June 10, 2019

Community Update Spring 2019

Vision Vanier – It’s Vanier’s Time Vision Vanier is part of Montreal Road’s grand transformation. It combines several initiatives for improving Vanier including: a Vanier art plan, the revitalization of Riverain Park, the Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods (BBRN) initiative and the Montreal Road Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The goal of the CIP is to see the construction of new buildings …

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June 5, 2019

New Police Chief Survey

The role of police chief role is an important one. It is not an elected role but functions in many ways like one. The police chief must deal with tragedies, good news stories, and senior management responsibilities all while being accountable to the public. The role requires an array of skills to enable internal management of a 24/7 operation and …

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June 3, 2019

Making Sandy Hill Streets Safer

As many of you may know, during the last term of council a new temporary traffic calming program was created. The program involved giving $40,000 to each councillor to spend on temporary traffic calming in their own neighbourhoods. Common features installed are pavement markings, planters, flex stakes, cycle zone delineators, and speed boards. The temporary traffic calming program has been …

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May 28, 2019

ByWard Market Public Realm Plan Public Workshop #2

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Location Routhier Community Centre 172 Guigues Avenue Ottawa, ON Register now at: bywardworkshop2.eventbrite.ca There will be two identical workshop sessions and each workshop session will include a presentation and table group discussion to gather feedback on the proposed plans for ByWard Market’s streets and public spaces. The plans illustrate suggestions for sidewalks, streets, trees, paving, …

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May 28, 2019

Ontario’s Bill 108 undercuts sensible, community-based planning

By Councillors Fleury McKenney, Leiper, Menard, and King Ottawa’s core neighbourhoods are changing fast under the city’s intensification policies. Infill is transforming many of our streets, and new apartment towers are changing the skyline. Amidst all this growth, residents are legitimately concerned that the liveability of our neighbourhoods is being diminished: less sun, fewer trees, more pavement and a real …

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May 27, 2019

Rental Accommodations Study

I am happy to share that the City of Ottawa is currently undertaking a review of regulations governing private sector rental properties to address safety and community concerns. This study will cover short term rental providers, student housing and shared accommodations. With regards to short term rental providers, the vast majority of Airbnb rentals are located in only 5 out …

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May 23, 2019

My comments for the latest Chateau Laurier proposal

Château Laurier This new building, or shall we say addition, would be welcomed in most areas of our City and the high-end use of materials like limestone, bronze and granite would be embraced in any neighbourhood.  However, this contemporary addition to the historic and iconic Château Laurier doesn’t fit with this landmark. There are many improvements that were presented as …

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May 22, 2019

It’s Vanier’s time!

It’s Vanier’s time! Are you a property owner on Montreal Road or a potential investor? The City is combining an infrastructure project (redoing the street infrastructure along Montreal Road from North River to St Laurent) with an economic development effort. The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will help to revitalize this important mainstreet that is the gateway to the east. CIPs provide …

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May 9, 2019

April 24, 2019 – Montreal road working group

On April 24th, 2019, we held our final working group. Special thanks to the members of our working group who took the time to share their thoughts and opinions. The next steps are the final open house on May 13th and the special edition business open house on May 16. The May 13th edition will be held between 6 and …

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May 6, 2019

Montreal Road Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

Vision Vanier is part of Montreal Road’s grand transformation. The CIP is combined with many initiatives including a Vanier art plan, the revitalization of Riverain Park, the Building Better Revitalized Neighbourhoods (BBRN) initiative and more. The goal of the CIP is to see the construction of new buildings and transform the business mix along Montreal Road. The CIP report will be going through …

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