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Parkdale ramp closures

Good evening, Kitchissippi. I wanted tonight to make sure residents are aware of some upcoming Parkdale ramp closures that will take effect at the end of the month, one of which will be summer-long. The full notices from Kiewit Dufferin (the contractors to MTO) are posted below.


Kitchissippi Community Yard Sale June 1

The 2024 Kitchissippi Community Yard sale will be held on June 1 this year (June 2 rain date). Don't want to run a sale? Set out items at the curb with a FREE sign. Consider donating a portion of your proceeds to charity.

The Kitchissippi Community Yard sale is hosted by Councilllor Jeff Leiper and several of the ward community associations:


Ottawa housing stats

This post is updated on an evergreen basis with the latest data available from the CMHC for housing completions, starts and under construction.

The pace of completions continues to be slow at the start of 2024 as just around 800 units were completed in the first two months of this year. There continues to be a record-high level of housing units under construction, the vast majority of which are apartments. 


OC Transpo March update

I've re-joined the Transit Commission in this term of Council, and I'm pleased with the constantly improving metrics that we're receiving. Their most recent update is appended to this post (click on the .pdf below). 


Policing legislation to come into effect

On April 1, Bills 68 and 102 will come into effect. Bill 68 is the big change to the Police Services Act that was passed in 2019 but which hasn't hitherto come into force.


501 Cole heritage designation upheld by Tribunal

I'm very pleased tonight to note that the Ontario Land Tribunal has upheld City Council's heritage designation at 501 Cole. It's not a complete victory for the City: two of the three criteria asserted by Council as supporting designation were denied. However, on the basis of the third criteria, contextual value, the Tribunal upheld Council's decision. It wrote in its conclusion: "We have an area with a definable sense of place.


10 Garrison St - Rezoning Application - Open House

The applicant for the property located at 10 Garrison Street is bringing forward a Zoning By-Law Amendment application to construct a three-storey low-rise apartment building, with a total of 10 dwelling units. This proposed redevelopment will involve demolition of the existing single-detached home on the site, located adjacent to the Metro grocery store and west of Western Avenue (and just north of Wellington Street). 

• The proposed building consists of a total of 10 residential units.


335-339 Roosevelt Ave. - Site Plan Application

The development proposal for 335-339 Roosevelt Avenue, comprising a mix of low and mid rise residential buildings, is currently in pre-consultation discussions with staff regarding Site Plan Approval.   As a result of initial consultation with staff, City Parks’ staff have requested parkland on the site.  This was not contemplated during the previous Official Plan and Zoning By-Law amendment stages and therefore a revised site plan concept is being considered that would add one storey to one building and two storeys to another. Such a revision would also mean a potential OPA/rezoning. 


246 Westhaven Crescent - Zoning By-law Amendment - Open House

The property owner of 246 Westhaven Crescent is proposing to convert the existing triplex (built in 2015) into a six unit building.  No additions or changes to the current building envelope are proposed.  To permit this change, a rezoning from R3R to R4UC is required.  This zoning matches the zoning for the properties immediately to the south of the property. 


Our office will be hosting a virtual Open House with the community to provide an opportunity for the applicant team to share information on the proposal, and answer questions that neighbours may have. 


Most recent bus route review draft

One of my first tasks when I'm back in the office on Monday will be to take a close look at the most recent draft of the proposed new bus routes proposed as part of a re-structuring intended to help restore some stability to the system. Below, I've posted the most recent document that we received (click on the .pdf). That was passed on from OC Transpo with the caution that they are now nearing the finalization of these after having spent the past couple of months getting feedback from the public and councillors. 

I've only scanned it, but a few things stand out.