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Le Droit >> La bonne façon

Publié le 16 juillet 2018

Par: Denis Gratton, Le Droit

CHRONIQUE / Après l’Armée du Salut qui compte construire un méga-refuge de 350 lits au 333 du chemin de Montréal, à Vanier, voici que les Bergers de l’Espoir comptent construire à leur tour un édifice de 42 logements au 765 du chemin de Montréal, à moins de deux kilomètres de là.
Ce futur immeuble des Bergers de l’Espoir sera érigé à l’angle du chemin de Montréal et du chemin Lang’s, tout près des terrains de l’Hôpital Montfort.

Ottawa Citizen >> City bus service at the 'peak of the peak of detours'

By Jon Willing

OC Transpo’s top manager says the service is “at the peak of the peak of detours” because of downtown construction, creating a “fragile” network that relies heavily on buses redirected to routes in response to demand changes.

“I’m sensitive to how important this is for our customers because any cancelled trip or any impact to our customer is important because we’re here to serve them and we care very much about their service,” John Manconi said after a transit commission meeting Wednesday.

CBC >> End tax advantage for parking lots, councillor says

Ottawa's relatively generous tax policy for space-hogging downtown parking lots should be updated to encourage smarter development, an Ottawa city councillor believes.

"We want to invigorate, we want to revitalize downtown, and I think to do that we have to make sure we're sending the right tax signals to do that," Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum said Wednesday.

Right now the typical commercial property owner in Ottawa pays 1.9 times the residential property tax rate, while owners of surface parking lots pay only 1.3 times the residential rate.

Ottawa Citizen >> Feel like your Route 6, 7 and 12 buses are late more than others? You're right

By Jon Willing

Customers of OC Transpo Routes 6, 7 and 12 are right to think their buses don’t show up on time more often than other routes.

Statistics published Wednesday by the transit agency show the three routes have a higher-than-average cancellation rate than the rest of the bus system.

The figures are in a response to questions from Coun. Tobi Nussbaum and are attached to a transit commission agenda. The commission meets next Wednesday.

CBC >> Ottawa city councillors want clarity around LRT contract

Coun. Tobi Nussbaum said he was also taken aback to learn that RTG would not be on the hook financially for the delay. 

"I think I was as surprised as everybody else was in light of the fact that the briefing material, which the public had received over the last couple months — and a lot of the public statements — had suggested that if the deadline beyond May 24 were passed that there would be a fine levied at a million dollars."  

CTV >> City to consider request to tear down Château Laurier parking garage

By Ted Raymond

The Built Heritage Sub-committee meets January 11. One of the main issues, Nussbaum expects, will not be the removal of the garage, so much as the care that must be taken during its demolition.

“There’s no question that the Château Laurier is one of the city’s most iconic buildings,” he says. “I think people feel a great attachment to it. It’s a real symbol of our city. Obviously, the Built Heritage committee and Council will want to make sure that the owners, when they take down the garage, are careful not to damage the existing hotel structure.”

Ottawa Citizen >> Verner's artwork will be part of a Better Beechwood in 2018

By Jennifer Liu

Residents of Beechwood are on a crusade to brighten their neighbourhood, and now they have chosen the artwork that will best represent their vision.

Created from plastic fragments of colourful laundry soap containers, “The Lilypond” was unveiled Friday as the winning proposal for the Better Beechwood 2017 campaign. Approximately 30 people gathered at the Chartwell New Edinburgh Retirement Residence to see the artwork as well as to meet its creator, Barbara Verner.

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