This issue features news and updates on the Lansdowne Farmers Market, the 112 bus route, Spring Cleaning the Capital, a local Hazardous Household Waste depot, the proposed Noise By-law amendment, a convenient new way to pay for parking, and recycling for townhomes and garden homes.
Councillor for Capital Ward | Conseiller pour le quartier Capitale
Lansdowne Farmers Market moving to Brewer Park
The Lansdowne Farmers Market will move to Brewer Park this season because of the planned redevelopment of Lansdowne Park. You will be able to find all of your favourite vendors plus some new ones on Sloan Avenue, which is one block east of Bronson Avenue, just south of Sunnyside and across from Carleton University. There is parking available right across the street at Carleton University. The Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., from May 6 to October 28 (and into November, weather permitting). It will remain at the temporary location in Old Ottawa South until construction at Lansdowne is completed. There will be no Wednesday evening market this year.
No changes to the Route 112
Contrary to a previous announcement, there will be no changes made to the 112 bus route at this time. The plan was to reroute the 112 bus from Clementine Blvd. to Bank St. between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., starting in late April. At the time, OC Transpo’s ridership numbers suggested there were no regular riders embarking or disembarking on Clementine Blvd. during these hours. Following that announcement, my office heard from a number of constituents who rely on this service during these times and do not wish to see the early and late runs cut. Upon further review with OC Transpo, it was decided not to make any changes at this time.
Spring Cleaning the Capital is here!
It’s Spring Cleaning the Capital time again, so register your project today. This year’s campaign runs from April 15 to May 15. Show your community pride and help keep Ottawa free of graffiti and litter! Take part in Spring Cleaning the Capital by tidying up public property where you live, work or play. The City of Ottawa will provide cleanup supplies. For more information or to register, click here.
Household Hazardous Waste Depot
Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
550 Booth St. (NRCAN building)
I encourage residents of Capital Ward to take advantage of the City of Ottawa’s upcoming one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depot on Booth St., scheduled for April 28.
Products accepted include aerosol containers, propane cylinders, disinfectants, fluorescent bulbs/tubes, fire extinguishers, fertilizers and pesticides, mercury switches and thermometers, needles and syringes, pharmaceuticals, oil-based paints and coatings, oven and window cleaners, and pool chemicals. Click here for more information.
Public meeting on proposed Noise By-law amendment
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W.
Pay for parking with your cellphone
The City’s new PayByPhone parking system lets residents and visitors pay for parking using a mobile app, the Internet or a phone. You’ll first have to register at paybyphone.com or by calling 613-691-1700. If you have a smartphone, visit m.paybyphone.com or download the free PayByPhone app for iPhone, Android or BlackBerry. To pay with a regular cellphone, park your car, call the number posted on the Pay & Display machine, and respond to the prompts to enter your location code, licence plate number and time required. With a smartphone, you just have to log in, enter your location and required time, and you’re done. Customers with NFC-enabled phones can wave it over the logo on Pay & Display machines to launch the mobile app. The cost of parking plus a 25¢ service fee will be charged to the credit card registered on your account, and parking enforcement officers will be able to see on their handheld devices that you’ve paid. You can extend your time by phone, through the app or online, and you can opt for a text message reminder when your time is about to expire (10¢ per message). For more information, visit ottawa.ca/paybyphone.
Recycling for townhomes and garden homes