Can 35 variances to every aspect of a proposal be a “minor variance?” Is a lot that is more than 75 square metres short of the minimum required in the land-use bylaw a “minor variance”? The purpose of variances is to address “peculiarities” of a property. There is nothing “peculiar” about the lots at 830-840 … Continue reading In-fill in QTN and Committee of Adjustment
Good news! Upgrading the playground at Frank Ryan Park is on the list of projects for which the City received federal and prov funding. This project is scheduled for 2024. What exactly will be funded is not yet known. There will be consultation with the community before plans are finalized. Funding announcement from the Federal … Continue reading Upgrades to Frank Ryan Playground (2024)
What would you like to see in our local parks? In QTN, we have three distinct parks (Frank Ryan, Elmhurst, and Connaught) and other possibilities. Residents have various priorities for uses of park spaces and we would like to learn more. Please take a moment to complete our brief survey (6 questions) by May 21, … Continue reading Have Your Say: Local Priorities for Use of QTN Park Spaces
Sharing local plants with other QTN residents helps them and adds to the greening of our neighborhood. Local plants are also more likely to grow well. Perennials that need splitting or trimming can be put into extra plastic pots, containers or bags, watered to settle, and then offered to others during our QTN Plant Share … Continue reading QTN Community Plant Share
Councillor Kavanagh's office has organized an update on the sewer project, which will include discussion of the road closures and associated traffic impacts. The meeting will take place on April 9th at 9:30 AM. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be made available afterward on the Bay Ward Bulleting which we will … Continue reading Update on the QTN Storm Sewer Project including Traffic Implications
We are calling all walkers, dog walkers, bird watchers, and anyone who likes exploring the trails in QTN. We need your help to spread mulch along the paths in Elmhurst Park and are asking that as you finish your day tomorrow (March 30), to meet us at the corner of Alpine and Henley starting at … Continue reading Volunteers needed: Lets beautify the Elmhurst paths on March 30 & April 2!
The Christmas trees you donated will be chipped and distributed for use by the QTN community. The chipping will take place as soon as our sponsor (Woody's Tree Service - thank you!), can start his field season (as early as next week). If you are interested in some free mulch, complete this form (opportunity closed) … Continue reading Are you interested in free mulch? We’re going fully circular!
The QTN Community Association proposes changes in the draft new Official Plan for Ottawa. They focus on ensuring strong neighborhoods as the population grows. How plans for intensification are done will make a big difference for QTN. The submission, prepared by the QTN Planning Committee, also addresses issues related to planning for future life between … Continue reading QTN and the New Official Plan
We are happy to share an update on the sidewalk plans for Connaught Avenue and Henley Street. The City's website outlines the plans, including two options on Connaught, a presentation, survey, and a point of contact should you have additional questions or feedback. As previously shared, Councillor Kavanaugh is also hosting a consultation meeting next … Continue reading Update on Connaught & Henley sidewalks: Presentation of options, feedback, and survey
Do you want to see improvements to Frank Ryan, Elmhurst, or Connaught parks? Do you want to see other recreation choices? The City of Ottawa is developing a new Parks and Recreation Master Plan and the priorities in this plan will influence future funding. In addition to two surveys, you can join one of several … Continue reading How do you use our parks? The City wants your feedback