The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control application to permit the construction of a 7-storey mixed-use building containing 19 residential units and one bank machine. The applicant is proposing 20 indoor bicycle storage spaces. More information can be found here.
The 12th annual Capital Ward hockey tournament will be happening on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm this year at Mutchmor Rink in the Glebe. Old Ottawa South Moose, Old Ottawa East Hosers, Heron Park Hackers and Glebe Goal-Getters will face-off on the ice!
The Capital Ward Cup is a friendly game that will be bringing together teams from four neighborhoods in our ward. Everyone is welcome to come watch the face-off between these neighbourhoods. Anyone who would like to play, 16 years or older, are welcome to contact [email protected] and we will let your community’s team captain know. We encourage women to sign up! The game will have two women and two men on the ice at all times to encourage the gender-balanced bench policy.
At the conclusion of the tournament, GNAG will be hosting a community party from 4:30-7:30 pm to celebrate the return of the rink at Mutchmor. There will be a DJ and a skating party for all ages followed by a BBQ. All are welcome!
Join us for a holiday party at Banditos. There will be festive treats for folks to eat. Eat, drink and be merry with Shawn and the rest of the Capital Ward crew.
Facebook event can be found here.
It's time to consider the future of transportation along Bank Street. How can Bank Street best support sustainable transportation in Ottawa? Come out and join in the community discussion.
The Ontario Health Coalition and the Ottawa Health Coalition are having a large regional public event to save our health care services from cuts, closures and mergers. There will be live music, speakers, noisemakers, visual presentations, hot chocolate, snacks and more!
The rally is happening in Capital Ward on Saturday December 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the TD Place Arena in Lansdowne Park. Together, we can save the services that save us!
The Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est will present their plans to establish a grade school in the former Oblate Fathers’ residence on Main Street, at a public meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The meeting will provide an opportunity for interested members of the community to discuss the impacts of the project on local residents and an important heritage building in Old Ottawa East.
Join Shawn and others at a Town Hall on transit organized in concert with MPP Joel Harden:
"Join us on November 30th as we hear from local experts and you on what we can do as a city and province to improve our transit infrastructure.
This is the first town hall in a series of town halls focused on what kind of environmental action we need to take as a province. Public transit is a key part of ensuring we have a livable planet, and with the conversations we are having as a city on our transit system, this will be a critical discussion on transit and the environment.
We will be joined by special guests, Sarah Wright-Gilbert, citizen transit commissioner, Clint Crabtree, president of ATU local 279 and Sally Thomas, a para-Transpo rider and activist.
Light refreshments will be served."
The Facebook event can be found here.
The recent proposal from City staff to transfer operations, programming and city control of the remaining public space at Lansdowne is a further commercialization of the public space there, and another step towards privatization. It is also illustrative of a broader trend at City Hall: the interests of the City’s ‘private partners’ are prioritized over the interests of residents. We see this with Ottawa's LRT—another Public Private Partnership (P3) like Lansdowne—and we see this with corporate developers getting their way at the planning committee and council table despite popular community opposition.
Profit is the first priority of a corporation, but what’s profitable for a corporation is seldom what’s best for residents. Decision makers at City Hall must act in the interest of the city’s residents as a whole, not just its wealthy and well-connected. We are calling on the City to act accordingly, starting with pursuing a collaborative public process towards a renewed vision for the future of Lansdowne Park before entering into negotiations with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG).
‘Putting People over Profits’ is a P3 deal we can all get behind.
Join us for a rally outside of City Hall at the Marion Dewar Plaza (Laurier Entrance) on Tuesday morning (November 5th) at 8:30AM
*Speakers to be announced*
After the rally we will head into the committee meeting where the current proposal on Lansdowne is to be voted on. Members of the public can register to speak on the spot, but it is advisable to secure an early speaking spot by sending an e-mail in advance to [email protected] requesting to register as a 'public delegation'. Public delegations are given 5 minutes to make their point to committee.