Fall Festival coming soon – volunteers needed!

18 08 2016

Mark your calendars for the 11th McKellar Park Fall Festival happening on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The event will offer activities for everyone in our community from kids’ rides and games to musical entertainment and delicious food. Come show your spirit and pride in this incredible neighbourhood in which we live, work and play.

Call for Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help on September 25, 2016 as we host the McKellar Park Fall Festival. Planning is now underway for the 11th McKellar Park Fall Festival. Lots of fun activities are planned this year in partnership with Festival House and Dovercourt Recreation Centre. To make the event a success, we will need your help ! This is also a wonderful opportunity for area high school students to earn volunteer hours in the community.  Enter your email address at the following site to sign up for one of the volunteer shifts :

We look forward to seeing you on September 25 !

Byron Avenue Traffic Calming Design

7 06 2016

City planners are preparing to present the design concept for Byron Avenue Traffic Calming at a public meeting next week, based on feedback at the city’s consultation last Saturday and from the May 29th meeting hosted by the Association at McKellar Park fieldhouse,

The following details are from the city’s site:

Thursday June 16, 2016
6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
153 Woodroffe Avenue

The City will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the Byron Avenue Traffic Calming project. Feedback received through the survey between March and May has been reviewed and a draft design prepared. Come join the discussion and tell us what you think! There will be display boards, a presentation, break-out tables and City staff present to answer questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, email the project coordinator below before the event.

If you cannot attend this meeting, comments/questions can be mailed or emailed to the contact provided below. Information from the meeting will be provided on the project website at ottawa.ca/byronatm. Please provide your comments by Thursday June 30, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you.

Justin Swan, P.Eng
Planning and Growth Management – City of Ottawa
Planning and Infrastructure Portfolio
613-580-2424, ext. 21636
Email: justin.swan@ottawa.ca


Sherbourne Road safety recommendations

2 06 2016

More kids and more cars are adding up to a potentially dangerous mix on Sherbourne Road.

Because of this, the winding connection between Carling Avenue and Byron Avenue was the subject of an active transportation audit last fall, conducted jointly by community members, west-end Councillors, and staff and volunteers from Ecology Ottawa.

The observations and recommendations have been compiled into a safety report by Ecology Ottawa’s Complete Streets initiative. The report and its recommendations were sent to Carlingwood and McKellar Park city Councillors Mark Taylor and Jeff Leiper; as well as city planners.

The report’s recommendations for making the roadway a better place for kids, pedestrians and cyclists are to be considered by the city for its upcoming traffic calming initiatives and WLRT planning.The respective community associations and study primes will be meeting with Councillors Taylor and Leiper to discuss the proposed recommendations shortly.

(Report link embedded in text above: Sherbourne Rd Audit – May 30 FINAL)


Richmond Road Consultation, Saturday, June 4

24 05 2016

Separate from the Byron Traffic Calming meeting (this Sunday, May 29) there will be an all-day structured public consultation on Richmond Road initiatives Saturday, June 4th. These include potentially major changes to zoning and development plans especially between the planned Cleary and New Orchard LRT stations, as well as planning for “complete street” features for the Richmond/Byron corridor in that stretch and beyond.

More details, links, and contacts are available on the city site (click).

Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with presentations
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 153 Woodroffe Avenue

Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

9 a.m. Session begins – Opening remarks
9:30 a.m. Planning Primer 101
10:30 a.m. Cleary and New Orchard Planning study presentation
11 a.m. Workshop and small group discussion

Afternoon Session 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Richmond Road Complete Street Implementation Study and the LRT Station Connectivity Study presentation, group discussions and Question and Answer

There will also be moderated break-out sessions for discussions after presentations. Representatives from the City and the Ward Councillors will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions.

Byron Traffic Calming

5 05 2016


McKellar Park residents are invited to a discussion of
planned traffic calming measures for Byron Avenue
including features to address local cycling and
pedestrian concerns.

Have your say on the design
before the meeting, with the
city’s feedback questionnaire
by May 25th.

Transportation Planning staff will provide an overview
of the redesign process and answer your questions.
Councillor Leiper will also attend. Join us:

Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:15 – 9:00 pm
McKellar Park Fieldhouse
539 Wavell Ave

Richmond Road Complete Street initiative

3 05 2016

McKellar Park residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the City of Ottawa’s Richmond Road Complete Street initiative. (See Stage 2 LRT Resources, specifically the “Presentations” section:  “Richmond Road Complete Street – Meeting #1 – April 25, 2016” for materials from a recent kick-off meeting.)

As more information becomes available, it will be important for residents to voice their concerns and provide feedback.

The City of Ottawa will hold the first of two public open houses on June 4 to showcase the study. Another open house will be held in fall 2016. More details to follow once they become available.

2017 Civic Events Funding Program

18 04 2016

The City of Ottawa is investing $150,000 for the 2017 Civic Events Funding Program to fund community-based celebrations throughout 2017 and the MPCA is eligible to apply! We need your ideas and input for our funding application!

The City of Ottawa is looking for festivities that are big, bold, authentic and moving.  It has published the following criteria:

The planned celebration must:

    • Have a Canadian flavour
    • Spark the imagination of Canadians and influence creativity. Igniting generations to think big, be bold and see themselves in a new way that they will carry forward for years to come.

We need your ideas for an exciting celebration.  Contact us with your ideas or to get involved!  The applications are due this June!

Complete details are posted here: http://www.ottawa2017.ca/get-involved/plan-your-own-community-event/2017-civic-events-funding-program/


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