BudgetSpeak 2020
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

BudgetSpeak 2020

What are your priorities for the coming City budget? Do you want more resources for sidewalk snow clearing? Affordable housing? Social supports?

Come out to the annual Urban Councillors’ BudgetSpeak meeting and have your say. Staff and Councillors will be on hand to present information about the budget, answer questions, and provide information about getting involved.

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339 Gladstone development public meeting
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

339 Gladstone development public meeting

Applications have been submitted to the City to permit a 21-storey apartment building at 339 - 343 Gloucester. To allow local residents to learn more about the project and provide their feedback, a public open house has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8:30. The location is still to be determined and will be posted on my website when finalized. 

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Hydro Ottawa pole replacement Open House
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Hydro Ottawa pole replacement Open House

Hydro Ottawa invites you to attend two community information sessions regarding Hydro Ottawa’s plans for pole replacement projects that will take place in the Centretown area with work beginning in 2020.

Date:              Monday, September 23, 2019
Time:              7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:       McNabb Recreation Centre, Community Room
180 Percy St.

Date:              Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time:              7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:       McNabb Community Centre, Room C
180 Percy St.

While these projects are still months away, we wanted to provide you and your constituents with advance notice as some effort may be required to allow our crews access to the critical infrastructure located within our easements and on the City of Ottawa’s Road Right-of-Way. 

More specifically, any smaller structures (such as sheds, decks, and walkways, as well as landscaping) located around the poles may require removal in advance in order to allow safe access for our crews. Hydro Ottawa will work with our customers to keep removals to a minimum. In most cases, Hydro Ottawa will be able to complete the work as planned so as to minimize any damage to customer property. An overall map showing the proposed work area will be available at the information session.

 

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Community Clean-up in Rochester Heights
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Community Clean-up in Rochester Heights

  • 55 Eccles Street Ottawa, ON, K1R 6S3 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Staff and clients from the Somerset West Community Health Centre are joining with neighbours for a Community Clean-Up, focusing on the area between Rochester, Somerset, Gladstone, and Cambridge.

Volunteers will meet at 55 Eccles. Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning and pizza provided at lunch.

For more information, contact Christian at 613-237-6529.

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Booth St Bridge rehabilitation Open House
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Booth St Bridge rehabilitation Open House

Below the Booth St overpass is a 143 year old arched stone bridge that spans the aqueduct. It is currently closed to the public.

While it has seen some additions and alterations over the years, the original arch is still there. The City plans to remove the additions, repair it where required, and eventually open the bridge to pedestrian and cycling traffic.

As the bridge has heritage status, any work must be discussed at a public meeting:

October 1, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Good Companions Centre
670 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2

No RSVP is required to attend this open house.

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Open House for the new transit service
Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Open House for the new transit service

OC Transpo’s bus service will transform soon to align with the LRT. Join me and my colleagues Mathieu Fleury and Rawlson King at an open house to learn more about the upcoming changes to bus schedules. OC Transpo staff will answer your questions and help you plan for the changes ahead.

Tuesday, October 1 5pm-7pm
Freiman Bridge (pedestrian overpass connecting the Bay to the Rideau Centre)
50 Rideau Street

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Women and Gender Equity Strategy: Public Engagement Forum
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Women and Gender Equity Strategy: Public Engagement Forum

The public forum will take place at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa City Hall on Monday, September 30th, 2019.

Registration and a light pre-event networking dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the main event to follow from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will include welcoming remarks from Mayor Watson and Councillor Kavanagh, followed by a keynote presentation from Mercy Lawluvi, Executive Director of Immigrant Women Services Ottawa.

Facilitated breakout sessions begin at 7:15pm, where you will be asked for your ideas on priorities and actions for the Women and Gender Equity Strategy.

Registration is limited to 200 participants. Register today!

If you cannot attend in person, please share your feedback with us here https://engage.ottawa.ca/women-and-gender-equity

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Hydro Ottawa pole replacement Open House
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hydro Ottawa pole replacement Open House

Hydro Ottawa invites you to attend two community information sessions regarding Hydro Ottawa’s plans for pole replacement projects that will take place in the Centretown area with work beginning in 2020.

Date:              Monday, September 23, 2019
Time:              7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:       McNabb Recreation Centre, Community Room
180 Percy St.

Date:              Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time:              7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:       McNabb Community Centre, Room C
180 Percy St.

While these projects are still months away, we wanted to provide you and your constituents with advance notice as some effort may be required to allow our crews access to the critical infrastructure located within our easements and on the City of Ottawa’s Road Right-of-Way. 

More specifically, any smaller structures (such as sheds, decks, and walkways, as well as landscaping) located around the poles may require removal in advance in order to allow safe access for our crews. Hydro Ottawa will work with our customers to keep removals to a minimum. In most cases, Hydro Ottawa will be able to complete the work as planned so as to minimize any damage to customer property. An overall map showing the proposed work area will be available at the information session.

 

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Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: Tunney's Pasture
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: Tunney's Pasture

  • Tunney's Pasture Driveway Ottawa, ON, K1Y Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Plastic Dump demonstration
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Plastic Dump demonstration

A Plastic Dump demonstration is planned for Friday, September 13 at noon at the entrance to Parliament Hill.

The purpose of this demonstration is to (1) remind the Federal government that they have promised to ban single-use plastics by 2021 and (2) to remind the general public that discarded single-use plastics pose a serious threat to the environment. Come to the demo and bring your educative signs.

You are also encouraged to collect used single-use plastics (plastic water bottles are our number one target) and bring them along to be publicly dumped. There will also be interesting street theatre, together with music (Raging Grannies) and chants. For more information, contact the OWSAG website www.owsagottawa.org .

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Centretown Community Conversation with the Ottawa Police
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Centretown Community Conversation with the Ottawa Police

The focus of this event is expanding the dialogue between citizens and the police by providing an opportunity to discuss crime prevention measures and initiatives in the Centretown neighbourhood.

This event is presented by the Centretown Community Association, the Centretown community Health Centre, the Ottawa Police Service and Councillor McKenney.

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The Good Companions' Wellness Fair & Open House
Sep
4
9:30 AM09:30

The Good Companions' Wellness Fair & Open House

  • Good Companions Seniors' Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Good Companions are hosting a wellness fair featuring seminars, clinics, and demonstrations from 30+ exhibitors. The event will highlight the programs and services the Good Companions provide, as well as information on health, safety, and social services in the wider Ottawa area. There is no cost for admission or parking, and OC Transpo Wednesday service is free for seniors 65+!

For more information contact The Good Companions at 613-236-0428 ex. 2221 or visit their website.

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Back to School Event
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Back to School Event

A fun event for parents and kids featuring activities, prizes and information from community resources.

Presented by the Dundonald Park Working Group and the Centretown Community Association

Rain location: Centretown Community Health Centre (420 Cooper St.), same time.

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Panel discussion on housing for LGBTQ refugees
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Panel discussion on housing for LGBTQ refugees

As the City’s Liaison for Housing and Homelessness, and in collaboration with Capital Rainbow Refuge, I am pleased to invite you to a special panel discussion focused on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ Refugees in accessing permanent and affordable housing in our City. You will have the opportunity to hear from an array of individuals who work directly with LGBTQ Refugees, and who will be able to discuss and answer questions on these challenges.

Please RSVP at Catherine.McKenney@ottawa.ca as space is limited.

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Official Plan Public Consultation for Urban Residents
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Official Plan Public Consultation for Urban Residents

The urban councillors will be hosting a public consultation on the new Official Plan at City Hall on Monday June 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Jean Piggott Hall.

Please join Councillors McKenney, Leiper, Menard, King, and Fleury on June 24th for a presentation from City planning staff and an opportunity to discuss the key issues facing the urban core as Ottawa grows and changes in the future.     

The Official Plan guides Ottawa’s growth and development by establishing a policy framework that impacts decision-making on transportation, housing, green spaces and parks, environmental initiatives and more. As the City continues to grow, it is important that urban concerns are represented in the Official Plan’s future policies.

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Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: 4475 Trail Road
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mobile Hazardous Waste Depot: 4475 Trail Road

  • 4475 Trail Road Ottawa, ON, K0A 2Z0 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drop off your household hazardous waste and residential electronic products to keep them out of the landfills. Products include Aerosol containers; Propane cylinders; Disinfectants; Fluorescent bulbs/tubes; Fire extinguishers; Fertilizers and pesticides; Mercury switches/thermometers; Needles and syringes; Pharmaceuticals; Paints and coatings; Oven and window cleaners; Pool chemicals; and Gasoline.

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Blue Roses documentary
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Roses documentary

In partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health, Compassionate Ottawa and One World Arts, we are pleased to announce a free encore screening of the documentary film, Blue Roses, winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 One World Film Festival. Please register online - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/blue-roses-documentary-film-screening-discussion-tickets-60475678382 .

Blue Roses is an inspiring documentary film about Bob Jamison and other frontline community health workers who provide care for Ottawa's inner-city rooming house residents, who often face poverty, addiction and mental illness. In the process, they challenge our conventional understanding of palliative (end of life) care. Attend this free screeningfollowed by an informative discussion involving people with lived experience, frontline health workers and Ottawa City Councillor Catherine McKenney about rooming houses and palliative care for people experiencing poverty, mental illness and addictions. Donations at the door are very welcome and will be used to support frontline community health workers.

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Open House: Albert and Slater street improvements (Bay to Elgin)
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Open House: Albert and Slater street improvements (Bay to Elgin)

  • Ottawa City Hall, Councillors' Lounge (2nd Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come discuss a construction project planned in your neighbourhood. Design drawings will be on display for your review and staff will be available to provide information and receive comments.

With reduced bus traffic on Albert and Slater Streets, the opportunity exists to improve these corridors for other users. The design implements elements of “Complete Streets” along these roadways including the addition of cycling facilities. The project also includes the replacement of sections of watermain that have reached the end of its life cycle along Albert and Slater Streets as well as the replacement of the sanitary sewer on Metcalfe Street.

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OrKidstra End-of-Year Concert
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

OrKidstra End-of-Year Concert

Let the students of OrKidstra inspire and entertain you! These concerts will feature wonderful array of classical, jazz, world music and sing-along favourites! OrKidstra’s End-of-Year concert is a not-to-be-missed occasion. Join us and help us send off our graduating class of 2019!

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Public workshop: Developing the future of municipal recreation and cultural activity spaces
Jun
11
7:15 PM19:15

Public workshop: Developing the future of municipal recreation and cultural activity spaces

  • McNabb Recreation Centre, Assembly Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We invite you to share your ideas and comments on municipal recreation facilities.

Tell us what works and what doesn’t work to help us plan for the future of recreation and cultural activity spaces in Ottawa!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2229096650507019/

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Public Open House: Chamberlain, Catherine, Isabella Functional Design Study
Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Public Open House: Chamberlain, Catherine, Isabella Functional Design Study

The City of Ottawa invites you to a public open house for the Chamberlain Avenue, Catherine Street and Isabella Street Functional Design Study.

By attending, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, review the draft design and provide feedback. Your feedback will assist the City in finalizing the draft functional design. The detailed design process will begin following approval of the functional design.

For further information, please visit the project website or contact:

Vanessa Black, P. Eng.
Transportation Engineer – Network Modification
Transportation Services Department 
City of Ottawa 
110 Laurier Avenue West 
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Email: Vanessa.Black@ottawa.ca(link sends e-mail)
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 12559

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