Provincial Election: All Candidates Debate (Ottawa Centre Electoral District)

7 05 2018

Provincial election

All Candidates Debate (Ottawa Centre Electoral District_

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Glebe Community Centre

175 Third Avenue

Paid parking is available in the city parking garage between Second and Third Avenues just west of Bank Street.



City of Ottawa: Planning and Development Newsletter

4 05 2018

City of Ottawa
Planning and Development

May is Bike to Work Month!
Bike to Work Month Ottawa After a long and grueling winter, we think it is finally safe to say, spring is here!

Just in time for Bike to Work Month, and whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist, sign up to pledge to bike to work for the chance to win awesome prizes! It is free, fun and easy to join!

You can help plan your route by using the City of Ottawa Cycling Map to find cycling paths and routes that will make your trip comfortable and convenient.
Walk the city you love
Lace up those shoes because there are over 50 free Jane’s Walks scheduled to explore on May 5 and 6.

Never heard of Jane’s Walk? Jane’s Walk a pedestrian-focused event inspired by Jane Jacobs, that’s about getting close to your city, getting out and observing, meeting your neighbours, discovering new areas of the city, and learning about the urban landscape, streetscape, buildings, parks, public art and monuments.

Visit Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau to look up the scheduled walks.

City building at its best! A look back at 2017
Cover of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development HighlightsAll you have to do is look around—the City of Ottawa is developing at an impressive rate! The story of the city’s development successes is displayed in the 2017 accomplishments, available on

“I’m honoured to lead a great team of city staff who champion the city building agenda. We are responsible for all aspects—from planning and delivering growth opportunities and infrastructure, to managing city assets, to fostering economic prosperity. Working together with residents, we look forward to creating new spaces and places for a liveable Ottawa”, says Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development.

Accessibility during construction
Construction season is quickly approaching and the City wants you to know that mobility through construction sites is important to us.

Section 2.11 of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards is dedicated to accessibility during construction. Accessibility during construction ensures the provision of a safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians through and/or around the construction site.

The standards ensure that pedestrians with disabilities, as well as those with increased mobility needs (parents with strollers and/or young children, pedestrians using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, etc.), are accommodated either through or around a construction site.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email
Did you know? is full of all kinds of planning, development and infrastructure information for residents to keep informed and follow projects in neighbourhoods around the city. Visit and find out more about:

The city’s land use plan referred to as the Official Plan
The Development Application tool – click and search anywhere in the city to read about active and upcoming development applications
How planning works – watch our YouTube video I Saw the Sign!
How community plans and studies guide local development
Development information for residents – learn how to get involved in the development application process
New park developments in your community, and
Heritage conservation – Identifying and protecting heritage properties, the grant program and changes to heritage property information Insert your new text here
Got a story idea? Something you’d like to share? Send your idea or article to
Get involved at an upcoming event
May 5
Open House: 99 Fifth Ave Zoning
Fifth Ave Court, 99 Fifth Ave
9:30 am to 12 pm
For more info:

May 17
Open House:
Brian Coburn Blvd. Extension and Cumberland Transitway Westerly – Alternate Corridor
Blackburn Hamlet Community Hall,
190 Glen Park Drive, 6 to 9 pm,
Presentation at 7 pm
For more info:

May 31
Open House:
Minto 2450 Portobello/ 2605 Tenth Line
Aquaview Community Centre,
318 Aquaview Dr.
6:30 to 8 pm
For more info:

Bur oaks in Champlain Park: Sunday, May 6, 2018

3 05 2018

Please the attached information from a neighbour.

Six heritage trees in an urban ‘hood

We will visit six majestic bur oak trees that will be coming into leaf. Learn how Champlain Park ‘hood has managed to get a provincial designation for these heritage trees—to date, the only such designations in Ottawa. Discuss and strategize on ways to ensure heritage trees and all our natural heritage are recognized by the City of Ottawa as it reviews its tree by-law in 2018.

Meet at Champlain Park, 149 Cowley Ave. Ottawa, near the fieldhouse. From there, we will walk south on Cowley to visit the first bur oak. We will walk west on Sunnymede Ave. and visit two bur oak trees on Keyworth Ave. Our next stop will be two bur oak trees on Daniel Ave. The final stop will be at the bur oak located on Clearview Ave at Patricia.

Three of the trees are located in backyards where access to the yard involves driveways with some slope and grassy, uneven terrain in the yards.

Debra and Daniel are animators for the Champlain Oaks Project, which was launched in our small enclave within Kitchissippi Ward in 2010. Our neighbourhood project aims to protect and celebrate these massive bur oak trees that have grown in this part of the city for centuries, from acorns planted by squirrels and blue jays!

Clare Gardens Park Spring Clean-Up: May 5, 2018

2 05 2018

Clare Gardens Park’s Spring Clean-Up

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 10:00 am till 12:30 pm

(Rain date: May 6th – same times)

It’s that time of year. The WCA and the Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park are hosting the park’s spring clean-up.

We’ll bring rubber gloves and large garden bags. If possible we’d appreciate if you could bring a broom, a rake, and/ a shovel, if possible. We might be doing another mulch move so wheelbarrows would help too. Veggie plants for sale with proceeds going to the park.

Bring your families and meet your neighbours! We’ll have refreshments and goodies. See you in the park!

Organized by:

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park


The Westboro Community Association

Spring Cleanup2018 portrait

Forum Francophones des Parcs d’Ottawa 2018

1 05 2018

From Ecology Ottawa:



Je fais appel à vous et à votre association communautaire pour vous parler d’un programme élaboré par Ecology Ottawa et Park People : « Les Amis des Parcs ». Fondé par le gouvernement de l’Ontario, « Les Amis des Parcs » a pour but d’assister les communautés francophones dans la célébration de leur culture ainsi que dans la mise en valeur des espaces verts et des parcs.

Ce week-end (voir les détails de l’événement ci-dessous et dans les pièces jointes), nous organisons notre premier forum francophone qui a pour but d’aider les résidents intéressés à obtenir toute l’aide nécessaire pour organiser un événement. Nous aborderons tous les sujets cruciaux pour la planification d’un événement, tels que la publicité autour de ce dernier, la levée de fond, ou encore le renforcement des capacités organisationnelles. Cet événement a lieu pour aider les personnes expérimentées comme les débutants.

Je suis persuadée qu’il y a de nombreux francophones au sein de votre communauté, et il serait formidable que vous les informiez de cette opportunité, et du programme en général. Nous vous serions grandement reconnaissants si vous pouviez communiquer autour de l’événement.

Egalement, si vous connaissez des groupes communautaires qui cherchent de l’aide, des conseils, ou une assistance quelconque, merci de bien vouloir me donner vos coordonnées.

Les détails de l’événement :

LIEU: Coworkly (261 Montreal Road, Vanier)

HORAIRES: 13h – 16h

BUT: Pour donner des conseils à propos du financement, de la logistique, des permis et de toutes les ficelles pour organiser un événement !

Pour en savoir plus :

Pour s’inscrire :



Good afternoon,

I’m reaching out to you and your community association to let you know of a program that Ecology Ottawa and Park People have embarked upon: les amis des parcs. Funded by the Government of Ontario, les amis des parcs will help francophone residents of Ottawa celebrate their culture in local greenspaces and parks.

This week-end (event details below and attached) we will be hosting our first francophone forum that will help interested residents get all the help they need to plan an event. Anything from fundraising, to capacity building, to advertising will be covered and the whole event is designed to help the experienced and non-experienced event planner.

​I believe that there is a large constituency of​ francophone’s in your community, and it would be great to let them know about this opportunity, and the program as a whole. Would you post about and advertise this event?

Also, if you know of active community members that are looking for help, guidance, and support, please feel free to give them my contact. I am not bilingual, but this event (and all les amis des parcs events) will be hosted entirely in French.

The specifics:​
WHERE: Coworkly 261 Montreal Road, Vanier
WHEN: 1-4pm
WHY: To give guidance around funding, logistics, permits and all manners of events planning needs!

To learn more:


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OMB: Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Now Open

17 04 2018

From the provincial government:


Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Now Open

April 11, 2018 – Toronto

Last week, Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Support Centre opened its doors to the public for the first time.  The centre’s role is to help people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process.

“People know that what gets built in their community affects their quality of life, but they often don’t know how to influence those decisions,” explains board chair, Anna Pace. “The Local Planning Appeal Support Centre can help bridge that gap.”

People with a question about the land use planning process or an appeal can get in touch with the centre using the contact information below. The centre is open from Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The centre is an independent agency of the Ontario government, accountable to a board of directors. It was created under the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.

Chair Anna Pace has held senior roles at Metrolinx, the TTC and the City of Toronto. She is joined by board member Mark Leach. Mary Lee is the centre’s executive director and Mark Christie is the manager-registrar. For more information about Anna Pace and the rest of the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre’s leadership team, visit the centre’s website.

Contact the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre

Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation

17 04 2018

From Councillor Jeff Leiper:



As you may be aware, extensive planning is underway to extend light rail further south, east and west as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.

In previous Stage 2 LRT public consultations regarding Byron Linear Park, there was community interest and a commitment to relocate trees impacted by construction between Cleary Avenue and Lincoln Fields.

As the ground begins to thaw, I am excited to announce that we will be relocating transplantable trees from Byron Linear Park later this spring. Our target relocation areas are parks situated in the affected communities and upon request in the front yard of eligible private properties.

If you are interested in receiving a tree, please email and provide the following information:
• Name
• Phone Number
• Address
The deadline to submit a request is April 22, 2018. Please note, trees will be provided on a first come, first eligible, first served basis. For more information, please see the Byron Linear Park Tree Relocation Frequently Asked Questions found on

I encourage you to pass this information on to your respective community members. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either or my office.

Jeff Leiper
City Councillor
Kitchissippi Ward 15
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. W
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

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