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Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (April 21, 2016)

April 21st, 2016 Comments off

(from Councillor Riley Brockington)

Dear Residents of Riverside Park North,

An early Happy Earth Day to you (April 22).

This email is intended to provide you with an update on the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive, commonly referred to as the former location of Bayview PS.   My last communiqué to the community on this matter was January 8, 2016.

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Community Update – 3071 Riverside Drive (January 8, 2016)

January 8th, 2016 Comments off

(from Councillor Riley Brockington)

Dear Residents and Neighbours of Riverside Park (North),

May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year.

This email is intended to provide you with an update on the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive, commonly referred to as the former location of Bayview PS.  My last communiqué in September 2015 was circulated to 3,000 homes in Riverside Park North, to those north of Walkley Road and south of Brookfield Road. 

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Bayview Lands Update 2015-10-12

October 12th, 2015 Comments off

The old Bayview School site on Riverside Drive has been owned by the City of Ottawa and vacant for the past few years. Several years ago, many residents participated in consultations to determine the best approach for using the vacant lands. Partly because so much time has passed, River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington is holding another round of consultations with residents before a final disposition is made.

Councillor Brockington recently distributed a flyer to residents in the vicinity, requesting feedback. The bulletin was sent to 3,000 homes in Riverside Park, who live between Walkley Road and Brookfield, all houses, apartments and condos. Due to the postal walk, houses on Otterson and Blanchard were also included (Just south of Walkley). It was also sent to local churches, schools and some businesses.

Please click on Bayview-Flyer-ENG.PDF or Bayview-Flyer-FR.PDF to see the flyer.

In response, the RPCRA provided these comments, and Councillor Brockington’s reply is available here.

Please note that the requested feedback period is ending this week (October 15). If you have comments, please contact:
Riley Brockington
City Councillor – River Ward

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An Opportunity to Discuss the Proposed South-bound Parkway Off-Ramp at Walkley Road

October 4th, 2015 Comments off

An Opportunity to Discuss the Proposed South-bound Parkway Off-Ramp at Walkley Road

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015. (RPCRA AGM)
Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts 7pm
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive
At the request of Councillor Brockington, the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association is pleased to provide a forum at our 2015 Annual General Meeting on Oct. 7 for a discussion of a proposal to create an off ramp at Walkley Road from the southbound Airport Parkway.

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Fireworks May long weekend at Mooney’s Bay Park

May 3rd, 2015 Comments off

Fireworks 2015

The Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association (RPCRA) will host its annual May long weekend fireworks in Mooney’s Bay Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The fireworks are a decades-old neighbourhood tradition, meant for the whole family to enjoy.

Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 pm on Sunday

Family activities start at 5pm. Last year, this event attracted more than 2,000 people, so you are encouraged to arrive early, bring a blanket and enjoy the whole evening at Mooney’s Bay Park. Parking is available on-site and in the Parks Canada parking lot at Hog’s Back for a $10 fee. Proceeds go to support the fireworks and other RPCRA community activities. If you are planning to take public transit, OCTranspo route 87 stops at the park and runs until after 11 pm.

Refreshments will be available for purchase from The Beach House Bistro, and washrooms will be available onsite. Boom 99.7 will be providing music for the event, which will be hosted by Dylan Black. Glow bracelets will be for sale for you to enjoy during the fireworks.

In the event of rain, the fireworks will still go ahead, however if there is lightning or high wind the event will take place on Monday, May 18th at 9:30pm.

There will be a ceremony to honour LCOL John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields

The famous poem, In Flanders Fields, was written 100 years ago, in May 1915, by LCOL John McCrae while he was on a European battlefield in the midst of World War I. Since then, the poem has become a national symbol of remembrance for Canada’s fallen and wounded soldiers, and the cost of peace. Just prior to the fireworks, there will be a performance by a bag piper, and a recitation of the poem.

Family activities will start in the park at 5:00 pm

The site will open at 5:00 pm, with a variety of family-friendly activities and information booths, including:
• Face painting by Riverside Park Nursery School
• A fire truck from City of Ottawa Fire Services
• Army and Navy displays
• City of Ottawa Community Police Officers
• Royal LePage Dodge Prowler and silent auction
• Rideau Canoe Club
• City of Ottawa Public Health
• Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile
• Crimestoppers
• Canadian Heroes

The RPCRA wishes to thank our generous sponsors and partners, who have made this event possible

The May long weekend fireworks are a community-driven, grassroots event, and wouldn’t be possible without the help of our sponsors, partners and volunteers.

A HUGE thank you goes out to:

Our major sponsors

City of Ottawa, Kodiak Security, WR Davey Insurance, Shanalex Alarms, HANDS fireworks, and the Beach House Bistro.

Our sponsors
Otto’s BMW and Subaru, Therese Catana Royal LePage, Debbie Belair Dominion Lending, David McGuinty MP, John Fraser MPP, AMS Motors, John Singlehurst, Elaine Rainboth, D & G Hutchinson, Alta Vista Chiropractic clinic, TNT Restaurant, Danielle Nadon and Heinz Keller.

Our exhibitors
BOOM 99.7, Dylan Black , City of Ottawa Police, Fire Services, Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile, Ottawa Public Health, Royal Lepage, Riverside Park Nursery school, Canadian Army – 30th Field Regiment, Canadian Navy – HMCS Carleton – both reserve units at Dow’s Lake, Crime stoppers, and the Rideau Canoe Club.

Our volunteers and fundraisers
A special thank you to the Brookfield Confectionary and to Johnny Vegas for hosting a fundraising music night, as well as to those who attended and donated anonymously. Additional thanks to Johnny Vegas, Joyce Aboud, and George Brown for organizing such an outstanding evening, which was a great success and lots of fun!
Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all of our community volunteers who have donated their time and energy to make this a great event!

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Fundraiser for May 17 Fireworks

April 16th, 2015 Comments off
Fundraiser The Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association presents a Fireworks Fundraiser raising funds for the Victoria Day Fireworks display at Mooney’s Bay. Hosted by Johnny Vegas. Featuring Dave & Cathy Brown Jimmie & Johnnie and Special Guests. Saturday April 25th Brookfield Restaurant 704 Brookfield Road Doors at 7pm – entertainment 8pm -11pm – cash bar. Suggested donation $10. For more info or if you’d like to perform call Johnny at 613-237-1319. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the fireworks email Craig at:


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Potholes and Catch basins

March 14th, 2015 Comments off



With the mild spring weather, City crews are repairing potholes and clearing catch basins.

Key Facts

Pothole repairs

  • 18 crews are dedicated to filling potholes across the City.
  • To date in 2015, crews have filled approximately 13,500 potholes across the City.
  • It’s routine at this time of year for potholes to appear, especially with freeze-and-thaw conditions. Rain and mild temperatures following a stretch of sub-zero conditions creates stress on the asphalt road surface which can then form potholes.
  • Residents are encouraged to use the ServiceOttawa gateway at ca or call 311 to report potholes.


Catch basins

  • City crews are out clearing snow and ice from catch basins to facilitate water drainage and to reduce pooling.
  • Staff are concentrating on priority roads. Crews are also working on residential streets and responding to service requests as they are received.
  • With 56,000 catch basins in the city, it is appreciated if residents help by clearing catch basins near their home as much as possible and where it is safe to do so.
  • Please report catch basins covered in heavy snow and ice to the City online at ca.

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Rink Hours

February 1st, 2015 Comments off

The rinks are closed for the season. Read more…

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Riverside Park Secondary Plan

January 17th, 2015 Comments off

This City of Ottawa page provides links to the Riverside Park Secondary Plan, which provides “area-based policy direction for a number of land use areas within Riverside Park”.

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Registration for “Planning Primer I”

January 12th, 2015 Comments off

Planning Primer #1 (first in a series of Planning courses offered by the City of Ottawa)
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