Fairwinds Winter Parking Restrictions Public Meeting

As residents may know, my office has been working with the Fairwinds’ Community Association and The City of Ottawa to review the parking and operational issues in the Fairwinds community from previous winter seasons. There is an upcoming meeting on September 28, 2017 at 7pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Hall A to discuss a pilot for winter parking restrictions in the community.

Due to concerns my office has received from both residents and City Winter Operations Staff regarding the narrowing of the travelled portion of some streets during the winter months, a meeting is being held to discuss a pilot project to allow parking on only one side of the street, with seasonal winter parking restrictions on the other (No Parking, Dec 1st to March 30th). This will enable better access for snow plows resulting in clearer and safer streets for everyone in the community.

We emphasize that this meeting is to discuss a possible pilot for this winter season and staff will monitor the outcome, if the pilot goes ahead, to determine if this will remain in place for winter 2018-2019. It is important that my office and the City’s Traffic Department hear from affected residents on this project.

Residents living on affected streets will be receiving hand delivered notices this week advising them of the proposed changes and inviting them to attend the public meeting and provide their feedback.

If you are unable to attend the meeting on September 28th, information regarding the pilot will be included in my upcoming weekly newsletters. If you do not yet receive my weekly newsletter and would like to, please email me at and I will add you to my mailing list.