Westboro Farmers Market is moving to McKellar Park for October 2019 and part of May 2020. Jeff Leiper advised neighbours:

19 09 2019

McKellar Park Market Letter

NOW: Input to survey on new Official Plan

19 09 2019

From the city’s Planning office:

7015a1284c7ce3aa609d174597fc1dabCheck out the 5 Big Moves and have your say!

The Official Plan team has shared some new ideas – called the 5 Big Moves – and we want to hear from you! The Official Plan team wants to engage residents early in the development of the New Official Plan, which is why we created a series of quick polls for you to share your views on each of these Big Moves. The Official Plan team will then take your feedback and develop these concepts into the Draft Official Plan in Spring 2020.

Haven’t heard of the 5 Big Moves?

The City is proposing to make a number of significant policy changes through the Official Plan to make Ottawa the most liveable mid-sized city in North America. Known as the ‘Five Big Moves’, the following statements capture the most significant policy proposals for the new Official Plan:

  1. Growth: Achieve, by the end of its planning period, more growth by intensification than by greenfield development. This growth will provide a variety of affordable housing options for residents.
  2. Mobility: By 2046, the majority of trips in the City of Ottawa will be made by sustainable transportation.
  3. Urban Design: Improve our sophistication in urban and community design, and put this knowledge to the service of good urbanism at all scales, from the largest to the very small.
  4. Resiliency: Embed public health, environmental, climate and energy resiliency into the framework of our planning policies.
  5. Economy: Embed economic development into the framework of our planning policies.

Interested in learning more about each of these 5 Big Moves? Check out the full report on the New Official Plan webpage on Ottawa.ca.

Interested in joining the conversation? Check out a quick poll on each of these proposed Big Moves in the Engage section of the New Official Plan webpage. We invite you to also share the link to these polls with your community before the deadline for completing the polls of September 20, 2019.

Stay tuned to the New Official Plan webpage to learn about in-person opportunities to engage with the 5 Big Moves.

Fall Festival is one week away

15 09 2019


Still some volunteer slots available, so sign-up today … and see you there!

Reminder from Ottawa Police

13 09 2019

Theft from Vehicles continue to be a problem that sometimes go unreported, I encourage you to report all incidents so the patrol officer in your area  are aware of recent crime trends.

  • Keep observation for suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighbourhood.
  • Don’t leave personal identification, vehicle registration or insurance certificates, or credit cards in your vehicle.
  • Remove valuables and shopping bags from view. This includes loose change and electronic devices such as IPods, cell phones and GPS navigation systems.
  • Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.
  • Always close windows all the way and lock the doors.
  • Park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic. Park your vehicle facing the street. Anyone tampering with it is more likely to be seen.
  • Don’t hide spare keys in your vehicle — they can be found. And never put your name or address on your house or car keys.
  • If you have a garage, use it. Lock both the vehicle and garage.
  • Consider installing anti-theft devices.

If your vehicle has been broken into…

Report the theft to the police online or by calling 613-236-1222 ext 7300.

                                                    Make the right call: 

                                 Life-threatening emergency or crime in progress 9-1-1

                                          Non-emergencies  613-236-1222

                                   Telephone report: 613-236-1222  ext. 7300

                                       On-line reporting: http://bit.ly/1rHsIT1


Music for Fall Festival

13 09 2019

See you on September 22nd! This year’s musical lineup includes:

  • Five + None
  • Marnie Johnstone, and
  • Sing Song Party Time with Derek McKinley.

Join us in the park for a fun-filled day with lots of great music and so much more !

Tree removal for Stage 2 LRT

12 09 2019

Public notice and fact sheet from the city’s Rail Construction Program office:

Stage 2 Public Notice

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From City of Ottawa

11 09 2019

Get your household hazardous waste ready for our upcoming depot. The next one takes place this Sunday, September 15 at Tunney’s Pasture. In addition to hazardous waste, we will be accepting electronic waste. https://t.co/AAqEUvaj3L https://t.co/s5CU9587aN