We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Monday, May 30, 2016


Sharing the road is something motorized vehicle drivers and cyclists as well as pedestrians do.   
The Ottawa Police Service and many others tend to forget the third element in road safety that is the pedestrian.    
It seems that when a pedestrian is involved in accident, that pedestrian must be at fault.    
Why do we stop short of working for zero collisions with zero deaths in our City?

It is recommended that cyclists safety would be improved
* bicycles are treated as other vehicles by motorists
* motorists leave as safe a distance between their vehicle and the bicycle that the driver is passing as is possible given the traffic
* motorists should shoulder check and signal all lane changes
* motorists need to check for bicycles before opening car doors

Cyclists are recommended to
* stop at all stop signs
* use proper hand signals when turning and when stopping
* drive on the right side of the roadway
* proceed only in the designated direction on one-way streets

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Ottawa Public Health Work Place Health Survey

Your feedback is needed
to help us plan future health promotion services that we will offer to Ottawa workplaces, including yours! 
Which health promotion services best suit your workplace's needs? 
Let us know by completing a 10-minute online survey.
Our team of experienced Public Health Nurses offers a variety of programs and services to help your staff stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Improve your bottom line: Take care of your biggest asset, your employees.
Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day and less presenteeism. 
Visit our website to find more information about us.

Sunday, May 22, 2016



If you are a dog owner, your pet’s waste feces are your business. 

Dog waste feces are a public health hazard. 
They pollute the environment.
The feces can take the enjoyment out of outdoor activities.

Make it a habit to pick up after your dog.
Improve public opinion of dogs and their owners.

Pick the feces up: use a bag and/or a hand trowel to pick up the waste and take them home for disposal.

Friday, May 20, 2016


          #Ottawa4FortMac FUNDRAISER JUNE 8th 
          6:30 pm to 10 pm at Aberdeen Pavilion in 
                               Lansdowne Park

As you may know; in a city-wide evacuation, wildfires have displaced tens of thousands of residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, including nearby communities.

With damage being assessed at historic levels, the impact on those affected is unprecedented.

I am writing today to ask you to consider supporting #Ottawa4FortMac.

#Ottawa4FortMac is a fundraiser hosted by Ottawa Senators player Chris Phillips and myself. It will take place from 6:30PM to 10:00PM on Wednesday June 8, ‎Aberdeen Pavilion, at Lansdowne Park.

This “western roundup” themed event will feature live music by Ottawa-born Country sensation Kira Isabella, Ottawa Country group River Town Saints and Country brother duo The Abrams, as well as entertainment, refreshments from Ottawa’s craft breweries and offerings from Ottawa’s pizzerias.

Tickets for the Fort McMurray fundraising event are now on sale, at a cost of $ 80 each. 

Tickets are in limited quantities and are available for purchase online here, or by cash payment at Big Rig Brewery locations and at my office at City Hall. Donations made by May 31 will be matched by the Government of Canada. 

This natural disaster may become the costliest in Canadian history, but I know you will agree that the impact on the lives of our fellow Canadians in Fort McMurray is much greater. 

It is crucial that residents of Ottawa unite to assist those who have been affected by this tragedy.  

I encourage you to join us in our commitment to helping support the Canadian Red Cross’s emergency appeal and the United Way’s relief efforts directed towards helping the residents of Fort McMurray rebuild their lives and their community, by attending #Ottawa4FortMac and purchasing your tickets.




Planning and Development 

Building Better Connections Gets Great Reviews! 

I hope you were able to attend our inaugural Building Better Connections event on May 4, 2016. If you were in the audience at City Hall, or online via our live webcast, you will know it was a successful event. John Campbell gave an interesting and informative presentation on the City of Toronto's Waterfront Revitalization Project and was engaging and knowledgeable.

City staff then gave mini-primers on Understanding the Committee of Adjustment and on How to Present at a Standing Committee.  Both presentations drew many great questions from our online and in-person audiences.  If you missed the webinar – you're in luck! You can view it by visiting ottawa.ca/bbc

I would like to take a moment to thank City staff, in particular, Charmaine Forgie, Program Manager, Planning and Growth Management Department,  and her excellent team for organizing and executing this event. I am excited to begin planning our next BBC event.

What would you like to hear about?  We would love your feedback!  Send us an email at planning@ottawa.ca

-Jan Harder
Councillor and Chair of Planning Committee


Planning and Growth Management Annual Report 2015

The Planning and Growth Management department is made up of five unique and interrelated branches. Our staff complement is over 400 strong. We are the professional, administrative and technical staff who implement the City's growth and development vision.We take pride in connecting people and ideas to inspire, plan and build a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Ottawa.

This presentation profiles some of the department's 2015 accomplishments using new story map technology.
I am proud of our work and I hope that you enjoy our story.

-Michael Mizzi
Acting General Manager
Planning and Growth Management Department

Get involved at an upcoming event

Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study (Part of the Richmond Road and Byron Avenue Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Corridor Study)
June 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. to noon (session begins at 9 a.m.)
Our Lady of Fatimate Parish
153 Woodroffe Avenue

More info:
Jillian Savage, tel: 613-580-2424 ext.14970
Email: jillian.savage@ottawa.ca

Rose Kung, tel: 613-580-2424 ext.13124
Email: rose.kung@ottawa.ca

Byron Avenue Traffic Calming Design
June 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish

153 Woodroffe Avenue
More info:
Justin Swan, tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 21636
Email: justin.swan@ottawa.ca

Elgin Street Functional Design Study Presentation and Workshop
June 28, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers & Jean Piggott
110 Laurier Avenue West

More info:
Vanessa Black, tel: 613-580-2424 ext.12559
Email: vanessa.black@ottawa.ca

What's trending

Building Better Connections, Extension of Brian Coburn Boulevard, Main Street Renewal Construction