Over the last eight years, I have worked hard, to bring positive change in our community

 

 

We have seen improvements to public spaces, active transportation and community engagement. Our community has felt the impacts, both big and small, of these efforts. Let’s carry on building this momentum and making sure that Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier thrive and are welcoming neighbourhoods to live, work and play.

Complete list

Lowertown

  • Added the bidirectional bike lane on Mackenzie Ave
  • Led the ByWard Market renewal plan including infrastructure improvements (public realm study to beautify our public spaces) and governance (new non-for-profit organization, Ottawa Markets, to manage the outdoor vending in the ByWard Market)
  • Led the Minto Bridges Revitalization project to preserve our heritage
  • Introduced pedestrian safety measures at the Union St roundabout
  • Funding approved for the Lowertown East Traffic Management Infrastructure measures
  • Introduced cycle zone delineators on Sussex Ave for cycling safety
  • Road resurfacing for sections of Dalhousie St, St-Patrick St and King Edward Ave
  • Introduced new patio regulations to ensure safe access and protect sidewalk space for pedestrian use
  • Ensuring a cleaner public space in ByWard Market by dedicating City staff
  • Supporting the Lowertown our Home, a community leader’s network
  • City lead to ensure investments for the new La Nouvelle Scène
  • Addition of a public arts fence at Bingham Park
  • Addition of a basketball outdoor court at King Edward Ave
  • Supported the addition of a community garden in front of Patro d’Ottawa
  • Introducing winter parking ban options at Jules Morin Park parking lot
  • Renewing residential building by rehabilitating the exterior at 380 Murray St and completing major landscaping improvements
  • Addition of a new community garden at Bélanger Manor seniors’ residence
  • Traffic calming measures (i.e. flex stakes) on Dalhousie St, Bolton St, Beausoleil Dr and Old St-Patrick St
  • Painted bulb out and painted parking lanes on Boteler St
  • Added planters and flex stakes on Forsey St
  • Expanded other traffic calming measures on King Edward Ave including planter boxes, flex stakes, traffic logix speed board with cloud that flashes at 51 km/h or more or strobes at 61 km/h or more
  • Added zebra crossings St-Patrick St and Island Lodge Rd
  • New bus measures (i.e. light signal for service) of the #19 for the Porter Island staff and residents

Sandy Hill

  • Built the bioretention gardens on Stewart St
  • Installed green infrastructure (i.e. planters) on Mann Ave
  • Developed the Somerset St E depaving and landscaping project
  • Planning the Mackenzie King Bridge complete corridor post Light Rail Train  improvements
  • Added speed calming measures on Chapel St and Cobourg St
  • Added a new stop sign on Cobourg St at Besserer St
  • Introduced speed boards on Mann Ave, Rideau St at Fontaine Place, Cobourg St
  • Made improvements to cycling safety by adding cycle zone delineators on Cumberland St, Stewart St and Wilbrod St
  • Made changes to parking along Osgoode St to improve sightlines along Sweetland Ave
  • Chairing the Sandy Hill Town and Gown Committee resulting in many community initiatives such as bylaw changes, zoning changes, created the landlord education sessions, the Welcome Week Walkabouts, Panda Game safety planning,  St. Patrick’s Day safety planning, etc.
  • Supporting Strathcona Heights Homework Club
  • Building a virtual community house to support tenants at Strathcona Heights
  • Investing in the improvement of the art spaces at the Arts Court Facility
  • Introducing winter parking ban options at Strathcona Park and uOttawa parking lots
  • Addition of a new elevated intersection at uOttawa underpass and the Colonel By drive to create safe pathway for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Supported traffic calming measures (i.e. flex stakes) on Goulburn Ave, Marlborough Ave, and Besserer St
  • Added “slow” pavement markings and buffered parking lanes on Chapel St, Range Rd and Mann Ave
  • Installed a community entrance sign at Mann Ave and King Edward Ave

Vanier

  • Starting September 2018, an addition of a new bus route, #20, to increase bus service for Vanier residents
  • Created new fund to help remove financial barriers for youth to swim at Optimiste Park
  • Coordinated 10 different working groups with the community, residents and businesses to oppose the Salvation Army’s model and location at 333 Montreal Rd
  • Co-led the Beechwood Complete Street Project
  • Added additional bulbouts and sidewalks in various areas in Vanier: Cody, Levis, Cyr, Savard, Jeanne-Mance, Ste-Cecile, Jolliet, Lavergne, and Frechette.
  • Co-led the Transit Forum for users who travel from or to locations east of the Rideau River
  • Installed a new sidewalk on the south side of Vanier Parkway
  • Introduced traffic calming measures along McArthur Ave (i.e. removing one lane)
  • Planted 150 trees in Kingsview Park as part of the Maple Groves greening project
  • Introduced flex stakes on Montgomery St, Olmstead St, Landry St, Montfort St, Granville St
  • Added school pavement markings on Montgomery St
  • Closure of Emond St with planters to protect the residential street
  • Protecting the heritage and historical aspects of the St-Charles Church building
  • Securing public park space in relation to the St Charles Church site development
  • Engaging at the community leaders table for Ensemble pour Vanier
  • Addition of new splash pad at St-Ambroise Park
  • Supporting Ottawa’s Largest Artist Mural along Montreal Rd
  • Starting the design and planning of the revitalization of Montreal Rd including identifying community leaders for engagement and decision making
  • Traffic calming measures (i.e. flex posts) on Marier St, North River Rd, Allen Blvd, Beaudry St, Landry St
  • Added pavement markings, zebra crosswalks and stop signs on Landry St
  • Created school pavement markings on Jeanne Mance St
  • Investing in our aging underground infrastructure such as trenchless sewer relining at Montreal Rd (North River Road -Lacasse), Bolton, Garneau, and St Patrick.

Ward Wide

  • Protecting the Ottawa River by building the Combined Storage Sewer Tunnel
  • Added a new protected contraflow bike lane on Cumberland St
  • Reviewing all zoning in residential area (R4) to ensure proper built form criteria
  • Providing regular updates to ByWard Market and Rideau St businesses to stay inform of City projects
  • Added new non-stick paint to all light poles along Rideau St and in the ByWard Market
  • Creation of a Post Incident Protocol for each community (Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier) where community leaders share information following a major incident and implement any required actions
  • Created and contributed to community programs including movies in the park, winter carnivals, seasonal clean ups, etc.
  • Expanded the Youth Futures Program to include up to 150 at-risk-youth in our community preparing for university or college
  • Lobbied the province for authority to control location and number of payday loan stores
  • Supported Ottawa Community Housing service improvements including a 24/7 call centre for tenant inquiries
  • City Council Liaison to Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee
  • Added bike lane posts on St-Patrick Bridge (both sides) to improve cycling safety
  • Supported the low income transit pass

Social Accomplishments

Sandy Hill

  • Supporting Strathcona Heights Homework Club (swim passes, wifi, space, etc)
  • Chairing the Town and Gown Committee by bringing together residents, the University, City staff and students
  • Introduced Interim Control By Law to stop bunkhouses
  • Conducted zoning review of R4 zones
  • Supporting the Sandy Hill Somerset Street East depaving project
  • Investing in lobby, exterior furniture and flooring replacement at the Silver Heights Building Improvements (senior building)
  • Focused on heritage protection by introducing two new zones (Heritage Conservation Districts) to protect our built heritage
  • Supporting the Prime Minister’s Row Initiative: program designed to showcase the PM’s who have lived in our community.  One of the initial projects is a mural at Lover’s Lane
  • Building on the success of the Panda Game, Welcome Week Walkabout, Landlord Education Session with measures to protect the quality of life of residents by piloting a solid waste project in Sandy Hill

Vanier:

  • Led the charge for Provincial changes to PayDay Loan Act by lobbying for authority to all municipalities in Ontario to control zoning for those lending type stores
  • Supporting Neighbourhood Watches as part of the Ottawa Police Changes
  • Fundraising at Optimiste Park to ensure low-income youth can swim without a barrier
  • Converting Richelieu Court into family units
  • Bringing the Beechwood Farmer’s Market to Optimiste Park
  • Investing in building improvements at 300 Lacasse (senior’s building) including lobby, elevators, boilers, roof

Lowertown:

  • Helped with Affordable food preparation by developing Lowertown Resource Center partnership for community kitchen at Friel residents of Uottawa
  • Responding to community concerns around night time safety and visibility by adding LED lights
  • Invested in balcony repairs at 160 Charlotte Street
  • Invested in building improvements at Bélanger Manor (senior’s residence) including lobby improvements, community room flooring, window replacement
  • Worked to obtain Heritage Designation of MacDonald Gardens Park
  • Invested in 380 Murray with infrastructure improvements to the exterior building, balconies, parking garage and exterior spaces improvements

City wide:

  • Supported the creation of the EquiPass
  • Supported the Geese Management Project to protect our pathways and parks users
  • Supported new affordable subsidies for Child Care with a  target of no waiting lists
  • Supported 35 new support workers in our City run long term care facilities