At the December 4, 2019 Transportation Committee meeting, the City of Ottawa launched the Transportation Master Plan Update. This document is the roadmap for the planning and operation of the City’s walking, cycling, transit, and road networks for the next several decades. Residents will have the opportunity to review the plan, and provide feedback through the City’s website at www.ottawa.ca/TMPUpdate.
The online comment period will be open from December 4, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
Did you know the City of Ottawa has more than 510 highly trained winter operators and over 595 pieces of snow clearing equipment to address any conditions Mother Nature throws at us? Throughout the day and night, City staff constantly monitor road conditions and takes the necessary steps to keep residents safe as they make their way around the City.
Did you know this annual food drive began the
same year the Ottawa Food Bank opened its doors? With a long-standing, special
relationship for over a third of a century, we’ve been able to work together
and continue to make the OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drive the single
biggest drive in Ottawa each year.
Over the past 35 years, the food drive has
raised over three million pounds of food and thousands of dollars in cash
donations. Last year alone, a total of 121,038 food and non-perishable items
and $38,400 in cash and food vouchers were delivered to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Do you know why this food drive continues to be
such a success? It’s because of the generosity of people like you who continue
to donate and volunteer your time to help make a difference. Let’s work
together to make this year another huge success.
Want to get involved? Here’s how you can help!
Make a food
now find donation boxes at several City of Ottawa facilities ready to be filled
with canned and non-perishable items, including:
rice, soup, tuna, pasta, diapers, baby food, baby formula, peanut butter,
tomato sauce, and stews.
Donation boxes are located at the following
1500 St-Laurent Boulevard
875 Belfast Road
899 Belfast Road
925 Belfast Road
All OC Transpo garages
370 Catherine Street
101 Centrepointe Drive – Ben Franklin Place
100 Constellation Crescent
110 Laurier Avenue – City Hall
2339 Ogilvie Road
2799 Swansea Crescent
2020 Walkley Road
1490 Youville Drive, Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Centre-Orleans
1115 Dunning Road, RJ Kennedy Arena
951 Clyde Avenue
There are also many fun ways to donate and get involved as a
team – you can create some friendly competition amongst your colleagues, or you
could even do a bake-off in exchange for donations.
Did you know that for every dollar you donate, the Ottawa Food Bank – because of its wholesale purchasing power – can deliver about $5 worth of food? The Ottawa Food Bank’s Online Donationoption for the OC Transpo/Loblaw Christmas Food Drivemakes it easy to make monetary donations.
Sharing is caring! Sharing the link to the Online Donation page is easy
– you can post it on your social media accounts for friends and family to see,
or you can send it to them via email.
Volunteer your time!
Once again, we need over 600 volunteers to help collect thousands of food and cash donations from Ottawa residents at participating Loblaws, Your Independent Grocer and Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills grocery stores. Staff and their family and friends can volunteer for a 3.5-hour shift between 10 am and 5 pm on Saturday, November 30. This volunteer opportunity qualifies as community service hours for high school students. If you are interested, please visit the Ottawa Food Bank’s new online volunteer registration site.
Innes Ward is home to many senior residents who are choosing to remain in the community. Providing accessible infrastructure is a priority to ensure that seniors and residents with mobility restrictions continue to enjoy everything our community has to offer.
In our Ward, there are multiple projects underway, or just
completed that will add to the accessibility of our beautiful neighbourhood.
A few examples include:
Benches located along multi-use pathways,
sidewalks, nature trails, and connecting to the new Chapel Hill South Park and
Tactile Walking Surface Indicators installed as
part of road repaving projects across the Ward
Blackburn Arena expansion commencing in 2020
will ensure this important community hub meets accessibility needs
Signage advising motorists of areas where many older
Altered pedestrian crossing signals at Pagé Road
and Innes Road to allow more time for seniors to cross the street safely
By 2031, seniors will make up 22 per cent of Ottawa’s population.
It is important we continue to improve our city infrastructure to provide a
safe, mobility-friendly community for Innes Ward residents of all ages.