September 18 Newsletter 2020

September 18, 2020 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.

78-88 Beechwood Avenue Information Session

An information session for proposed development located at 78-88 Beechwood Avenue will take place virtually, via Zoom on October 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

WHAT: Virtual Community information session for proposed development at 78-88 Beechwood Avenue.
WHEN: Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION: You must register in advance. Please register HERE
PARTICIPATION: Residents are invited to send in questions and comments to[email protected] prior to the meeting, as well as participate live, with the in-meeting chat on Zoom.
The online consultation will include a presentation from the developer and city planning staff, before opening the conversation up to residents.

Project Summary
Minto Communities is proposing to redevelop the properties located at 78-88 Beechwood Avenue and 69-89 Barrette Street in Vanier. The development concept includes a nine-storey building (29.6m) along Beechwood Avenue and a partial seven-storey building (23.1m) along Barrette Street. The development concept includes 251 residential units in a range of sizes, 6,000 square feet of street-level retail space, and underground parking for 159 vehicles, including visitors.

Anti-Black Racism Discussion with Leading Ladies Ottawa

Join Leading Ladies Ottawa in a discussion about anti-Black racism, on September 22 at 7 pm. Here is the Zoom link if you are interested:

Four Corners Update

Work has begun at the Four Corners! The beautification project is happening at the corner of Queen Mary and Lola Street to help it be greener, revitalise the area and illuminate the heart of Overbrook. Tree protection has gone up and concrete planters will replace the wood planters. Other improvements include a new permanent bus stop, extra lighting and the installation of the beautiful mural that youth in the area and local artist Claudia Salguero recently completed. 

Regional indoor and outdoor gathering restrictions applied to Ottawa

As Ottawa joins Toronto and Peel regions as COVID-19 hotspots, the Province of Ontario has restricted gatherings at private residences to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors.

This restriction is supported by data that shows the majority of cases are a result of close contacts in private social gatherings, such as parties and large barbecues.

The restrictions also apply to functions, parties, dinners, gatherings or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, parks and other recreational areas.

Failure to comply to these restrictions can result in a $10,000 fine.

The new limits will not apply to events or gatherings held in staffed businesses and facilities, such as bars, restaurants, cinemas, convention centres or banquet halls, gyms, and recreational sporting or performing art events. Existing rules for these businesses and facilities, including public health and workplace safety measures, continue to be in effect. 

However, the City’s By-law and Regulatory Services will be stepping up enforcement to ensure businesses comply with provincial and local health guidelines and regulations – including access to hand sanitizers, signage and masking requirements.

City steps up enforcement for Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law

With the temporary mask by-law being in place for the past two months, the City’s By-law and Regulatory Services will be stepping up its enforcement, moving away from warnings to issuing charges with fines. More than 250 warnings have been issued since the by-law was enacted on July 15.

People who are not exempt from the by-law and fail to wear a mask can receive a $240 fine, including a victim surcharge. Businesses or property owners who fail to comply with the by-law can receive a fine of $490, including a victim surcharge.

Enforcement of on-street parking limits resumes on September 21

Starting Monday, September 21, the City will resume the enforcement of parking in excess of time limits in all areas of the city, including those that are not marked with signs.

Parking limits in unsigned areas are three hours, Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 7 pm, and six hours on weekends and statutory holidays, between 7 am and 7 pm.

Initially, parking control officers will issue warning notices to vehicles that are parked longer than the allowable time limits. Officers will begin to issue tickets on Thursday, October 1.

Montreal Road Revitalization Project

Please find below a two-week update (September 14 to 25) for the Montreal Road Revitalization project. Both this week and next will focus on work at the following locations:

  • Montreal Road/Vanier Parkway intersection: Crews have started constructing forms for concrete sidewalk on the east and west sides of the Vanier Parkway. Concrete sidewalks asphalt work is planned in both the north east and north west quadrants of the intersection.  Once this is completed, work at the intersection will stop until spring of 2021.
  • Montreal Road – North River Road to Vanier Parkway:Installation of underground utilities and road box construction is continuing on the south side of Montreal Road.  
  • Montreal Road – Vanier Parkway to Marier Avenue: Crews are continuing with road excavation and widening between Olmstead Street and Marier Avenue to accommodate the future eastbound left turn lane proposed at the Montreal Road/Marier Avenue intersection. Paving of the center of the road along this section is scheduled for the week of September 15.
  • Montreal Road – Marier Avenue to Cantin Street: Construction of the new watermain including utilities and roadbox is continuing. The section of watermain between Marier Avenue and Lajoie Street will be chlorinated. Watermain side street construction is continuing at Bradley Avenue, St Anne Avenue and Altha Avenue.
  • North River Road – Placement of Granular A and paving of North River Road is scheduled for the week of September 21.
  • McArthur Avenue – Intersection modifications generally limited to some curb adjustments and lane marking will be completed over the next two weeks at the following intersections:
    • North River Road/McArthur Avenue intersection
    • Vanier Parkway/McArthur Avenue intersection
    • St Laurent/McArthur Avenue intersection

The work is required to facilitate the 2021 and 2022 Montreal Road detour where all eastbound Montreal Road traffic between Vanier Parkway and St Laurent Avenue will be detour via McArthur Avenue. 


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