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.).

New fundraising initiative by Glashan Public School needs your support

Glashan Public School, located on Arlington Avenue near Bank Street, is one of Old Ottawa East's grade 7 & 8 feeder schools. Glashan recently finished in 2nd place and also won a creative prize in the Majesta Trees of Knowledge competition for an outdoor classroom. Glashan has now launched their next fundraising initiative for the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project through an Indiegogo campaign. Indiegogo is a crowdsourcing platform and the goal is to raise $9,000 to depave the schoolyard which must be done before other work can start.

Article about Oblate Development in Ottawa Community News

To read an article by Laura Mueller in Ottawa Community News (Ottawa East) about the proposed development of the Oblates property by Regional Group, please click here.


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