Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor

Traffic impacts beginning next week on Dynes Road due to planned major infrastructure work

7 July 2017 - 3:38pm

Residents are advised that beginning Monday, July 10 until December 2017 Dynes Road will be closed to traffic, between Fisher Avenue and Morley Boulevard, to accommodate improvements to storm water infrastructure. Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained with a single eastbound lane.

More information on the Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive Water, Sewer, and Road Construction project can be found in the notice below.

Ottawa 2017 – The Celebration Continues!

6 July 2017 - 2:10pm

July events for Ottawa 2017

  1. From July 7 to 22, City Hall will be host to Ottawa’s first Sky Lounge, which offers fine dining 150 feet in the air. Tickets are still available to certain cocktail sessions for those seeking to heighten their senses. If you’re at City Hall, come check out the sky-high restaurant which will be located on Marion Dewar Plaza.
  1. From July 16 until September 14, you can travel to a new dimension with Kontinuum – an impressive world-first underground multimedia production in Ottawa’s future Lyon LRT station. Kontinuum is brought to you by Moment Factory, the world-renowned Canadian company that’s produced sound and light shows all over the world. More than 55,000 tickets have already been reserved for this free event – get yours here today!
  1. And from July 27 to 30, you can feast your eyes on a fire-breathing dragon and a giant spider crawling through the streets of Ottawa as we welcome La Machine’s travelling urban theatre. LongMa and The Spider will be among us 24-hours a day, with plenty of opportunities to pay them a visit (but don’t get too close).

Visit ottawa2017.ca for information on these and more events happening throughout the rest of the year.

Runway Construction at Ottawa Airport This Summer

5 July 2017 - 1:02pm


My office has received the following information on planned major construction work taking place at the Ottawa International Airport this summer.

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As a part of its ongoing commitment to airside safety, the Airport Authority is undertaking two major airside construction projects scheduled for the summer of 2017. These projects have been scheduled in parallel in an effort to minimize operational disruptions and community impact. 

Operational impacts

  • The airport’s main Runway, 07/25 (east/west), will be closed in July and August, and for another week in September/October to complete the project.
  • Runway 14/32 (north/south) will be used for all commercial traffic during this time.

Project details

Taxiway reconstruction project

  • A section of taxiway Bravo, the roadway that connects the terminal apron to Runway 25, will be reconstructed.
  • The project includes:
    • the installation of new taxiway lighting
    • the installation of storm sewers
    • line painting
  • This reconstruction is part of a multi-year project to restore apron and taxiway surfaces and airside infrastructure that has reached end of life.

Upgrade to the approach lighting systems

  • The existing lighting system will be replaced with SSALR. (Simplified Short Approach Lighting System with runway alignment indicator lights)
  • The number of lights will be increased.
  • The distance of the lighting array from the runway threshold will be extended from 1500 feet to 2400 feet (the runway threshold is the beginning of the runway that is available for landing).
  • The visibility for pilots landing on Runway 25 will be improved.
  • A similar upgrade is planned for Runway 14 in 2018.
  • Runways 07 and 32 already have SSALR lighting.

Public impact

  • Flight patterns will be affected.
  • Increased air traffic and noise over communities to the north and south of the airport.
  • Decreased air traffic and noise over communities to the east and west of the airport.

We are working with our construction partners to keep the project to a very tight schedule and to mitigate any unnecessary impact on the community. 

SUE HOLLOWAY FITNESS PARK REBUILD – Seeking Your Feedback

4 July 2017 - 3:25pm

Interested residents are encouraged to share their feedback on the proposed plan for the Sue Holloway fitness park rebuild at Mooney’s Bay Park.

The new location at the south end of Mooney’s Bay Park and some of the fitness components were reviewed by a group of stakeholders, over two separate meetings, who are closely associated with the park.

Illustrations of the proposed new location of the fitness park as well as the fitness equipment options were on display for residents to review and share their feedback at a public meeting held on June 26, 2017. 

Please share any comments or feedback on the proposed plan with me directly at Riley.Brockington@Ottawa.ca.

OC Transpo is the best way to get to RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest

4 July 2017 - 3:10pm

Ottawa – OC Transpo is the best travel option for residents and visitors heading to Bluesfest this year, with frequent, direct service to LeBreton Flats from July 6 to 16.

A ticket to Bluesfest is also your ticket to ride transit. Bluesfest customers can ride the bus three hours before the start and up to two hours after the end of the event on the date or dates their ticket is valid. Customers simply show their ticket, card, or bracelet to the bus operator as they board, or to a transit fare inspector if requested.

Twelve routes provide direct service to and from LeBreton Station (8, 16, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97 and 98) as well as the nearby O-Train Trillium Line. Free parking is available at Park & Ride lots across the city.

Additional trips are scheduled at the beginning of the evening so that festival-goers can get to the venue as quickly as possible. Between 11 and 11:45 p.m., extra trips will be added to Rapid routes departing LeBreton Station to accommodate the crowds leaving at the end of the night. The O-Train Trillium Line will also operate more frequently in the late evening Monday through Saturday, and will have extended service until midnight on Sundays during Bluesfest.

Route 8 may experience minor detours and delays in the LeBreton Flats area during Bluesfest.

Para Transpo will also provide direct service to and from Bluesfest. Registered customers using this service also just need to show their ticket, card, or bracelet to the bus operator when being picked up.

Further information and travel planning assistance is available by visiting octranspo.com or calling 613-741-4390.

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS RE FORMALIZING GUIDELINES FOR SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS

28 June 2017 - 11:22am

The City is formalizing current guidelines for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback. 

Background

Markers used by private snow plow contractors to identify their customers’ driveways are prohibited by various Ottawa by-laws.  However, a pilot program has been in place during recent winters to allow them on a trial basis, subject to specific guidelines. 

The guidelines (detailed below) are primarily intended to standardize the use, locations and appearance of these markers, protect residents and the City’s snow clearing and removal equipment from unsafe installations, and minimize disruptions to neighbourhoods.  They are communicated to snow plow contractors when they apply for or renew their annual business licenses.

Current Guidelines

Guideline Detail Earliest marker installation date October 20 Latest date markers to be removed April 30 Prohibited location Not on an outer boulevard

(area between a sidewalk and the travelled portion of the street) Permitted location on property

(where there is a sidewalk) Minimum 0.61 m (2 feet) from sidewalk Permitted location on property

(where there is no sidewalk) Minimum 1.22 metres (4 feet) from the travelled portion of the street  Maximum height of marker 1.22 metres (4 feet), measured from the ground Maximum width of marker 10.1 centimetres (4 inches) Permitted material of marker Wood, plastic, or fiberglass – cannot be supported by metal bars Maximum number of markers 2 (one on either side of the driveway) Permitted information on marker Company logo and telephone number only – no advertising or other information

There has been a high rate of compliance with the existing guidelines, and relatively few complaints, during the pilot program. Most complaints have related to non-compliance with the guidelines (too early installation, too close to the street, metal markers, etc.). At the same time, company information displayed on markers has been useful in identifying contractors illegally dumping snow on City streets/sidewalks. 

Consultation

The City is now looking to formalize the rules for snow plow driveway markers and is seeking feedback.

Your comments on the current guidelines should be sent by e-mail to Leslie Charles at leslie.charles@ottawa.ca. Or you can complete an online survey to let us know what you think.

The deadline for comments is July 20, 2017.

SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS CONSULTATION FRENCH

SNOW PLOW DRIVEWAY MARKERS CONSULTATION ENGLISH

Traffic impacts from special events to be aware of this weekend

22 June 2017 - 9:08am

Ottawa – It will be another busy weekend in Ottawa with special events and activities that will impact traffic in different areas of the city. A full list of impacts can be found on the traffic report on the City’s website.

Some of the special events and activities happening this weekend include:

  • A number of events taking place at Lansdowne:
  • On Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Ottawa REDBLACKS will host the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place Stadium.
  • Saturday and Sunday will see the Heineken Escapade Music Festival at Lansdowne.
  • On Saturday at 2 p.m., the Ottawa Fury will play against the New York Red Bulls at TD Place Stadium.

Ticket holders to all three events are encouraged to use transit, cycle or walk to get to the site. Parking at and around Lansdowne will be limited. Tickets can be used to ride free on OC Transpo  three hours before and up to three hours after the event. OC Transpo bus routes 1 and 7 will get customers to Lansdowne this weekend, but on Sunday, June 25 summer service takes effect and bus Route 1 will be renumbered to Route 6, continuing to serve Lansdowne. On Friday, customers going to the REDBLACKS game can also ride OC Transpo’s Event Routes 450, 451, 452, 454, 455 and 456.

  • The Mooney’s Bay area will see heavier than normal traffic this weekend, June 23 to 25, as a result of the Dragon Boat Festival happening at Mooney’s Bay Park and the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival taking place at Vincent Massey Park. Motorists are reminded that parking restrictions will be in effect around both events and that these restrictions will be enforced.
  • The Canadian Road Cycling Championships are taking place in Ottawa and its course will impact the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway and Tunney’s Pasture area, including Parkdale Avenue from Burnside Avenue to the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. A list of all roads affected can be found on the City’s traffic report.
  • As a result of the Festival de la St-Jean à Ottawa, Clarence Street will be closed from Dalhousie Street to William Street from Thursday, June 22 at 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 24 at 6 a.m. The westbound lane of Clarence Street will also be closed between William Street and Parent Street, during the same period of time.
  • The annual CHEO Teddy Bears’ Picnic will take place this Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the grounds of Rideau Hall. Motorists can expect some delays around the area.
  • The Ottawa Jazz Festival kicks off June 22 until July 2. With venues around Confederation Park, motorists may experience delays in the area.
  • As part of NOKIA Sunday Bike Days, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Colonel By Drive and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway will be closed to motorists this Sunday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Using transit to get to and from these events is a great idea to travel hassle-free and OC Transpo’s Travel Planner can help you find the best route to your destination.

To get information on traffic and travel planning, visit the City’s Traffic Report on ottawa.ca or follow our traffic account on Twitter.

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.

Sue Holloway Fitness Park Rebuild – Public Consultation

20 June 2017 - 8:59am

Residents are invited to come out and view the proposed new location and fitness equipment for the new Sue Holloway fitness park – Monday, June 26 at 7pm at the Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive.

City of Ottawa Canada Day Schedule Changes

19 June 2017 - 4:28pm
Canada Day activities and schedule changes

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Canada Day, Saturday, July 1.

Client services:

  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Canada Day. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, July 4.
  • 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 living with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY: 613-580-2401).

 

Green bin, recycling and garbage collection:

  • Multi-residential garbage and recycling container collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day with no changes.
  • The Trail Waste Facility is closed.

 

Parking:

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

 

Transit service:

  • OC Transpo is offering free service all day on Canada Day and operating a special holiday schedule with extra service during the day and after the fireworks. The O-Train Trillium Line will run throughout the day and all evening until 1 a.m. Only routes that normally run on Sundays will be in service, with the addition of Route 91 to Orléans after the fireworks. Call 613-560-1000, or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number, for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, visit OCTranspo.com or phone 613-741-4390.
  • Transit 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 is offering free service on Canada Day. A holiday service will operate on July 1 and July 3. Regular subscription bookings will be automatically cancelled. Customers may book trips for Canada Day on or after June 24 and for July 3 on or after June 26 by calling 613-244-7272.
  • Para Transpo operations:
o   Customer service (613-842-3681) – closed o   Administration (613-244-1289) – closed o   Taxi coupons (613-842-3670) – closed o   Reservations line (613-244-7272) – open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. o   Trip cancellation and general inquiries (613-244-4636) – open 6 a.m.to 12:30 a.m.

Recreation services:

  • All beaches, splash pads and some wading pools, will be open, weather permitting.
  • 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.
  • City of Ottawa summer camps will not be operating on July 1.

Ottawa Public Health:

o   The site mobile van will be operating during the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 1 o   SITE office at 179 Clarence Street will be closed Monday July 3; however, the site mobile van will be operating on a regular schedule from 5 to 11:30 p.m.
  • The Ottawa Public Health Information Line will be closed; however, you can call and leave a message and inquiries will be responded to within one business day. You can also connect with us online for the latest health information HERE.

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 holiday hours, 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, July 4.

Municipal child care services:

Library Services:

  • All branches and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed. They will operate as usual on Monday, July 3.

 

Activités et changement des horaires à la fête du Canada

Ottawa – La Ville d’Ottawa aimerait rappeler aux résidents les changements suivants apportés aux horaires à l’occasion de la fête du Canada le vendredi 1er juillet.

 

Service à la clientèle :

  • Le Centre d’appels 3-1-1 de la Ville sera ouvert afin de traiter toute situation urgente nécessitant une intervention de la Ville. Composez le 3-1-1 or le 613-580-2400 pour parler à un représentant. Pour les personnes souffrant d’un handicap auditif, veuillez composer le 613-580-2401 (ATS).

 

Collecte des déchets, des bacs verts et du recyclage :

  • La collecte des déchets et du recyclage des immeubles à logements multiples est maintenue selon l’horaire habituel.
  • La décharge contrôlée du chemin Trail est fermée.

 

Stationnement :

  • Tous les règlements et toutes les restrictions en matière de stationnement seront en vigueur durant cette période.

 

Service de transport en commun :

  • OC Transpo assurera un service gratuit selon un horaire spécial de la fête du Canada, avec des trajets supplémentaires durant la journée et après les feux d’artifice. L’O-Train sur la Ligne Trillium sera en service toute la journée et la soirée jusqu’à 1 h. Seuls les circuits normalement assurés le dimanche seront offerts, en plus du circuit 91 en direction d’Orléans après les feux d’artifice. Composez le 613-560-1000 ou textez 560560 plus les quatre chiffres du numéro de votre arrêt d’autobus afin d’obtenir des renseignements automatisés sur les horaires. Pour plus d’information, les horaires d’été et la planification de trajet, consultez http://www.octranspo.com ou composez le 613 741 4390.
  • Le Centre d’information du transport en commun (613‑741‑4390) sera ouvert de 7 h à 21 h.
  • Le Service des relations avec la clientèle d’OC Transpo (613-842-3600) sera fermé.
  • Para Transpo offre le service gratuit toute la journée le jour de la fête du Canada. Un service de jour férié sera offert le 1er et le 3 juillet. Les trajets prévus à l’horaire habituellement seront automatiquement annulés. Les clients peuvent réserver leurs déplacements de la fête du Canada à partir du 24 juin et pour le 3 juillet à partir du 26 juin en téléphonant au 613‑244-7272.
  • Opérations de Para Transpo :

o   Service à la clientèle (613-842-3681) – fermé

o   Le bureau de l’administration (613-244-1289) – fermé

o   Le service des coupons de taxi (613-842-3670) – fermé

o   Le bureau des Réservations (613-244-7272) – ouvert de 7 h à 17 h. Cependant, la ligne restera ouverte pour des demandes de renseignements et autre information générale

o   Ligne d’annulation/d’information/demande de renseignements générale (613-244-4636) – ouverte de 6 h à minuit 30

 

Services des loisirs :

  • Plusieurs programmes des piscines, des centres communautaires et des arénas requérant une inscription sont annulés. Toutefois, les clients devraient vérifier auprès de leur installation puisqu’il y a quelques exceptions.
  • Les camps du jour de la Ville d’Ottawa ne fonctionneront pas le 1er

Santé publique Ottawa :

o   La fourgonnette mobile du programme SITE assurera son service de 10 h à 17 h le samedi 1er juillet. o   Le bureau du programme SITE, au 179, rue Clarence, sera fermé le lundi 3 juillet ; toutefois, la fourgonnette mobile du programme SITE assurera son service normal de 17 h à 23 h 30.
  • Il n’y aura pas de personnel pour répondre aux appels reçus à la Ligne info-santé publique Ottawa, mais vous pourrez laisser un message et l’on vous répondra dans un délai d’un jour ouvrable. Vous pouvez également obtenir les toutes dernières informations en matière de santé sur SantépubliqueOttawa.ca.

Services culturels :

  • Les Archives de la Ville d’Ottawa, les centres et les galeries d’arts, les théâtres et les musées seront fermés. Cependant, les clients doivent consulter Ottawa.ca ou leur centre afin de confirmer les heures d’ouverture puisque certaines exceptions peuvent s’appliquer.

Services des Archives :

  • Les Archives de la Ville d’Ottawa et la Galerie 112 seront fermés. Ceux-ci fonctionneront avec leurs horaires habituels le mardi 4 juillet.

Service de garde pour enfants :

Services de la Bibliothèque :

  • Toutes les succursales et services de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa seront fermés. Ceux-ci fonctionneront avec leurs horaires habituels le lundi 3 juillet.

 

City of Ottawa secures funding for Stage 2 LRT

16 June 2017 - 10:42am

Photo taken by Councillor Brockington at the June 16, 2017 funding announcement at Belfast Yard.

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was pleased to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility today, where the Government of Canada announced its financial support for the Stage 2 LRT project.

The federal government has pledged to contribute up to $1.09 billion in total eligible costs to Stage 2 through their long term plan, Investing in Canada. This is in addition to the over $67 million the federal government committed to Stage 2 through the first phase of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund last year.

Mayor Watson and Prime Minister Trudeau were also joined by Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli from the Province of Ontario, which has already promised to invest $1 billion towards Stage 2 LRT, plus 50 per cent of the cost associated with extending the O-Train system to the Ottawa airport and from Place d’Orléans to Trim.

The remainder of the LRT costs, approximately $1 billion, will be covered by the City of Ottawa.

In the South, the Trillium Line will be expanded to reach Bowesville Station, with a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport, by 2021. In the East, the Confederation Line will extend to Trim Road by 2022. In the West, it will reach Algonquin College and Moodie Drive by 2023.

Once complete, Stage 2 will bring 70 per cent of Ottawa residents within five kilometers of efficient, clean and reliable rail service with the capability of carrying an estimated 24,000 riders per hour per direction during peak periods. The complete O-Train system will span nearly 60 kilometres and include 41 stations.

The confirmed federal and provincial funding allows the City to move forward with its innovative procurement solution for the Stage 2 extensions, including issuing the Request for Proposals for the extensions of both the Confederation and Trillium Lines, as well as ordering the additional vehicles required to service the expanded system.

“Today’s announcement puts the final piece in place for the funding of the Stage 2 LRT project. We can now plan to put shovels in the ground in 2019 as we continue expanding our world-class LRT system. Building Stage 2 will not only create jobs during construction, it will also give Ottawa a competitive edge to attract talent and new businesses to our city once the project is complete.”

Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa

“Stage 2 will change the way commuters travel around the city. It will save you time and get you to work and home faster, expanding the reliability, accessibility and comfort of light rail transit. It will save residents money with reduced car costs, including fuel costs, vehicle wear and tear and even accident avoidance. It will take 14,000 vehicles off the road during rush hour and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110,000 tonnes and air contaminants by 3,000 tonnes every year.”

Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair, Transit Commission

Quick Facts:

  • Confederation Line (Stage 1)
    • Length – 12.5 km
    • Downtown tunnel – 2.5 km
    • Number of stations – 13
  • Stage 2 (Confederation Line and Trillium Line)
    • 24,000 people per direction per hour at peak capacity
    • 38 km of new rail
    • 23 new stations
    • South extension
      • 11 km including a spur to the Airport
      • 7 new stations
      • Completion 2021
    • East extension
      • 5 km
      • 5 new stations
      • Completion 2022
    • West extension
      • 15 km
      • 11 new stations
      • Completion 2023

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OC Summer Service starts June 25, along with new changes and route numbers

15 June 2017 - 2:41pm
OC Transpo summer service starts June 25

Ottawa – Starting Sunday, June 25, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes in the south and east areas of the city in preparation for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other summer service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service.

Customers should visit octranspo.com and use the travel planner to see if their regular trips are affected.

New route numbers, same route

Fifteen bus routes will be renumbered as part of the transition to the 2018 transit network. These routes will have new numbers, but the routes will remain the same.

Bus routes being renumbered this summer are in the south and east areas of the city:

  • Route 1 will be renumbered as Frequent Route 6
  • Route 41 will be renumbered as Connexion Route 291
  • Routes 121, 123, 124, 126, and 128 will be renumbered as Local Routes 42, 23, 24, 26, and 28 respectively
  • Routes 144, 146, 147, 148, and 149 will be renumbered as Local Routes 93, 92, 197, 48, and 49 respectively
  • Routes 192, 193, and 194 will be renumbered as Local Routes 47, 31, and 21 respectively

Hurdman Station bus platform opens

Bus service at Hurdman Station will move to the new bus platform, adjacent to the future O-Train Confederation Line platforms. Customers will continue to pay their fares onboard buses until the fare-paid zone at Hurdman is established in 2018.

New service in Barrhaven

New Route 179 will provide peak-period service for the new office and retail locations at CitiGate, west of Strandherd. Current Route 170 will be extended to serve the CitiGate development and to better serve residential areas along Maravista Drive and Kennevale Drive between Cedarview Road and Strandherd Drive. The rush hour trips to/from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency location on Fallowfield Road will be provided by new Route 179 instead of Route 170.

Special service to recreational destinations

Summer weekend service returns on Route 129 to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, on Route 185 to the Experimental Farm and Canada Agricultural Museum, and on Route 198 to Petrie Island. Buses run every 30 minutes during the day on weekends, including on holidays.

Free service on Canada Day

Transit is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city with free service all day on OC Transpo and Para Transpo. A special schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks.

Paper passes are being discontinued

June is the last month for Adult paper passes. Starting in July, adult passes must be purchased on Presto. July will be the last month for senior and community paper passes. Customers can visit an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or City of Ottawa Client Service Centre to purchase their Presto card. Customers can also go online at prestocard.ca or call 1-877-378-6123 to order their Presto card. Visit octranspo.com for more information.

 

Real-time schedule information is available 24 hours a day by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four-digit bus stop number. Register for alerts at octranspo.com to receive news or route specific changes or detours by e-mail or text. Standard rates apply to SMS messages. New printed timetables are now available. For more details and travel planning assistance, customers should call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit octranspo.com.

O-Train Trillium Line replaced by bus Route 107 from June 17 to 30

12 June 2017 - 1:39pm

June 12, 2017 – OC Transpo’s O-Train Trillium Line service will be temporarily replaced by Route 107 bus service from Saturday, June 17 until Friday, June 30 in order to complete planned maintenance activities. This work is taking place during the summer, when ridership is lower, in order to minimize impact on transit customers.

Route 107 buses will travel parallel to the Trillium Line routing between Bayview and South Keys stations, with limited stops along the way.

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.

New Bookmobile Stop to be added in Carlington!

5 June 2017 - 2:50pm

I am pleased to inform you, after three meetings with the Ottawa Public Library, all bookmobile times and locations for River Ward have been reviewed and some modifications will be made as of July 3, 2017.

I have been successful in acquiring a new location outside of the Alexander Community Centre, as a pilot project.  The new stop will be on Wednesdays from 2:15-3pm.  It is a small step forward in the right direction.

I am committed to making on-going improvements in the Carlington community and appreciate that the Ottawa Public Library, with their tight resources, has been able to add Alexander to their route.

Riley Brockington City Councillor – River Ward

Two-for-one deals available at City recreation centres

1 June 2017 - 8:54am

 Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is launching Ottawa Fit 150 with a special two-for-one offer available to anyone who visits select recreation facilities on National Fitness Day, Saturday, June 3.

Twenty-three facilities will host open houses on June 3 during their regular hours of operation where visitors can receive:

  • 2-for-1 passes for fitness classes, weight rooms or pool access
  • A tour of the facility, a chance to meet the staff
  • Giveaways and swag
  • Information about membership features and opportunities

Throughout the remainder of 2017, select recreation facilities will host special events – 150 in total – to encourage physical activity among Ottawa residents and celebrate Canada’s milestone birthday at the same time. Visit ottawa.ca to learn more about events and recreation facilities near you.

On National Health and Fitness Day, everyone is encouraged to be active for at least one hour. Getting active can be fun and simple with activities like walking, gardening or riding a bicycle.

The City of Ottawa is committed to reducing obesity rates and increasing physical activity rates among its residents. For more information on recreation programs, connect with us through Facebook.

For more information on all City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Notice of Public Meeting – Development Application for 1354 and 1376 Carling Avenue

29 May 2017 - 3:51pm

1354 and 1376 Carling Avenue Development Proposal (Travelodge Hotel)
Public Meeting and Open House
Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm
Travelodge Hotel – 1376 Carling Avenue

Planning Application for 1354 and 1376 Carling Avenue (Travelodge Hotel)

Dear Neighbour,

The City of Ottawa’s Planning Department has received concurrent Site Plan Control and Zoning By-law Amendment applications for the properties at 1354 and 1376 Carling Avenue, the current site of the Travelodge Hotel.  The applicant is looking to redevelop the site (the existing 3 storey Travelodge hotel, vacant building and parking structure) into a multi phased mixed-use development (residential and ground floor commercial).

Phase 1 proposes the demolition of the existing high-rise and development of a 20 storey mixed-use building along Carling Ave and a nine storey residential building along Archibald Street. The 3 storey Travelodge hotel will be retained during Phase 1.

Phase 2 proposes the demolition of the three storey Travelodge hotel and development of two 20-storey mixed use buildings along Carling Ave and a nine storey residential building along Meath Street.

The Site Plan Control application is for Phase 1 only; while the Zoning By-law Amendment application is for the entire property (Phases 1 & 2).

Residents are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, June 13 at the Travelodge Hotel (1376 Carling Avenue). An Open House will begin at 7pm with a presentation and Q&A session at 7:30pm.

In the meantime, residents interested in learning more about the proposal can review a copy of the applications and the supporting documentation at www.ottawa.ca/devapps and entering 1354 Carling in the file search tool.

Sincerely,

Riley

Public Notice

Notice of Public Meeting – 2887 Riverside Drive

23 May 2017 - 10:41am

Development Proposal for 2887 Riverside Drive – Youth Services Bureau Supportive Housing Project

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is proposing to redevelop their facility at 2887 Riverside Drive. The proposal will include the construction of a new four-storey, 39-unit low rise apartment building that is intended to provide support services and a youth hub for residents aged 16-24 years of age. The project will include 33 studio apartments and 6 two bedroom units to accommodate a parent and a child. Six units will be accessible. The existing Youth Services Bureau building will be demolished and replaced by the proposed development. The remaining building on site, which is currently used as office space, will remain untouched.  Limited parking will be required, however it will be provided both at-grade and underground.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 1 beginning at 6:30pm at Riverside United Church, 3191 Riverside Drive.

 

Notice of Public Meeting – 1026-1054 Hunt Club Road

23 May 2017 - 10:37am

Official Plan Amendment, Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Site Plan Control Proposal for a Retirement Home and Hotel at 1026-1054 Hunt Club Road

The City of Ottawa’s Planning Department will be considering a future planning application for a senior’s residence and hotel at 1026-1054 Hunt Club Road. The site is located on the south side of Hunt Club Road west of the Airport Parkway.

Claridge Homes is proposing to redevelop the subject properties as a retirement home / residential care facility and a hotel, to be constructed as separate buildings and in successive phases. The retirement home / residential care facility is proposed to be eight storeys in height and contain approximately 145 units and will be constructed first. The hotel is proposed to be eight storeys in height and contain a similar number of units. Detailed design for the hotel use will be provided as a subsequent phase of the development. The buildings will be served by a combination of surface and underground parking. Access will occur via Hunt Club Road.

You are invited to attend a public information meeting to learn more about the proposed development plan.

Monday, May 29, 2017
Open House at 7p.m. followed by a short presentation and Q&A at 7:30 p.m.
Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre – 
South Gym
3320 Paul Anka Drive

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

 

 

City of Ottawa warns residents to not use the beaches, practice water safety

18 May 2017 - 10:30am

Ottawa –  While summer-like weather is making an appearance, the City of Ottawa is warning residents not to use the beaches and practice caution around lakes, rivers and streams.

The higher water levels from this year’s rapid snow melt and higher-than-usual rainfall has resulted in the beaches being in direct contact with the flood waters from lakes and rivers. These conditions also resulted in some storm and combined sewer overflow going into the waters, along with the usual pathogens from winter debris.  

However, most bacteria can only survive a few days, and the large volume of flowing water at this time will be diluting pathogens to very low levels.

Ottawa Public Health will begin their annual water-testing at the beaches in June.

In addition to carrying pathogens, debris carried by the higher and fast-moving water pose safety hazards to boaters. The submerged debris could include natural wood (logs and branches), pieces of fencing and docks, glass, and construction materials.

Beyond the spring waters, the City encourages residents to practice water safety all year long, and always watch children around rivers, lakes, streams and pools. 

The City will continue to provide updates on ottawa.ca, Twitter or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). 

For more information on Ottawa’s Beaches, visit http://ottawa.ca/en/beaches.

 

La Ville d’Ottawa avertit les résidents de ne pas aller sur les plages et d’être prudents près de l’eau

Ottawa – Bien que les températures estivales fassent leur apparition, la Ville d’Ottawa avertit les résidents de ne pas aller sur les plages et de faire preuve de prudence près des lacs, des rivières et des ruisseaux.

Les niveaux d’eau élevés résultant de la rapide fonte des neiges et des pluies plus abondantes que la normale cette année ont fait en sorte que les plages sont en contact direct avec les eaux de crue provenant des lacs et rivières. Cette situation a également entraîné le déversement du trop-plein d’égouts pluviaux et d’égouts unitaires dans les eaux, auquel s’ajoutent les pathogènes habituels issus des débris de l’hiver.  

Toutefois, la plupart des bactéries ne peuvent survivre que quelques jours, et les forts débits d’eau observés actuellement vont diluer les pathogènes, dont les concentrations atteindront des niveaux très faibles.

Santé publique Ottawa entreprendra son opération annuelle d’analyse de l’eau des plages en juin.

En plus de transporter des pathogènes, les débris charriés par les eaux dont le niveau et le débit sont élevés présentent des risques pour la sécurité des plaisanciers. Parmi les débris submergés, il peut se trouver du bois (billes et branches), des morceaux de clôtures et de quais ainsi que des matériaux de construction.

Par ailleurs, la Ville invite les résidents à pratiquer la sécurité nautique tout au long de l’année et à toujours surveiller les enfants à proximité des rivières, des lacs, des ruisseaux et des piscines. 

La Ville continue de publier des mises à jour sur ottawa.ca et Twitter. Les résidents peuvent aussi appeler le 3‑1‑1 (ATS : 613-580-2401) pour obtenir de l’information. 

Carlington Pump Station Expansion

16 May 2017 - 12:06pm

Thank you to all residents that came out to the public meeting on May 15 to learn more about the major infrastructure project to expand and replace the Carlington Pumping Station at the Carlington reservoir.

The new pump station will be constructed adjacent to the existing station.   It will be located on the west side of the reservoir, tight against the berm and adjacent to the existing communication tower compound. The existing pump station will remain in operation throughout the construction period of the new pump station. Once the new pump station is operational, the existing pump station will be de-decommissioned and demolished.  The main components of the new pump station include the following:

  • A new building complete with all new mechanical and electrical equipment to provide for the pumping needs of the various areas in the City.
  • Backup power supply for emergency use during power outages.
  • A new 914mm diameter suction watermain connected directly to the existing 1200mm diameter watermain on the east side of the reservoir.
  • Four new discharge watermains connected to existing watermains that supply water to the various water Pressure Zones in the City.
  • Demolition of the existing pump station approximately 6 months after the new pump station has been fully commissioned.

The main objective of the upgrade is to improve the reliability of water supply to roughly one third of the City’s central water distribution system, and to provide additional capacity needed to accommodate future urban growth. The project is identified in the City’s current Infrastructure Master Plan.

The current project schedule is as follows:

  • Preliminary and detailed design: Fall 2015 – May 2017
  • Design assignment completion: June 2017
  • Construction start: Fall 2017
  • Construction completion: Late Fall 2019

To view a copy of the presentation boards displayed at the public open house, please click on the link below.

Carlington Pump Station Open House Boards

 

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