Southminster Church, the Beer Store, and now Fifth Avenue Court—all contentious development proposals on Bank Street, and the outcomes will change the face of our neighbourhoods. Will this be for the good? Most people support some level of intensification—it’s important for promoting vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods in the urban core. But City Council seems intent on increasing density above all other considerations, even though there are no density targets in place for Bank Street.
The City of Ottawa proposed work to renew infrastructure in the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South will involve the construction of new watermains and sanitary sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line. Cycling lanes on Aylmer Avenue in the eastbound direction, and on Seneca Street in the southbound direction, will be implemented through pavement markings. Discussions are ongoing with the NCC about the potential for a pedestrian crossover at Seneca Street and Colonel By Drive.
Through the course of 2016 and 2017, the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee has been advocating for a safe crossing of Colonel By Drive at a location somewhere between Avenue Road and Bronson Avenue. At the request of the Traffic and Safety Committee, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission entered into discussions to determine if such a pedestrian and bicycle crossing could be possible. It was agreed that it is indeed possible and Seneca Street has been proposed as the potential site.
In March 2017, the City of Ottawa’s Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, along with Councillor David Chernushenko’s office, hosted the first public consultation for the future renewal of Brewer Park. Well over 100 residents took part, providing comments, suggestions and hopes for the future of the Park over the next five to 15 years.
Emilie Taman announced her candidacy for Capital Ward on January 29, 2018, saying she’s running to provide strong and responsive representation at City Hall for all residents, and to contribute to building a more inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable Ottawa. “Capital Ward needs a councillor who will consult, listen and work collaboratively to build stronger communities in the ward and a better city—for families, seniors, students, young professionals, LGBTQ+ individuals, Indigenous peoples, and newcomers to Canada,” she said.
What do you think makes Ottawa a liveable city? What's important to you for the city's future? The City of Ottawa has embarked on a planning exercise to identify the challenges of the future.
The City of Ottawa invites visual artists, no matter their medium, to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench.