The next round of Public Consultations for the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review is underway. This round of consultation is focused on gathering resident feedback on six options. We encourage everyone to review the six options and let us know what you think. We will be discussing these at the September 15 NECA meeting, in advance of a meeting of community association representatives with the City on Sept 21.
The city has also been hosting a series of public consultations.
The final citywide consultation takes place Saturday, Sept 19 from 10 am to noon. There is also on urban-focussed session on Wednesday, September 23 from 7 to 9 pm.
Registration for the virtual public meetings listed above is required. Please complete and submit the registration as early as possible or at least one day prior to the start of the session you would like to attend. Following receipt of your registration, the consultant team will provide you with information and login details for the virtual meeting. You can also register over the phone, by calling 613-580-3620.
You may also provide your feedback through an online survey from Wednesday, August 19, 2020, to Friday, September 25, 2020, during Round 2 of the public consultation for the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020. A ranking tool opens in a new tab or window is also available to assist residents, stakeholders and Members of Council in ranking the six ward boundary Options. If you don’t have access to a computer or require a hardcopy survey, please call 613-580-3620.
In 2008, a heritage walking tour was published in the New Edinburgh News. Based on popular demand, the brochure was updated and published as a brochure — in English and French — highlighting New Edinburgh’s heritage credentials by means of a self-guided walking trail. It connects together all 17 of the individually-designated heritage buildings in the neighbourhood, 16 of which are located within the HCD.
Preparation of the brochure was a major undertaking involving several community volunteers. The photographs were taken by Louise Imbeault, the fine ink sketches were drawn by John Farmer, and the two maps were prepared by Clare Robertson. Translation was undertaken by Anne-Sophie Belzile, production was coordinated by Cindy Parkanyi, and Katherine Arkay worked on sponsorship, distribution, and a whole lot more.
In April 2020, we re-printed the Walking Tour in the New Edinburgh News. For those who missed it, we also offer electronic versions via the links below. Feel free to download and take a stroll through our neighbourhood’s history.
Join us this Monday, June 22nd at 7:30PM for a public assembly with all three levels of government in Ottawa-Vanier. The Honourable Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, Lucille Collard, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier, and Rawlson King, municipal councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe, will provide an update on the situation within their respective governments and answer the community’s questions regarding COVID-19.
A New Edinburgh Disaster Support (NEDS) team focused on developing localized response mechanisms and to facilitate access to information and resources in the event of a crisis has been formed. For the current crisis, the NEDS team has compiled COVID-19 information resources and is looking for volunteers willing to provide assistance to those who cannot leave their homes (e.g. picking up groceries or medications).
The New Edinburgh Community Alliance’s Annual General Meeting will take place at St. Bartholomew’s church hall, 125 MacKay St. at 7 p.m. All New Edinburgh residents are welcome to NECA’s Annual General Meeting and to join the board!
The City of Ottawa will hold an information open house to share details about the construction project set to take place on Beechwood this summer to finish off the sewer work that began in 2018, as well as watermain work on that is planned for Springfield Road.
This work will require a 2-week full closure of Beechwood during the summer.
The drop-in information session will take place Tuesday, April 9 between 6-8 p.m. at the Chartwell New Edinburgh Square, 35 Beechwood Ave.