Open House on May 6 for Safe Crossing of Queen Elizabeth Driveway at Fifth Avenue

The National Capital Commission is hosting an open house to present the draft design of the upcoming planned improvements to the crossing point at Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Fifth Avenue. The open house will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 8 am to 9:30 am at the Canal Ritz, 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway. If you are unable to attend, you may provide your comments until Friday, May 9, 2014. An overview of the comments received and design adjustments will then be shared prior to construction.

Pathway along Rideau River (under Transitway) now open

City of Ottawa staff have advised that both pathways along the Rideau River (under Highway 417) are now open. Intermittent closures of the pathways will occur throughout the spring and summer and advance notification will be provided by the city.

More spring clean up along the Rideau River - May 4, 10, 11, possibly May 17, 18

On Sunday May 4, Saturday May 10, Sunday May 11 and perhaps Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18, new trees and shrubs will be planted along the Rideau River Nature Trail, as well as spreading soil and mulch. University of Ottawa students will be helping with this project but more community support is greatly apprecaited, especially if you can provide wheel barrows, shovels, etc. Ian McRae has been working with the students and has purchased the plant materials and ordered the soil and mulch with money from a TD environmental leadership grant.

Spring clean up in Brantwood and Springhurst Parks - May 3

The annual spring clean up in Brantwood and Springhurst Parks is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is rain or shine. Please bring gloves if you have them, bags will be provided.

In Brantwood Park, please meet at the field house. The flooding has delivered more garbage and vegetation than usual. For Springhurst Park and Rideau River Trail Park, meet at the basketball court close to Springhurst. There is a lot of garbage particularly behind the Lees Avenue buildings. Some buckthorn will be pulled for those who like to use weed wrenches.

Public art on Main Street - June 25

The City of Ottawa invites residents to have their say about the public art to be commissioned for Main Street in the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East, as part of the Main Street Renewal Project. The public can meet the five shortlisted artists and view their proposals for permanent exterior works.

Wednesday, June 25
4 to 7 p.m.
Saint Paul University, Laframboise Hall, Rm 120


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