Riley Brockington, River Ward Councillor

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.

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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

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.