Overnight Work in the Byron and Parkway Tunnels

24 11 2022

via Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa:


Notice of Night Work within the Byron and Parkway Tunnels

November 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, KEV will be pursuing their concrete pour program throughout the winter months in the Byron Tunnel and Parkway Tunnels. The cold weather will require heaters to properly cure the concrete and will be required to operate overnight.

What

Overnight activity in the Byron and Parkway Tunnels, at various locations.

When

Monday, November 28, 2022, throughout the winter, until March 31, 2023. This is in addition to daytime activities on weekdays and weekends.

Why

Fueling, equipment maintenance and servicing, and site housekeeping, installation and maintenance of heaters and tarps required to ensure that any concrete that is poured can cure properly, as well as the installation of form work for tunnel walls and roof.

Where

Byron Tunnel, Woodland Avenue to Allison Avenue, and north of Richmond and Redwood Avenue, adjacent to 727 Richmond Avenue. As well as, within the Parkway Tunnel, behind Fraser Avenue, east to Rochester Field.

Anticipated Impacts

Night work is required to fuel, service and maintain equipment, and to meet the schedule on this large and complex project. Heaters are required to maintain a consistent temperature for any poured concrete and forms during the colder winter months. Generators required to run the heaters will be in the tunnels or wrapped in noise barriers.

Site lighting is required to maintain safe working conditions for workers. The use of lights will be minimized where possible and special attention paid to ensure that it is not impacting nearby residences at surface.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “New Orchard Station and Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2

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Light Up the Village

24 11 2022

Courtesy Westboro BIA:


Help Shine a Light on Our Community

Together we can shine a light on those who need our support the most this holiday season.

This December we invite you to join us in Westboro Village as we shine a light on three important charities who support our neighbours during the Light Up the Village campaign.

Meet us in the village Saturday, December 3, 10, and 17th for donation drives in support of Toy Mountain, Cornerstone Housing for Women and the Westboro Region Foodbank.

Saturday, December 3rd, Frontline Financial Credit Union

Toy Mountain (https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/toy-mountain) provides toys for children ages 0-12 years old and have supported over 7500 families annually. They look for donations of unwrapped gifts with the following as their highest need:

  • Toys for 0–2-year-old
  • Toys for 11–12-year-old
  • Lego
  • Board games
  • Sports equipment

Saturday, December 10th, 255 Richmond Road

Every year over the holidays, Cornerstone Housing for Women (https://cornerstonewomen.ca/ways-to-give/donate-2/) works to ensure their residents all receive a bag with some key items. They are looking for donations of these items this holidays season:

  • Pyjamas, sizes S – 4XL, larger sizes are needed most.
  • Box of chocolate or candy
  • A $10 gift card to places such as Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dairy Queen
  • A card with a simple holiday greeting

Saturday, December 17th, All Saints Anglican Church Courtyard

The Westboro Region Food Bank (https://www.westbororegionfoodbank.com/) has been serving the community since the early 1980’s. They continue to grow and evolve to meet the needs of clients in the area. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the Westboro Region Food Bank has doubled the number of families they support and supplement the contributions from the central food bank with additional purchases of $9,000-$10,000 a month for essentials and fresh produce.

This holiday season they are looking for these key essentials not provided in weekly deliveries from the Ottawa Food Bank:

  • Canned Stews and Chili
  • Cooking Oils (Regular size bottles, no club pack)
  • Dried herbs and spices (in new unopened packages)
  • Granola bars
  • Nuts
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (preferably pads all sizes, no tampons)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry Detergent (Regular size, no club pack)
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilet Paper

If you are unable to join us on these days, the businesses are supporting these charities in other ways, have a look at our Light Up the Village page (www.westborovillage.com/lightupthevillage) for all of the details.  





Update on LRT construction in our neighbourhood

22 11 2022

At our Annual General Meeting on November 20, 2022 Damon Berlin from the City of Ottawa provided an update on the LRT construction in our neighbourhood and west to Lincoln Fields . 

Below is the video he showed as well as his slides.





Implications of Bill 23, “More Homes Built Faster”

20 11 2022

If you are interested in Bill 23 “More Homes Built Faster”, you may want to attend the webinar Jeff Leiper is holding this Wednesday, November 23, as well as reading his thoughts linked below.


More Homes Built Faster Q&A webinar November 23

Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster, has massive implications for city planning across Ontario. Councillor Gower and I have assembled a number of experts to help answer your questions next Wednesday night. We’ll skip the long presentations and run quickly into an open question-and-answer session with heritage, planning, legal, housing and environment experts from 7-9. Get the link and more information here. My perspective on the More Homes Built Faster bill

I’ve bulleted as best I can my overview of Queens Park’s Bill 23 looking at the big shifts it would create in how Ontario cities make planning decisions, along with changes to Ottawa’s Official Plan recently announced. Settle in and take a read here.





Reminder: Annual General Meeting, 7pm Sunday by Zoom

19 11 2022

Join your McKellar Park community at the Annual General Meeting this Sunday, 20 November 2022, at 7pm, by Zoom. Get an update on LRT construction in the neighbourhood, meet our new City Councillor, Theresa Kavanagh, review Community Association activities and plans, and elect volunteers for the coming year.


Agenda

  1. Welcome and approval of minutes of last AGM (click to view)
  2. LRT – What is happening in our neighbourhood. Damon Berlin, City of Ottawa will give an update and answer questions.
  3. Theresa Kavanagh, Councillor Bay Ward will speak and answer questions.
  4. Treasurers Report
  5. Amendment to By Law regarding eastern boundary of MPCA.
  6. President’s report
  7. Election of new board for 2022-23

Register to Attend

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





Cleary Avenue closing thru end of 2024

18 11 2022

Notice from Rail Construction Program Office:


[view mailing on web]

Notice of Long-Term Road Closure
Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road – Closing

New Intersection at Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road) at Richmond Road – Opening
November 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Cleary Avenue will be closed to vehicles at Richmond Road.

What
This is a long-term closure of Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road intersection. A new access road with a signalized intersection has been constructed from Richmond Road through Kristy’s to Cleary Avenue.

When
The closure of Cleary Avenue and the opening of a new intersection at Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road) at Richmond Road, Monday, November 21 until end of 2024.

Why
The closure of Cleary Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel, from Byron Linear Park to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM), across Richmond Road.

Where
Cleary Avenue at Richmond Road.

Anticipated Impacts
A new access road with a signalized intersection has been constructed from Richmond Road through Kristy’s (809 Richmond Road) to Cleary Avenue. This road is an exclusive “Private Entrance” to the Unitarian Congregation and Unitarian House properties, the River Parkway Children’s Centre and 75 Cleary Avenue. This includes residents and approved visitors to these properties, as well as anyone attending the congregation or Children’s Centre, or conducting approved business access to the properties.

Space has been created to allow trucks and service delivery vehicles, etc., to 75 Cleary to make a 3-point turn to return back along Cleary Avenue and through the new access road to Richmond Road.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Snow clearing activities will be maintained.

A temporary pathway has been constructed from Richmond Road along the private roadway and north of the overflow parking lot to connect to the multi-use pathway along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM). Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2





Agenda for Annual General Meeting, 7pm Sunday

16 11 2022

McKellar Park Community Association
Annual General Meeting
November 20, 2022

  1. Welcome
  2. LRT – What is happening in our neighbourhood. Damon Berlin, City of Ottawa will give an update and answer questions.
  3. Theresa Kavanagh, Councillor Bay Ward will speak and answer questions.
  4. Treasurers Report
  5. Amendment to By Law regarding eastern boundary of MPCA.
  6. President’s report
  7. Election of new board for 2022-23

Reminder: As posted previously, register for this Zoom meeting by following this link.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.





Amendment to MPCA By-laws

15 11 2022

We need to change a section of our by-laws to reflect changes to the Bay and Kitchissippi ward boundaries and to match the western boundary of the Westboro Community Association. Below is the proposed change. There will be a vote at the AGM on November 20, 2022 for this amendment to be approved.

  1. Boundaries
    The boundaries of the association are:
    A. a) To the east, the western side of Denbury Ave. between Richmond Rd. and Tillbury and then extending in the same direction (roughly S/SE) to Carling;
    b) North of Richmond Rd., eastern boundary will extend across Rochester Field in the same direction as Denbury (roughly N/ NNW) to the Ottawa River;
    B. To the west, Sherbourne Ave. from Carling Ave. to Byron and then direct to the Ottawa River;
    C. To the north, Ottawa River;
    D. To the south, Carling Ave.




Annual General Meeting, Sunday Nov. 20, 7pm on Zoom

1 11 2022

Find out what’s happening with the LRT. Meet Theresa Kavanagh our new City Councillor


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






Byron Ave to close Sherbourne–Redwood, Mon. Oct 24–Nov end

19 10 2022

Notice from Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa:


from email notice
Notice of Detour

Byron Avenue between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue
October 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Byron Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

What
Long-term closure, Byron Avenue, Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

When
As early as Monday, October 24 until end of November 2022.

Why
The closure of Byron Avenue is required to facilitate construction of the Cut and Cover Byron Tunnel in this area. The work zone is required to prepare the area for a future detour of Richmond Road, and includes utility relocations, construction of a temporary bridge, backfill of completed tunnel sections, and road construction once underground work is completed.

Where
Byron Avenue between Sherbourne Road and Redwood Avenue.

Anticipated Impacts
Motorists travelling eastbound on Byron Avenue will have to turn right on to Sherbourne Road. Motorists travelling westbound on Byron Avenue will have to turn left on to Redwood Avenue.

Motorists should adhere to detours, traffic control signage, posted speed limits, allow for added travel time and use extra caution when moving through active construction corridors as traffic patterns change.

Pedestrians and cyclists should use extra caution and adhere to posted signage to ensure safety.

The construction work outlined in this notice is subject to change. Work may be delayed or extended due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the Stage 2 LRT project. The Stage 2 team makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact stage2@ottawa.ca.

The safety of the public and workers is paramount, and we thank you for your patience during construction.

Future work is required in this area. Additional construction updates, such as changes to work sequencing and the duration or impact of this work will be communicated via the Stage 2 project e-newsletter. To receive these electronic updates please sign up at Ottawa.ca/Stage2 and click ‘Connect with Us’ and select updates for “Sherbourne Station”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Damon Berlin
Stakeholder Relations,
Rail Construction Program
City of Ottawa
damon.berlin@ottawa.ca
www.ottawa.ca/stage2








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