October 1, 2019

Open House for the new transit service

OC Transpo’s bus service will transform soon to align with the LRT. Join me and my colleagues Catherine McKenney and Rawlson King at an open house to learn more about the upcoming changes to bus schedules. OC Transpo staff will answer your questions and help you plan for the changes ahead. Tuesday, October 1st 5pm-7pm Rideau Centre 50 Rideau Street …

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October 1, 2019

Keep your tap water lead-free

Living in a home built before 1955? If your home was built prior to 1955, you may have a lead water service pipe connecting your home to the City’s water supply. Drinking water supplied by the City is lead-free. However, trace amounts of lead can dissolve into drinking water during contact with your home’s lead pipes (including your water service …

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September 6, 2019

Urban Councillors Official Plan Summer Event

Consultation overview Five City Councillors organized an engagement event for the residents of their respective Wards on June 24th, 2019. The Councillors represent the urban Wards of: Rideau-Vanier, Rideau-Rockcliffe, Somerset, Kitchissipi, and Capital. The event was very well attended (getting final numbers from assistants), with each discussion table over flowing with residents. The discussion tables were focussed on one of …

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September 4, 2019

Short-term rental providers

The growing popularity of short-term rental services, such as Airbnb and VRBO, has created new opportunities and challenges for Ottawa and its residents. The City is currently considering the best way to manage this emerging industry. This component of the study will also consider possible changes to hotel/motel regulations. Current status Maclaren Municipal Consulting is conducting an independent review of …

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September 4, 2019

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 an independent review …

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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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