Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Connectivity Public Consultations

26 07 2016

As part of the LRT Stage 2 project – which extends the O-Train Confederation Line east and west, and Trillium Line farther south – The City of Ottawa has undertaken a Stage 2 Station Connectivity Study to ensure that community connections are preserved and enhanced along the expanded O-Train system. The study outlines a series of mobility enhancements, including bicycle facilities, multi-use pathways and crosswalks.  The public are invited to give the City feedback on the study at a series of public consultations being held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

West Stations:

  • (Queensview, Pinecrest and Bayshore) – August 9, 2016 – All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Road
  • (Iris and Baseline) – August 10, 2016 – Algonquin College ACCE Building, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Room CA105, 1st floor

South Stations:

  • (Walkley, Greenboro and South Keys) –  August 17, 2016 Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
  • (Leitrim and Bowesville) – August 30, 2016 Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive

East Stations:

  • (Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc, Orléans Blvd., Place d’Orléans and Trim) August 29, 2016 – Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Drive

The public consultation will include:

  • Recommendations for connectivity planning and design based on existing City plans and context
  • Moderated break-out sessions to get input from the community on these recommendations

Ward Councillors and representatives from the City will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.  Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email your request to the contact below.

For more information, please email or contact:   Marc Magierowicz, Planner LRT Stage 2 Project Office 180 Elgin Street Ottawa, ON K2P 2K3 tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27820

Company of Fools to Perform in Clare Gardens Park – August 2nd

25 07 2016

A Company of Fools returns to Kitchissippi Ward with a performance in Clare Gardens on Tuesday August 2nd. 

This year’s Torchlight Shakespeare production is The Amazing Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre, directed by Catriona Leger. Suitable for young and old, it is a tale of duelling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, promiscuous prostitutes, an ancient goddess and not one but two shipwrecks!  How could the Fools have waited so long to tell the thrilling tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre!  When our hero discovers a dark secret about the evil king of Antioch, Pericles is forced to flee for his life.  So begins an epic voyage that takes him across several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love and just maybe what life is all about.  Don’t miss this exciting, fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of your local park.

Showtime:  7pm  The show is 90 minutes in length with no intermission Admission:  Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $20) Please bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. The use of insect repellent is recommended

We’d be very grateful if you could share the word of our performance with your friends and neighbours and  other community members that you have contact with.  We still find word of mouth and social media to be a very useful ways to  get the audiences out to our show and it fits our budget!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 613.304.3427

Gertrude Wilkes, Administrator, Front of House Manager a Company of Fools Theatre  910 Gladstone Ave. Upstairs   OTTAWA ON  K1R 6Y4

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US: Twitter: @foolsOttawa, Instagram: FoolsOttawa,Youtube channel: foolsottawa

COMING UP: Torchlight Shakespeare:  The Amazing Adventures of PERICLES, Prince of Tyre July 4 – August 20  Parks in and around the Ottawa region

Fools Camp A summer camp for kids and a summer camp for teens – we teach your kids how to be Fools!  August 2-19

Shakespeare in the Park

14 07 2016

Summer in Ottawa means Shakespeare in the Park. In this 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, Bear & Co. brings you MACBETH as the Queen’s Men might have toured it. Within the circle of a rope thrown on the ground, three women invite you into Shakespeare’s warring Scotland. In a country torn by civil strife, who is to be trusted? Are they witches? Beggars? Loyal friends or assassins? Only one thing is sure: They play with fire.

Twelfth-Century Scotland is the world of Outlander, where decisions reek more of Game of Thrones than of the court of St James. Here, the politics of the knife-blade rule, and Bear & Co.’s production brings both the savagery and the surprising tenderness of the story to life. Pull up a blanket. Set out your picnic. The show is about to begin. . . .

The full touring schedule is below, and on our website at

All shows begin outdoors at 7. Bring the whole family, a picnic, and something to sit on. Suggested donation: $20 per person.


New processes to protect Ottawa’s trees

13 06 2016


Two new requirements aimed at protecting Ottawa’s urban trees took effect on Tuesday, May 24. The changes will affect those doing infill development or removing distinctive trees – any tree with a trunk that is 50 cm or greater in diameter at chest height. The first change is a new process that aims to protect trees on lots undergoing infill development by identifying potential impacts early in the process. When Building Permit applications for infill development within the greenbelt are submitted to the City, the developer must now include specific Tree Disclosure information and identify whether each tree is to be removed or retained. For trees protected under City by-laws, the applicant must follow the City’s tree protection guidelines and work with an arborist to determine mitigation strategies. For these infill developments, the applicant is required to pay a refundable deposit of $700 per lot – the average cost to plant and maintain one new tree for a two-year period – to help ensure trees are retained or replaced. The applicant can apply for a refund of the deposit upon the successful retention of the City tree(s) or, after planting a tree to City specifications. The second change relates to the application process for the Urban Tree Conservation By-law. This By-law, in place since 2009, requires any property owner planning to remove a distinctive tree from private property in the urban area to first apply for a Distinctive Tree Permit. Under the new requirements:

·        The Arborist Report must be submitted with the City’s online template in person at one of seven Client Service Centres.

·        A $100 administrative fee will be incurred for all Distinctive Tree Permit applications.

·        An Arborist Report is not required if a Building Permit application will also be made for a site within the greenbelt because it will be included as part of the Tree Disclosure information.

For detailed information on these changes, visit


Public Meeting – Byron Avenue Traffic Calming Design

4 06 2016

The City of Ottawa received nearly 750 completed online questionnaires.  Now they want to share with you what they heard and get your comments on the resulting draft design.  Please join us at the upcoming public meeting!


Public Meeting – Byron Avenue Traffic Calming Design

Thursday, June 16, 2016

6 to 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

Our Lady of Fatima Parish

153 Woodroffe Avenue


Can’t make it? 

The City will post all materials on the project website for review once ready.  Or Contact Justin Swan, P.Eng City of Ottawa Planning and Infrastructure Portfolio Phone: (613) 580.2424 Ext. 21636    Email:



The WCA has “Slow Down for Us” signs. If you would like one please send us an email with your contact info and we will drop one off.

23 05 2016


Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale – May 28th

16 05 2016



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