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Reduced speed zones and a flex stake coming to…

Councillor Shad Qadri provided an update on traffic calming to the Fairwinds Community Association on September 12. Here’s what you can expect to see in the community in the near future.

Reduced speed zones near some parks

According to Councillor Qadri, speed limits will be reduced to 40 km/h near some of the parks in Fairwinds. Specifically, the new reduced speed zones will be:

  • Leveche Way (both north and south of Maple Grove Road)
  • Montserrat Street
  • Par-La-Ville Circle
  • Vendevale Avenue

There will be signs posted alerting drivers to the change plus speed limits will be pained on the pavement on each road.

Changes to planned calming on Rosehill

Earlier this year, Councillor Qadri informed the FCA that flex stakes would be installed on Rosehill Avenue near Rosehill Park. One was intended to be placed near the curve east of the traffic circle (near Tramontana Place); the second was to be placed near the intersection of Rosehill and  Harmattan Avenue.

The latest update is that only one stake is feasible:

Traffic Staff conducted a site visit on Rosehill, and has concluded that only one flex stake would be feasible on Rosehill Avenue between Huntmar Drive and Maple Grove Road – this would be the flex stake just south of Harmattan Avenue, and this would require seasonal parking restrictions (signage to be installed on residential frontages). Traffic has not yet sent my office a proposal as to when the stake will be implemented.

Rotating speed boards coming to Fairwinds

Lastly, the councillor noted that several brackets have been installed in the community to hold speed boards. While no permanent board will be placed on Huntmar, as was considered, a rotating sign board will be placed at various points throughout the community at different times.

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Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar…

This was passed along by the City of Ottawa:

Maple Grove Road between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar Drive closed Thursday

Ottawa – Starting Thursday, September 8, Maple Grove Road will be closed to vehicular traffic between Terry Fox Drive and Huntmar Drive. This closure is required to accommodate the installation of sanitary forcemains and sewers and will last until the end of October.

A signed detour for motorists will be in place. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to follow all construction signage.

Access to Sensplex, Walter Baker Park, Honeywell, Hydro Ottawa and City Works Yard will be maintained.

The Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemains Project is part of Ottawa on the Move, which is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

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Monthly Meeting: September 12

The next Fairwinds Community Association meeting is Monday, September 12, at 7:30 pm at ALE Restaurant (Amberwood).  All welcome!

Agenda includes a recap of our movie night and annual BBQ, plus traffic and planning updates, and more on initiatives including dog waste bins and the community sign board.


Fairwinds Community BBQ – Saturday, September 10

Join us for our annual community bbq on Saturday, September 10, 12:00pm-2:00pm at Par-La-Ville Park.  Join your neighbours for lots of fun including a bouncy castle, face painting, fire truck, photo booth, craft table and food!  Admission is free but donations are appreciated!  More info on Facebook…

Every year we accept donations at our annual BBQ. This year we have decided that any donations we receive will go to a wonderful little girl in our neighbourhood named Lamitta, who is is saving for an operation that is not offered in Canada.  You can meet her at the BBQ.

Special thanks to all of our business supporters including:

Kal's Place


Kanata Collision

Kate Dawes Real Estate

The Grounds Cafe



Board Notes

August 8: Monthly FCA Meeting

Our next Fairwinds Community Association meeting is Monday, August 8 at 7:30pm at the Stittsville CIBC Boardroom at 5527 Hazeldean Road.

It’s a light agenda this month. We’ll spend the bulk of our time talking about our two big summer events: the movie night on August 12 and the summer BBQ on September 10.  We also hope to have an update about traffic calming on Rosehill, and we’ll talk about an initiative to add a special dog waste bin to Bandmaster Park.

All neighbours are welcome. If you want to get involved in any of our activities or have a community concern to discuss we’d love to see you. Please RSVP to



Fairwinds Movie Night – Zootopia – RESCHEDULED!

Tonight’s outdoor movie night…. will now be an indoor movie night!
The weather can be funny sometimes.  Seems like it’s been weeks without any rain, and then Mother Nature decides to turn on the faucets on the day we’ve scheduled our annual outdoor movie night… and then again on our rain date!
Luckily we’ve found a solution.  Instead of cancelling movie night again, we’re moving it indoors!  The Grounds has offered to let us show ZOOTOPIA tonight (Saturday, August 13) inside the restaurant, starting at 5:00pm.
Leave the lawn chairs at home … we’ll still be providing popcorn … space will be limited to about 50 people … admissions is free but donations are appreciated … or you can buy a Fairwinds membership for $5 and we’ll enter you into a draw for a blu-ray copy of Zootopia.
Thanks again to realtors Geoff & Bobbie McGowan for their generous support of this year’s Fairwinds movie night, and to The Grounds for making their space available and giving us shelter from the rain!
Geoff & Bobbie McGowan

SAVE THE DATES: Movie night August 12, Community BBQ…


  • Our annual “movies under the stars” event will be held on Friday, August 12.


  • Our annual community BBQ will be held on Saturday, September 10 at Par La Ville Park.


More details for both of these events will be announced soon.We are also looking for student & adult volunteers to help plan & run the event. Please email if you can help!


Heads up: Early morning construction work on Maple Grove…

(via Councillor Qadri)

The project contractor working on the Kanata West Pump station has been granted a noise by-law exemption from the City for the use of construction equipment. The request is to start work early on July 27th (5am rather than 7am). The work being conducted is for concrete placement.  This will involve approximately four concrete trucks and a concrete pumping unit, both only making normal truck engine noise.  It is over 500m to the nearest home on Helm. The early start will enable workers to pour the concrete in order to beat the summer/warm temperatures.

Parking, Traffic and Transit

Maple Grove Road to close until early September for…

Maple Grove Road will be closed to traffic between Terry Fox Drive and Silver Seven Road beginning Wednesday, July 20. The closure will allow for the installation of sewer pipes related to construction of the Kanata West Pump Station on Maple Grove Road. The closure will remain in effect until early September.

Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., extending to 10 p.m. as required. No overnight work is planned. A signed detour will be in place throughout the construction period. Motorists and cyclists are advised to follow all signage directed at them. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the construction period.

There are no anticipated effects to OC Transpo routes.

Walter Baker Park and nearby businesses will remain open as usual and access will be maintained.

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