May 5, 2021

New Regulations for Short-Term Rentals

Last week, Council passed the long-awaited regulations for a new by-law that would establish a host permit system for local short-term rental hosts, and rules for short-term rental platforms, like – Airbnb, and property managers.  As per the housing crisis report published on April 9th by the FairBnb.ca Coalition, about 3,000 short-term rental listings are available in Ottawa. 52% of these short-term rentals are …

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April 29, 2021

Letter to Dr. Williams for the Vaccination of Essential Workers

Dear Dr. Williams, We are writing to you today to urge the Provincial Government to accelerate access to vaccines for all essential workers, in Ottawa. Specifically, we are seeking clarity about when people who cannot work from home will be able to book appointments through the provincial booking system as a priority. For months, we have been inundated with messages …

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April 15, 2021

Construction continues along Montreal Road

On Sunday, April 18, a vibrant and welcoming main street with a well-balanced transportation network is one step closer to being complete for our residents and businesses.  Construction crews will resume work on Montreal Road from last year to replace aging underground infrastructure. Work includes watermain replacement, redoing sections of the sewer and roadway, including concrete sidewalks, cycle tracks, the …

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March 31, 2021

Spring thaw: Clean up and stay active (Image Sandyhill)

As we head into spring and shake off the last remnants of winter from our boots, but still remain in a pandemic, we continue to look for ways to get out, stay active and positive.   One thing I have always enjoyed as the ground begins to thaw is that the trees and plants and parks become more alive again. For many in …

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March 24, 2021

We’re Hiring!

Team Fleury: Community Liaison and Legislative Assistant Location: Ottawa (Lowertown, Sandy Hill, and Vanier) Apply Here: https://app06.ottawa.ca/cgi-bin/jobs.pl?id=2021-EX-EN-53219380-01 About the role: Team Fleury represents the heart of our City: Lowertown, Sandy Hill and Vanier.  Every day we make a difference helping our residents by improving City services. We care about our community and are passionate about our City. Joining our team is an opportunity to shape …

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March 24, 2021

City Reviewing Standards in our Community

With more than 100 neighbourhoods, each with its unique characteristics, the City of Ottawa is a fantastic place that strives to be one of the world’s best Capital cities. Ottawa is also one of the coldest capitals in the world. The City has three distinct zones: its core, the suburbs, and the rural areas. This article is a summary of …

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March 17, 2021

Weathering the housing affordability storm

As a City, we need a culture change. We need to stop managing crises and get ahead in preventing homelessness. 13,000.  This is the number of people on Ottawa’s waiting list for affordable housing. And 2,000 – that is the number of those residents who are without a home. Who are using Emergency Shelters.  The rest simply require affordability in their …

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March 16, 2021

Forging through COVID: Light, path made for Vanier residents (Perspectives Vanier)

As we enter the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 in our community, I am pleased to say that in Vanier, we have overcome many challenges that help us navigate this pandemic.  In the early days, we worked hard to address immediate needs: food security, supporting local businesses, access to local COVID testing sites, and finding ways to stay safe but connected to our community.  Three locations have supported …

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March 15, 2021

Community Update March 2021

Key Topics: Sugar Maple Festival to go Virtual The Journey Towards a Home For All Engage Ottawa Drafting a plan: Building our future City Engagement is the Key to Getting it Right Sugar Maple Festival to go Virtual The beginning of spring has always been marked with one of the best festivals in this City – the Maple Sugar Festival, with our very …

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