Work on Rideau Canal walls nearing completion

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Parks Canada

Work to repair the Rideau Canal walls in downtown Ottawa between Bank Street and Pig Island along the Eastern shoreline began in December 2016 and is now nearing completion.Mail Attachment

Repairs on the walls themselves are complete and new railings have been installed. Work is now underway to re-install light standards and to repair the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway. The project will conclude with site rebeautification, including laying sod and removing temporary construction trailers as well as other features of the construction site.

Beginning at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, the contractor will remove the safety measures along the southbound lane of Colonel By Drive. A signed detour route will be in place as this work will require the overnight closure of Colonel By Drive in this area. A further notice will be circulated closer to the closure to confirm the date and time.

Once the contractor has fully withdrawn from the site, the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway will be reopened. This could occur as early as June 9.

The rehabilitation of the Rideau Canal walls between Bank Street and Pig Island was the second phase of a multiyear project to rehabilitate the Canal walls in downtown Ottawa. Last year, the first phase of this project rehabilitated a 500 meter length of the canal wall on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway side near the Bronson Bridge. While a third phase is anticipated during the winter of 2017-18, a specific location has not yet been selected.

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work along the Rideau Canal, please visit If you would like receive updates on this project, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include "Rideau Canal Walls" in the subject heading.

Orpheus Musical Theatre: Ragtime

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June 2 – June 11
Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr

Community organizations often ask for their councillor's help to draw attention to worthy causes. In this case, it's the Orpheus Musical Theatre, a longtime Ottawa cultural institution — founded in 1906 — that puts on top-quality musical theatre performances using mostly amateurs and volunteers, and also supports other charities around town.

Their latest production, Ragtime, set in New York City in the early 1900s, combines great music, acting and dance with a contemporary social justice message concerning racism, immigration and discrimination — issues that unfortunately still touch us today in Canada, in Ottawa, and even in Capital Ward.

Until May 24, you can take advantage of their special two-for-one ticket sale. Go to and enter the code RAGBOGO.

Greening the Great Glebe Garage Sale

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The Great Glebe Garage sale on Saturday, May 27 is a fabulous annual event organized by the Glebe Community Association.

As always, sellers are encouraged to donate 10% of sale proceeds to the Ottawa Food Bank. In addition, various organizations use the GGGS to raise funds and/or awareness while encouraging environmental stewardship and the responsible and pro-active disposal of leftover items. Instead of sending unsold, unwanted items to the landfill, donate them!

Donating leftover items for re-use or recycling

This is an environmental partnership initiative between the Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association, the TWIGS Club at Glebe Collegiate Institute, and Glebe St. James United Church.

Donating items to be sold at the Great Glebe Garage Sale

If you will be out of town for the weekend or just don't have time to participate, a number of local organizations are accepting donations of items:

  • The Glebe Collegiate Prom Committee will have a booth on the school’s property on sale day. They are accept donations until May 26 of items toe sell, with proceeds going to lowering the cost of prom tickets. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Ottawa Centre Refugee Action is holding a fundraiser for refugee sponsorship. Drop off on Friday, May 26, from 4  to 8 p.m., or Saturday, May 27, from 7 to 11 a.m. at 164 and 166 Glebe Ave (corner Lyon). For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free trees!

Ecology Ottawa volunteers will distribute thousands of free saplings to residents and shoppers throughout the neighbourhood during the GGGS — the single largest one-day distribution of trees Ottawa has ever seen!

Ecology Ottawa’s “Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale” will once again be located at the corner of Bank and Glebe in the Kunstadt and former Rogers Plus parking lots. This year, instead of collecting donations to re-sell, they will host a fun community zone and give away thousands of free trees in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be a veggie BBQ, public washrooms, a water bottle filling station, music, kids' activities and more! Come get your free sapling(s)!

Presentation on King’s Daughters and Sons expansion

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Presentation on King’s Daughters and Sons building expansion

Tuesday, June 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
567 Cambridge St. South

Residents are invited to attend a presentation on the proposed expansion of the King’s Daughters and Sons (KDS) seniors' apartments at 567 Cambridge St. South.

Presentation boards will be on display for viewing in the meeting room. Representatives from KDS will describe the organization and its mission, while project architect CSV Architects, planning consultant Novatech, and City of Ottawa planning staff will be in attendance to answer questions about the project and the planning process.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the councillor's welcome begins at 7 p.m., followed by presentations and a question and answers session.