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You are invited to join Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, Leiper, McKenney and Nussbaum for BudgetSpeak, an evening session focused on moving four key priority areas forward via the City budget.

Tuesday, October 17 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Ottawa City Hall - Jean Pigott Hall (110 Laurier Ave W)

Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:

  • Winter walkability and accessibility

  • Arts, culture and music

  • Social services and housing

  • Reducing our carbon footprint

Addititional details and registration information is on Event Brite:

Posted October 4, 2017

Rising property values in Kitchissippi street by street

Since Kitchissippi saw the City's greatest increase in assessed value in the recent MPAC round, I've been seeking info from staff to get a little more granular data to help me understand on a neighbourhood basis what's going on. In the table below, I don't have the total number of properties, so can't order them that way. But, what's pretty clear is that many of the big jumps are in Hintonburg and Wellington Village, with some other hot spots across the ward including the highest numbers in Westboro. As I have the chance, I'll dig further, but know many residents will be curious to see these figures. Below are the number of properties on each street that saw an increase of 13.5% in assessed value or more.

We're all proud of the ward, and it's obviously a desirable place to live! But, the numbers do point out something we've known for a while - the 'hood is becoming unaffordable to many. Looking at these data points, we'll need to continue to be mindful of those for whom rising property values make it more difficult to stay in their homes, and to ensure we have housing that can serve a diversity of residents.

Posted July 21, 2016