Recap on Fairwinds Winter Parking Meeting


On September 28th a public meeting was held to discuss a pilot for winter parking restrictions in the community.  I have been working on this project with the Fairwinds’ Community Association and the City of Ottawa’s Traffic Department to review the parking and operational issues in the Fairwinds community from previous winter seasons.

Residents and City Winter Operations Staff have expressed concern regarding the narrowing of the travelled portion of some streets during the winter months, a pilot project is being proposed in the winter to only allow parking on only one side of the street from Dec 1st to March 30th.   During all other times parking would still be permitted on both sides of the streets (unless already signed otherwise).

At the meeting, staff presented the proposal that was also circulated to the community, as show in Map 1 and Map 2.  In response to questions at the meeting and that I have received via email, we have prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions Document.

We are seeking feedback from the residents and request you please provide your comments by Friday, October 13th.   My office has already received feedback from the Fairwinds’ Community Association with some suggestions from the community which will also be considered.


If you were unable to attend the meeting on September 28th and live in the area of the affected streets, I encourage you to email your thoughts on the winter parking restriction to Kerry-Lynn Mohr at with a CC to me at