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Bill 109 makes community input to development proposals harder

Development in Ontario is going to be made easier - and elected officials have less say - if amendments to the Planning Act are approved by Doug Ford’s government. Queen’s Park has been moving at breakneck speed to implement some of the recommendations that arose from Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force’s recent report.


Carling/Churchill/Kirkwood prep work coming in April

Residents and businesses in the area of Carling, Kirkwood and Churchill Avenues will soon be receiving the notice attached to this post, providing an update on an upcoming road renewal project on Carling, Kirkwood and Churchill Avenues. While the construction project itself is set to tentatively begin in the spring of 2023, you can expect to see crews doing field investigations this month.

We'll be sure to keep you updated as the project progresses.


Byron/Highcroft/Athlone work to begin week of April 4

Many residents in the neighbourhood have now received the flyer about the upcoming road/sewer/water main renewal project that will happen over the next two years on Byron, Highcroft, and Athlone Avenues. For those who have not seen it, I am attaching it to this post.

In the meantime, we have received this update from the project manager, Stephen Gallagher, about the work that we can expect to start this coming week:


LRT Stage 2 - 90 Day lookahead public webinar coming April 7

You are invited to attend the “Ward 15: Stage 2 LRT Update”. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Please join us and representatives from the Stage 2 team and from Kiewit-Eurovia-VINCI (KEV) at this information session.

Content from the 90-day lookahead will be shared providing updates and construction work taking place in 2022.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the session . 



398-406 Roosevelt - Resubmission - Site Plan Control Application

A resubmission of the Site Plan Control application for 398-406 Roosevelt have been received by the City of Ottawa. Previously, as some may remember, the Zoning By-law Amendment application had been approved by Council in June 2018, but it was subsequently appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (now the Ontario Land Tribunal). In April 2021, LPAT dismissed the appeal, which allowed the Zoning By-law Amendment to come into force. The owners of the original project (Domicile) have now sold the project to ML Devco.


30 Railway Street - Site Plan Control Application

A Site Plan Control application to construct a three-storey, eight-unit low rise apartment dwelling at 30 Railway Street has been received by the City of Ottawa.

The subject property is located on the west side of Railway Street, to the north of the Beech Street intersection and to the south of the Young Street intersection, within the Kichissippi Ward. Residential uses surround the property on the south, west and north sides of the property. The Trillium Rail Corridor is located to the east, across the street from the property.


138 Forward Avenue - Site Plan Control Application

A Site Plan Control application to construct a four-storey, 18-unit apartment dwelling at 138 Forward has been received by the City of Ottawa.

The subject property is located on the east side of Forward Avenue, between Burnside Avenue and Lyndale Avenue, within the Mechanicsville neighbourhood of the Kichissippi Ward. The property currently includes a two-storey single-family dwelling (to be demolished) fronting on Forward Avenue.


Letter to Council: revert reds

Good morning, colleagues.


St. Stephens soliciting Tom Brown donations

The following is a note from St. Stephens' Reverend Meg Patterson


1546 Scott Street - Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control Applications

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application to permit a 25-storey mixed-use apartment building containing 230 dwelling units and 222 square metres of ground floor commercial, with a total of 176 parking spaces.