Ward Boundary Review Under Way

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.

New Edinburgh Heritage Walking Trail

New Edinburgh Heritage Walking Trail Map

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.

COVID-19 Town Hall – June 22

Town Hall

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.

See event listing for registration details.

Community Consultation: CSST Reinstatement Plan

Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 2 p.m.
New Edinburgh Fieldhouse, 203 Stanley Ave

Come and have your say! We are looking for input on:

  • Adjustments we would like to propose to the CSST reinstatement plan – pathways, plantings, etc.
  • Sustainability of nature restoration given that the City will require regular access to the park for its operations
  • How to ensure that whatever is done now fits in to the longer-term vision for the park

See Park Vision for more information.

April 9: Beechwood/Springfield construction info session

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.

Learn more about the project here

Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election 2019

Ward 13, Rideau-Rockcliffe, will be voting for its City Councillor on April 15, 2019. The deadline for filing nomination papers has passed. There are 17 candidates running to become Rideau-Rockcliffe’s next City Councillor!

The Community Association Presidents of New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, Rockcliffe and Overbrook interviewed the candidates over three days. The purpose of the interviews was help our residents understand who the candidates are, what drives them to run, and what skills they bring to the table. There is no intent to endorse or support any of the candidates. Rather, the intent is to provide information to our Association residents so they can make more informed choices among the candidates.

Candidates were given five identical questions one hour before their allotted interview time. Each could answer any or all of the questions in any order they chose, and to the depth they deemed appropriate. What follows is a summation of each candidate’s answers. The order of interviews and answers is based on when they registered with the City and does not indicate a rating.

Summary of interviews with 16 of the 17 candidates

Rogers TV interviewed the candidates. The French-language version of the show is available on YouTube

Here are the candidates:

Kasia Adamiec 613-791-3575 info@votekasia.ca votekasia.ca
Idris Ben-Tahir 613-234-0707 i.bentahir92@gmail.com  
Marc Dorgeville 613-809-2937 marc.dorgeville@gmail.com marcdorgeville.ca
Bruce A. Faulkner   brucefaulkner777@gmail.com  
Johan Hamels 613-744-6009 Johanhamels2019@gmail.com johanhamels.ca
Peter Heyck 613-853-4251 peterheyck@gmail.com  
Miklos Horvath 613-293-0323 votehorvath@gmail.com votehorvath.ca
Peter Karwacki 613-304-5844 peterkarwacki.overbrook@gmail.com  
Rawlson King 613-868-1860 info@rawlsonking.ca rawlsonking.ca
Jerry Kovacs 613-366-6796 jerry_kovacs@yahoo.ca  
Jamie Kwong 613-252-8366 jamie@jamiekwong.ca jamiekwong.ca
Maurice Lamirande 613-371-7827 mauricelamirande1945@gmail.com mauricelamirande.com
Patrick Mayangi 613-262-8342 pat.mayangi@gmail.com patrickmayangi.ca
Oriana Ngabirano 613-252-4364 info@voteoriana.ca voteoriana.ca
Chris Penton 613-883-1012 votepenton@gmail.com votepenton.ca
Sheila Perry 613-407-7434 electsheilaperry@gmail.com sheilaperry.ca
Penny Thompson 613-851-963 pennythompson@rogers.com votepennyt.ca

All Candidates Meetings:

March 29, 2019       7 – 10 PM
Overbrook Community Center
33 Quill Street,

April 2, 2019            7 – 9:30 PM 
Queen Juliana Hall,  Rockcliffe Park Public School
350 Buena Vista Rd.
Rockcliffe Park 
Co-sponsored by New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe Park, Manor Park, Lindenlea and Cardinal Glen community associations

April 8, 2019         7 – 9 PM    
Environmental Debate
Unitarian Church at 400 McArthur
Co-sponsored by New Edinburgh Community Association, Lindenlea Community Association, Overbrook Community Association and Ecology Ottawa. 8 candidates have accepted the invitation.