OC Transpo Scott Street Bus Detour

Scott St. Bus Detour in effect starting today

The Transitway will permanently close between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Stations to allow for construction of the Stage 2 O-Train extensions to Algonquin and Moodie Stations. The closures and bus detours will be implemented in phases starting Thursday, June 23, until Sunday, June 26. There will be temporary bus stop and station access adjustments at Tunney’s Pasture Station to accommodate the transition to the new detour routing. Customers travelling during the transition period should check octranspo.com for details on bus stop changes and detours.

  • Buses will travel on Scott Street.
  • At Westboro Station customers will use temporary bus platforms on Scott Street. The station roadway and building will be closed.
  • Routes 62 and 75 will provide service to a pair of stops on Scott Street at Island Park Drive. No other detoured bus routes will serve these stops.
  • At Dominion Station, customers will use new temporary bus platforms on the realigned temporary Transitway.

At Dominion, Westboro, Tunney’s Pasture and Iris stations, signage will help direct customers to the interim access points and bus stops, and OC Transpo staff will be on site over the first number of days to assist. For the latest detour information, visit octranspo.com/alerts.

Visit octranspo.com or call 613-560-5000 for more information about OC Transpo construction detours and summer service and schedules. You can also connect with OC Transpo through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Q&A – June 20

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Project: Invitation to Participate

Canada Lands Company (CLC) and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) were very pleased to see the high degree of participation in our workshops of May 25 and 26, during which attendees provided input into the development of “community values” that will inform the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture.

And, we would also like to give members of the community another opportunity to have their questions answered during a virtual “Questions and Answers Coffee House” meeting that we will hold from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20. To register, please visit: https://engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality.

Canada Lands and PSPC are committed to meaningful engagement and we greatly appreciate your interest in this project. We strongly believe the community’s involvement will lead to a better outcome for the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture.

Additional message from Heather Pearl: for regular community updates on this project, please consider joining Neighbours for Tunney’s. Send your email request to NeighboursforTunneys@gmail.com

Thanks, Heather

FCA-FAC Best practices at Committee of Adjustment Workshop – June 9

On June 9 (was postponed from May 26), the Federation of Citizens Associations (FCA) is hosting a workshop for Ottawa’s community members on Best practices at Committee of Adjustment (CofA).

A poster, which includes registration information for the workshop, is at: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/220526wkshp.pdf All are welcome.

P.S. Our own Heather Pearl is helping with the “Do’s and Don’ts at Committee of Adjustment” section.

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26

Following on from last year’s Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Survey

In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP). The Canada Lands Company (CLC) – a federal Crown corporation – is managing the transformation: https://www.clc-sic.ca/real-estate/tunneys-pasture. CLC is seeking your input to this project. Please see the invitation to register for next week’s workshop.

Thanks, Heather

Registration open for workshops on the future of Tunney’s Pasture

Registration is now open for two virtual workshops to gather the public’s input on the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture from a single-use employment centre into a vibrant transit-oriented and sustainable mixed-use community that is integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods, while maintaining a strong federal presence.
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Provincial Election All Candidates Debate – May 17

Provincial Election, Ottawa Centre, All Candidates Virtual Debate

Local community associations are hosting a virtual (Zoom Webinar) All Candidates Debate on May 17th from 7 to 9 pm. Please see the attached poster, and the instructions on how to attend and how to submit a question.

Candidates from the Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP parties have confirmed their attendance.

[Poster]
Official Flyer – May 2022 Provincial Election.pdf

instructions for the public (attending & how to ask questions in advance) – May 2022 Provincial Debate.pdf

Organizing community association, last minute updates: https://mckellarpark.ca/

New Scott Street Connection to the Winter Trail

Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Announcement: please help spread the word!

NOW OPEN!! The Scott Street Connector at Tunney’s Pasture!

It is with great pleasure that the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Team can at last announce the opening of its new Scott St. Connector.

This newest groomed addition to the winter trail network is located along the tree-lined western edge of the Tunney’s Pasture site, and establishes a new formal trail access point near the corner of Scott St. and Sir Frederick Banting Driveway. This new trailhead is within easy reach of the neighbourhoods immediately to the south of Scott St, as well as to the Tunney’s LRT station.

Winter Trail users (walkers, skiers, winter bikers) can park in the NW corner, or the SW corner, of the Tunney’s Pasture parking lots any time after 3pm on weekdays, and all day on Saturday & Sunday, except during snow clearance operations.

[Satellite View of the Neighbourhood with Trail Extension in Yellow]
20220120 KitchiSibiWT Scott St Connector Map-Dec 2021.pdf

Should you wish to learn more about the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail or how to support it, please visit www.wintertrail.ca. ICYMI, donations are tax deductible.
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Kichi Sibi Winter Trail – Christmas Tree Reuse

The Kichi Sibi Winter Trail @KichiSibiWT are now collecting unwanted xmas trees for reuse as a wind blocks along the winter trail. Please leave your cleaned Xmas tree of tinsel and anything else at the Remic Rapids Outhouse adjacent to the Remic Rapids parking lot, we only need the tree. At the end of the season these reused xmas trees will be chipped and recycled as mulch.

Many thanks
Kichi Sibi Winter Trail + Champlain ParkTrailhead’s

[Remic Rapids outhouse and Christmas Trees lined up on fence]

Tunney’s Pasture Development Update

From: Mary Jarvis <mjarvis@clc.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 05:04:48 p.m. EST
Subject: Tunney’s Pasture transformation project website now live

Thank you and your fellow executives for joining us at our technical briefing on the Tunney’s Pasture transformation. We were pleased to connect with you and share an update on this important project for our city and your members.

As promised, I am pleased to share the link to our new website (www.participons.clc-sic.ca/pre-tunney-de-la-vision-a-la-realite www.engage.clc-sic.ca/tunney-s-pasture-vision-to-reality), which was created to engage with you and your community. On it, you will also find the full presentation we shared with you.
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Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – December 19

Via Heather, from the city:

Subject: Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – Effective December 19 2021

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that OC Transpo has advised of upcoming changes to bus stops along Scott Street. Please feel free to share this information with members of your community.

On December 19th, in line with the Winter Service Change, there will be two stop adjustments on Scott Street.
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