March 18, 2019

Winter 2019 Community Update

What’s New at Ottawa Markets As they close their inaugural year, Ottawa Markets, who manage the ByWard Market building and outdoor vending and animation, are already in the middle of planning their activities and services for 2019. In 2018, they worked hard to bring families back to the ByWard Market. They have organized the following initiatives in 2018: -Invited local …

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March 18, 2019

Budget 2019 – What You Need to Know

At the Council meeting of March 8th, the 2019 budget was passed. There will be a 3% tax increase to bring the City’s budget to $3.6 billion for 2019. This represents an additional $113 for the average homeowner. The first budget of a term of council is important because it sets subtle priorities for the whole term (4 year period). …

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March 12, 2019

Winter Maintenance Info Session – March 20

On March 20, residents of the City’s urban wards are invited to an information session and Q&A on winter maintenance and snow clearing on roads, sidewalks and bike lanes. This information session will include presentations from City staff as well as an open forum to voice your questions and concerns. WHEN: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: …

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March 1, 2019

Mathieu Fleury’s voting log

May 9 APPLICATION TO PERMIT THE DEMOLITION OF THE UGANDAN HIGH COMMISSION, 231 COBOURG STREET Voted against; approved at Council The demolition of 231 Cobourg is a loss to the contributing heritage stock of the neighbourhood. There is an ongoing debate amongst professionals as to what the value of the building actually is (given its current state). However, that is …

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February 25, 2019

Try out the Rideau River Trail

Join our team and Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward to celebrate the grooming of a winter trail along the Rideau River! You can hop on the Rideau River eastern pathway anywhere between the Hurdman Bridge and Montreal Road to try out this pilot run of a pressed-snow trail that can be used for snowshoeing, skate-skiing, fatbiking and more! We’ll be by the Adàwe …

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February 19, 2019

2019 Ward Budget Summary

On January 29th, my office hosted our annual ward budget consultation. It was hosted at Mauril Belanger school. We had a solid turnout during another cold night. This document will summarize the comments that we heard. Thank you to all the residents who took the time to come out to our consultation. Topics we heard a lot about were: housing, …

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February 12, 2019

Montreal Road Working Group — January 24, 2019

The focus of the January 24th working group was landscaping and intersection design. We began with Mario’s (the project manager’s) update. Mario has been taking community comments and running them by the different city departments. The VCA would like to see landscaping features that are unique to Vanier. The street lighting department was not in favour of street lights with …

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February 11, 2019

Transit Week Challenge

A group that began in our community is making a difference. Thanks to Free Transit Ottawa, 17 councillors, including myself are taking part in the challenge to take public transit exclusively for a week. I took the bus daily in our community from age 8 to age 24. During those years I had a more regular schedule. Since then I …

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February 6, 2019

Urban Budget Consultation and Winter Parking Reminder

You are cordially invited to #BudgetSpeak, our urban budget consultation. Budget Speak is an interactive opportunity to provide input on the City’s 2019 budget. It is taking place on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m at City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West. At BudgetSpeak, residents of the five urban wards will have an opportunity to learn about …

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