Oblate Development Naming Contest now closed

The Oblate Development naming contest sponsored by the Regional Group of Companies is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Please stay tuned for an announcement from the Regional Group soon!

Learn more about the argument for burying hydro wires on Main Street

Despite indications that the undergrounding of hydro wires during Main Street Renewal would have positive benefits, the City of Ottawa is proceeding with a detailed design based on removing the existing poles and installing overhead wiring on new poles. Read the OOECA Main Street Renewal working group’s brief to persuade the city to bury the hydro wires on at least one side of a three block stretch of Main Street, and the OOECA's recommendations as of June 16, 2014.

Reminder - Highway 417 closure this weekend to remove Lees Avenue bridge

The existing Lees Avenue bridge over 417 will be removed this weekend. To safely remove the bridge, Highway 417 will be closed in both directions, starting 6 p.m., Saturday, June 21 until 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 22 at which time a single lane of traffic will be reinstated in both directions. All lanes on Highway 417, in both directions, will be reopened by Monday, June 23, at 5 a.m.

During the full closure of Highway 417, traffic will be detoured as follows:

Public Art on Main Street - attend open house on June 25 and vote on the finalists

The City of Ottawa has chosen five finalists for the public art on Main Street proposal. You can view the finalists on the city's website here.

Environmental work on City of Ottawa property - 185 Hawthorne Avenue

The City of Ottawa's Environmental Remediation Unit has scheduled environmental work at the city-owned property located at 185 Hawthorne Avenue. The property is currently undeveloped park space located within a residential neighbourhood by the Highway 417 Lees Avenue off-ramp. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment conducted on the property in the mid-2000s identified potential environmental concerns on the site associated with its historical commercial/industrial land use (coal sheds, lumber dealer, etc.).

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