QTNca was successful in applying for a Crime Prevention Ottawa grant to beautify the neighbourhood, address graffiti issues, and engage youth. Six area youth will be working with House of Paint and local artist Jimmy Baptiste to design and paint a mural on the Frank Ryan Park building. The painting is scheduled to take place … Continue reading The Paint It Up mural project is moving ahead!
QTNca is looking for volunteers to participate in the Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) Neighbourhood Canopy Regeneration Project. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the regeneration of the urban canopy by building capacity of community associations, and engaging with residents, landowners and existing city tree programs. It will be implemented in … Continue reading Call for volunteers: Neighbourhood Canopy Regeneration Project
What kind of intensification is good for QTN? The debate in Ottawa has shifted slightly from “how much intensification” to “what kind of intensification,” as the draft Official Plan is revised. More change is needed before final approval by City Council, scheduled for this fall. Density Targets instead of Requirements In response to strong push back, … Continue reading QTN and the New Official Plan: Next Steps
A draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan has been developed to accompany the new Official Plan. It updates city-wide goals for parkland and recreational facilities as Ottawa grows, but it falls short in dealing with intensification, the central issue facing Ottawa and QTN. As an example, the current standard of one recreational complex for every … Continue reading Parks, QTN, Intensification, and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan
QTN residents care deeply about the green spaces and parks in our neighborhood. That came through strongly in the 214 responses to a survey sponsored by the community association. The responses included desired uses, suggestions for improvements, and concerns. These will inform further discussions within QTN and with City parks officials and our City Councillor. … Continue reading Use of Park Spaces in QTN: Survey Results and Analysis
Your community association and its network of volunteers have compiled this information piece to answer the most common questions on tree management in QTN. Click on any of the questions below to learn more.
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
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