Fête d’inauguration de la rue Main

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Ville d'Ottawa

Les résidents sont invités à venir fêter la fin officielle du projet de réfection de la rue Main. L’événement aura lieu le samedi 17 juin de 10 h à 14 h sur la rue Main, entre les rues Clegg et Hazel.

L’inauguration de la rue Main est une fête communautaire organisée par le Community Activities Group du Vieil Ottawa-Est et le conseiller David Chernushenko. Au programme : un barbecue, un Big Band, des camions-restaurants, un château gonflable, des balades en chariot, le rodéo à vélo de Sécurité des routes Ottawa, le marché de producteurs agricoles de la rue Main et plein d’autres surprises! La rue Main sera fermée à la circulation pendant toute la durée de la fête; des déviations seront prévues.

À 11 h, le maire Jim Watson soulignera la fin officielle des travaux en coupant le ruban au coin des rues Main et Hazel, devant la nouvelle œuvre d’art publique de Stuart Kinmond, intitulée Main2.

Le projet de réfection de la rue Main a débuté en mai 2015 : l’infrastructure a été refaite selon le concept de « rue complète », qui consiste à unifier les différentes parties de la rue en un couloir et de ponctuer celui-ci de lieux remarquables tout en conservant le cachet des quartiers. Ce projet profitera de nombreuses manières aux résidents, entreprises, visiteurs et usagers de la rue Main :

  • Circulation automobile réduite et modérée
  • Trottoirs plus larges pour une sécurité accrue
  • Piste cyclable sécuritaire
  • Paysage de rue embelli (éclairage, mobilier, arbres et plantations, art public, places de stationnement, signalisation et surfaçage)

Street fight: Rideau River Drive residents 'incensed' over name change

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'We should have been given an opportunity to be consulted,' says longtime resident

By Jennifer Chevalier, CBC News

Homeowners on Rideau River Drive are fighting a street name change imposed by the City of Ottawa, saying their street is older, longer and more historically significant than a competing nearby private laneway.

Residents were sent a letter by the city June 9 telling them their street name was changing because it was too similar to Rideau River Lane.

Since the amalgamation of the City of Ottawa in 2001, 80 streets have been forced to change names to avoid confusion in the event of an emergency.

"Quite frankly I'm incensed," said Rideau River Drive resident Doretha Murphy. "It goes along the river ... it's appropriately called Rideau River Drive."

"Rideau River Drive existed a long time before Rideau River Lane," said Subodh Anand, who has lived on the street for 48 years. "That should be an important consideration."

Slightly more addresses on laneway

According to the city's own rules, once a decision is made that there could be confusion when police or an ambulance is called to streets with a similar sounding names, a set of criteria is followed to determine which street will get the short straw.

Typically the street with more residents gets to keep its name.

CBC News counted 23 townhouses on Rideau River Lane, which the city said make up 34 separate addresses.

Rideau River Drive comes up short with 20 homes, which the city counts as 25 separate addresses.

But there are other factors considered, including how long the street has existed, if it is a major road, its historical significance and if the street has an identifiable landmark.

The city said Rideau River Drive was renamed from Main Street in 1968, but has no record for when the private laneway was given its name.

While Rideau River Drive residents are organizing to fight the change, several residents on the Rideau River Lane CBC spoke to didn't want to talk about the street name.

Escapade festival promising to keep it down with move to Glebe

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Move from Rideau-Carleton Raceway to Lansdowne Park announced just over 2 weeks from festival

By Andrew Foote, CBC News

The Escapade electronic music festival — along with the city councillor for the Glebe — is assuring residents near Lansdowne Park they won't be kept up by the event's booming bass.

On Wednesday, the festival's organizers announced they were moving the June festival from the Rideau-Carleton Raceway in rural south Ottawa to Lansdowne Park, citing "rezoning and development" issues stemming from the track's recent partnership with Hard Rock International.

The festival had been held at the raceway for the last three years. It will take place this summer on the Great Lawn, the large greenspace at Lansdowne Park.

"Basically, this system is able to contour the sound field in three dimensions so we can literally take a remote control and change the speaker angles on the spot," said Ali Shafaee, the festival's director of partnerships.

"I think that's going to be a huge improvement in terms of making sure the sound doesn't bleed out into the neighbourhood."

There will be a stage on the lawn facing TD Place stadium, another on the south side of the Aberdeen Pavilion under a specially-shaped tent to contain sound and a third for the most bass-heavy music in the TD Place arena, according to technical information from the organizers shared by the city.

The eighth edition of Escapade features headliners Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Above and Beyond and Canadians Zed's Dead.

Councillor nervous

Capital ward councillor David Chernushenko said he was first approached with the idea of holding the festival at Lansdowne Park about six weeks ago.

"Knowing the track record of concern in the community around too many events and too much noise, and the right kind of event, they were aware I would need some real convincing," he said.

Chernushenko said he did end up being convinced because he has it in writing they'll keep the noise and bass to acceptable levels and if not, they could be immediately shut down or fined by on-site bylaw officers.

Fermeture de Colonel-By pendant la nuit le 8 juin

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Parcs Canada

Les travaux de réparation des murs du lieu historique national du Canal-Rideau entre la rue Bank et l’île Pig sont presque terminés. Le jeudi 8 juin vers 21 h, l’entrepreneur commencera à enlever les barrières installées le long de la voie sud. Ces travaux nécessiteront la fermeture de la promenade du Colonel-By entre la rue Clegg et l'avenue Leonard pendant la nuit. Un parcours de déviation signalisé sera en place.

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