Meetings at Ottawa City Hall for the week of August 13, 2018

All public meetings are held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit, or call 3-1-1.

Transportation Committee – Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 am, Champlain Room

  • Parking Spaces to Accommodate Car/Cyclists
  • Gateway Speed Limit Signage in Residential Areas
  • Interactive Mapping Tools: Identifying Opportunities to Improve Cycling Infrastructure Connectivity
  • Dedicated Eastbound Left-turn Traffic Signal at the Intersection of Hazeldean Road and Carp Road

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

City of Ottawa – 2019 Civic Events Funding Program

The application process for the 2019 Civic Events Funding Program is now open.

The City invites local not-for-profit organizations, such as community groups and recreation associations to apply for up to $3,000 in funding to deliver community events that take place in local, geographic communities and neighbourhoods in the City of Ottawa. These family-friendly events must include family entertainment and activities that appeal to members of the geographic community where the event is being held.

Please review the online information package carefully for additional eligibility criteria.

Hard copies of the Information Package and Application Forms are available at any Ottawa Client Service Centre.

Civic Events Funding Program Deadline is Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by 4 pm.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or have questions, please contact the Funding, Partnerships & Agreements Unit to discuss eligibility criteria and the application process: or call 613-580-2424 ext. 14133.

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is currently looking to add to their team of foster parents in the Ottawa area. I am sharing this message on their behalf to increase awareness of this important issue.

Fostering is a commitment to provide safety, security and stability in the lives of children and youth who require temporary out-of-home care. In short, foster parents open their hearts and homes to children and youth in need. Currently, there is a need to expand Ottawa’s foster parent community in order to best match children and youth based on their age, culture, religion, or individual circumstances.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact CASO’s foster care intake line at 613-742-1620 ext 1 or visit their website at

Household Hazardous Waste Depot Sunday August 19

A Household hazardous waste Depot is being held on Sunday August 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 411 Legget Drive, in the Kanata Research Park. Residential electronic waste material is accepted at this site.

What is household hazardous waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only.

Liquid or hazardous waste from industrial, commercial and institutional sources is not accepted.  The one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots are for residential household waste only.

Drop off the following at household hazardous waste depots include:

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Needles and syringes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Gasoline

Sharing Your Stittsville

Every week, I do my best to keep you informed and to share information to help you get the most from your neighbourhood. In an upcoming newsletter, I would like to give you the opportunity to share your good news stories. Please send me your memories, anecdotes and reasons why Stittsville is special to you.

Yoga in the Park

Namaste!  Despite being cancelled due to weather this week, Yoga in the Park will resume in its regular weekly timeslot, next Wednesday at 6 PM in Village Square Park.  A big thank you to Sarah for volunteering this enriching experience in our community.  Serenity awaits!

Stittsville Main Street and Westridge Intersection Update

Cavanagh construction have their landscaping contractor on site doing the remaining reinstatement work. City forestry met with the contractor and engineer and agreed to relocate some of the existing trees at a different location but in approximately the same alignment. They have been carefully excavated as per forestry guidelines to protect the root ball and to allow the relocation to occur with the best outcome.

This work involves accommodating turning lanes on Main Street to accommodate traffic. The builder/developer was assigned this work as per the site plan agreement for both phases of Traditions subdivision.

Once the new traffic patterns have been established the City will study the need to install traffic lights.

Proposed Plan of Subdivision

My office in correlation with the City of Ottawa will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Main Hall of the Goulbourn Recreation Complex to discuss a proposed plan of subdivision.

The Owner, 2491929 Ontario Inc., is proposing to develop a 74-unit subdivision containing a mix of single-detached, semi-detached and townhouse dwelling units. To review the Application Summary please visit the following link.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision, before the City of Ottawa gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the City of Ottawa to the Ontario Municipal Board.  If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at the public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Ottawa in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the City of Ottawa gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Additional information relating to the proposed plan of subdivision is available for inspection by the public. Please direct inquiries to: Laurel McCreight, Assigned Planner, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor Ottawa ON K1J 1P1