Kitchissippi Ward Meeting – April 12, 2017


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

6:00 – 8:00pm

Churchill Seniors Centre – Upper town hall
345 Richmond Road

Featuring special guest Rob Wilkinson with Safer Roads Ottawa as well as Jeopardy winner Grant McSheffrey, who will tell us about his time on the show. As well, Jeff, Grant & Dave Allston will go head to head in a mini Jeopardy round filled with Kitchissippi-related trivia. As always, we will have community association and BIA updates as well as updates from Jeff and our office, and opportunities to connect and discuss issues more in-depth.



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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