Category Archives: City of Ottawa

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

Heritage Building Inventory Project

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

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: Ottawa.ca/heritageinventory.
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OC Transpo Name the Trains Contest – December 8

OC Transpo
Name the Trains Contest

If you know of a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? OC Transpo are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.

See http://www.octranspo.com/ready4rail for more about using the new rail service. And http://www.ligneconfederationline.ca/ for weekly newsletters (with photos) on construction progress.

In related news, there are bicycle repair spots at 10 OC Transpo stations. Locally, there’s a new one installed on the path at the Westboro station, see https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/cycling-safety#bike-repair-station

Kitchissippi Ward Forum – November 27

From http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/kitchissippi-ward-forum-november-27-600-800pm also see https://www.facebook.com/events/143884399668848/


We are excited to announce our next Kitchissippi Ward Forum will be coming up towards the end of the month!

As always, this is an opportunity to the community to come together to discuss key issues within the Ward, collaborate, and get updates from our various community stakeholders, as well as from our office.

This time, we will have another special guest speaker – Stephen Willis, the City of Ottawa’s new General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic development. So if planning concerns are important to you, this is a can’t miss forum!
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Rosemount Library Update

From: READRosemount <readrosemount@gmail.com>
Date: November 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Rosemount Library Renovation – READ Response

Good evening,

We are writing to update the community associations in the Rosemount catchment area on the status of the library’s redevelopment.

In October, the OPL Board made the unfortunate decision to renovate rather than expand the Rosemount Library. READ is disappointed with this result. In our view, the community is already underserved and a superficial renovation does not address the community’s current and future needs.

Attached you’ll find READ’s statement in response to the OPL’s decision. We encourage you to share it with your contacts and association members.
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Ward 15: Looking 4ward – October 18

Via D. Huron, see also http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-future and https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-to-the-future/

Message from the Hampton Iona Community Group:

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona. What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire? How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now? What concerns you? What excites you? How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?

Come and join us on October 18th for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward. With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years. How can we have a voice in what our future will look like? What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change? How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?


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#ButgetSpeak 2017 – October 17

From: “Mitchell, Fiona” <Fiona.Mitchell@ottawa.ca>
Date: October 4, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Subject: #BudgetSpeak 2017

Good morning everyone,

You are receiving this e-mail as a representative of one of our registered community associations.

We wanted to make you aware that this year, we are again hosting a #BudgetSpeak session alongside Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum.

Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:

  • Winter walkability and accessibility
  • Arts, culture and music
  • Social services and housing
  • Reducing our carbon footprint

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Time Capsule Vote – Until September 26

From https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/time-capsule (visit that link to vote too):

During the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City address, he announced that as part of the 2017 celebrations, we would be assembling a time capsule that would be opened by Ottawa residents in 50 years’ time, when Canada will be celebrating its 200th anniversary.

In order for this to be a successful time capsule, the Mayor is looking for our constituent’s contributions. We have taken suggestions from the community and would now ask you to vote on your choice for item to be included in this time capsule, to represent Kitchissippi Ward from 2017. You have until Tuesday, September 26 to vote and we will announce the preferred item on Wednesday, September 27.