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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April 15, 2019

Hydro Pole Burial on Montreal Road

We have great news for Vanier! On March 27, Council unanimously passed my motion for the burial of the hydro poles along Montreal Rd. After much hard work we have successfully gotten an agreement for all the hydro infrastructure to be buried. As many of you will know, the Montreal Rd Revitalization Project, which is a key pillar of the Vision Vanier …

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April 10, 2019

St. Denis, Lavergne and Ste-Monique Streets Integrated Road, Sewer, and Watermain Reconstruction

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION April 2019  You are invited: Monday, April 15, 2019 6:30 to 8:30 pm Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, Kiwanis Room 300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa, ON Dear Resident,   The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a Public Information Session to discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. Design drawings will be on display and staff will …

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April 9, 2019

Urban Councillors Winter Operations Info Session

March 20, 2019 Moderator: Councillor Mathieu Fleury (Rideau-Vanier Ward – 12) Councillors: Shawn Menard (Capital Ward – 17, Catherine McKenney (Somerset Ward – 14), Jeff Leiper (Kitchissippi Ward 15), staff from Rideau Rockcliffe Ward (13) City Staff: Kevin Wylie (General Manager, Public Works and Environmental Services) Luc Gagné (Director, Roads and Parking Services), Bryden Denyes (Area Manager, Core Road Services) …

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April 4, 2019

Russell, Templeton, Mann and Range Construction Project Update (IMAGE Sandy Hill)

As many of you will know a construction project is set to begin in the south east of Sandy Hill. The project has recently been split into two stages. Templeton and Russell will be reconstructed this year (starting in the spring) and Mann and Range will be completed in 2020. The construction work will include rehabilitation/replacement of: sidewalks, road structure …

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April 3, 2019

Light Rail Transit (LRT) – A Cohesive City project

On March 6, Stage 2 of the LRT passed at Council. We are still anxiously awaiting the opening of LRT Stage 1, which is the backbone of our future transit system. It is sure to modernize the transit experience in our capital city. Although disappointed by the delay in Stage 1, we are protecting the taxpayers by withholding further payments. …

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