Update on Highway 417 Widening Project

The OECA has spoken with representatives from the Ministry of Transportation regarding the closure of the Lees Avenue on-ramp (eastbound) due to the widening of Highway 417 (the Queensway). We have been advised that the on-ramp will not be closed until spring 2013. The delay is a result of the ministry's decision to combine the widening project with the city's light rail eastward expansion, and therefore one contractor will be selected for the combined job. That contractor is expected to be chosen in late 2012 and the work will begin in spring 2013. For more information about the project, please visit the OECA's transportation page here.

Springhurst Park Revitalization Project

After numerous public consultations with children, youth and adults over the past six months, the community’s feedback has been summarized and forwarded to the City of Ottawa and their team of park developers and landscape architects. Representatives of the Ottawa East Community Association (OECA), the Ottawa East Community Activities Group (CAG), the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC), Lady Evelyn School, and other community members – the Springhurst Park Revitalization Working Group – have reviewed several drawings by the city and their landscape architect and have provided feedback on these. On August 13, 2012, the city provided a revised draft plan with these comments in mind.

Main Farmers’ Market Art Show – September 8 - Cancelled

The Main Farmers' Market Art Show, originally scheduled for September 8, has unfortunately been cancelled. We hope to be able to offer a similar event in 2013.

Special General Meeting on September 11, 2012 to discuss changes to constitution and bylaws

A special general meeting of the membership will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:15 p.m. at Old Town Hall, and members are invited to attend and comment on proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws. The final document will be voted on by the membership at the next Annual General Meeting in November.

Date set for fall open house for mid-town footbridge

The City of Ottawa will host an open house on Thursday, September 27, 2012, concerning the mid-town footbridge. The open house will be held from 7-9 p.m. (presentation at 7:30 p.m. by city staff), at the Glebe Community Centre, Scotton Hall, 175 Third Avenue. More details are available here.

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