Showing posts from April, 2014

DCA AGM, with Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Kristmanson

The Dalhousie Community Association will be holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 29 th at 7:00PM at the Dalhousie Community Centre. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Mark Kristmanson , CEO of the National Capital Commission, as our keynote speaker. Our neighbourhood is bounded to the north and south by NCC land. The redevelopment of Lebreton Flats is gradually reshaping the northern portion of our neighbourhood, and the parklands along the Ottawa River and Dow’s Lake are important greenspaces to our community. At the meeting, we’ll also provide an overview of the past year in our neighbourhood, what’s coming up in the year ahead, and elect new members of the board. This is your chance to get involved in helping make our neighbourhood a better place.

Residents Start Pedestrian Audits of the Transitway Diversion Route

More from the Albert/Scott bus diversion efforts:  22 April 2014 | Frustrated by four months of waiting for a critical safety report on the proposed diversion of buses through their community during the Confederation Line construction,  community members will undertake their own audit  Thursday  night.  Residents have been asking the City for copies of the Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Audits prepared by Rideau Transit Group in preparation for the diversion of 2500 buses a day onto Scott and Albert streets, but  City officials and RTG say the report is not ready.   "We're frustrated because the report is supposed to be the basis of safety measures that were described in early December. If that's the case, how can it now not be ready? This is critical information for the community," says the Hintonburg Community Association's Cheryl Parrott, one of the safety audit organizers.  The first audit will be with the Women's Initiatives for Safer Environ

Albert St. Reconstruction Open House: What you need to know

Albert St. will begin it's (long!) reconstruction process in early May. This will involve a total replacement of sewers and water mains, construction of a temporary transitway for during the LRT construction (though we are working to minimize this!), and ultimately a final reconstruction in after 2018 for a permanent design. The city will be holding an open house on April 8th from 5-7 PM at the Dalhousie Community Centre to highlight what will be happening during the sewer reconstruction and the post-2018 design. 2018 may seem like a long ways away, but the decisions for what will be built then are being made today. It's important that you make your voice heard. The DCA has been participating in the consultations on this project for sometime. We've put together a handy sheet of our key thoughts that will hopefully help frame yours. Please let us know what you think! Albert St. Re-Design Open House Key Themes, April 8 2014