Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor

Update: Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive water, sewer, and road renewal project

3 November 2017 - 3:07pm

I wanted to share the following update with respect to the Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive water, sewer, and road renewal project.

Work on this project is on schedule and will continue until the summer of 2019. 

The streets included as part of this project are:

  • Baseline Road – Prince of Wales Drive to 80 meters west of Prince of Wales Drive – Watermain extension
  • Dynes Road / Fisher Avenue intersection
  • Dynes Road – Fisher Avenue to Prince of Wales Drive
  • Dynes Road / Prince of Wales Drive intersection
  • Prince of Wales Drive – Dynes Road to Forest Hill Avenue

The information below is a status update on the planned construction work:

Baseline Road

All work on Baseline Road is complete.

Dynes Road / Fisher Avenue intersection

All underground work at the Dynes Road / Fisher Avenue intersection is complete.   Base course of asphalt and all curbs are complete.  Most of the sidewalks will be installed at the intersection by late November 2017.   Traffic signal work is on-going and once completed, will allow for the re-opening of Deer Park Road between Fisher Avenue and Forest Park (re-opening is scheduled for November 17, 2017). Final asphalt paving, installation of remaining concrete sidewalk panels at the 4 corners, and final landscaping work is expected to occur in 2018.

Dynes Road – Fisher Avenue to Morley

The majority of work in 2017 has occurred on Dynes Road (between Fisher Avenue and Morley Boulevard).   All underground work is complete.  Base course asphalt including all curbs and most of the sidewalks will be installed on Dynes from Fisher to Morley by early December 2017.  Dynes will be reopened to two-way traffic in December 2017.  Final asphalt paving, installation of remaining sidewalks (north side), and final landscaping on Dynes Road (between Fisher Avenue and Morley Boulevard) is expected to occur in 2018.

Prince of Wales Drive – Dynes Road to Forest Hill Avenue (includes the small section on Dynes from Morley to Prince of Wales, and POW/Dynes intersection)

Lane shifting and sewer construction work on Prince of Wales Drive is expected to start this month.  The lane shifts will not impact traffic.

Continuing in 2018, road, water, and sewer work will occur along Prince of Wales Drive (between Dynes Road and Forest Hill Avenue) and on Dynes Road (between Prince of Wales Drive and Morley Boulevard), including the reconstruction of the POW/Dynes intersection.  Final asphalt paving and final landscaping within those limits will be completed in the spring / summer of 2019.

Utilities

Utility and streetlight relocation work was completed this year on Dynes and Prince of Wales Drive along with work to install temporary traffic signals at the Dynes Road / Fisher and Dynes / Prince of Wales Drive intersections.

New Fare Gates and Ticket Machines

3 November 2017 - 8:53am

Earlier this week, OC Transpo was pleased to start the customer testing of its new fare gates and ticket machines at Carling Station.  The new fare gates and ticket machines are being rolled out to four O-Train stations at Carling, Carleton, Confederation and Greenboro stations in the coming week and will be similar to the systems that will be implemented on the Confederation Line in 2018.

The Roll-out will be as follows:

  • Carling Station (started on Nov. 1)
  • Carleton Station at both platforms (starting on Nov. 3 at 10am)
  • Confederation Station (starting on Nov. 6 at 10am)
  • Greenboro Station (starting on Nov. 8 at 10am)

For more information on these new gates and machines, you can refer to the attached FAQ sheet as well as the pamphlet being distributed by OC Transpo, both are linked below for your benefit.

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New Fare Gates and Ticket Machines 2017

Name the Trains Contest

2 November 2017 - 12:11pm

Mayor Watson has officially launch a special contest that engages children and youth aged 16 and under to celebrate the future of transit in Ottawa. It’s the Name the Trains Contest.

This contest provides the next generation of transit users with a unique opportunity to see their suggested names continue down the rail lines – the O-Train Confederation Line and O-Train Trillium Line – for many years to come.

This is a great opportunity to get your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren involved in playing a part in naming the train cars that will be a part of the biggest infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history, since the days of Colonel By and the building of the Rideau Canal.

The entry form, along with more contest details – including rules, regulations and guidelines – are available at octranspo.com/ready4rail. Each participant can submit as many name suggestions as they wish, but he or she can only win once. However, before submitting, they must first get permission from a parent or guardian.

Here are some helpful guidelines when choosing a name:

  • It should be short (maximum of 16 characters, spaces included)
  • It should be related to trains (or train service) or have a Canadian or Ottawa-related significance
  • It must fit into one or more of the following five categories:
  1. People
  2. Animals
  3. Natural world
  4. Culture
  5. History
  • Names should be bilingual or easily translatable (English & French)
  • Names should be friendly, have a pleasant sound and be easy to remember
  • Must not be negative, vulgar, offensive, racist, exclusionary or threatening in any nature

A total of 40 train cars will be named as part of the Name the Trains Contest – consisting of 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and six O-Train Trillium Line train cars.  The contest deadline is December 8, 2017, and a selection panel will review the name submissions. Winners will be announced in 2018.

Please visit octranspo.com/ready4rail for more information.

Remembrance Day schedule changes

26 October 2017 - 3:44pm

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11. The flags at all City of Ottawa facilities will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset to honour the memory of all Canadians who have served their country in time of war.

In recognition of the significance of Remembrance Day in honouring Canadian Veterans and those serving in the military currently, and in accordance with the City of Ottawa’s Remembrance Day By-law 2008-355, most retail businesses are required to close until 12:30 p.m. on November 11.

Client services:

  • Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed on Monday, November 13. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, November 14.
  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Monday, November 13. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, November 14.
  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY): 613-580-2401.

Garbage, green bin and recycling:

  • Curbside green bin, recycling, garbage, and leaf and yard waste collection will take place on its regular day with no changes to the collection schedule.
  • Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes.
  • The Trail Road Landfill site will be open.

Transit service:

  • War veterans who wear their medals or uniforms may ride OC Transpo, Para Transpo and Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) for free during National Veterans’ Week from November 5 to 11.
  • On November 11, OC Transpo will operate a regular Saturday schedule and a regular weekday schedule on Monday, November 13. Transit is the best way to travel to Remembrance Day events. On the weekend, the DayPass will be valid as a Family DayPass, which can be purchased from the bus operator upon boarding and allows a family or group to travel all day. A family/group can include up to six people, with a maximum of two individuals aged 13 or older.  On November 11, buses will pull over to the side of the road (where it is safe to do so) to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. The Last Post and Reveille will be played over the radios of OC Transpo buses. OC Transpo operators may also wear red on November 11 in support of Canadian Forces troops. Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 with your four-digit bus stop number for automated schedule information. For more details and travel planning assistance, customers should visit com or call 613-741-4390.STO will operate a Saturday schedule on November 11 and a special schedule on Monday, November 13. Riders are invited to consult the User’s Guide, visit Plani-Bus on the STO web site at www.sto.ca or call 819-770-3242 for more details. The INFOBUS system also provides the exact time that the next two buses are scheduled to arrive at a particular stop by dialling 819-778 plus the bus stop number.
  • The OC Transpo Customer Service Centre at CF Rideau Centre will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the customer service centres at other locations will be closed.
  • The OC Transpo Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • OC Transpo Customer Relations (613-842-3600) will be closed.
  • Para Transpo will operate a regular service. Customers may begin booking their trips on Saturday, November 4, by calling 613-244-7272.

Parking:

  • On November 11, vehicles with a veteran’s licence plate will be allowed to park for free in the parking garage at City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. Free parking will also be available for vehicles displaying veteran’s plates in the on-street paid areas around the National War Memorial, specifically on downtown streets bordered by and including Somerset Street to the south, Bank Street to the west, the Ottawa River to the north and the Rideau Canal to the east. All other on-street parking regulations continue to apply.

Recreation services:

  • Pools, arenas and fitness centres will be open for public swimming, fitness, aquafitness and public skating with modified schedules. Please check on ottawa.ca or with the facility of your choice for details.
  • Registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas will be operating; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.

Ottawa Public Health:

Cultural Services:

Archives Services:

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed.

Municipal child care services:

Library services:

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. Branches will return to their regular hours on Sunday, November 12.

 

The City of Ottawa informs residents that there will be traffic impacts for the following parades and ceremonies commemorating Remembrance Day being held in the various communities in and around Ottawa:

 

  • Bells Corners – 10:30 to 12:30 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Bells Corners Branch 593), Centrepointe Drive between Constellation Drive and Chrysalis Way (formerly Epsilon Way).

 

  • Eastview/Vanier – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Eastview Branch 462), north on Cyr Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion (294 Cyr Avenue) and Montreal Road, east on Montreal Road between Cyr Avenue and Hannah Street, and north on Hannah Street between Montreal Road and Marier Avenue, and to the Vanier Cenotaph for the ceremonial service. Following the service, the parade participants will return to the Royal Canadian Legion going south on Hannah Street between Marier Avenue and Montreal Road, south on Cody Avenue between Montreal Road and Jeanne Mance Street, west on Jeanne Mance Street between Cody Avenue and Savard Avenue, and north on Savard Avenue between Jeanne Mance Street and Racine Robert Funeral Home.

 

  • Kanata – 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Kanata Branch 638), east on The Parkway between Earl of March High School (4 Parkway) and Teron Road, south on Teron Road between The Parkway and Colchester Square, Colchester Square, and west on Campeau Drive between Colchester Square and the John Mlacak Centre.

 

  • Manotick/South Carleton – 10:15 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (South Carleton Branch 314), east on Beaverwood Road from the Royal Canadian Legion to Manotick Main Street, north on Manotick Main Street from Beaverwood Road to Clapp Lane, east on Clapp Lane from Manotick Main Street, and to the Manotick Cenotaph for the ceremonial service. Then,south on Dickinson Street from the Manotick Cenotaph and Mill Street, west on Mill Street from Dickinson Street and Manotick Main Street, south on Manotick Main Street from Mill Street and Beaverwood Road, west on Beaverwood Road from Manotick Main Street and the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 314)

 

  • National War Memorial – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command. The following street closures will be in effect:

Rideau/Wellington Street between Sussex/Colonel By Drive and Bank Street, Queen Street between O’Connor Street and Elgin Street, Elgin Street between Wellington Street and Albert Street, Metcalfe Street between Wellington Street and Albert Street, and O’Connor Street between Wellington Street and Queen Street.

Temporary street closures prior to and following the ceremony at the National War Memorial in effect:

Laurier Avenue between Nicholas Street and Elgin Street, Elgin Street between Laurier Avenue and Albert Street, Colonel By Drive between Rideau Street and Daly Avenue, MacKenzie Avenue extension between Rideau Street and Daly Avenue, Daly Avenue between Colonel By Drive and Nicholas Street, Nicholas Street (southbound) between Daly Avenue and Laurier Avenue, and Elgin Street between Albert Street and Slater Street

 

  • Navan – 10:30 a.m. to noon, Colonial Road between Delson Drive and Fairgreen Avenue, and to the Navan Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.

 

  • Orléans – 10:30 to 11 a.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 632), Vimont Court and Taylor Creek Boulevard between Vimont Court and the Royal Canadian Legion at 800 Taylor Creek Boulevard, and to the Orleans Cenotaph for the ceremonial service.

 

  • Osgoode – 10:45 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Osgoode Branch 589), Victoria Street between Eighth Line Road and Louise Street, and to the ceremonial service at the Osgoode Cenotaph in front of the Municipal Building.

 

  • Richmond – 10:45 a.m. to noon, Royal Canadian Legion (Richmond Branch 625), Perth Street between the Richmond Shopping Plaza and the Richmond Memorial Park for the ceremonial service.

 

  • Stittsville – 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Stittsville and District Branch 618), north on Stittsville Main Street between the Royal Canadian Legion, (1480 Stittsville Main Street) and Warner-Colpitts Lane, and west on Warner-Colpitts Lane between Stittsville Main Street and the Stittsville Cenotaph for the ceremonial service. The parade participants will return to the Royal Canadian Legion going east on Mulkins Street between the Stittsville Cenotaph and Stittsville Main Street, and south on Stittsville Main Street between Mulkins Street and the Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville Branch 618.

 

  • Strathcona – 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, November 5, Royal Canadian Legion (Strathcona Branch 595), Main Street between Immaculata High School (140 Main Street) parking lot and St. Paul University (223 Main Street) parking lot for the ceremonial service.

 

  • West Carleton – 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 4, Royal Canadian Legion (West Carleton Branch 616), Constance Bay Road between McConnell Lane and Allbirch Road, and Allbirch Road between Constance Bay Road, and to the Royal Canadian Legion for the ceremonial service.

 

  • Westboro – 1:30 to 3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion (Westboro Branch 480), north on Winston Avenue between the Royal Canadian Legion and Madison Avenue, east on Madison Avenue between Winston Avenue and Churchill Avenue, south on Churchill Avenue between Madison Avenue and Richmond Road, and west on Richmond Road between Churchill Avenue and Broadview Avenue to the Westboro Cenotaph. Wreath laying and ceremonial service at Westboro Cenotaph from 2:30 p.m. The parade participants will return east on Richmond Road between Broadview Avenue and the Royal Canadian Legion (Westboro Branch 480).

Customer testing of fare gates and ticket machines to begin at four OC Transpo stations

26 October 2017 - 11:06am

 

Ottawa – OC Transpo will soon begin customer testing of fare gates and ticket machines at four stations on the O-Train Trillium Line. Testing will begin on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 1 – Carling Station
  • Friday, November 3 – Carleton Station
  • Monday, November 6 – Confederation Station
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Greenboro Station – Bus and train platforms

To reach the train platforms at these stations and also the bus platforms at Greenboro Station, customers will enter through the fare gates by simply tapping their smartcard (Presto, U-Pass or STO Multi cards) or scanning their bus transfer or ticket purchased at the station. When exiting the station, there’s no need to tap or scan. The gates will open automatically when the customer approaches. 

New ticket machines will also be available at these stations for purchasing single ride fares or buying any Presto card product. Customers can buy a new Presto card, check their balance or top up their current Presto card, and buy a DayPass or single-ride fare. Ticket machines will accept cash, credit or debit cards. Fare products purchased at the ticket machines can be used immediately. DayPasses and single-ride fares purchased at the machines can be scanned and smartcards tapped to provide access through the fare gate.

OC Transpo staff will be at each station to provide assistance with the new fare gates and ticket machines during all service hours through this phase of testing.

Old-style paper tickets purchased through retailers cannot be used at the fare gates as they have no features that can be scanned. Old-style paper tickets will no longer be sold after November 30, 2017. Customers are able to exchange them at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres for purchase of another fare product, such as a Presto card.   

A live customer help point service will be introduced at a later date at each of the four stations. It will feature a live video chat function that will allow customers to see and speak with OC Transpo customer service staff who can provide assistance.                                                                                                            

For more information on the O-Train Trillium Line fare gates and ticket machines, please visit octranspo.com.

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McCarthy Road Resurfacing (Plante to Fielding)

25 October 2017 - 11:18am

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the resurfacing of a section of McCarthy Road from Plante Drive to Fielding Drive. This section of road was deemed to be in very poor condition and will be resurfaced over the next several weeks. The resurfacing project should be completed by the end of November.

Ottawa Cycling Plan – Heron Road Corridor – Public Open House

23 October 2017 - 11:31am

Although the project limits for this functional design study do not fall within River Ward, many residents may find the design of these new cycling facilities of interest, given their proximity.

Project P1-19 is listed in the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan as segregated cycling facilities in the Heron Road corridor between Data Centre Road and Alta Vista Drive, in support of a Cross-town Bikeway. 

The City successfully applied for assistance from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) to undertake the design of the facilities with 50% dollars coming from the federal government.  This current project is identified as PTIF-41 and will take us to the detailed design stage.  Design completion deadline is March 31/18 under PTIF requirements. 

Funding to construct the facilities has not yet been identified/committed.

The city is planning a Public Open House on the functional design as follows:

Monday November 27/17 6:30pm – 8:30pm Jim Durrell Rec Centre – Elwood Hall Residents are invited and encouraged to attend and provide their feedback on this cycling infrastructure project.

Merivale Road (north) Community Design Plan

19 October 2017 - 8:51am

Imagine Merivale Road (north) Community Design Plan Project Website

Thank you to all residents who attended the most recent open house for the Merivale Road (north) Community Design Plan (CDP). 

The intent of the CDP exercise is to provide a vision for how the northern end of Merivale Road will look and function in the future. The CDP study area affects land adjacent to Merivale Road between Caldwell Avenue and Carling Avenue.  The study generally includes creating guidelines for land use and urban design, review and possible changes to the current zoning of land on select properties, consideration of a range of new economic development incentives and creation of a “complete street” design to improve walking, cycling and streetscape in the future.

For those of you who were unable to attend you can visit the project website to view the presentation boards from the meeting. After reviewing the information, please feel free to share any feedback with me on the project at Riley.Brockington@Ottawa.ca.

 

Preliminary Consultation on new park at 3071 Riverside Drive

16 October 2017 - 11:47am

3071 Riverside Drive
Future Site of City Park

Park Survey Link

The City of Ottawa is commencing preliminary consultation on the new park to be built at 3071 Riverside Drive.

Development applications from Canoe Bay Developments Inc. have been submitted to develop the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive with a mixed-use development and a 1.5-acre park. The site is located on the east side of Riverside Drive opposite Mooney’s Bay Park. The park will be located adjacent to the southern lot line of the property, and will have street frontage on Riverside Drive. 

The park is proposed to be designed and constructed as a developer-built park through the subdivision application that has been submitted for the site. To obtain further information relating to the application, go to ottawa.ca/devapps, access the City’s Development Application Search Tool, and input File Number D07-16-17-0011 in the “Search” criteria. 

The park is classified as a parkette according to the City’s Park and Pathway Development Manual based on the park size. Parkettes are small parks that are located within walking distance of local residents. They provide central green space and social gathering spaces within neighbourhoods, and offer predominantly passive recreation and minor active recreation opportunities within a local residential or mixed-use neighbourhood. Parkettes can improve connectivity with neighbourhoods, provide interesting focal points, enhance built form and contribute to community character, providing a place for residents to interact, children to play and social events to occur.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding the proposed park. The City will be taking the survey results into consideration during the planning and design process for the park. Further public consultation will be led by Councillor Brockington and will occur after concept plans and illustrations have been prepared for the park.  

The survey may be completed up until November 24, 2017. 

Comments or questions regarding the proposed park can be directed to:
Burl Walker, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning – Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27891
burl.walker@ottawa.ca

 

Notice of Public Meetings: 3071 Riverside Drive and Norberry Residences

16 October 2017 - 11:00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City seeking public input on four commemorative naming proposals

13 October 2017 - 4:05pm

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on four separate naming proposals to:

  • Name a future park located at the corner intersection of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main Street “Kavanagh Green”
  • Name a gymnasium in the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre “Robert and Linda Poulsen Gymnasium”
  • Name the Sawmill Creek Settling Pond the “Wendy Stewart Pond”
  • Name a cemetery in Claudette Cain Park the “Moodie Family Cemetery”

 

Kavanagh Green – (Ward 6 –Stittsville)

In recognition of the Kavanagh family’s historical significance to the community of Stittsville, a proposal to name a future park at the southwest corner intersection of Hazeldean road and Stittsville Main Street has been submitted to the Commemorative Naming Committee. For nearly a century, Kavanagh family members have made important contributions to the community of Stittsville and surrounding areas which include owning and operating the popular Stittsville Flea Market for 25 years and volunteering with the Food Bank, Holy Spirit Church and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice.

Robert and Linda Poulsen Gymnasium (Ward 16- River)

In recognition of the extensive community service and extraordinary community service record of Robert and Linda Poulsen, a proposal to name the gymnasium at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre has been submitted to the Commemorative Naming Committee. Long-time residents of River Ward, Robert and Linda served on the HCRPCC board for several years and engaged in volunteer opportunities in the area. Prior to his passing in December of 2006, Robert coached local sports teams and Linda continues to volunteer in the community; she recently worked to bring three refugee families to the neighbourhood.

Wendy Stewart Pond (Ward 16- River)

In recognition of the extensive community service and extraordinary community service record of Wendy Stewart, a proposal to name the Sawmill Creek Settling Pond the “Wendy Stewart Pond” has been submitted to the Commemorative Naming Committee. Wendy Stewart is a former Regional and City Councillor for River Ward who was actively engaged with her community in many ways. In addition to other initiatives, Wendy sat on the Board of Directors for Carleton Heights Community Centre, led the Parents Advisory Committee at McGregor Easson Public School, contributed to the community newspaper and held the District Commissioner position with the Girl Guides of Canada for five years.

Moodie Family Cemetery (Ward 22 – Gloucester South Nepean)

In recognition of the Moodie family’s historical significance to the community of Gloucester South Nepean, a proposal to name the cemetery located in Claudette Cain Park has been submitted to the Commemorative Naming Committee. James Moodie immigrated to Canada from Scotland in the 18th century and purchased 200 acres of land in the Gloucester South Nepean region. On this land, a farm, houses and a cemetery were built where Moodie family members have been laid to rest. Although it has informally been referred to as the Moodie Family Cemetery for years, this proposal serves to make this name official.

View each proposal on the Commemorative naming page on ottawa.ca.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

O-Train Trillium Line Temporary Service Disruption

28 September 2017 - 3:12pm

OC Transpo’s O-Train Trillium Line service will be temporarily replaced by Route 107 bus service from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on three upcoming Sundays on October 1, 15 and 22. These temporary closures will allow for site inspections in preparation for future service expansion.

Route 107 buses will travel parallel to the Trillium Line routing between Bayview and South Keys stations every 15 minutes, with limited stops along the way to provide service in proximity to the Trillium Line stations. In addition to Route 107, there may be other bus route options that work better for some customers. For schedules and travel planning assistance, visit octranspo.com or call 613-741-4390.

Hydro Ottawa Service Infrastructure Improvements in Hunt Club

6 September 2017 - 9:45am

Dear Residents in the Hunt Club Community,

I am sharing below a letter I have received from Hydro Ottawa about upcoming service improvements in your area.

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September 5, 2017
Councillor Riley Brockington City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1J1

Dear Councillor Brockington,

Re: Hydro Ottawa Project #92011984 – Uplands Drive between Ratan Court and Lillico Drive

I am writing to inform you of electrical service improvements Hydro Ottawa will be undertaking in your ward. The project involves the removal and replacement of switchgear equipment that has reached the end of its life. This equipment is located in three areas along Uplands Drive between Ratan Court and Lillico Drive. This work is necessary to ensure reliability of the electricity distribution system in the area.

Work on this project is scheduled to commence on September 18 and continue until December 15. Residents will notice an increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including excavation activities and construction vehicles.

Traffic control will be implemented when required to ensure that roads and driveways remain accessible and safe to residents and staff. In order to minimize noise concerns, we will ensure that work is completed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Be assured that all residents and businesses in the affected area will receive advanced notice of the project and be provided with a point of contact. Planned power outages are not expected to occur as a result of this project. We will work diligently to reduce disruptions and our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.

Hydro Ottawa is committed to delivering safe, reliable electricity service and keeping you informed of upgrades and emergency work taking place in your community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Wallace, System Designer, who is overseeing this project. Cheryl can be reached at 613-880-9367 or via email at CherylWallace@hydroottawa.com. You can also reach me directly at 613-321-3926 or JulieLupinacci@hydroottawa.com.

Sincerely,

Julie (Gaudet) Lupinacci
Chief Customer Officer/Dirigeante principal de l’expérience client
Tel. / tél.: 613-321-3926
JulieLupinacci@hydroottawa.com

 

Public Meeting – Zoning Bylaw Amendment Review for New Civic Hospital Site

5 September 2017 - 12:02pm

Ottawa Civic Hospital Zoning Meeting

The City of Ottawa Planning Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Proposals for the new Ottawa Civic Hospital location at 930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street. The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25 at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street. An Open House will begin at 6:30pm with a presentation and Q&A to follow. All residents interested in learning more about the land use amendment are invited to attend the public meeting.  In June, I hosted a public information session with residents who were briefed on the latest developments from senior management at the hospital.  

Residents are able to view all associated documents with zoning amendment application by visiting www.ottawa.ca/devapps and searching for 930 Carling or 520 Preston in the file search tool. 

Public Information Session – Route 14

5 September 2017 - 11:56am

OC Transpo Route 14 Public Meeting

I will be hosting a Public Information Session to discuss planned changes to Route 14 and other OC Transpo routes in anticipation of the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30pm at the Carlington Recreation Centre, 1520 Caldwell Avenue.  OC Transpo route planners will be in attendance to provide information and answer any questions residents may have. I invite all residents who may be affected by the changes to attend the information session to learn more and share your feedback directly with OC Transpo.

Labour Day activities and schedule changes

25 August 2017 - 10:20am

The City of Ottawa reminds residents of the following schedule changes for Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

Client services:

  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, including the courts located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, September 5.
  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention. Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons with a hearing-related disability, call TTY: 613-580-2401.

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection:

  • There will be no curbside green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Labour Day. Labour Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 5. In addition, the collection of green bin, recycling materials and garbage will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. For curbside collection inquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool..
  • There will be no multi-residential bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Labour Day. Labour Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 5. Recycling container and green bin collection will also be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of September 4
  • The Trail Waste Facility will be closed.

Parking:

  • All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.

Transit service:

  • OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule and the DayPass will be valid as a Family DayPass. A family or group may travel all day with a DayPass which can be purchased for $10.25 from the bus operator when you board. A family/group can include up to six people with a maximum of two individuals aged 13 or older.
  • New fall service goes into effect on Sunday, September 3. New timetables are available at OCTranspo.com and octranspo.mobi. Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for real-time schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit octranspo.com.
  • OC Transpo Customer Service Centres will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln Fields, Place d’Orléans and St-Laurent, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rideau Centre.
  • Transit Information Centre (613-741-4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • OC Transpo Customer Relations Office (613-842-3600) will be closed.
  • Para Transpo will operate a holiday service on September 4. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips for Labour Day on or after August 28 by calling 613-244-7272.
  • Para Transpo operations:
  • Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed
  • Administration (613-244-1289) – closed
  • Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed
  • Reservations line (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Trip cancellation and general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 a.m.to 12:30 a.m.

Recreation services:

  • Beaches and splash pads will be open, weather permitting, but unsupervised.
  • Most registered programs at swimming pools, community centres and arenas are cancelled; however, clients should check with their facility to confirm, as some exceptions will apply.

 

Ottawa Public Health:

  • SITE program:
  • SITE office at 179 Clarence Street will be closed Monday, September 4, however, the site mobile van will be operating on a regular schedule from 5 to 11:30 p.m.

Cultural services:

  • City of Ottawa Archives, arts centres, galleries, theatres and museums will be closed; however, clients should check Ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm, as some exceptions may apply.

Archives services:

  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed. They will be open as usual on Tuesday, September 5.

Municipal child care services:

Library Services:

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hunt Club Road Cycling Link – Online Consultation Begins

18 August 2017 - 9:38am

Hunt Club Road Cycling Link(Riverside Drive to Paul Benoit Driveway)

Online Consultation (for design process) : August 21 to September 20, 2017

Overview

The City of Ottawa is in the planning stage for improving quality and consistency in cycling facilities along Hunt Club Road between Riverside Drive and Paul Benoit Driveway / North Bowesville Road.

  • Cycling facilities: New raised cycle track and one-way, multi-use pathway will complete a 17km long continuous route of dedicated cycling facilities on Hunt Club Road from Highway 416 to Esson Road.
  • Pedestrian facilities: New sidewalks with additional separation from vehicle lanes on the south side of Hunt Club Road, new shared multi-use pathway on the north side of Hunt Club Road and proposed protected intersections at Paul Benoit Driveway and the T&T Access will make this section of Hunt Club Road safer and more comfortable for pedestrians.
  • Vehicle capacity: No impacts on vehicle capacity are anticipated along Hunt Club Road.

This consultation relates to the design of the facility. Pending future funding, implementation of this facility could be planned for Phase 2 of the approved Transportation Master Plan (2020 to 2025).

 

Review and comment on the preliminary design 

A 2.5m wide multi-use pathway is proposed on the north side of Hunt Club Road between Riverside Drive and Paul Benoit Driveway; there are currently no cycling or pedestrian facilities on this side of the road.  On the south side a 1.5m cycle track and 1.8m concrete sidewalk is proposed to replace the existing concrete sidewalk between Riverside Drive and Paul Benoit Driveway.  There are a number of constraints within the corridor.  Where possible the new facilities have been aligned to minimize the impact on adjacent properties, mature trees and infrastructure. Nevertheless, on the north side of Hunt Club Road approximately 45 trees will be impacted by the construction. The affected trees will be replaced with 90 trees for a replacement ratio of 2:1.

Notations on the design drawing provide additional detail in accordance with the following legend:

  • A – Proposed raised crosswalk and crossride
  • B – Delineator strip (0.2m)
  • C – Asphalt multi-use pathway (2.5m)
  • D – Asphalt cycle track (1.5m)
  • E – Concrete sidewalk (1.8m)
  • F – Boulevard (varying width)
  • G – Intersection modifications including new crossrides and bike signals
  • H – Channel realigned to slow turning vehicles and improve drivers’ sightlines to pedestrians and cyclists
  • I – Right turn channel removed and truck apron added to reduce radius to slow turning vehicles and improve drivers’ sightlines to pedestrians and cyclists
  • J – Relocate utility/streetlighting
  • K – Modify Median
  • L – Relocate bus stop to far-side
  • M – Modify curb and relocate catch basins
  • N – Existing intersection maintained
  • O – Reinforced Slope
  • P – 15m Bus Platform

Tell Us What You Think

Complete our questionnaire by Sep 11, 2017.

Survey Link: https://s-ca.chkmkt.com/?e=91119&h=08B68B2301643A1&l=en

Next Steps

Comments received from the public will be considered during the detailed design phase which will be carried out in 2017 and 2018 with completion in early 2018.

For further information contact:

Amir Zahabi
Project Manager, Transportation Planning
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 16821
Email: Amir.Zahabi@ottawa.ca

Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive Reconstruction Project Update

31 July 2017 - 11:03am

I would like to share with you the following update and attachments regarding the ongoing Dynes Road/Prince of Wales Drive Reconstruction project.

Construction work for the Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive Reconstruction project is progressing.  In order to facilitate the Contractor’s installation of a large diameter trunk storm sewer, as well as replacing the existing sanitary sewer and watermain within the Fisher Avenue and Deer Park Road/Dynes Road intersection, a full closure of the Fisher Avenue and Deer Park Road/Dynes Road intersection is required.   The intersection closure is required to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment, for protection of existing utilities, and for safety of the workers and the public.

The intersection of Fisher Avenue and Deer Park Road/Dynes Road will be closed in all directions to vehicular and bicycle traffic.  The road closure will need to be in-place from 7 p.m. on Friday, August 25 to 6 a.m. on Monday, August 28.  The roadway will be re-opened to traffic as soon as the Contractor has completed the work.

Signed detours for vehicles and bicyclists will be in place during the duration of the intersection closure. A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians will be maintained through and/or around the construction site. During the intersection closure, through traffic on Fisher Avenue will be detoured to Prince of Wales Drive using Meadowlands Drive and Baseline Road. Residents on Deer Park Road can access their community from Meadowlands Drive. Residents on Dynes Road can access their community from Arnot Road or Claymor Avenue.

The Notices to Residents, see attached, will be delivered to residents within the next couple weeks.

August 2017 – Dynes and PoW – FisherDynes – EN

August 2017 – Dynes and PoW – FisherDynes – FR