Upcoming Community Events

Rain Ready Ottawa Seminar
Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 7pm
To Register: Rain Ready Ottawa Seminar – College Ward / Quartier Collège (college-ward.ca)
Are you interested in preventing floods in your neighbourhood and better protecting your home from flooding? We’ll have City staff from the Stormwater Infrastructure group, Residential Protective Plumbing Program and Rain Ready Ottawa join us for this session.

Wildlife Strategy Review: Engage Ottawa
With so much discussion about the unfortunate demise of the Bells Corners bear, we would be remiss not to share that the Wildlife Strategy Review is currently underway. The City is seeking your feedback to review the existing Wildlife Strategy and provide feedback on its recommendations and implementation. The public is also asked to complete a short survey on Engage Ottawa to help provide insight on the City’s current Wildlife practices. The survey remains open until June 30th. Please visit: Wildlife Strategy Review | Engage Ottawa to learn more. There will be future opportunities to participate in-person at local sessions, our office will be sure to share details once they become available.

Pop Up Chat: Bells Corners
Monday May 15, 202310am-12pm
Tim Horton’s: 2145 Robertson Rd, Nepean, ON
Please join Councillor Laine Johnson and team for an informal chat about your local priorities. We’ll be set up at Tim Hortons from 10am-12pm, pop in and say hello! No need to RSVP.

Save the Date: Councillor Johnson Town Hall
Thursday June 8, 20237pm-8:30pm
Ben Franklin Place
More details to follow!

Planning Primer: Official Plan
May 25, 20231pm – 3pm via Zoom
Learn more about how Ottawa’s Official Plan guides our local planning processes. Registration to open soonPlanning Primer | City of Ottawa

Cleaning up the Capital
Registration is open until June 15th. This is an excellent opportunity to get your association members and neighbours out to clean up local parks. There are 847 projects registered across the City already with many planned already right here in College Ward. If your group is planning to participate, please let our office know so we can promote your good work on our social media channels! Cleaning the Capital Program | City of Ottawa

Engage Ottawa project – Mohawk Park

From the City of Ottawa to residents of Qualicum/Graham Park.

The pages for Mohawk Park are now live!
EN: https://engage.ottawa.ca/mohawk-park
FR: https://participons.ottawa.ca/parc-mohawk

Please feel free to distribute these links through your community network for residents to participate in selecting the preferred play structure for the lifecycle replacement project at Mohawk Park.  The survey will be open until March 24th, 2023.

Councilor Johnson is aware of this project and will also be reaching out to residents to encourage their participation in the survey. I’ve included the Councilor’s office on this email.


Message from Laine Johnson – Qualicum Noise and Ashley Street Closure

Hi Neighbours,

I’ve heard from several Qualicum residents about late night construction noise impacting people’s sleep.

After much investigation, staff have determined that the source of the noise is the LRT Stage 2 project work site at Bayshore. Because that’s not in College Ward (it’s in Bay) my office wasn’t included in communications about the work, and I was not consulted about the noise by-law exemption permit that allows this work to continue. However, I have engaged with staff about the issues and I am also speaking with Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh about the problem.

You can find out more about this overnight work, which is supposed to end on December 23, at https://ottawa.ca/en/planning-development-and-construction/major-projects/stage-2-light-rail-transit-project/o-train-west-extension/construction-activities-west-extension#section-167969c8-258f-4900-82e7-22c1ab4bf3f0

I also encourage residents to register for the project’s updates at City of Ottawa (list-manage.com).

Regarding another matter, several residents have asked me about the ongoing closure of Ashley St. I have raised this with the LRT Stage 2 team as well. I feel that the City has not fully informed residents of the reasons for this closure and I have requested they send out up-to-date communications to all residents. I have attached the flyer they prepared.

Thank you for your work in the community. I am available to speak with you about these or other matters anytime.

Warm regards,

Councillor Laine Johnson | Conseillère Laine Johnson
College Ward | quartier Collège
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West | 110, avenue Laurier Ouest
T: 613-580-2478 F: 613-580-2520