June 25 Newsletter 2021

June 25, 2021 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

All Ontarians Aged 18+ Becoming Eligible for Accelerated Second Doses 

Starting Monday, June 28, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., all Ontarians aged 18 and over who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment to receive their second ahead of schedule. This will accelerate second dose eligibility for approximately 1.5 million Ontarians. 

Please note that if your first dose was an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), your second dose appointment must be at least 28 days after. Those who have received AstraZeneca as a first dose can book their second dose appointment at least eight weeks after their first. 

Priority neighbourhood pop-up clinics scheduled for June 27 to July 5 

More pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for priority neighbourhoods for first and second doses have now been scheduled. Appointments can only be made in-person no earlier than two hours before the clinic opens, on a first come first served basis, while supply lasts. If there is a waiting period, residents may receive an appointment card with a time to return to the clinic for their vaccine. Click here to check your eligibility. 

Sunday, June 27 – 9:45 am to 4:30 pm and Monday, June 28 – 12:15 to 7 pm  

  • AMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Rd. 

Tuesday, June 29 – 12:15 pm to 7 pm 

  • St. Joseph Adult High School - 330 Lajoie St. 

Wednesday, June 30 and Friday, July 2 – 12:15 pm to 7 pm  

  • Bayshore Shopping Centre - 100 Bayshore Drive, north entrance no 2   

Saturday, July 3 – 9:45 am to 4:30 pm    

  • CF Rideau Centre - 73 Rideau St. (The Bay)  

Sunday, July 4 – 9:45 am to 4:30 pm and Monday, July 5 – 12:15 pm to 7 pm   

  • AMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Rd. 

Transect — Inner Urban Public Meeting 

Join City officials on Monday, June 28, at 6:30pm to learn more about what changes are being proposed to the new Official Plan and how this planning approach will apply to your neighbourhood. This meeting is part of a multi-year process that the City started in 2019 to develop a new Official Plan. 

To learn more about the new Official Plan click here, and to register for the meeting click here. 

Montreal Road Revitalization 

Please find below a two-week update (June 21 to July 2) for the Montreal Road Revitalization project. The work activities planned for the next two weeks will include: 


  • Vanier Parkway/Montreal Road intersection – Work continues this month in the southeast quadrant of the intersection, including the east side of Vanier Parkway, where curbs and sidewalks have been recently poured. The work includes installing underground traffic signal infrastructure, concrete curbs, sidewalks and building the road box. This work is scheduled to be completed in mid-July. Three out of four crosswalks will be open to allow pedestrian movement around the intersection. The east leg of the intersection will require shifting the north-south crosswalk approximately 30m east at times, which will be controlled by flaggers during working hours. During non-working hours, the crosswalk will operate as per normal conditions. Work was also completed last week in the southwest quadrant of the intersection, where crews are installing a new power cabinet for traffic signals. This work will require the temporary shifting of pedestrian space around the work zone.   


  • Vanier Parkway to Marier Avenue – The northside concrete curb and base asphalt is complete. Sidewalk and tree grate installations will continue over the next two weeks. Work is progressing on Emond Street and Bradley Avenue, with decorative concrete planter curbs starting this week.  The temporary asphalt placed last year between Olmstead Street and Marier Avenue will be removed next week and crews will be replacing the asphalt with concrete. Grading and granular placement for the cycle track located between the curb and sidewalk will also begin shortly. 


  • Marier Avenue to Lafontaine Avenue – Installation of underground utility work continues, as well as construction of the north side of the road from Marier Avenue to Bradley Avenue. Construction on Bradley Avenue is underway with arrangements being made to maintain parking and access to the Wabano Centre. Road construction and paving will occur from Altha Street to Mona Street. Pedestrian access to businesses is being maintained at all times. 


  • 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 will be paved this week. Ducharme Boulevard is closed, and work is ongoing through the intersection. Flaggers located on either side of the intersections are assisting pedestrians across Montreal Road. 


  • De l’Église Street to St. Laurent Boulevard – Excavations for new sanitary sewers have started at de l’Église Street and the intersection remains closed.   


  • 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, with the exception of Olmstead Street, Marier Avenue, Granville Street/Lafontaine Avenue and Cantin Street.  


  • Month-long construction outlook – Underground and aboveground work between Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard will continue, with the majority of work occurring on the north side of Montreal Road. Work in the southeast quadrant of the Montreal Road/Vanier Parkway intersection will be completed in mid-July. Excavations and construction of the Emond Street and Bradley Avenue public spaces will continue. In the next three weeks, crews will start working on the south side of Montreal Road between Vanier Parkway and Olmstead Street. Westbound vehicle traffic will use the newly paved lane on the north side of Montreal Road as crews close the south side of Montreal Road and begin road excavation. Next week will be short construction week, with no work taking place on Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2. 
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