City Launches Transportation Master Plan

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

The online comment period will be open from December 4, 2019 to January 24, 2020.

City to host Fall Day Programs in anticipation of school closures

The City of Ottawa will be offering day camps , Wednesday December 4, at select recreation facilities in the event of school closures.

Camps are offered for four to 12-year-olds, run from 8 am to 5 pm, and are priced affordably to meet the needs of Ottawa residents.

The City will be hosting the day programs at the following City facilities:

East end locations:
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex
St-Laurent Complex
City-wide locations:
CARDELREC Recreation Complex
Program only available for 4 and 5 year olds
CARDELREC Recreation Complex
Program only available for 6 to 12 years
Greely Community Centre
Greenboro Community Centre
Hintonburg Community Centre
Program only available for 6 to 12 years
Kanata Recreation Complex
Manotick Community Centre
Richcraft Recreation Complex
Rideauview Community Centre
Sawmill Creek Pool and Community Centre
Walter Baker Sports Centre

To register or browse the available camps, parents can do so on:

Brian Coburn Boulevard Extension and Cumberland Transitway Presentation and Update

City staff provided an update on the Brian Coburn Boulevard Extension and Cumberland Transitway at a recent public open house. As part of the presentation, staff noted the significant benefits of Option 7 in comparison to the other options.

The Option 7 extension to Renaud would be built on disused, already clear-cut, agricultural lands next to the existing hydro corridor; as well as would avoid crossing the deeper Mud Creek Valley and the Core Natural Area as found under Options 1 through 4, or increasing the volume on the Blackburn Bypass as found in Options 5 and 6.

Option 7 is supported by many, as it is hundreds of millions of dollars cheaper than the other options, runs north of the Mer Bleue Bog and is advocated for by the Friends of Mer Bleue (FOMB), as well as is backed by many local community associations across the east end.

You may find the presentation from the open house below, where it includes in-depth information prepared by the City on the extension, including maps, backgrounders, the evaluation criteria, and the possible next steps.

Winter maintenance by the numbers

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.