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I will continue to work with all residents in Rideau-Rockcliffe to ensure that we make strong investments in infrastructure, the environment, parks and facilities, transportation, transit, housing and community and social services to enhance quality-of-life and continue to build safe, affordable and healthy communities. 

Infrastructure

  • $240.5 million to construct the completed Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel 
  • $6.7 million for integrated road, sewer and water work on Borthwick Avenue, Quebec Street and Gardenvale Crescent
  • $4.1 million for integrated road, sewer and water work on Montreal Road between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard, part of a $49-million renewal project for Montreal Road
  • $1.4 million for integrated road, sewer, and water works along Vanier Parkway and Presland Road
  • $1.9 million to resurface St. Laurent Boulevard between Montreal Road and Donald Street
  • $5.1 million to replace watermains, storm and sanitary sewers on Borthwick Avenue, Quebec Street, and Gardenvale Road
  • $8.4 million to upgrade the Brittany Drive pumping station  
  • $4.2 million to improve transit structures at St-Laurent Station
  • $1.3 million to rehabilitate the Shopping Centre Road overpass at St. Laurent Boulevard
  • $10,000 to replace streetlight poles on Soper Place
  • $770,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Eastbourne Avenue between Thornwood Road and St. Laurent Boulevard
  • $680,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Drouin Avenue between North River and West Presland roads
  • $500,000 to rehabilitate the watermain on Stanley Avenue between Sussex Drive and Union Street
  • $490,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Farnham Crescent between Bedford Crescent and Ava Road
  • $408,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Oakhill Road between Acacia and Beechwood avenues
  • $350,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Ava Road between Farnham Crescent and Eastbourne Avenue
  • $325,000 for integrated road, sewer and water work on Corona Avenue between Acacia and Beechwood avenues
  • $290,000 to repave MacKay Street between Dufferin Road and Beechwood Avenue
  • $190,000 to renew the St. Laurent Shopping Centre bridge over St. Laurent Boulevard
  • $120,000 for streetscaping on Lola Street at Queen Mary Avenue
  • $180,000 for the Hemlock Road culvert east of Lansdowne Road South
  • Rehabilitation of a maintenance hole along the Rideau River collector
  • Extension of multi-use pathways eastern links, including to Wolffdale Crescent
  • Rehabilitation of sewer segments requiring trenchless sewer lining, including along Blasdell Avenue
  • Rehabilitation of various storm and combined sewer outfalls to the Ottawa River, including along Lisgar Road
  • Construction of bus pads and bus shelter pads throughout Ward 13
  • Resurfacing of roads, including on Cummings Avenue between Wilson Street and Thibault streets
  • Repair of pipes identified by video inspections on Carsdale and Beechwood avenues
  • Design and construction of sidewalks and curbs along Prince Albert Street between Bernard and Alesther 

$2.8 million allocated to renew roads, including:

  • $300,000 on Crichton Street between Charles and Keefer streets
  • $430,000 on Crichton Street between Dufferin Road and Beechwood Avenue
  • $1.3 million on Donald Street between Vanier Parkway and Alesther Street
  • $570,000 on Springfield Road between Beechwood Avenue and Maple Lane
  • $210,000 on Stanley Avenue from Sussex Drive to Union Street

Environment

  • Successfully introduced a motion at the Environmental Committee to test electric versions of leaf blowers and other yard tools with an objective to completely phase out gas-powered equipment
  • Working in conjunction with Council colleagues to introduce a right-of-way landscaping motion to facilitate sustainable community gardening
  • Voted in favor of new Tree Protection Bylaw to reduce tree loss due to infill development.
  • Voted in favor of a successful motion to declare a climate emergency in the City of Ottawa.

 

Parks and Facilities

  • $246,500 to build Lola Park in Overbrook
  • $2.45 million to build Eugene Martineau Park in Wateridge Village
  • $625,000 to build Veteran's Park in Wateridge Village
  • $170,000 to resurface the tennis courts at Carson Grove Park
  • $2 million for building improvements and to replace the play structure and gazebo at St-Laurent Complex
  • $50,000 for improvements to Lindenlea Park
  • $255,000 to replace a play structure and gazebo at Don-Gamble Community Centre
  • $243,500 to replace equipment at Helen Redpath Thomson Park
  • $543,000 to redevelop New Edinburgh Park
  • $243,000 to replace the playground at Helen Redpath Park
  • $411,000 to replace safety netting at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park
  • $10,000 for a long jump pit at Village Green Park
  • $2,000 for pickleball line paint at New Edinburgh Park
  • $12,000 for a splash pad post and rail fence at New Edinburgh Park
  • $150,000 for pathway lighting at St. Paul Park
  • $7,500 for a play structure at Queen Mary Street Public School
  • $5,000 for basketball improvements at Lindenlea Park
  • $1 million to repair concrete expansion joints in the grandstands at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park
  • $260,000 for building improvements at Fire Station 56
  • $470,000 to replace the hydro vault equipment at the Gil-O-Julien Park fieldhouse
  • $750,000 to replace elevators at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park
  • $42,000 to replace exterior doors and windows at Rockcliffe Park Community Centre and branch of the Ottawa Public Library
  • $66,000 for fire system equipment at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park
  • $10,000 to improve accessibility at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • $200,000 to renovate the former Rideau High School for the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • Secured $490,000 for energy efficiency improvements at St-Laurent & Overbrook community centres

 

Transportation

  • Reduced speed limits across the Ward with the introduction of residential speed gateway zones.
  • All-way traffic stop control installed at the entrance to St-Laurent Complex at Ben Street and Coté Street in Castle Heights
  • All-way traffic stop control installed at Queen Mary Street and Vera Street
  • All-way traffic stop control was made permanent at Codd's Road and Mikinak Road in Wateridge Village
  • Area traffic management study for Cummings Avenue
  • Design of a multi-use pathway along Belfast Road
  • Installation of temporary traffic calming measures
  • Improvements to the intersection at St. Laurent Boulevard and Donald Street through the Pedestrian Safety Improvement Program
  • Installation of a red-light camera at Aviation Parkway and Montreal Road
  • Roadway improvements, including bike lanes, along McArthur Avenue between the Rideau River Pathway and St. Laurent Boulevard
  • Design traffic-calming measures on Cummings Avenue
  • Additional crossing guard at Springfield Road and Putman Avenue
  • Installed a red-light camera at Montreal Road and Brittany Drive
  • Installed speed humps on Dufferin Road between Rideau Terrance and MacKay Street
  • Constructing the Belfast Road multi-use pathway
  • $100,000 to build sidewalks on Den Haag Drive east of Carson’s Road
  • $50,000 to repair streetlight cables on Prince Albert Street and at St. Laurent Boulevard and McArthur Avenue
  • Conducted an environmental assessment of the transit-priority corridor on Montreal and Blair roads from St. Laurent Boulevard to Blair Station, part of a $1-million project
  • Installing an automated speed enforcement camera on St. Laurent Boulevard between Noranda and Clarke avenues
  • Installing a red-light camera on Vanier Parkway at Presland Road
  • Installing a pedestrian crossover on North River Road at Stevens Avenue
  • Facilitated community effort to rename Langevin Avenue after Algonquin leader William Commanda for reconciliation 

 

Transit

  • Adding new or increased service in Ward 13 on routes 15 and 27
  • Conduct a transit priority study for St. Laurent Boulevard between Hemlock and Innes roads
  • Made an inquiry at the Transit Commission with resulted in the creation of online booking for Para Transpo customers

 

Housing

  • $24.7 million for an Ottawa Community Housing development at 715 Mikinak Road, which includes 271 affordable housing units
  • $1.1 million for a Habitat for Humanity development at 455 Wanaki Road, which includes eight affordable housing units 
  • $60,000 in pre-development funding to a planned Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation affordable housing development on Putman Avenue
  • $9,000 through the Ontario Renovates program to repair and modify homes to support independent living for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
  • $6.1 million for Shepherds of Good Hope to build a 42-unit supportive housing development at 765 Montreal Road
  • $3.8 million for Holland Properties to develop a 64-unit building with supportive housing units on Presland Road
  • $2.66 million for safety, accessibility, and energy efficiency improvements in social housing in Ward 13
  • Successfully advocated for a $1 million affordable housing net-zero energy retrofit pilot in Overbrook
  • $7.6 million to Shepherds of Good Hope for 42 supportive units on Montreal Road
  • $1.8 million to Multifaith Housing Initiative for 40 supportive units at 745 Mikinak Road
  • $53,345 for repairs or home modifications to support independent living for low-income seniors and people with disabilities
  • $129,000 to acquire one condominium unit at 555 Brittany Drive under the Home for Good Program by the Canadian Mental Health Association

 

Community and social services

  • Proposed and secured the creation of an Anti-Racism Secretariat for the City of Ottawa
  • Supported and seconded the successful motion to declare a housing & homelessness emergency in the City of Ottawa
  • Formalized the creation and expansion of Rideau Winter Trail that connects Overbrook, Vanier, and Hudman’s Bridge through a successful $71,000 federal funding grant.
  • Advocacy efforts with the community lead to approval to create a Municipal Poverty Reduction Strategy and Food Security Policy.
  • Advocated and secured $75,000 in emergency funding for COVID-19 social service support in the Ward.
  • Secured $40,000 in crime prevention funding to support neighbourhood safety programming in Overbrook.
  • Supported investments in equity, diversity, and an independent mental health strategy at the Police Services Board
  • Reduced the Police Service Budget in 2022 to to envision a new community well-being model that embraces shared responsibility between the city and the police for public safety.
  • Voted in favor of successful new restrictions on short-term rental accommodations.
  • $2.3 million for 98 additional child-care spaces for children 0 to 4 years old
  • $1.5 million to increase Indigenous early years child and family programs
  • $200,000 to renovate the former Rideau High School for use by the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource
  • $257,000 to open 15 additional child care spaces for children 0 to 4 years old

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