Thursday, 31 October 2013

Budget Consultation Nov.4, Pinecrest Rec Centre

If you are interested in finding out more about the 2014 budget, Councillor Rick Chiarelli will be holding a
budget consultation on Monday, Nov.4 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Pinecrest Community Centre.  

For more information, click here or contact Nancy Cairns at:
Ward Office: 613-580-2400 X 46634 

Ottawa flu clinics

Clinics run Oct.26 to Nov. 28. 

Check out this map for  the clinic nearest you.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Seasonal Parades around Ottawa

If you have young children, check out the parade list on our "Community Events - Nov & Dec" page. Click on the tab in the upper menu bar.

Note that Sonny's is having their bake sale event next week. Help out a local business that is doing good for others.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Neighbourhood Watch Signs Scheduled to Go Up

Great news:

Our request for Neighbourhood Watch signs on Thorson Ave have been submitted to the City and we are scheduled to have the new signs in early December!

Neighbours, keep watching out for those around you on your street! 

Our first Neighbourhood Watch subcommittee meeting will be held the week of Nov. 18. Email if you would like to help out for your street!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Neighbourhood Watch Update

Hi QTSR neighbours,

Just a quick Neighbourhood Watch update that a number of cars were broken into early Monday morning along Thorson Ave. If you see any suspicious activity in the neighbourhood, please call 613-236-1222 ext.7300 to file a report. If you see a crime in action, call 911.  If you are a member of NW, let the police know when you call in to file a report.

Sunday, 20 October 2013


Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview Community Association is now official!!!

We now have:
  • an Executive Committee:
    • President, Andrea D'Agostino
    • Secretary, Jenny K 
    • Treasurer, Kelly M 
  • 13 Members at Large, including:
             Mike Ash (Stanton)
             Linda Gionet (Placid)
             Scott Plunkett (Tobin)
             Gina Bies (Torquay)
             Jonathan Crone (Firestone)
             Barbara Adair (Sudbury)
             Dawn (Firestone)
             Abby Paige 
             Manon D 
             Mike S
             Claire F
  • a constitution, and
  • 2 subcommittees
    • Rink/Winter Events and 
    • Neighbourhood Watch.

Our first QTSRCA Meeting (all community members are invited) will be on Tuesday, Nov.12. Email QTSR for details.

Stay tuned for more later!

Friday, 18 October 2013


The Steering Committee is really excited that, at long last, after a summer full of meetings, agendas, lists, flyers, distributions, emails, tweets and blog posts, we are finally ready for our first ever QTSRCA AGM!!

We are looking forward to launching a Community Association that:
1. acts as a voice for the community on issues that affect us all
2. works effectively with the City 
3. organizes events to promote healthy and active living and gets neighbours to meet neighbours..

If you are interested in the agenda for Sunday at 2:00 at Pinecrest Rec Centre Lounge, click here.

We are limiting the topics at the AGM to only dealing with the task of launching the Association and subcommittees. All other issues, we'll take on as tasks for the Association to work on now that it exists. 

Look forward to seeing lots of QTSR folks out on Sunday!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Annual General Meeting Oct.20

Community Association Annual General Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

 Pinecrest Recreation Centre Lounge

We are putting into place a new Community Association in Queensway Terrace South/Ridgeview. To make things official, we'll be holding our first Annual General Meeting this month.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place:
When: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pinecrest Recreation Centre Lounge
Why: To vote on Executive Committee members  (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer plus 11 Directors at Large) and to vote on our Constitution.
Nominations for the Executive Committee still being accepted!
Get involved in your community and take advantage of a great leadership opportunity! We are still taking nominations for Executive positions, especially Treasurer. Don’t be shy or modest: we need you! Send nominations to:

Please vote!
On Sunday, Oct. 20, take some time out of your day to come vote for your Community Association! Get involved and join the effort to make our community an even better place to live!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

417 Lane Reductions Oct. 7

Just a heads up that the 417 will have reduced lanes between Parkdale and Rochester starting Monday, Oct.7.

Fancy new digital signs are coming in kind of like what they have on the 401 in TO (not that we want that as our model for a highway, but just sayin').

The City of Ottawa has tools on to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

Travel Planner at – transit users can chart and plan routes... when it's working properly

City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours

Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city

Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city