Capital Ward Bulletin - September 4th

Summer may have come to an end, but things are starting to heat up at City Hall.

Five New Polls for OP Feedback

There are 5 new polls for the public to provide feedback through on the Official Plan site. There is a quick poll on each of the 5 Big Moves. The deadline to complete these polls is September 16th. Please take some time to give your feedback to the city.

Have Your Say: Rental Accommodation Study

The second consultation period closes TODAY: September 4, 2019.

For this consultation, residents can consider policy options to address the community concerns identified in Consultation 1. Two policy options papers are available, for Rental Housing Conditions and Short-Term Rentals. Residents can comment through two online surveys:

Rental Housing Conditions

Short-Term Rentals

Written submissions to Maclaren Municipal Consulting can also be made by email to rentalhousingreview@gmail.com.

Gateway Speedzones

Our office is continuing to push for safer streets in Ottawa and in our ward. This Wednesday our proposal for the introduction of gateway speedzones in the western halves of the Glebe and Old Ottawa South neighbourhoods will be debated at the Transportation Committee. The proposal will see speed limits lowered to a uniform 30 km/h in these 2 areas.

This is just a first step as our office hopes to introduce more gateway speedzones to our ward, coupled with increasingly safe, multi-modal infrastructure.

Confederation Line of LRT to open September 14th

It may be 456 days late, but the Confederation Line is finally set to open in just under two weeks time. This is great news for residents as it will vastly enhance the capacity of our public transit system, which will have various positive impacts on our ward and on the city at large. Although we are excited to see the launch of the Confederation Line, lingering concerns remain as a result of the entire process having lacked the transparency that members of council and the public deserve.

Ottawa South LRT Information Session

In preparation for the launch of LRT, councillors Brockington, Deans, Cloutier, Meehan and I will be hosting an information session to provide Ottawa South residents with information you'll need to know as the city transitions to the new Confederation Line.

The information session will be held Monday September 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre at 1265 Walkley Road, in Ellwood Hall.

Give your input on the Recreation Facility Infrastructure Standards and Strategy

Image of indoor gymnasium with a view through the glass to the hallway in a recreation centerGive your input through Engage Ottawa until Sept. 6thThe city wants to hear what you like about recreational facilities and what is not working well! The project will:

  1. Establish municipal recreation facility infrastructure standards and its critical elements. These standards will be included in designs for major renovation or newly built municipal recreation facilities.
  2. Create the Vision and Guiding Principles for the City of Ottawa's Recreation Facility Strategy
  3. Learn about who is using City of Ottawa recreation facilities and barriers for users and non-users
  4. Develop a Recreation Facility Strategy, consistent with growth in the City of Ottawa, that recommends renovation, repurposing, decommissioning or the development of new facilities.

You can submit your own idea, comment on other people’s ideas, and share or promote through social media to start a broader conversation. A draft report on the Recreation Facility Infrastructure Standards  will be presented to Community and Protective Services Committee and City Council in September or October, subject to agenda priorities.

Recovery Day Ottawa

Recovery Day Ottawa is an annual community event organized by Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) Ottawa in the month of September. The purpose is to help reduce the stigma surrounding addiction and raise awareness about recovery in our community.

This year's Recovery Day event will be held Friday September 13 at City Hall. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Carleton University Fall Orientation Week

From Saturday, August 31st to Friday, September 6th, Carleton University’s Fall Orientation program will be running. The program welcomes over 2,800 new students to Carleton University. Throughout the week there will be activities at Carleton, with the closing concert on Friday, September 6th. We have worked closely with Shawn to ensure a smooth event for the new students and surrounding community members. If you have any questions about the week, or concerns, please email the Fall Orientation Team at fallorientation@carleton.ca

Pop-up Office

Join me at the Sunnyside Public Library in Old Ottawa South to discuss the issues that are top of mind for you on September 27th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Let us know you will be coming by RSVPing here.

Tree By-Law Review 

There is still time to e-mail your feedback on the City’s current tree by-laws to martha.copestake@ottawa.ca. The deadline is Monday, September 9th.

Fall Park Clean-Up Days

Every year, Responsible Dog Owners of Canada holds Park Clean-Up Days for our local dog parks. Dog owners will spend the morning cleaning up the park (bags and gloves are provided). Afterward, the dogs get dog cookies and everyone gets a cleaner park! For more information, visit their website.

Order of Ottawa Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Order of Ottawa and the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching is Friday, September 13th.  With your involvement and encouragement, once again this year, we hope to recognize a wide and diverse array of individuals, who, through their professional achievements, have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to our city. Visit the city's website for more information.

The awards ceremony will take place at City Hall the evening of Thursday, November 21, 2019.


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