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.
Knock on doors in the neighbourhood to talk with constituents about the most pressing issues facing Capital Ward.
Canada Lands Company is pleased to invite you to a public meeting to review the preferred development concept for 291 Carling Avenue. The public meeting will commence with a presentation followed by an opportunity to engage with the project team and provide input.
The drop-in sessions will commence at the following times:
Drop-in session #1 6:00pm-7:30pm
Drop-in session #2 7:30pm-9:00pm
Please rsvp confirming your attendance at a drop-in session by emailing [email protected]
This is a Public Consultation on the City's forthcoming new Official Plan hosted by the urban councillors:
- Rideau Vanier (Fleury)
- Rideau Rockcliffe (King)
- Somerset (McKenney)
- Kitchissippi (Leiper)
- Capital (Menard)
Issues that will be addressed are the urban boundary, active transportation, climate change, affordable housing, and respect/certainty in the development process.
Attend this information session to find out more about the planning study, which will update planning policy and zoning by-laws to better manage future growth and intensification along Bank Street in the Glebe. At this second open house, city staff will explain the preliminary policy proposals during the presentation. Residents will have an opportunity to review the proposals and provide feedback.
Workshop space is limited. Please register with Maclaren Municipal Consulting by email at [email protected].
The Short-Term Rentals workshop will focus on regulations concerning short-term accommodations, including online rentals services such as Airbnb and Expedia and how they relate to hotels and motels and traditional bed and breakfasts. Discussion will consider when short-term rentals can be an advantage to the host and the visitor - and when neighbourhood disruption, and impact on housing supply and long-term rental costs is more important.