July 16 Newsletter 2021

July 16, 2021 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

As of today nearly 80 percent of the population in Ontario ages 18 and over have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and over 60 percent have received their second dose. Due to this amazing feat, Ontario was able to move into step three of Ontario’s reopening plan. If you have not been able to get a dose of the vaccine there are still upcoming pop-up clinics, appointments at pharmacies and through the provincial booking system, and resources to help those that may have difficulty navigating booking an appointment. I hope that all residents of Rideau-Rockcliffe ward are having a safe and fun summer.

Manor Park Official Plan Amendment Position Paper

Councillor Rawlson King has developed a position paper concerning the Manor Park Official Plan Amendment which provides a cursory outline of his impressions of the application, as currently proposed. 

The paper is available for download here.

This paper addresses Manor Park Management's proposal to alter the Official Plan and set out parameters to redevelop 35 acres of land in Manor Park.

Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16

With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health the Ontario government is moving the province into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Residents can drop in at several clinics without an appointment this weekend

Residents can drop in to select community clinics in Ottawa to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose without an appointment.

Every community clinic accepts drop-ins for first doses. Second dose drop-ins are available between 10 am and 7 pm at the following locations today, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Canadian Tire Centre
  • Eva James Community Centre
  • Horticulture Building at Lansdowne
  • Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A and B and Curling Rink)
  • Orleans YMCA
  • Ottawa City Hall
  • Minto Sports Complex at uOttawa

The list of locations is updated daily on ottawapublichealth.ca and on the City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Priority neighbourhood pop-up clinics scheduled for July 19 to July 26

Upcoming pop-up clinics:

Monday, July 19 – 12:15 to 7 pm

  • Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School (ABIS) - 3025 Albion Road

Tuesday, July 20 – 12:15 to 7 pm

  • St Joseph's Adult High School - 330 Lajoie Street

Saturday, July 24 – 9 am to 5 pm

  • Howard Darwin (Merivale) Arena – 1765 Merivale Road

Sunday, July 25 – 9 am to 5 pm

  • AMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road

Monday, July 26 – 9 am to 5 pm

  • AMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road

Upcoming youth and young adult pop-up clinics (ages 18 to 39 from any neighbourhood and everyone 12+ in priority neighbourhoods):

Wednesday, July 21 – 10 am to 10 pm

  • The Hudson’s Bay - 73 Rideau Street (George Street Entrance)

Thursday, July 22 – 10 am to 10 pm

  • The Hudson’s Bay - 73 Rideau Street (George Street Entrance)

Friday, July 23 – 10 am to 10 pm

  • The Hudson’s Bay - 73 Rideau Street (George Street Entrance)

For more information and to check eligibility click here: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/covid-19-vaccine.aspx#Pop-up-clinics

Vax Aide: Help With Vaccination Appointments

Do you know someone who needs help booking a vaccination appointment?

Would you like to advance your appointment?

Do you need a ride to your appointment?

Go online www.vaxaide.ca or call 613-869-8221

Remaining Household Hazardous Waste Depots in 2021

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Hours of Operations: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 2170 Mer Bleue Road - Innes Snow Dump

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Hours of Operations: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Tunney’s Pasture

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Hours of Operations: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 4475 Trail Road – Trail Road Waste Facility

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Hours of Operations: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 200 Westbrook Road – Westbrook Snow Dump

CONSTRUCTION: 2020 Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements, Contract No. CP000514

Beginning in August, the City of Ottawa will begin construction of a new storm sewer on Spartan Avenue from Eve Street to Lola Street.

What:        Work will involve construction of a new storm sewer beneath the roadway.

Why:          The work is being performed to facilitate proper capture of surface run-off within the right of way.

When:        Construction will start in August 2021 and will be completed by late November 2021.

Where:      The work will take place on Spartan Avenue between Eve Street and Lola Street.

Who:          The City of Ottawa has retained Core Civil Construction Inc. to complete the work.

The City will be making every effort to maintain accessibility during construction as well as keep residents informed about traffic impacts and minimize disruption. To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager:

City Project Manager

James Porter, P.Eng.

Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

Design and Construction - Municipal

100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8

Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 30339

Email: [email protected]


Contractor Representative

Brent McAuliffe

Core Civil Construction Inc.

2-2773 Fenton Road, Ottawa, ON, K1T 3T8

Tel: 613-325-3533

Email: [email protected]


Montreal Road Revitalization

Please find below a two-week update (July 12 to July 23) for the Montreal Road Revitalization project. The work activities planned for the next two weeks will include:


  • Vanier Parkway/Montreal Road intersection – Work is continuing in the southeast quadrant of the intersection, including the east side of Vanier Parkway, where curbs and sidewalks have been poured. Most of the work in that quadrant is complete, however, installation of new traffic signals and pavers will continue until the end of the month. The east-west crosswalk continues to be closed.


  • Vanier Parkway to Marier Avenue – The northside concrete curb, base asphalt, sidewalk and the asphalt cycle track are complete for this section. Crews have started road excavation on the south side of Montreal Road at the Vanier Parkway working east towards Olmstead Street. Like the north side road work that has been completed, excavation on the south side will be followed by underground utility work, curb and road paving.


  • Marier Avenue to Lafontaine Avenue – Installation of underground utility work and soil cells continues, as well as construction of the north side of the road from Marier Avenue to Bradley Avenue. Construction of the planter and landscape curbs on Bradley Avenue is underway. Sections of concrete sidewalk have been constructed along this segment and grading for the cycle track has also begun.


  • Lafontaine Avenue to de l’Église Street – Underground sewer and catch basin work continues. The north side of Montreal Road between Lafontaine Avenue and Cantin Street has been paved. Ducharme Boulevard is closed, and work is ongoing through the intersection.


  • De l’Église Street to St. Laurent Boulevard – Excavations for new sanitary sewers and the watermain are continuing at De L’Eglise Street with crews working east towards St. Laurent Boulevard.


  • Continued traffic impacts and road closures – Montreal Road is reduced to one westbound lane from Vanier Parkway to St. Laurent Boulevard. All streets are closed between Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard, except for Olmstead Street, Marier Avenue, Granville Street/Lafontaine Avenue and Cantin Street. Additional traffic calming measures are being installed this week on Montfort Street (Ste-Anne Street to Marier Avenue) and Lafontaine Avenue (Montreal Road to McArthur Avenue).


  • Month-long construction outlook – Underground and aboveground work between Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard will continue, with most of the work occurring on the north side of Montreal Road. Excavation work has started on the south side of Montreal Road at Vanier Parkway, proceeding east towards Olmstead Street. Work in the southeast quadrant of the Montreal Road/Vanier Parkway intersection has been extended until the end of July. Excavations and construction of the Emond Street and Bradley Avenue public spaces are continuing. Streetlight work will begin shortly on North River Road (north of Montreal Road), followed by construction of the multi-use-path (MUP) on the west side of North River Road.


  • Hydro update – Hydro Ottawa is tentatively scheduled to remove the overhead power lines between North River Road and Vanier Parkway on the weekend of July 17. Before the hydro poles can be removed, new streetlights must be installed and energized. Complete removal of the poles will occur towards the end of the summer.

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