July 28, 2021

Active transportation in our City

I have worked extensively for more than 10 years to advance investments in active transportation in our City, including in our community of Lowertown, Sandy Hill, and Vanier.  I value safe transportation for all road users throughout our City. Notably, in our community, I have been working to reduce the number of missing links for sidewalks and cycling infrastructure, resolve …

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July 20, 2021

Better Homes Loan Program

On July 7, Council unanimously approved the Better Homes Loan Program, which will enable homeowners to access financing to pay for home energy improvements and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program will make it easier and more affordable for you to pay for home improvements over time as you save on your energy bills.  As a homeowner, you could …

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July 12, 2021

E-buses Coming to Ottawa

On June 23rd, we took an essential step towards meeting the City’s Green House Gas Emission (GHG) reduction targets.   The City has the objective to reduce by 50 per cent 2030 its GHGs. A significant component of that relates to the electrification of transportation, including vehicle and transit. The e-buses purchasing plan is a vital step to meet the climate …

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July 6, 2021

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) continues to innovate: $300 million over nine years to modernize OCH communities

As Ottawa’s largest landlord, Ottawa Community Housing continues to innovate while providing quality homes for tenants. This investment is critical to provide predictability for repairs, ensuring that our communities are modern, more sustainable and greener. As chair of the board of Ottawa Community Housing, I am glad to see Ottawa Community Housing continue to innovate while providing quality homes for tenants. …

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June 15, 2021

Creating better routes, safer streets: New measures and plans coming to Sandy Hill for all (Image Sandy Hill, June-July)

Soon cyclists in Sandy Hill will be rolling along.   Thanks to $2M Section 37 money from the development located at 151 Chapel cycling improvements, the neighbourhood is getting a significant boost.   Connecting existing cycling infrastructure in Sandy Hill, through Lowertown to enter the ByWard Market.  The route in focus begins at York Street and King Edward Avenue and goes east, …

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June 11, 2021

Splash into Summer!

The summer has arrived early and we have another hot weekend ahead of us. This Means That: All splash pads are open across the city Outdoor pools are opening as per covid guidelines In our community Genest pool is opening All wading pools will open in June To book your time sign up here: https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/swimming Read the City’s Memo with …

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June 10, 2021

Community Update Spring/Summer 2021

Local Farmer’s Market Returns to the Market As always, if you are in Vanier or near Beechwood Avenue, the Beechwood Market is another option for fresh food and local goodies.  The Market offers online click and collect, with a start date for local shopping in Optimiste park in early June.   Visit www.beechwoodmarket.ca for more information. With Spring well underway, it is so nice …

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June 10, 2021

Addressing major City Issues Through Key Actions (Lowertown Echo, June-August 2021)

In Lowertown, there are several unique and desirable features – the retail shops, the restaurants, heritage homes, families, residents, and work environments along with some of the best urban spaces and parks.   And within this urban neighbourhood, we are also faced with the challenges that can come from the concentration of services and of emergency shelters.  The challenge is amplified with the warm weather. Add a …

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