Phase 2 Impact of the LRT

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It’s coming: construction for Phase 2 of the LRT will affect all of us on IPD . . .   as well as those who live on Scott Street and all the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The transitway from Tunney’s to the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway will be shut down for two years to build the LRT lines; the buses will be directed down Scott and over a temporary bridge near Roosevelt.  What will happen at the corner of IPD and Scott?  What will the City do to mitigate cut-through traffic?  The answer to these and many other questions will be raised and discussed at a public meeting:

Public Meeting on Scott Street bus detours

April 4, 2017 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road.
See you there!


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Join the Island Park Community Association to Discuss Island Park Drive after the NCC Covenants Expire

Thursday, March 23
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kichissippi United Church Hall
630 Island Park Drive

With the expiration of Island Park Drive/Crescent NCC covenants by 2021, lot owners will not have to abide by the restrictions that have been in place for nearly 100 years and which have determined the character of the streetscape. Given that, the Board of the Island Park Community Association has studied options available for preserving the streetscape, value and character of our community. On March 23, come out to hear our proposed recommendation and have your say.

Board Recommendation
Lobby for the continuation of R1 Zoning and the creation of a Heritage Conservation District (HCD). HCDs are already in place to protect the character, streetscapes and values in the Glebe and Rockcliffe Park.

On March 23rd we will discuss work done to study available options and why the Board of the IPCA is proposing R1 Zoning and a Heritage Conservation District.

Learn more by reading the Aide Memoire  your Board has prepared – Aide Memoire: Island Park Drive Post-Covenant Options.

Have your say

Help Prepare IPD for the Future




We are all concerned about the traffic on IPD, and many of you have expressed interest in various traffic calming practices.

This spring, we will meet with the NCC to discuss options with them. But before we do that, the IPCA wants to know your views on how to manage the traffic on our street.  Your Board has organized a survey with a number of best practices and ideas. You can find it here:

Prefer to do the survey on paper?  Send us an email at       and we will arrange to drop off a paper copy to your residence.

The survey takes three minutes to complete and will remain open until March 30, 2017.

Have a great early spring!

Closing the east Queensway ramp at Westgate: What you Should Know

IPCA Board members – Bruce & Duff – attended the Public Information Session #2, organized by the province, on the proposed Highway 417 Carling Ave. East – East Ramp Closure.

The province presented detailed panels outlining the reasons for 1) widening Highway 417 along the stretch that passes Island Park Drive/Merrivale, and 2) closing the eastbound ramp closest to Westgate.

At the session, our City Councillor Jeff Leiper expressed his concerns about widening the Queensway and closing the ramp.

Details can be found here:

The public is invited to communicate their concerns on this project to the Province’s agent (WSP/MMM) by Wednesday, March 1, 2017:

Mr. Lincoln MacDonald, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
1145 Hunt Club Rd., Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3
Fax: 613-736-8710

Bikes and Buses on Carling Avenue


* The City plans to establish a dedicated bus lane (and bike lane) along Carling Avenue from Lincoln Fields to Bronson

* This project has already received funding and implementation is expected this year:

a) revived pavement markings and signage
b) minor modifications to reallocate the existing outside (third) lane to a bus-only lane
c) cycling treatments at signalized intersections
d) multimodal level of service assessment for pedestrians, cyclist, transit service and general traffic for the Carling Station to Branson and Kirkwood intersection segments
e) a protected cycling facility for the Carling Station (Preston Street) to Bronson Avenue segment

* should you have any concerns, comments are requested by the City by March 1, 2017:

Frank McKinney
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 exchange 28540
Fax: 613-580-2578

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Proposed Highway 417 Carling East Ramp Closure Proposal details

Details from the consultants:


The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to complete the Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the proposed permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E on-ramp (the on-ramp from Carling Avenue Westbound to Highway 417 Eastbound), in the City of Ottawa.

The planned widening of Highway 417 between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive will result in operational and safety issues due to the introduction of a significantly substandard merge condition for the existing Highway 417 Carling Avenue W-E on-ramp (the on-ramp from Carling Avenue Eastbound to Highway 417 Eastbound). The permanent closure of the low volume E-E on-ramp is proposed as a means to accommodate the planned widening of Highway 417 and provide a standard-length merge lane for the high volume W-E on-ramp, while maintaining access to Highway 417 Eastbound within the Carling Avenue interchange.

The Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E on-ramp is a low volume on-ramp which carries one lane of traffic onto Highway 417 Eastbound. The project involves the following components:

  •   Proposed permanent closure of the Highway 417 Carling Avenue E-E on-ramp;
  •   Maintaining access to Highway 417 Eastbound within the Carling Avenue interchange using

    the existing W-E on-ramp;

  •   Construction of related works, including retaining walls, illumination modifications / ATMS,

    and landscaping.

    Traffic management is being coordinated with the City of Ottawa. In order to facilitate safe and efficient access to Highway 417 Eastbound using the W-E on-ramp and to address weaving issues at the Carling Avenue/Kirkwood Avenue intersection associated with traffic exiting Highway 417 using the E-W off-ramp (off-ramp from Highway 417 Westbound to Carling Avenue Westbound), improvements are proposed at the Carling Avenue / Kirkwood Avenue intersection and at the Carling Avenue / Saigon Court intersection.

    This study is being carried out in accordance with the approved planning process for Group ‘B’ projects under the MTO Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000), with the opportunity for public input throughout the project.

    A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on June 16, 2016 to introduce the study and provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed ramp closure and related works, alternatives considered, potential impacts and proposed mitigation. In order to address


comments and questions received by members of the public, a second PIC will be held to provide stakeholders with an update on additional studies and analysis completed since the first PIC, and to present the proposed mitigation strategy which includes improvements to the Carling Avenue / Kirkwood Avenue intersection and the Carling Avenue / Saigon Court intersection.

The second PIC will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 523 St. Anthony Street, in Ottawa, Ontario. Members of the Project Team will be available at the PIC to discuss the project and answer any questions you may have. Following the PIC, digital copies of the PIC display materials will be posted to the project website.

Upon completion of the study, a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) will be prepared and filed for a 30-day public review period. Newspaper notices will be published at that time to explain the review process and identify locations where the TESR can be reviewed.

If you are unable to attend the PIC but wish to obtain additional information, or submit comments, please feel free to contact the undersigned at the address listed below or visit the project website at

Mr. Lincoln MacDonald, P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager
MMM Group Limited, a WSP company 1145 Hunt Club Road, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1V 0Y3

Tel: (613) 736-7200
Toll-free: 1-877-998-9912 Fax: (613) 736-8710

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), comments and information regarding this project, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact the undersigned.

Des renseignements sont disponibles en français au numéro 613 736-7200, poste 2134, auprès d’Emily Sangster (courriel:

Yours very truly,

MMM Group Limited, a WSP company

Lincoln MacDonald, P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager

cc: Ms. Kate Green, P.Eng., Senior Project Engineer – MTO Eastern Region Mr. Kevin Ogilvie, Senior Environmental Planner – MTO Eastern Region Ms. Nadia Diczki, P.Eng., Consultant Design Manager – MMM Group Ltd. Ms. Anita Sott, Consultant Environmental Planner – MMM Group Ltd.