Community Updates

October 10, 2019 | Notice: Earl Armstrong Road Closure

Earl Armstrong Road, between Limebank Road and Bowesville Road, will be closed starting Monday, October 21, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019. This closure is to accommodate maintenance work by Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., on the pipeline. Please look out for detour signs.

October 4, 2019 | October 6 OC Transpo Service Changes

With the upcoming, major service changes, you should have received a pamphlet from OC Transpo in the mail which outlines the changes or you can visit www.octranspo.com to learn more. The notable changes in ward 22 include:


  • Route 94 between Riverview and Tunney’s Pasture Stations will be renumbered as Rapid Route 74
  • Route 95 between Cambrian and Tunney’s Pasture Station will be renumbered as Rapid Route 75 and some peak-period trips will be extended to Gatineau
  • Route 99 from Barrhaven Centre will be shortened to connect to Line 1 at Hurdman 


If you would like an opportunity to familiarize yourself with LRT, I encourage you to take part in one of the Customer Familiarization Opportunities offered by OC Transpo. This would be a good chance for your questions to be answered and to learn more about how to use LRT. 


To see dates and register for a tour please visit: https://www.octranspo.com/en/news/article/customer-familiarization-opportunities/

October 4, 2019 | Bell Fiber Installation

If you live on any of the following streets, please be advised that Bell Fiber work has begun or will be beginning soon:

  

  • On all of Tacom Circle
  • Serena Way from Woodroffe Avenue to Cresthaven Drive
  • Shady Grove Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Marabrooke Street between Whitewater Street and Grovemont Drive
  • Stoneleigh Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Shady Grove Street
  • Whitewater Street between Woodroffe Avenue and Marabrooke Street
  • Berry Glen Street between Waterwater Street and Willow Creek Circle
  • Rocky Hill Drive between Berry Glen Street and Prince of Wales Drive
  • Willow Creek Circle between Cul De Sac and Chestermere Crescent
  • Chestermere Crescent between Willow Creek Circle and Willow Creek Circle


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office

October 4, 2019 | Stonebridge Survey Results

The Stonebridge Working Group (SWG), following the September 30 community update meeting, has released a message concerning the meeting and the levy. If you live in the Stonebridge Community, please take the time to read the full message here.

October 2, 2019 | Update: Riverside South High School

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has formally submitted a request for capital funds to build a high school in Riverside South;  a much needed high school. If a high school opened tomorrow – it would already by over-crowded. One would think that would make Riverside South a priority with the provincial government. It doesn’t, because we are competing with every other school board in the province for capital funding. We need your help to ensure our request is considered. Here’s what you can do.  Please write to:


Hon. Stephen Lecce

Minister of Education

5th floor, 438 University Ave.

Toronto, On M7A 2A5

Minister.edu@ontario.ca


If you choose email, please CC:


  • Joshua Paul, Assistant Deputy Minister, Capital and Business Support Division, Ministry of Education
    Joshua.paul@ontario.ca
  • Paul Bloye, Director, Capital Program Branch, Ministry of Education
    Paul.Bloye@ontario.ca
  • Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
    director@ocdsb.ca
  • Goldie Ghamari, MPP Carleton
    goldie.ghamari@pc.ola.org
  • Karyn Ostafichuk, Manager of Planning, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
    karyn.ostafichuk@ocdsb.ca
  • Jennifer Jennekens, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Trustee, Zone 7
    jennifer.jennekens@ocdsb.ca


I would suggest either writing a letter of support and mailing it, or sending an email to Stephen Lecce and CC those listed above. Make sure to include Riverside South High School in the subject line. 

October 1, 2019 | Chapman Mills Park Re-designation

My office has been informed that the City received a petition to re-designate Chapman Mills Park from ‘no dogs’ to ‘dogs on-leash’. Signs will be installed throughout the park informing the public of the proposal and will allow the residents to submit their feedbacks and comments to the proposed dog designation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this petition, please email kevin.heiss@ottawa.ca.

September 26, 2019 | Riverside South Emergency Plan

As we have just passed the one year anniversary of the tornadoes which devastated several pockets of our beautiful City, including Riverside South, the Riverside South Emergency Preparedness Team has launched the Riverside South Management Plan. 


This plan supports the City of Ottawa Emergency Plan in the event of a crisis, and will allow for resources to be used in areas of greater need as determined by the City of Ottawa. This will include important information on what individuals and the community need to do to be prepared for an emergency will be added to this site along with procedures and a framework of what and how available resources will be used in an emergency. 


For more information please visit: https://www.riversidesouth.org/emergency

September 23, 2019 | Ward 22 Tree Planting

The City's Forestry fall planting program is scheduled to begin October 2 and will run, weather permitting, until the end of November. This includes tree planting in parks, at City facilities, and along streets. Please find the full list of all planting locations in ward 22 here. Please note, this is a proposed list of locations and is subject to change; all locations may not be completed this year.
In addition to these planting locations, there will be two community plantings this fall:

  • Saturday September 28, 9:00 am at Stonecrest Park - 220 Stoneway Drive, planting 150 trees with the ICA committee and Shiv Shakti Temple community
  • Saturday October 5, 9:00 am meeting at Boothfield Street near St. FX High School, planting 350 trees with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)


If you have any questions or concerns about the planting please contact my office.

September 6, 2019 | Construction Notice: Roundabout - Longfields and Golflinks

Construction is slated to begin this month for the roundabout at Golflinks and Longfields. This work is being done to improve the level of service, safety and functionality of the intersection. This work will involve the installation of a single-lane roundabout. Construction will begin this month, with an operational roundabout completed by December 2019.   


Final asphalt, curbs, and sidewalks will be completed by July 2020. Access through the site along Longfields and Golflinks will be maintained at all times. Lane reductions will be required during the construction periods but will be restricted to non-peak traffic periods.

September 4, 2019 | Stonebridge Survey Results

Thank you to everybody who took the time to complete the Stonebridge Working Group (SWG) survey following the July 30, 2019 community meeting. This meeting was to discuss the golf course. Please see information provided by the Stonebridge Community Association regarding the survey results:  Responses were collected from 1368 individuals between July 30th and Aug 20th, 2019. After applying a filter to only include homeowners living in Stonebridge, the total number of responses used for analysis purposes was 1039, which is a significant sample size for a community of approximately 3300 households. 


Survey Question:  What is your first reaction to the proposed solution?

  • Very positive: 27%
  • Somewhat positive: 29%
  • Neutral: 8%
  • Somewhat negative: 15%
  • Very negative: 20%  


Survey Question:  If a vote on the levy was to be held today, how likely would you be to vote in favour of it?

  • Extremely likely: 29%
  • Very likely: 19%
  • Somewhat likely: 16%
  • Not so likely: 12%
  • Not at all likely: 25%  


Based on the above, the SWG feels that the community has demonstrated enough interest in the proposal to move to the next step, which is to ask the City to administer a community-wide vote on the levy. In the meantime, we will continue to make improvements, where appropriate, to the proposal in order to address as many remaining concerns as possible. We are still planning on organizing another community meeting in the early fall to provide you with further details. See the full message here.

August 23, 2019 | Notice: New "No Parking Signs"

If you live on Gracewood Crescent or Len Lunney Crescent, please expect to see new “No Parking” signs in the next month or so.   


Gracewood Crescent: The signs will be installed at both curves in the Crescent.

Len Lunney Crescent: The signs will be installed on the curve, near 25 Len Lunney.


These signs are being installed on the curves as a result of investigated safety concerns, to improve sight lines and road width.