Friday, 23 September 2016

Baseline Road Rapid Transit Corridor Consultation - Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Open House #4 - October 5, 2016

Open House # 4 (Final)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Nepean Sportsplex, Halls A and B
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
6 to 9 p.m., presentation: 7 p.m.
Transit Access: 94, 95, 157, 173

The City of Ottawa is working on a Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the proposed at-grade Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) facility between Bayshore Station and Heron Station along a 14.5 km corridor generally following Baseline Road and Heron Road. The proposed facility would accommodate increasing travel demand across the City and help achieve modal share targets as set out in the Transportation Master Plan (TMP).

Implementation of the BRT facility is identified in the TMP as follows:
  • Baseline Station to Billings Bridge Station: Part of 2031 Affordable Transit Network.
  • Baseline Station to Bayshore Station: Part of Network Concept Plan (Post 2031).
The EA Study will determine measures to improve transit service efficiency along the corridor and result in the expansion of the City's transit network.

Study Area

The Study Area stretches between Bayshore Station and Billings Bridge Station along a corridor following Holly Acres Road, Richmond Road, Baseline Road, Navaho Drive and Heron Road and includes the area around Baseline Station.
At the Open House you will:
  • Receive an update on the study's progress
  • Learn about the Recommended Plan for the corridor
  • Have the opportunity to:
    • Discuss the project with the study team and how it may affect your property
    • Provide feedback
Public input and comment on the information presented at the Open House event will be received until October 21, 2016.

The Environmental Assessment portion of the study will be undertaken in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects. The EA process involves developing, assessing, and evaluating alternatives, which results in a Recommended Plan that will be presented to City's Transportation Committee and Council for approval in mid 2016.

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the environmental assessment process. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

There will be ongoing consultation activities with study stakeholders during the remaining course of the study.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the contact below before the event.

You can also send comments during the course of the study by email or regular mail using the following contact information:

Jabbar Siddique, P. Eng.
Senior Project Engineer–Environmental Assessment
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 13914
Fax: 613-580-2578

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Construction on Iris Street on Saturday, September 24th

This posting is to inform you of the Contractor’s plan to work on the Iris Street construction project on Saturday, September 24.  The residents were advised of the potential for weekend work in the Construction Notice distributed in August.  If you have any questions, please contact Councillor Rick Chiarelli's office using the following contact information:

Victoria Laaber
Community Outreach
Councillor Rick Chiarelli: College Ward
101 Centrepointe Dr
Ottawa, ON   K2G 5K7


QTSRCA Annual General Meeting

When: Sunday, October 23rd, 1:30-3:00
Where: Pinecrest Recreation Complex

The Queensway Terrace South Ridgeview Community Association (QTSRCA) will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, October 23rd from 1:30-3:00pm in the lounge of the Pinecrest Recreation Complex.

Your community association is in crisis. Since our founding in 2013, the number of volunteers have dwindled to the point that we are no longer able to achieve our mandate. Unless there are new volunteers, there will be a vote at this AGM to either do much less, or to fold entirely. 

All members of our community are invited to attend and are encouraged to take the AGM as an opportunity to volunteer to become more active with the association.  If the community still wants an association, wants the ice rink, wants occasional events, and support to interact with the City, then we need your help

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) Review - Message from Director of Education

Re:   Invitation to Comment and Notice of Approval and Commencement of Accommodation Reviews – Student Learning and Accommodation Planning: the Western Area (Report 16-108) and Eastern Secondary Area (Report 16-109) Accommodation Reviews.
Dear Community Association Member:
Please be advised that the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), at its meeting held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, approved a consultation process and timeline for the commencement of the Western Area and Eastern Secondary Area Review Accommodation Reviews as part of the Multi-Year Plan for Student Learning and Accommodation Planning.
As per OCDSB Policy on Pupil Accommodation Reviews (P.118.PLG), Community Associations who expressed interest prior to the review are invited to discuss and provide comment on the recommended options approved in the initial staff report.
Submission of comments must be received at the OCDSB before the Western Area Review final public meeting scheduled for January 10, 2017 and before the Eastern Secondary Area Review final public meeting scheduled for January 11, 2017.  Submissions may be provided to the address noted below or via email address to or
Please consider this letter as formal notice of the initiation of the accommodation review and request for comment in accordance with the requirements of Policy P.118.PLG.
A consultation/review timeline and an information brochure are attached for your reference. For information on this review, please visit the OCDSB website at and click on the link, Multi-Year Plan for Student Learning and Accommodation Planning.
Jennifer Adams
Director of Education/
Secretary of the Board

Monday, 19 September 2016

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board - Student Learning and Accommodation Reviews

Message from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board:

Please see the attached letter for information on the consultation process for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Student Learning and Accommodation Reviews.
Thank you,

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital / Grand ménage de la capitale Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital

It is time again for the Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital campaign!

The Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital is a citywide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects. Participants who register their cleanups during the campaigns' early bird registrations and/or submit their on-line cleanup reports are eligible to win prizes donated by the campaign's generous sponsors. 

Here are some key dates for participation:

August 15: Early bird registration begins
Register your litter pickup or graffiti removal project by September 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize donated by our generous sponsors.

September 15 – October 15: Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign

September 23 – 25: Capital Cleanup Weekend
If your project takes place during Capital Cleanup Weekend, a campaign sponsor and/or your city Councillor may visit your team during your registered cleanup!

October 15: Registration ends

October 31: Deadline to submit your online cleanup report
After you have finished your cleanup project, please submit your online cleanup report. Submit it by September 31 and your team will be entered in a draw to win prizes donated by our sponsors. You will need your registration code to access your cleanup report.

Grand ménage de la capitale Tim Hortons

Il est temps pour le Grand ménage de la capitale Tim Hortons!

Le Grand menage de la capitale de Tim Hortons est une campagne municipale menée au printemps et à l’automne de chaque année. Les résidents se rassemblent et unissent leurs efforts pour rendre notre ville propre et verte. Les projets de ramassage des déchets ou de nettoyage des graffitis doivent être inscrits, et les équipes participantes recevront sur demande une trousse de nettoyage pour les aider dans leur projet. Les participants qui inscrivent leur projet de nettoyage au cours de la période hâtivede préinscription et/ou qui remettent leur rapport de nettoyage en ligne courent la chance de remporter des prix offerts par les généreux commanditaires de la campagne.

Voici quelques dates clés pour la participation :

Le 15 août : Début des inscriptions pour les participants hâtifs
Inscrivez votre projet de nettoyage des déchets ou d’enlèvement de graffiti avant le 14 août et vous serez admissible au tirage de prix pour les participants hâtifs, offerts par nos généreux commanditaires.

Du 15 septembre au 15 octobre : Campagne du Grand ménage d'automne de la capitale

Du 23 au 25 septembre : Fin de semaine du nettoyage de la capitale
Si votre projet a lieu au cours de la Fin de semaine du nettoyage de la capitale, un commanditaire de la campagne et/ou votre conseiller municipal ou conseillère municipale pourrait venir visiter votre équipe pendant vos travaux prévus!

Le 15 octobre : Fin des inscriptions

Le 31 octobre : Date limite pour soumettre votre rapport de nettoyage
Une fois que vous aurez terminé votre projet de nettoyage, veuillez soumettre votre rapport de nettoyage en ligne. Soumettez-le au plus tard le 31 octobre et votre équipe sera inscrite au tirage de prix offerts par nos commanditaires. Veuillez avoir sous la main votre code d’inscription pour pouvoir accéder à votre rapport de nettoyage.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Iris St Construction Update

Starting Tuesday September 6th the City will be posting “Construction Tow Away – No Parking” signs on Iris from Greenbank to Woodroffe on both sides of the road for the entire duration of the construction. The centreline will be shifted north to provide more room on the south side for construction. The existing south curb on Iris (as well as some asphalt and grass on either side of the curb) will be removed the week of September 6 starting on the Greenbank end of Iris, construction of the new south sidewalk will proceed subsequent to the removals and the road work will follow.