a nearby temporary location.

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/rosemount-revitalization