October 15, 2021

Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan

The Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan is a plan mandated by the provincial government to look at population growth. Based on the estimated population growth that will occur in Ottawa over the next 10 years, the city has devised a plan to recommend what and how many facilities need to be built in order to meet and maintain recommended provision levels …

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October 13, 2021

Safe Supply

In Ottawa, as well as in other big cities in Canada, we continue to live through three crises: the COVID 19 pandemic, the housing and homelessness crisis and the opioid crisis. This trifecta has further demonstrated the lack of supports for our City’s most vulnerable people and the opioid crisis has highlighted the vulnerabilities of users while pressures grow on …

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October 12, 2021

Exciting developments for OCH

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) is the largest rental housing provider in Ottawa and the 4th largest public provider in Canada. As Chair of the OCH Board, I am proud of the work being done to strategically transform OCH operations and ensure its ability to build more affordable rental housing. OCH has developed technical expertise – more particularly green expertise – …

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October 7, 2021

Ward 12 Bus Data

Residents in our community rely on public transportation. It provides accessibility to essential services, work and leisure activities. To better understand the level of service in our community, my team continues to monitor OC Transpo bus cancellations. I invite you to take a look at the table below showing current cancellation data for routes in our community so far in …

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October 6, 2021

Building a Better Community

Montreal Road Reconstruction (Update) Construction ramped up this year East of the Vanier Parkway. By the end of this construction season, 1.2km out of the total 2km length of Montreal Road has completed road, curbs, sidewalk, cycle track. Landscaping including utility pole burial, bus shelters, new traffic signals and modernized public plazas at Place Dupuis, Bradley, and Emond Streets are to …

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September 30, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today we recognize the first National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada. Today we reflect on the painful legacy of the residential school system and honour the children who died, the survivors, and the families and communities affected by the residential school system.  As a leader in the community, I have a responsibility to continue to educate myself and support the …

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September 29, 2021

Lowertown and ByWard Market heritage, time for a review

As the nation’s capital, this City is surrounded by great historic stories. The best part I find, whether they are truths or slightly altered, is that the stories are typically wrapped up with a particular location. From a story of the who’s who hanging out, outside of a local pub, or designating the homes of the men and women who helped build …

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