Cleary Avenue closing thru end of 2024

18 11 2022

Notice from Rail Construction Program Office:


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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





Richmond Road closure between Redwood and Wavell Avenues, Fri-Mon, Oct 14-17

11 10 2022

Notice from Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa:


from email notice

Notice of Full Road Closure and Overnight Weekend Work
Richmond Road, Between Redwood Avenue and Wavell Avenue

October 2022

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a full road closure of Richmond Road between Redwood Avenue and Wavell Avenue and overnight work is required to install a storm sewer across the roadway. Motorists travelling along Richmond Road as well as nearby residents should anticipate weekend mobility and overnight construction impacts. 

WHAT/WHERE
Richmond Road full closure between Redwood Avenue and Wavell Avenue.

Residents can expect the following construction activities to take place day and night:

  • Excavation and grading work using excavators, bulldozers, and compactors. 
  • Noise from equipment will be audible and some equipment may cause vibrations.
  • Trucks bringing granular material and hauling away excavated materials will be visible and noise from equipment will be audible.
  • Trucks bringing concrete and pouring concrete will be audible.
  • Asphalt will be laid and may result in audible noise and some vibration from equipment.
  • Removal and re-painting of roadway lines will have minimal impact.
  • All construction equipment will be equipped with broadband warning system.

Use of hydrovac equipment will be during the daytime only.

WHEN
Friday, October 14, 2022, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022.

WHY
Work is required to tie in the north and south portion of a storm sewer across Richmond Road.

ANTICIPATED IMPACTS
Noise and vibration from trucks and heavy equipment is expected.

Motorists travelling westbound on Richmond Road will have to exit at Wavell Avenue, travel west along Byron Avenue and will be able to re-enter Richmond Road at Redwood Avenue.

Motorists travelling eastbound on Richmond Road will have to exit at Redwood Avenue, travel east along Byron Avenue and will be able to re-enter Richmond Road at Windermere Avenue.

Access to buildings within the closed section of Richmond Road will be maintained.

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.

Site lighting for overnight work will be required. Night work is required to complete this schedule critical work while limiting traffic closures and to mitigate impacts to the traveling public.

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. 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”. For other accommodations, or questions, please contact:

Meghan Alexander
Stakeholder Relations, Rail Construction Program, City of Ottawa
Meghan.alexander@ottawa.ca / www.ottawa.ca/stage2    





MPCA Fall Festival follow up

29 09 2022

In case you missed it the McKellar Park Fall Festival was a blast !

We had many, many people. We’re unsure how many but can say that over 500 cotton candy cones were consumed as well as 30 large pizzas and 250 cups of coffee. Merry Dairy sold a lot of cones and there were two food trucks as well.

The music was great, the ball games were fun, tug of war was enjoyed and the line up for face painting was lengthy. The Police with their car and the Fire department with their truck delighted both the young and old. The bookmobile had a booth and talked about the library. The Westboro BIA were there to discuss all things Westboro. Most of the politicians came to say hello.

After two years of being largely isolated from each other, neighbours had an opportunity to see their friends, make new ones and enjoy McKellar Park.

To put on an event like this we needed both physical and financial help. To all of you who volunteered, including the many young people, thank you. It was definitely appreciated.

We asked a number of business people and businesses for their support. The following responded:

  • The Westboro BIA
  • Magnolia
  • Amsted
  • Rob Kearns of the Morris Team
  • Kelly Ebbs of Kelly and Kerry Royal Lepage
  • Liam Kealey of the Kealey group
  • Bridgehead
  • Produce Depot
  • Lorenzo Bar and Grill

We’re lucky to have such people living or doing business in our neighbourhood. Please consider supporting them.





McKellar Park Fall Festival, Sunday 10:30-2:30

24 09 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is this Sunday, September 25 and it is going to ROCK!!

Bring your good spirits, appetite, and dancing shoes. Happening rain or shine from 10:30am-2:30pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Some volunteer spots remain open. Please email mpca.blog@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Draft lineup, subject to change
10:30 am – Emery Dalziel and Adelia Wood
10:45 am – Derek McKinley, Sing Song Party Time
12 pm – Zumba
12:45 pm – Fairytale Princess Parties song/story
1:15 pm – April Rick
2:00 pm – Marnie Johnstone

Other activities
Sportball
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Storytime with Carlingwood Library
Firetruck and Police
Axe throwing (ages 13+)

Food (for purchase)
Lorenzo’s pizza
Merry Dairy ice cream
Lou’s Food Truck
Falafel Guys
Snacks
Bridgehead coffee





Sign up for Fall Festival volunteer opportunities

13 09 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is less than two weeks away! We rely on volunteers to run the festival and we hope that you will consider signing up for a shift and forwarding this message to your neighbours to help us fill all the spots.

Volunteer sign-up
We’re using SignUp to organize our upcoming McKellar Park Fall Festival.
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp: https://signup.com/go/HaacbKj
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.

Draft lineup, subject to change
10:30 am – Emery Dalziel and Adelia Wood
10:45 am – Derek McKinley, Sing Song Party Time
12 pm – Zumba
12:45 pm – Fairytale Princess Parties song/story
1:15 pm – April Rick
2:00 pm – Marnie Johnstone

Other activities
Sportball
Arts & Crafts
Face Painting
Storytime with Carlingwood Library
Firetruck and Police

Food (for purchase)
Pizza
Merry Dairy ice cream truck
Snacks





Fall 2022 Newsletter

6 09 2022
ca

Welcome to the Fall Edition

Sept, 2022

The McKellar Park Fall Festival is back!

After a COVID hiatus the Fall Festival is back! Thank you to our wonderful McKellar Park neighbors who are once again organizing this annual event. Join your neighbours and help spread the word by sharing this event and inviting your friends. Sun, Sept 25th at the park (539 Wavell Ave), beginning at 10:30 a.m. Rain or shine! Please see the festival poster for more info.

Changes to Ward Boundaries

Residents of McKellar Park will be voting in Bay ward in the upcoming municipal election on October 24th. The ward boundaries have been changed; McKellar Park will be no longer part of Kitchissippi ward. For McKellar Park residents, the boundary between Bay ward and Kitchissippi ward is now the centreline of Denbury Avenue. Please see the map detail of the western part of Bay ward at right, or download the ward map from ottawa.ca

McKellar Park CA AGM Nov 20, 7PM

Please save the Sunday, November 20th date for the annual MPCA AGM. More details to follow at mckellarpark.ca

Emergency Preparedness

Recent severe storms and power outages have us all thinking about how to prepare for extreme weather events. Go to the blog post at mckellarpark.ca to visit the Canadian Red Cross site for preparedness suggestions.

Consultations on new Ottawa Zoning Bylaw

The new Official Plan has been passed by City Council. Once it is signed off by the province, the city will be consulting on the new Zoning Bylaw, the rubber-meets-the-road implementation of the Official Plan, although there are no consultation details as yet. This new Zoning Bylaw could dramatically change the character of our neighbourhoods. It’s important that you have your say. Go to engage.ottawa.ca/new-zoning-by-law to check with the city for consultation details.

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