Invitation to The Western LRT Corridor – Public Consultation Group Meeting


This is to advise you that the next Public Consultation Group meeting for the Western LRT Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study will be held on Thursday, June 13th, 2013.

At this meeting we will present further information on the preliminary preferred corridor for the Western LRT Corridor (R-12: Richmond Underground), including potential mitigation measures.

The meeting will be held at Ottawa City Hall, in the Keefer Room, starting at 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming meeting, please contact me at or by phone at 613-580-2424 ext. 12503

Confederation Line

Public Open House on Light Rail Transit for Bayview to Baseline

Western Light Rail Transit Corridor Bayview to Baseline Planning and Environmental Assessment Study

Public Open House #2

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Jean Pigott Hall
City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
6:30 to 9 p.m., presentation: 7:30 p.m.

The City of Ottawa is continuing its planning and environmental assessment study for the proposed Western Light Rail Transit Corridor (WLRTC) and is seeking public input. The goal of this study is to identify the most effective way to build on the first phase of LRT currently under construction (Confederation Line) to bring service to Baseline Station, increase transit use and provide higher quality transit service. This study will consider alternative options and designs toward determining a final alignment to inform the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP).

Study Area
The Study Area stretches between Bayview and Baseline Station and includes the area from the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway south to Carling Avenue and from the O-Train west to Lincoln Fields and Baseline Station.


This Open House will provide an overview of the study progress to-date, including the alternative corridors and their evaluation. Your participation in the study is important.

The study is being undertaken in accordance with the transit project assessment process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects. The Project Environmental Assessment phase will be initiated after completion of the Project Planning phase. Information on the WLRTC study is available on the City’s project web site at:

You can send comments by e-mail, regular mail or fax using the following contact information:

Kornel Mucsi, PhD, P.Eng.
Program Manager, Transportation Strategic Planning
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Fax: 613-580-2578

Jim Watson – 2013 will be a year of action

Posted on January 23, 2013 

Today, I delivered the 2013 State of the City address at City Council.

This was a chance to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. It is clear that we have much to be proud of and much to look forward to.

2012 was a year of making decisions, and 2013 will be a year of action.

Budget 2013: Brought in the lowest tax rate in seven years – lower than most major Canadian cities. This year we will continue the freeze on recreation fees and make important investments in community services and basic infrastructure

Arts and culture: I have agreed to lend my name to the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, to benefit the future redevelopment of Arts Court, this November. I will also host an Art Expo at City Hall later this year for our artists to showcase their talents and promote upcoming seasons.

Rural affairs: I look forward to hosting a Rural Fair at City Hall this year, which will provide an opportunity for our rural residents to promote fairs, museums, agriculture and crafts to our urban population.

Lansdowne: Construction will continue this year as we start work on key features like the urban park, skating rink and new stadium. We’re working hard to keep the project on budget and on schedule – ready for CFL football and pro soccer in 2014.

Light Rail Transit: Shovels in the ground this year – finally! Work will begin in a few weeks with the widening of the Queensway (to fix the Split).

Ottawa on the Move: We will continue our $340-million infrastructure program to get our roads, sidewalks and pipes up to par.

A green city: We work to secure provincial and federal funding to clean up the Ottawa River, while cleaning up our streets through a renewed focus on recycling

Big events: We will host the International Women’s World Hockey Championships in April, the Canadian Gymnastic Championships in May, and many more. We’re building momentum and showcasing our city leading up to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

Recreation facilities: Opening a new indoor pool in Orleans and a new recreation complex in Kanata North. We will start construction on the Barrhaven Recreation Centre and break ground on three new ice pads at Sensplex East.

These are just a few examples of some of the exciting things happening in 2013. To read the full speech, please visit my website.

In 2013, we will continue to be fiercely proud of our city and unwavering in our commitment to make it even better.

I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2013.

Jim Watson

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Light Rail Showcase in Kitchissippi Ward

Light Rail Showcase details

Two Bombardier Talent low-floor DMUs on the O-...Light Rail Showcase to be held in Kitchissippi Ward.
Please note that below is the location for the Ward and also the City Hall location.

On December 5th, 2012, the City of Ottawa will launch a series of public showcases unveiling its recommended light rail transit plan for the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history.

Return to this site to view an online showcase <; or visit a public showcase at one of the locations listed below.

Council will review and vote on the recommended plan on December 12th and 19th, 2012.

Ward:  December 11  5-9pm

Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room
1064 Wellington

City Hall: December 5-19 Weekdays Only  11am-7pm

City Hall, Former Entrepreneurship Centre
110 Laurier Ave. West


Andrew Hickey
Manager, Community Relations and Communications
Office of Councillor Katherine Hobbs
Ward 15: Kitchissippi
T: 613-580-2424 ext. 26689
Our Kitchissippi
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City of Ottawa/Ville d’ Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1