Fraser Ave to close Fri, 21 April, Byron to Crossfield

21 04 2023

Per the Road Close Authorization below, the contractor, Clean Water Works Inc., will be working on Trenchless Sewer Rehabilitation. There are to be signed detours and immediately affected residents should have been pre-notified.

City of Ottawa
Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department
Right of Way, Heritage and Urban Design Services

Clean Water Works Inc.
1800 Bantree Street
Ottawa, ON K1B 5L6
Tel: 613-745-2444

File number: TRC23-0130
Tuesday, 18 April 2023


In accordance with The Road Activity By-law 2003-445, permission is hereby granted for you to close the following roadway:

On: Fraser AvenueFrom: Byron AvenueTo: Crossfield Avenue

Under the following conditions:


  • Friday, 21 April 2023
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Spring Egg Hunt was a Huge Success

17 04 2023

On Saturday, April 8th, approximately two hundred and fifty children, their parents and one awfully cute bunny took part in our annual Spring Egg Hunt.

Our thanks to Equator Coffee, numerous parents and neighbours who brought goodies and Derek and Veronica Jackson for ensuring the day was a huge success.

Parkway Lane Closures at Westboro Beach

13 04 2023

[Many McKellar Park residents use this section of Parkway east of the Transitway terminus at Dominion Avenue/Kìchì Sìbì Station.]

Notice from City of Ottawa Rail Construction Program:

Notice of Temporary Lane Closures

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway – Between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue

April 2023

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

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, there will be temporary lane closures and construction activities on the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) Parkway between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue.


Parkway temporary lane closures between Island Park Drive and Woodroffe Avenue.

On weekdays, there will be one lane in each direction, available to general traffic on the SJAM Parkway just east of the Transitway off-ramp to just past Westboro Beach.

On weekends, there will be one SJAM Parkway eastbound lane and two SJAM Parkway westbound lanes; however, during the NCC Weekend Bikedays there will be only one lane eastbound available. For SJAM Parkway westbound, motorists will follow the routine NCC Bikedays detour. 


Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. 2023.

Daytime hours only – 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sundays.

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Earth Day Speaker Series

12 04 2023

from City of Ottawa | Climate Change and Resiliency:

Celebrate Earth Day this April by learning how you can take action on climate change.

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Join the McKellar Park Community Butterflyway

11 04 2023

from Berit Erickson:

Would you like to help bees and butterflies, boost urban biodiversity, and provide natural food sources for birds? Here’s your chance to join me in the McKellar Park Community Butterflyway project by adding native plants to your yard, place of worship, or school ground.

For five years now, I’ve been tending my Corner Pollinator Garden, at the intersection of Fraser Avenue and Sherbourne Road. You may have seen my garden on your way to Produce Depot or McDonalds. This summer I’m branching out, encouraging my neighbours to grow native plants too, to create a Butterflyway corridor.

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Unitarian Church Development Proposal

11 04 2023

The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa has approved a Site Plan for their property on Cleary Avenue.  The proposal includes a 16 story apartment tower and a 6 story affordable housing building.  Both buildings would be along the western boundary of the Unitarian Church property.  The “shovels in the ground date” is given as 2025.  The Site Plan has yet to be submitted to the City of Ottawa.

Check here for further info, including a Zoom meeting recording and two sets of slide decks.

Some quotes from one of the slide decks (the proposed site plan is on page 28)

The engagement of the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) to be the long-term owner/ operator of the non-profit building, will help deliver much needed housing to indigenous community members in Ottawa.

… the proposal is for a two-building solution. The first building is approximately 50 units, a 6-storey affordable housing solution that is non-profit owned and managed. The building, as seen in the proposed site plans and renderings, would occupy the north-western most part of the lands immediately adjacent to the NCC parkway. This would provide OAHS with symbolic connection to the existing greenspaces and the Ottawa River. 

The second building would be a 16-storey market affordable building, aimed at balancing affordability and the desire to create a revenue stream for the Church. The intention for this building is to use the CMHC Rental Construction Financing Initiative program, with the majority of the units in the building meeting or exceeding CMHC’s definition of affordable housing in Ottawa. This building is currently proposed to be located just north of the River Parkway Childcare Centre and around 22.5m from the west property line.

Severe Weather Update (April 8)

9 04 2023

from Councillor Theresa Kavanagh:

Good evening,
I spent the day visiting with residents throughout the ward, specifically concentrating on those areas that were still without power, Crystal Bay, Glabar Park and McKellar Park.  The Hydro Ottawa outage is at last clear for Bay Ward!  I know this was a longer wait for some communities and I am so happy that they finally have their power restored.
The City’s Public Works team and partners have been working hard the past couple of days, many without a break and in challenging conditions, to support residents.  

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Severe Weather Event Update

7 04 2023

from Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin:

My office received the following update from the City’s Public Works department. Moving forward, Forestry’s work will be a primary focus. Forestry Services has received over 1,600 requests for service since Wednesday. Reports are coming in from all over the city, but mature neighbourhoods with larger trees appear to have been highly affected.   Staff are triaging calls and prioritizing work to address downed trees and broken or hanging limbs that are blocking streets or that may otherwise pose a hazard to residents or property. Staff are also out checking parks and play structures for trees that may pose a risk.  Once hazards and streets are cleared, staff and contractors will address broken limbs, non-hazardous removals, re-inspections, pruning and brush/wood cleanup.  

By now, we know that this cleanup will be a multi-week effort requiring plenty of resources. We thank residents for their patience, and for staying safely away from precarious limbs and trees.  

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Inner Urban Planning Meeting for Bay Ward

28 03 2023

from Councillor Theresa Kavanagh’s Bay Ward Bulletin:

On Monday April 3rd my office will be hosting a Bay Ward Inner Urban Planning Meeting.

The meeting will be led by the City’s Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development (PIED) staff who will provide a planning overview specific to the Bay ward community with a focus on Inner Urban sections as defined in the Official Plan. The intention is to help residents have a better understanding of the planning process and how they can engage using policy to help support discussions. Public consultation is an important aspect of the planning process that is regulated through the provisions of the Planning Act and provides residents of the city with an opportunity to have a say in how their communities are shaped.

The presentation by Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development staff will focus on development review applications including:

  • Planning overview with a focus on Inner Urban sections as defined in the Official Plan
    • High level review of the changes in the Official Plan with a focus on Inner Urban transect
    • Overview of planning files in Ward 7

To register for this meeting and receive the Zoom link please visit here.

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.

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