Capital Ward Bulletin - October 17th

We’re a month into fall. Schools back. The leaves are changing. And things are really picking up at City Hall. Much of the work this Fall will be around the city budget, which will be finalized in December. Other important topics will include Lansdowne Park, Springhurst Park and re-deisgning Bank Street south of Riverside Drive.

Budget Consultations

I’ll be taking part in two public consultations to discuss the 2020 City Budget, which is like to invite to:

Ottawa South councillors (Capital Ward actually stretches out to Walkley Road) will be gathering for a consultation at the Jim Durrell Centre on Tuesday October 22. Doors open at 5:45 pm and the presentation begins at 6:00, with a Question & Answer session following.

Then on Tuesday November 5, the five urban councillors will be hosting Budget Speak in Jean Pigott Hall at City Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Lansdowne Public Consultation

Recently, the city announced changes to Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park. It has been re-named Lac-Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne. I’m not crazy about the name but that’s not the only change. The section of Princess Patricia Way and the Pavillion has been closed to cars, and in the future, we will see more seating, shade and a performance area.

But more changes are likely to be discussed at Lansdowne, and we want to make sure everyone has a say in the future of the park. On Monday October 28, there will be a public consultation on the future of Lansdowne. It will be held at the Glebe Community Centre at 7:00 pm.

This is all leading up to the November 5 meeting of the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO), where Lansdowne will be discussed. Residents are invited to attend and speak to committee.

Lansdowne will be a defining feature of our ward and our city for more than a generation, so it’s important we get it right!

Housing Options in Ottawa: A Guide for Older Adults

The Council on Aging of Ottawa has released a new guide for housing options for older adults. It gives information about living independently in community, living in a residence with support, and living in a long-term care residence.

You can download the report here.

You can visit their website here.

Bank Street Renewal—Public Information Session/Workshop

The City of Ottawa invites you to attend a drop-in public information session/Visioning workshop as part of the preliminary design for the renewal of Bank Street between Riverside Drive to Ledbury Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to recap the recommendations outlined in the Bank Street Functional Design Study (completed February 2018) and present plans depicting improvements for Bank Street (Riverside Drive to Ledbury Avenue).

This public information session/Visioning workshop is an opportunity for you to learn about the project and provide input. City staff will be available to discuss the current project status and respond to questions.

Dates & Times:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre
Ellwood Hall
1265 Walkley Road

Springhurst Park—Open House

The City of Ottawa is proposing to replace the junior playground equipment in Springhurst Park in 2020 subject to receiving funding approval in the 2020 City Budget. Two options have been developed for the replacement of the junior playground equipment.  Engineered wood fibre is proposed to be used as the protective surfacing material for the playground to meet accessibility requirements.  A separate sand play area is also proposed. 

Residents are invited to attend a public open house to view and provide feedback on the options. 

Residents can complete an online survey regarding the playground equipment options and view the concept plans at

Dates & Times:
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Old Town Hall Community Centre
61 Main Street

Rental Accommodations Study Update

The third consultation for the Rental Accommodations Study is now active. These surveys will close on October 18. If you have questions about the Rental Accommodations Study, please contact Jerrod Riley at Ext. 13580 or [email protected].


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