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Maple Grove to be closed July 10-21

via Councillor Shad Qadri:

I would like to advise residents that from July 10-21st, Maple Grove Road will be closed from Silver Seven to Huntmar due to continuing Forcemain and Pump Station work.

During this time, I encourage residents to plan their routes in advance and use the image below as reference for recommended detour.


Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at Par la Ville Park…

(press release)
Please join us for Shakespeare in the Park! Passions soar and hearts break in this production of Romeo & Juliet, brought to you by Bear & Co. Join us outdoors to celebrate the long evenings and warm weather, and theatre that stands the test of time. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, raingear in case it mizzles, and bug spray, and watch six actors conjure the warring families of Verona in front of your eyes.
Read more “Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet at Par la Ville Park on July 16”

Community News

Mattamy begins filling Maple Grove stormwater pond this week

(This post is via Councillor Shad Qadri. Some homes on Helm Circle and the east side of Harmattan back onto the pond. Once filled in, the land will be developed for housing.)

I would like to advise residents that Mattamy will begin the process of filling the temporary pond on Maple Grove beginning next Tuesday, July 4th.

All environmental permits have been secured and Mattamy will be proceeding in conformance with those approvals. Maintenance on Tuesday includes removing small vegetation, cutting the grass and removing the water. After which, the work will include removing existing structures, earthmoving and stone installation.

Please note that the area is an active construction zone and for safety purposes it should not be accessed by the public.

The process is anticipated to proceed through September and I will be certain to keep residents updated through my weekly electronic newsletter.



Poole Creek Village Zoning By-law Amendment

(via Councillor Shad Qadri)

The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment to adjust the boundary between the O1 and R3Z zone for a small portion of the lands in Phase 3 of the Poole Creek Village subdivision to reflect updated floodplain mapping for the Poole Creek Corridor.  The subject site is located in the southerly portion of the Poole Creek Village subdivision, adjacent to the west side of the Poole Creek corridor. The lands to the north and the west of the subject site are zoned for future residential development while lands to the east will remain within the Poole Creek corridor.

The Poole Creek Village development located at 5831 Hazeldean Road received draft approval in 2012 (see plan of subdivision for full plan).  At the time of the original zoning by-law amendment for the subdivision, the subject lands were within the floodplain overlay for Poole Creek and were zoned Parks and Open Space (O1). As a result of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and the City updating floodplain maps in 2016, the floodplain overlay was removed from the subject lands.

The applicant has submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment application  proposing to re-zone the lands from O1 to Residential Third Density Zone Subzone Z. Re-zoning the area would allow the realignment of Vivera Place and reconfiguration of the lots adjacent to the creek corridor. Three residential lots would be within the area formerly zoned O1, and a total of 6 additional units are being provided in the subdivision. Technical studies have been submitted in support of the amendment.  The following image shows the difference from the approved plan (left) and the proposed changes (right).

Zoning changes OP to R

For questions or to provide comments by June 21, 2017 please contact myself and City Planner Kathy Rygus or 613-580-2424 x 28318.


Blasting starts this week for Poole Creek Village Phase…

(via Councillor Shad Qadri)

I have received notice that a commence work order has been issued for servicing in Poole Creek Village phase 2.

Blasting operations will commence on Monday and are expected to last approximately 2 weeks. The blasting sub-contractor is completing their pre-blasting surveys and is informing the community as well.
A full-size map plan of the blasting area relative to the existing community is attached here.

More information will be made available as it is provided to my office.

Board Notes

Fairwinds Community Association Constitution

The Fairwinds Community Association has a constitution to which we govern ourselves since March 2014. We’re a group of residents who volunteer our time to build an even better community. We organize neighbourhood events and advocate for residents on issues that are important to Fairwinds. Please consider joining as a member to support events and activities in our community.

Below is our Mission and Objectives along with a link to our constitution.

Mission and Objectives

  1. To provide for residents of Fairwinds, a representative body to be responsive to issues within that community, and to communicate those issues to municipal authorities or any other level of government, as appropriate.
  2. Where appropriate, to organize or contribute to the organization of social, cultural, or celebratory events designed to promote and enhance the sense of community within Fairwinds.
  3. To the greatest extent possible, the Fairwinds Community Association shall be representative of the streets within Fairwinds so that there is no appearance of bias in the interests pursued by
    the Association.

Full Constitution

We welcome your comments at

Community News

Tree management course for community members

We’re sharing this note from our friends at the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association.

Kanata, Stittsville and surrounding area Community Associations,

The KBCA has arranged for a course on Tree Inventory as core information  for our community members to manage trees on their own property and to help manage the forest canopy for the neighborhood.

 We are opening up the course to other communities. The course is $20 and runs on June 16/17/18, starting on Friday evening, plus the Saturday and Sunday.

For more details, visit: 

Questions or to register:


FCA Monthly Meeting – Monday, May 8

Fairwinds Community Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, May 8
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sobeys Community Kitchen (Carp Road @ Hazeldean)

All residents welcome. Please RSVP to

Two important items up for discussion on the agenda:
1. Winter parking restrictions
2. Summer events – let us know if you’d like to get involved in our garage sale, movie night or summer BBQ