Planning Committee to Consider Immaculata Field Proposal

The City of Ottawa Planning Committee will be meeting tomorrow to discuss the site plan for the new Immaculata Sports Field. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Champlain Room, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa. You are welcome to attend the meeting and present your views. City staff have recommended a number of changes to the proposed field, including reduced hours of operation, a site lighting plan, and additional vegetation. For complete details and a "Request to Speak" form, see the meeting notice.

Videos posted from Canada 150 Prime Ministers series

Videos have been posted for some of the talks from the Sesquicentennial speaker series on Canada's Prime Ministers. For links to all the videos see the Canada 150: Prime Ministers page.

Videos are courtesy of Nick Masciantonio at Communiqué Direct.

Jane's Walk in Old Ottawa East on May 5

Old Ottawa East resident Stephen Konkle will be hosting a walking tour of Old Ottawa East on May 5, 2018. This walk will explore the history and street names of our neighbourhood as part of the Jane's Walk walking tour festival. The walk will start at Rideau River Dr. near the George McIllwraith Bridge at 8:45am, and complete a 1.5km walk over an hour. For more details, see the Jane's Walk details page.

Bike Ottawa Annual Report 2018

Bike Ottawa has published its 2018 annual report on the state of cycling infrastructure in the nation's capital. Major initiatives in Old Ottawa East, such as the complete street redesign for Main Street, and the upcoming Clegg St footbridge receive positive mentions. You can read the report here.

Immaculata field proposal concerns and response

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proposing construction of a new turf field at Immaculata High School. The OECA has expressed some concerns with the proposal, and with the lack of community engagement in the process. For more details, see the OECA letter to the OCSB, a Q&A prepared by the OCSB, and a response from the OCSB to a community resident.


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