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Have your say on parking solutions in Vanier

As Vanier attracts individuals thanks to its proximity to amenities and its character, there is a noticeable steady uptick in development and a shift to multi-unit dwellings. In a community with residential zoning in place, this shift mainly involves multi-unit dwellings with limited parking options for tenants. This lack of parking has put pressure and …

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Montreal Road Revitalization project update

The construction for Montreal Road revitalization started in 2020. Two years later, the City of Ottawa significantly advanced the work along Montreal Road. The result plans to improve the street to a vibrant and welcoming main street, balancing a transportation network that allows residents and businesses to thrive. Project highlights: The Montreal Road construction project …

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Making our voices heard: Lowertown youth speak about needs in the community

Earlier this month, young adults in Lowertown brought all of us who work for our community together for a vital status review by presenting us the Lowertown Youth Action Plan. The Lowertown Youth Action Plan has a goal of advocating for the interests of youth in the community by identifying the needs of youth (this includes …

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City Of Ottawa launches redevelopment process for prime Byward Market location

Today, the City of Ottawa posted a Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for the redevelopment of its property at 70 Clarence Street in the ByWard Market. The property currently houses six street-level retail stores and four levels of parking. The goal of the REOI is to generate inspiring redevelopment concepts, assess the timing of …

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Fortier, Collard and Fleury: Salvation Army still isn’t listening to its Ottawa neighbours

As the elected officials of Vanier representing the federal, provincial and municipal levels, we were taken aback by this article from the Salvation Army. Having all been heavily involved in this file over the years, we are shocked to read a language that is not consistent with what has been presented to our community regarding …

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E-scooter make it or break it year in 2022

As we enter our third summer of piloting the electric-scooter program, it is inherently clear we need to better manage this project internally in the City.  I voiced my concerns at the beginning of this pilot program in the spring of 2020. Stressing specific rules balance the fun and compliance of the riders and operators.  …

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#OttawaLove – a second chance to show a little love this week

March 14, 2022 Without a doubt, Ottawa is a city full of love. We see it in our everyday interactions with each other. So, what better way to show this than re-do Valentine’s Day here in the City? On February 14th, downtown business celebrations for Valentine’s Day were marred by the occupation that took over …

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