Monday, 26 June 2017

Stage 2 LRT Progress Update

Major Project Milestone - Stage 2 Secures Federal and Provincial Funding

Mayor Jim Watson welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility on June 16, where the Government of Canada announced its financial support for the Stage 2 LRT project.

The federal government has pledged to contribute up to $1.09 billion in total eligible costs to Stage 2 through their long term plan, Investing in Canada. This is in addition to the over $67 million the federal government committed to Stage 2 through the first phase of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund last year.

Mayor Watson and Prime Minister Trudeau were also joined by Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli from the Province of Ontario, which has already promised to invest $1 billion towards Stage 2 LRT, plus 50 per cent of the cost associated with extending the O-Train system to the Ottawa airport and from Place d’OrlĂ©ans to Trim.

With the Prime Minister’s funding commitment, together with that of the Province, signals that the Stage 2 LRT procurement can now move forward for the Confederation and Trillium Line extensions to implement over 38 kilometres of rail and 23 new stations between 2021 and 2023.

Where will Stage 2 go?
Stage 2 will bring 70 per cent of Ottawa’s population within five kilometers of efficient, clean and reliable rail service with the capability of carrying an estimated 24,000 riders per hour per direction during peak periods. The complete O-Train system will span nearly 60 kilometres and include 41 stations

In the South, the Trillium Line will be expanded to reach Bowesville Station, with a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport, by 2021.

In the East, the Confederation Line will extend to Trim Road by 2022.

In the West, it will reach Algonquin College and Moodie Drive by 2023.

Stay Informed of Stage 2 LRT Progress!

Visit us on the web at or email the project team at Note that the website is continuously updated with information on Open Houses, Public Information Sessions, and materials distributed at these events. Please continue to visit for updated information.

Tell your friends and neighbours to sign up at to stay informed.


Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch Seeking Board Members

Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch (ONW) is a city-wide community program supported by the Ottawa Police Service. The Neighbourhood Watch Board of Directors is currently seeking to fill the following roles on the Board:

·         Communications/ Social Media

·         Event planning

·         Volunteer coordinator

·         Marketing/ Fundraising

Please visit  website for further details.

Applications, including a full resume should be sent to The Ottawa Neighborhood Watch Board Chairwoman Crystal Smalldon via email at no later than Wednesday June 28th, 2017 at 5pm. Please clearly state in the Subject Line which position you are applying for

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Thank You for Making our Summer Social a Success!

We had a wonderful summer social in Kilreen park yesterday. The weather was beautiful, but our wonderful volunteers, partners, and sponsors really made this a successful event!

Thank you to Rick Chiarelli for providing food and face painting for the event.

Thank you to Enbridge for cooking up the hot dogs and hamburgers that we all enjoyed.

Thank you to Ecology Ottawa for bringing free trees to distribute in our neighbourhood.

Thank you to the Hydro Ottawa Conservation Team for bringing nightlights and energy-saving product coupons to distribute.

Thank you to Ottawa Public Library for sharing books. bags, bookmobile models, and information about nearby Bookmobile stops.

Thank you to all of the local businesses who contributed prizes for the summer social including:
  • Dino's Pizza
  • Distinctive Woodworking by Jonathan
  • Funhaven
  • Starr Gymnastics
  • Terra20 
Finally, thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the event and especially to Alison Lynch for organizing the event!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Canada 150 Celebration on June 25th from 12-4 at Britannia Beach

M.P. Anita Vandenbeld will be hosting a Canada 150 Celebration at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (Britannia Beach) on Sunday, June 25th from 12:00-4:00 pm and all are welcome to attend this free family event!

The celebration will include a family fun day, kids’ games, a free BBQ (while quantities last), dance and musical performances, a multi-cultural fashion show, a photography and art display, and community leadership awards.

The Celebration will close with a blanket exercise to support truth and reconciliation and share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

This event celebrates the multicultural diversity in our community and our country.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Summer Social Volunteers Needed

The QTSRCA Summer Social is coming up on June 24th.  The event will be taking place from 1:00-3:00 in Kilreen Park where families will be able to enjoy the park’s splash pad, playground, and tennis courts as well as a BBQ, treats, face painting, a raffle, and other fun activities brought to you by the Community Association and several partners.

As usual we are looking for help in running the day’s activities and would appreciate any volunteer help we can get. Even if you are only able to help with set up or clean up, any of your time and assistance would be appreciated. If you are able to volunteer for the summer social, please email QTSRCA at

Thank you for your help and we look forward to another excellent summer social!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Signs from our Community Garage Sale

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our community garage sale a success. We had over 30 garage sales during our community garage sale.

If anyone has taken one of our QTSRCA community garage sale signs for safe keeping following the event we can take them off your hands to save for next year. Send us an email at and a member of our board will stop by to pick up the sign.

Thank you everyone!

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Next QTSRCA Meeting - June 12th, 7:30pm at Sonny's

The Queensway Terrace South Ridgeview Community Association (QTSRCA) will be holding our next monthly meeting on Monday June 12th, 7:30-9:00 and you are welcome to join us.  A copy of the agenda for the meeting is available at this link.

When: Monday, June 12th, 7:30 pm 
Where: Sonny’s Bar and Grill – 1119 Baxter Rd

Monday, 5 June 2017

Senior's Month In Ottawa

June marks the 33rd anniversary of Seniors' Month in Ontario. This year's theme is "Living Your Best Life."

We have compiled a calendar of some of the activities and events happening in the city to celebrate older adults and seniors and the City wants to encourage you to take part in them. Some of the activities are planned by the City, while others are planned by community agencies. The best way to learn more about a specific activity is by communicating with the contact listed.

Click on one of the following links to download the calendar:

Seniors' Month - Calendar Version

Seniors' Month - Accessible Text Version

Happy Seniors' Month!