Survey: O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program

22 06 2019

From the City:


The O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program ( is planning a social practice public art opportunity as part of the O-Train Stage 2 Public Art Program and will engage the communities within and surrounding the Richmond-Byron Corridor and Richmond Road in a beneficial way.

The Byron Richmond Public Art project will engage an artist(s) to work with the community beginning in 2020 through a social engagement process. Through this process, the artist will act as instigator or facilitator to help the community work towards a common goal, raise awareness and/or promote dialogue and collaboration around public art and community priorities.

Please help us to distribute the following survey with your community.

The survey will take about 2 minutes to answer. We appreciate your feedback.

Westboro-Dominion Planning Study: Comments Due May 31 

23 05 2019

From the City:


Westboro-Dominion Planning Study 

Good morning,

This email is to let you know that the City of Ottawa is undertaking a review of planning policies and zoning for lands near the Westboro and Dominion Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. You can visit the project website, for more information including a short Discussion Paper on the main issues we’ll be reviewing.

(Please note: this study should not be confused with the the planning study currently underway for the area south of Byron Avenue, as a result of Interim Control By-law 2018-362. For information on that study, please contact Robert Sandercott

The Richmond Road-Westboro Secondary Plan (RRWSP) was adopted in 2008 and provides planning guidance to a large area extending from Island Park Drive in the east to the Sir John A. MacDonald parkway in the west. However, in recent years, development pressure on lands close to the new Westboro and Dominion Light Rail Transit stations has underscored the need for more clarity in that area.

Accordingly, the Westboro-Dominion Planning Study will address in greater detail those lands that are generally:

  • West of Island Park Drive
  • North of Byron Avenue
  • East of Dominion Street, and
  • South of the Transitway and Lanark Avenue.

The Westboro-Dominion Planning Study will not seek to replace the broader Richmond Road-Westboro Secondary Plan (RRWSP.) Rather, it will review, amend and/or expand the policies of the Richmond Road-Westboro plan only as they relate to the lands described above.



For more information, provide comments, or sign up for updates on this project, please contact us:

By mail at:

Westboro-Dominion Planning Study

c/o Tim J. Moerman, MCIP, RPP

Ottawa City Hall, mail code 01-15

110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1


By phone at (613) 580-2424 ext. 13944

By fax at (613) 580-2459

By email at or

Stage 2 Confederation Line West – SJAM Realignment Preparatory Works

15 05 2019

Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit Project

SJAM Parkway Cut and Cover Preparatory Activity

May through December 2019

Please see the attached posters from the Stage 2 Team

Etape 2 TLR_Promenade Sir John A. Macdonald – Travaux préparatoires à la tranchée couverte_Mai 2019 Stage 2 LRT_ Sir John A Macdonal Parkway Prepatory Works_May 2019

NCC Consultation (Westboro Beach) and Westboro-Dominion LRT Info Session (City of Ottawa)

24 04 2019

Please note the following:

  1. NCC Consultation (Westboro Beach) on Monday April 29, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Hintonburg Community Centre
  2. Westboro-Dominion LRT Info Session with the City of Ottawa, Monday May 14, 7:00 to 8:00pm, Fieldhouse at 29 Van Lang

See the attached for additional information.




31 01 2013

City Council recently approved the plans for the Confederation Line between Blair Station and Tunney’s Pasture. That section is scheduled to be open to the public by 2018. Key decisions on the western extension of the train’s route will be taken this year. A track running straight through our green, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood remains a distinct, grim possibility. Information gathered by some of our members suggests city planners are viewing the Richmond-Byron corridor as their top choice.

Although city councillors voted to approve an environmental report last June that included several Richmond-Byron options, the community has still not been consulted at this stage of the process. There have also been few indications that Carling Avenue is being seriously considered as a viable route. Planners have also not specified exactly how much of Byron Linear Park will disappear, where traffic will be diverted through the community when lanes are reduced along Richmond, and whether some homes will have to be appropriated along the route.

Now is a great time to send city councillors, MLAs and MPs an email or letter voicing your concerns about the proposed Richmond/Byron routes. Email addresses can be found on our website. We also encourage you to send a well-worded letter to deputy city manager Nancy Schepers:

The city wants your comments on its new OFFICIAL PLAN and MASTER PLAN, documents that will form the basis of major decisions including transportation and the construction of high-rises and commercial buildings in our neighbourhoods.

Please take the time to fill out their survey, by MARCH 1, 2013.

Look what we discovered from the Confederation Line plans:
• The top speed of the trains is now listed as 100 km/h, versus the 80 km/h described earlier
• The system could move over 18.000 passengers per hour in each direction, up from the 12,000-14,000 in the original planning documents
• Trains could run as often as every 1:45 minutes, much more than the 2-3 minutes laid out by the planners when describing the project

Posted on behalf of Neighbours for Smart Western Rail

Light Rail Showcase beginning December 5, 2012

5 12 2012

On December 5th, 2012, the City of Ottawa will launch a series of public showcases unveiling its recommended light rail transit plan for the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history. Return to this site to view an online showcase or visit a public showcase at one of the locations listed below. Council will review and vote on the recommended plan on December 12th and 19th, 2012.

December 11
Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room
1064 Wellington

December 5-19
Weekdays Only
City Hall, Former Entrepreneurship Centre
110 Laurier Ave. West


Edited to add: And here’s some more information on our Councillor’s website too.

Community meeting about proposed routes through the west end

17 09 2012
The Neighbours for Smart Western Rail group is hosting a community meeting this Friday September 21st from 7-9 p.m. at Dovercourt. For more details about this group please check out their website:

City of Ottawa sticks with top picks for western LRT route; frustration grows with NCC

7 06 2012

“The city is sticking with Richmond Road and the Ottawa River Parkway as its top choices for a western extension of the light-rail system, thanks to a unanimous vote by city council’s transportation committee Wednesday afternoon.

The decision cuts a list of 15 possible routes down to four, three of which use different versions of a corridor along Richmond Road and Byron Avenue west of the current Westboro Transitway station. And it means continuing to look at the parkway despite the firm objections of the National Capital Commission, which owns it….” (Read the rest of this story on the Ottawa Citizen website)

Light rail

7 11 2008

This just came in from the Councillor’s office:

Dear Ottawan,

A vast paradigm shift is presently underway in Ottawa and around the world. The unstable cost of petroleum products is forcing all governments to re-think how the public sector invests in transportation.

We are convinced that Ottawa needs a Light Rail Now! plan for this city in response to these new economic conditions. This means beginning construction of a light rail service that goes where people want and need. The current plan does not achieve this purpose at all. It is a bus first plan that will spend 450 million immediately on new buses and new garages and this figure doesn’t include all the new asphalt for new transitway pavement, bridges and supporting roads.

The great problem here is the bigger the bus system grows, the bigger the draw down on taxpayers and riders becomes, but as electric rail service grows costs are reduced as is pollution. For example, the brand new Luas line in Dublin generated a profit of 6.6 million euros last year. The current Ottawa plan will continue to increase fares, continue to seek urban transit levy increases and provide little new service.

We ask you to come out on November 17 (10:30 a.m.) at the “Gladstone” Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, to join us for presentations on how we can move forward immediately with fast, efficient light rail service on Carling and to all other parts of the city from Orleans, Kanata, Barrhaven and Riverside South. Your questions will be welcome and a light snack will be served courtesy of the Preston St. BIA.

Please support us by coming out and e-mailing your Councillors and the Mayor for a Light Rail Now! plan for Ottawa.


Councillor Christine Leadman
Kitchissippi Ward

Councillor Clive Doucet
Capital Ward


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