Stage 2 LRT Community Meeting now online

25 03 2023

from Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin:

On Wednesday March 22 my office hosted a community meeting in conjuction with the City’s Stage 2 LRT team and KEV representatives. Staff provided a full construction update on the project that was followed by a question-and-answer period.

Residents can go to my YouTube channel to watch the full recording of this meeting.

Spring Egg Hunt, Sat, Apr 8!

22 03 2023

McKellar Park Community Association is having a Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th, 2023 at 10:30AM at McKellar Park 539 Wavell Ave. It will go ahead rain, snow or even mud!

Here’s how it works:

  • Parents provide 10 peanut and nut free candy eggs per child participant
  • One parent arrives early (9:45AMand hides the eggs
  • At 10:30 AM the children gather near the play structure. They are told the rules, including that each child is only allowed ten eggs
  • At 10:30, kids hunt for their 10 eggs. The older kids are encouraged to help the younger ones find their 10 eggs

After the egg hunt, there will be coffee for the adults and both adults, and kids can nibble on goodies and catch up with their neighbours. It would be greatly appreciated if parents bring some peanut and nut free goodies to share

Stage 2 LRT Community Update Meeting

17 03 2023

Please note: This Wednesday meeting updates LRT construction across Bay Ward, in contrast to the previously announced Monday meeting that specifically addresses construction at the Cleary Avenue / Richmond Road / Byron Avenue site in McKellar Park.

From Councillor Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin:

On Wednesday, March 22 my office in conjunction with Stage 2 LRT staff will be holding a community update meeting from 6:pm to 8:30pm. Staff will provide a presentation to residents that includes a summary of the work that has been conducted to date and what future construction lies ahead. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session where attendees have the opportunity to ask questions.

If you are interested in participating in the March 22 meeting, please sign up here.

Meeting on LRT Construction – Byron – Richmond – Cleary, 7pm Monday March 20

16 03 2023

Councillor Kavanagh is holding a meeting on Monday, March 20 to make sure everyone affected knows about the work about to happen in the area as Richmond at Cleary is closed to allow the connection of the Parkway segment and the Byron segment of the LRT tunnel.

Topic: Stage 2 LRT Construction Update – Cut and Cover/Parkway Tunnel – 747 Richmond Road across Richmond Road to the Byron Tunnel

Time: Mar 20, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 880 5087 1014
Passcode: 370256
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Tunneling, Night Work: Richmond at Cleary, thru 2023

16 03 2023

Notice from City of Ottawa Rail Construction Program:

Notice of Cut and Cover Tunneling Activities and Night Work

Richmond Road, at Cleary Avenue

March 2023


Support of Excavation (SOE) and excavation activities, followed by tunnel construction.

Daytime: More impactful work will be scheduled, like the drilling of soldier piles (approximately 50 steel shafts), support of excavation (SOE), excavation and backfill with excavators, dump trucks, hydrovac operations, hauling and concrete pouring.

Nighttime: Less impactful activities, including servicing heaters and generators, and excavation, will be scheduled.

Activity during the day and night will include hoisting work using cranes, welding operations, and excavation. As well, generators, pumps and heaters will be operating, to support construction.


Equipment is expected to mobilize the week of March 20th with pile drilling anticipated to being week of April 3rd and will continue through 2023, subject to a valid Noise By-Law Exemption Permit. 24-hours a day, Monday to Friday. Daytime and nighttime work on weekends may also be required.

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March Break St Paddy’s Day Green Skate

11 03 2023

From Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin newsletter:

My office will be holding a free public skate for residents on Friday March 17th at the Belltown Dome from 4pm to 6pm. This is in celebration of the March Break week and St Patrick’s Day. We encourage everyone to wear something green! There will be free hot chocolate and coffee.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older. Children 10 years and under are required to wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet. We recommend that all skaters (especially new skaters) wear a CSA-certified hockey helmet. Bicycle, ski and snow sport helmets are not permitted. Please note that for safety reasons there is a capacity limit of 60 people on the ice at one time. Attendants will be on hand to ensure that this is followed so that everyone can have fun and enjoy some skating time!

As there is an on ice capacity of 60 people, we ask that if you are planning to attend to please send us an email at with the subject line “Skate”. My team and I are looking forward to sharing this time with residents!

Elmdale Public School BookFest, Friday & Saturday

23 02 2023

Elmdale Public School is having their annual Bookfest this Friday and Saturday. This is one of, if not the largest, used book sales in the ward. See the poster for details:

Provincial Legislation affecting Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development

13 02 2023

March 7th Public Information Session | Engage Ottawa

In an effort to keep the community informed of the impacts of the new legislation and how the City intends to implement the necessary changes a virtual information session will be held on March 7th at 6:30 p.m.

This session is open to the public and will provide a high-level update on the City’s review of the impacts of Provincial Legislation and an overview of how the City is adapting as a result of these changes. Topics will include Bill 109, Bill 23, the Official Plan, and the impact on planning related matters. Registration can be done here.(External link)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please let us know your question in advance by clicking here(External link).

2023 Draft Budget Consultation

6 02 2023

Councillor Kavanagh is holding a joint meeting about the City of Ottawa’s draft budget on February 16:

Joint Ward Meeting

On Thursday February 16th at 7pm, I am co-hosting a joint ward draft budget meeting with my colleagues Councillor Laine Johnson and Councillor Sean Devine in the Chambers at Ben Franklin Place. To ensure participation and accessibility this meeting will be held in a hybrid format for those who are unable to attend in person. We invite residents who would like to participate in the meeting to please sign-up here. Once you have filled in the sign-up form you will automatically receive the link to virtually attend, whether you have chosen the option to be online or in person, as this enables participants to join should their ability to be in person change.

Harbour Harvest Ice Fishing Derby & Brunch

6 02 2023

From Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin:

Family Day Weekend at the Nepean Sailing Club

On Sunday February 19th from 8am to 3pm residents are welcome to join in the fun at the Nepean Sailing Club. There will be an ice fishing derby with prizes to win and brunch served in the Nepean Sailing Club restaurant, The Galley. No fishing license required. You can reserve equipment or bring your own.

To participate register here.

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