Tag Archives: Pontiac Park Expansion

Adopt a Pontiac Planter!

Seven planters have been installed by the City at the Park on Pontiac, to create and beautify a new greenspace (pending removal of the NCC fence and some pavement). The Community is responsible for planting and caring for the Planters. Two have been adopted already by a generous neighbour (marked with a stake). Five more are available for adoption. Let the Environment Committee (dbuckles@sas2.net) know if you are willing to get some perennials started this fall, and care for further planting and watering of a planter in the Spring. The City rules require that no food plants be included in a City planter, for food safety and liability reasons.
[Concrete Planters on Pontiac, with dirt installed]

Day One in the Post-Car Era – on Pontiac

Daniel Buckles writes:

Hours after planters were installed on Pontiac as part of the Park extension/depaving project, a new temporary public use has taken shape. It inspires me to dream about a time when cars as we know them will no longer rule (and pollute) the land.

[Pontiac Street with barrier planters, and a hockey net]

Pontiac Depaving Park Expansion Update

Seen in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #100:

Pontiac closure

We are finally in a position to begin closing off the portion of Pontiac between Cowley and Carleton to car traffic after months of discussions with the City. Sometime in early July, planters will go in to block off the road and we’ll work with the NCC to bring down their fence quickly after to join the NCC and City parks. It’s still uncertain when we can de-pave the stretch, and we’re working with the community association on that, as well as some parking restrictions in the area to deal with Tunney’s Pasture parkers.

Pontiac Depaving Park Expansion Update

Seen in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #88:

Pontiac Street partial closure update

It has been a bit of a slog to accomplish the street closure for a portion of Pontiac that we’ve been seeking since last fall. There were some outstanding questions about drainage from staff that we believe we’ve now worked through, and we expect to put jersey barriers in place as a first phase of closure relatively soon. In response to a community request, we’re delaying that until the end of the school year in order to minimize disruption to school buses and drop-off. The background to the closure is here. We’ve yet to figure out a timetable for de-paving, but are working on it!


Champlain Park – Parkland Expansion project – moving forward

<snippet source from:> November 20, 2016  Jeff Leiper -Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #72 Moving forward with next steps on potential Pontiac closure     Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard a lot of feedback on whether to press ahead … Continue reading


Update: Champlain Park – Park Land Expansion Proposal

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Important: Closing date for Councillor receiving your comments is October 31, 2016. We would like to give a big thank-you to all those who made it to our best attended community meeting on September 27, 2016 with Councillor Jeff Leiper, … Continue reading


Friendly Reminder: Park Expansion Opportunity, We need your support!

Community Consultation  If you can make it, we would really appreciate your support as this can make a difference in determining what will become the final outcome. Thank-you. Community discussion on possible extension of park land along Pontiac St (between … Continue reading