August 15, 2019

Rental Accommodations Study

Rental housing conditions Emergency and Protective Services is conducting a review of regulations governing private sector rental properties to address public health and safety, consumer protection, community nuisances and other areas of municipal concern. This review includes a review of policy options to address housing conditions, student housing, rooming houses and shared accommodations. Current status Maclaren Municipal Consulting is conducting …

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August 1, 2019

Riverain Park Revitalization (perspective Vanier)

The first public consultation for Riverain Park was held at the Rideau Sports Centre on July 17th. Thank you to everyone who participated. Residents are very passionate about this beautiful park and this fact was exemplified through this well-attended event. Councillor King attended the consultation to represent the interests of Rideau-Rockcliffe as well. Riverain Park is accessible to many more …

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July 31, 2019

Temporary Shelter Audit

Earlier this summer a City audit was released regarding the issue of motel/hotel rooms being used as overflow space for family shelters. The main issue is that there are too many families seeking shelter and not enough shelter space for them. At any time, there could be 282 homeless families staying in motel and hotel rooms paid for by the city and …

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July 24, 2019

Developing the future of municipal recreation and community activity spaces

Engagement opportunities are now open at https://engage.ottawa.ca/recreation-facility-infrastructure-standards  until early September. We invite you to share your ideas and comments on municipal recreation facilities. Tell us what works and what doesn’t work to help us plan for the future of recreation and community activity spaces in Ottawa! #FutureOttRec We need your help to: Create Recreation Facility Infrastructure Standards Develop a Recreation …

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June 25, 2019

Rideau-Vanier sports initiative a success in pilot year

Rideau-Vanier sports initiative a success in pilot year By Melissa Novacaska As the school year comes to an end, so does a unique initiative put forth by the Ottawa Sport Council and a number of key community partners. The Rideau-Vanier Multisport Project set out to help kids in low-income communities continue physical activities after school hours by providing organized sport activities …

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June 24, 2019

Urban Core Official Plan Public Consultation

This is a Public Consultation on the City’s forthcoming new Official Plan hosted by the urban councillors: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/official-plan-and-master-plans/official-plan Rideau-Vanier (Mathieu Fleury) Rideau-Rockcliffe (Rawlson King) Somerset (Catherine McKenney) Kitchissippi (Jeff Leiper) Capital (Shawn Menard) Issues that will be addressed are the urban boundary, active transportation, climate change, affordable housing, and respect/certainty in the development process. WHEN:             June 24, 2019 at 6:30pm …

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June 20, 2019

Building a Safe Community Starts with Focusing on Problematic Addresses:

I want to highlight an important initiative in our community which targets problematic addresses in our neighbourhood. With the help and guidance of the Vanier Community Association and Crime Prevention Vanier, we have identified 50 or so addresses that have been problematic with crime and building/property standards concerns affecting our community’s well-being.  Upon efforts with our Chief of Police Bordeleau (whom has now retired), we narrowed down these addresses …

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June 16, 2019

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) Board Chair

I have been serving on the board of OCH since I was first elected back in 2010. It is an honour for me to represent the City and OCH tenants. I have really discovered a passion with this board because housing is vital for everyone in our city.  After sitting on the board for 5 years, it was a pleasure for me …

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June 16, 2019

Sport Commissioner

In case you did not know, I am a sport guy! I grew up in Ottawa playing sports and participating in many different sporting events. I was that kid in school who didn’t want to sit and do arts and craft, but who could spend hours playing ball hockey, kicking a soccer ball or playing in the pool. On winter …

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