Budget 2024 - investments for College Ward

Budget 2024 investments in College Ward infrastructure

Budget 2024 investments in College Ward infrastructure:

  • Funding towards predevelopment work for approximately 60 affordable units at 8 Withrow Avenue with Anglican Diocese and Multifaith Housing Initiative ($200,000)

  • Renewal work at Centennial Library, including replacement of asphalt to parking entrance and walkways and concrete curbs ($326,000)

  • Renewal work at Peter D Clark Centre, including repairs to exterior cladding and replacement of asphalt walkways and kitchen cabinets ($289,000)

  • Replace four pool air handling units at Pinecrest Recreation Complex ($577,000)

  • Road resurfacing on Old Richmond Road from West Hunt Club to Seyton Road ($765,000)

  • Sidewalk rehabilitation on Highgate Road, west side, from Westbury Road to Bloomsbury Crescent ($264,000)

  • Centrepointe Park – Upgrades and accessible swing addition ($264,876)

  • Pinecrest Park – Clay Infield Diamond #4 ($10,000)

  • Kilreen Park – Half-basketball court and new accessible route pathway addition ($150,000)

  • $75,000 for Temporary Traffic Calming measure implementation (increased from $50,000 in 2023)

  • Design and construction of a traffic signal at Baseline Road and Rockway Crescent to permit safe pedestrian crossing ($1,500,000)

  • Active transportation crossing over Highway 417 at Maitland and Woodroffe: The 2024 budget includes $1.2M, though the total project costs are much higher (multi-year funding is required). Project costs include City contributions to the MTO overpass works on Maitland PLUS separate City projects to connect both bridges to adjacent streets / neighbourhoods.

  • Clyde Ave N and Laperriere Ave cycling facilities: The 2024 budget request includes $1.3M for this project; class D (planning-level) cost estimates will be refined as we advance the functional design; additional funding will be sought in future years if required.

  • Sidewalk on Gemini Way through the Development Sidewalk program ($183,000)

For more information about the City of Ottawa 2024 budget, please visit Budget 2024 Information | City of Ottawa

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"I thought it was fairly inappropriate for city staff to have had two years of deliberations, ostensibly with community groups, and to come back with a report this past winter that says we're going to kill the program," said College ward Coun. Laine Johnson.

Full story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/community-association-insurance-cost-ottawa-change-plan-1.7105303

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Year One in Review: A Progress Report for College Ward Residents

Click here to read the Progress Report

Dear Neighbours,

When I was campaigning to be your City Councillor for College Ward, I said I’d address the issues that you said were important to you. Here’s a list of those promises and an update on what we have accomplished so far.

I believe in accountability and transparency. I hope this Progress Report lets you know what we’ve done, what’s underway, and what we still need to tackle.

Warm regards,
Laine

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