Why we oppose the 333 Montreal Road Salvation Army Proposal

As a community, we are opposed to the relocation of the Salvation Army services to Montreal Road. Let us not confuse that opposition for a lack of interest in helping our most vulnerable community members, as both are not mutually exclusive. We collectively recognize the importance of supporting those who need help but fundamentally believe … Continued

Beechwood Complete Street – Phase 2 Construction

Last year, the City of Ottawa began turning Beechwood Avenue into a complete street, with safer options for all modes of transportation. That transformation is continuing, with construction taking place this summer to reconfigure Beechwood between the Vanier Parkway/Crichton Street and Springfield Road. Construction is already underway in front of the new building at 19 … Continued

Does Managing the ByWard Market interest you?

A huge milestone for our Inaugural Not-for-Profit Board in charge of running our ByWard and Parkdale markets as this week starts the official call out for an Executive Director. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors  and will be responsible for the management of the two ‘city’ markets, an amazing opportunity to shape the future of … Continued

Response to the Salvation Army’s letter dated July 15th 2017

July 21st, 2017 Dear Mr. van Gulik, Let me begin by thanking you for your letter dated July 15th, 2017.  You have addressed a number of questions that I had raised in my letter of June 27th, 2017. It is apparent to me through this letter, and other public remarks you have made on behalf of … Continued

A Safer and Friendlier McArthur Avenue

After a public consultation, an online survey, several emails and a partial redesign, our McArthur Avenue transformation is all set for the construction phase. We wanted to make this traditional main street feel friendlier, and, most importantly, safer. Two years ago, we started the process to reduce the speed of vehicles using this corridor by … Continued

My statement about Salvation Army’s announcement

Statement by Ottawa City Councillor Mathieu Fleury in response to the Salvation Army’s proposal to establish their emergency shelter at 333 Montreal Rd in Vanier June 22, 2017. Ottawa, ON. “I am deeply concerned with the Salvation Army’s proposal to establish a new facility at 333 Montreal Road in Vanier. While we’ve worked together constructively … Continued

Salvation Army statement: MP Mona Fortier, MPP Nathalie DesRosiers and myself

Ottawa – Statement from Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament, Ottawa-Vanier, Nathalie DesRosiers, Member of Provincial Parliament, Ottawa-Vanier, and Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa City Councillor (Rideau-Vanier). Today the Salvation Army announced its intention to relocate its present facility at 171 George St. to a newly built modern facility at 333 Montreal Rd. As elected officials from all … Continued

150 Maple Grove Project in our community!

On June 27, come out and welcome our neighborhood’s newest maple grove! Our sesquicentennial anniversary creates an incredible opportunity for special legacy projects. One of these special ventures is to plant 150 native Canadian maple trees in each of Ottawa’s 23 wards. The trees are sugar, red, and silver maples, and are about 5-7 feet … Continued

Improvements to OC Transpo

Improving transit network connections in our community has been our long-standing priority. Over the last several months, OC Transpo staff has been developing strategies to optimize the local network for transit users, more specifically those who live in our community, east of the Rideau River. On June 6th we hosted the third of a series … Continued

You are invited to our East of the Rideau Transit Forum

All transit users are invited to a discussion with OC Transpo about transit services including changes to the bus routes East of the Rideau River that will come in preparation for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line. If you want to register, click here.