18 05 2019
Don’t miss this one! The 2019 OCS Tour Choir is coming to our neighbourhood to present Baltic Romance Tour Preview Concert.
Only $25 a ticket and nearby instead of way downtown. Tickets will sell quickly so don’t wait too long to get them.
Email: with your full name, phone number and number of tickets you wish to purchase. Or drop by First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa at 30 Cleary off Richmond Rd. east of Woodroffe any Sunday (soon) between 10:30 and noon to pick up tickets.
Hope to see you there!

Painted bicycle lanes coming to Sherbourne Road.

18 05 2019

From Bayward Bulletin:

New painted bicycle lanes are planned for Sherbourne Road between Byron Avenue and Carling Avenue as part of the 2019 road resurfacing program. This is consistent with the Council approved Complete Streets Implementation Framework which directs the implementation of bike lanes and other measures to be considered when roads are repaved.

Sherbourne Road is identified in the City of Ottawa Cycling Plan as a cycling route that connects Carling Avenue to Byron Avenue, including bike routes on Dovercourt Avenue and through the Byron Avenue Linear Park. It also leads to parks, schools and transit, including the future LRT Phase 2 Cleary Station, which highlights the importance of providing a cycling facility on this street.

The proposed pavement marking and signage plan for bicycle lanes accommodates on-street parking on one side of Sherbourne; between Byron Avenue to Dovercourt Avenue on the west side and between Saville Row to Bromley Road on the east side.

Link for larger view.

Byron Park – Westboro Market

17 05 2019

Coming soon!

Summer Market seasons runs Saturdays, May 18th to November 2nd, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Located along the beautiful walking path of the Byron Linear Park, between Golden, Richmond and Byron Avenues, the Westboro Market hosts over 50 local farmers, producers, bakers, artisans and crafters.

16 05 2019

Richmond Rd. watermain reconstruction

Public Advisory: Avoid Break & enters into sheds & garages

16 05 2019

(Ottawa) —With the arrival of warmer weather, the Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit is anticipating an increase in the number of break & enters to insecure sheds and garages across the City. It takes moments to enter a garage or shed and make off with commonly stored items within, such as powered yard equipment and bikes.

Residents are reminded that the best deterrent to avoid this situation is to ensure your sheds and garages are properly secured. Garage doors should be left closed when left unattended for a period of time. An insecure garage door can also facilitate entry to the residence.

In the event of a break & enter, investigators are greatly assisted when important information about property is properly recorded. Police will ask about the availability of make, model & serial numbers of stolen property, and/or unique identifiers where relevant.

Additionally, photographs of unique items or items again with unique identifiers, such as higher end bikes, assists investigators and increases the potential of the successful recovery of the stolen property. With the advent of social media, images of unique stolen property can also be quickly disseminated by the police to a significant number of people in the community.

Visit our website for more tips.

Anyone with information regarding a break & enter is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at


City of Ottawa Official Plan Survey

15 05 2019
This is GREAT chance for you to have a say in the direction that the city heads in the next number of years regarding development/intensification, respecting zoning and community design plans, green spaces, social infrastructure like libraries and rec centres, climate change adaptability, jobs, etc etc etc.

Preparing for LRT SJAM construction

12 05 2019

From Jeff’s newsletter:

We’re beginning to get some details of construction along the SJAM between Dominion and Cleary between now and early 2020. We’ve got a notice going to residents on my website here looking ahead to tree clearing and temporary traffic lane construction and more ahead of the actual cut-and-cover work. We’re working with the LRT office to re-convene the working groups associated with Stage 2 construction as they move from planning to building.