Years of groundwork leads to massive investment in Cumberland Ward
For some time the City of Ottawa has been working to attract jobs to east Ottawa.
In 2015, in order to encourage economic development, the City approved Official Plan Amendment 153 to extend the Carlsbad trickle feed water system to the Boundary Road rural industrial area.
The City owns 19 hectares (47 acres) of land beside the François Dupuis Recreation Centre. This land is NOT currently designated for any future use.
Instead of allowing it to be developed into a thousand new homes, Councillor Blais would like to use the lands to build a major new park for the residents of Cumberland Ward.
Infrastructure, Rural Action
Since 2014 the City of Ottawa has invested more in infrastrcuture renewal per kilometer of rural road in the rural areas of Cumberland Ward than in any other rural ward in the City.
The City has recently awarded the contracts for some major infrastructur rehabilitation projects in rural Cumberland Ward.
The following road works will take place this summer. Please note these tentative timelines have been provided subject to change.
✓ Wilhaven Dr - Cox Country Rd to Sarsfield Rd - July 03 to Aug 27
✓ Dunning Rd - Colonial Rd to French Hill Rd - July 16 to Sept 17
✓ Dunning Rd - Innes Rd to Wilhaven Dr - July 23 to Aug 23
✓ Renaud Rd - 150m East of Anderson Rd to 115m West of North Bend - Aug 15 to Sept 26
✓ McNeely Rd - 920m South of Magladry Rd to Golf Course Rd - Aug 22 to Sept 12
Major new park in Avalon Encore proposed to be named for legendary east-end leader
Stephen is proud to propose naming a new and noteworthy community park in Avalon Encore in honour of long time east-end leader, the Honourable Don Boudria, P.C.
“From his time on Cumberland Town Council, Queen’s Park, Parliament Hill and in Cabinet, Mr. Boudria has been a tireless champion for our community,” says Councillor Blais. “The Don Boudria story is uniquely Canadian - from humble beginnings to lofty heights as a result of hard work, integrity and persistence.”