Joggers, cyclists, in-line skaters, dog walkers and folks out for an evening stroll will soon be able to choose it to get from Innes Road to the southern edge of Ottawa’s urban boundary without stepping foot on a busy arterial road.
Orléans & Cumberland residents will benefit from nearly $5 million of investment in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure as three separate projects in Cumberland Ward are about to begin construction.
Two projects will provide enhanced connectivity within the Orléans communities of Cumberland Ward while the third will connect rural Cumberland Village to Orléans.
Cumberland Ward City Councillor Stephen Blais, alongside Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, celebrated the opening of a $5 Million expansion to the François Dupuis Recreation Centre
“I’m really happy to be standing here today to open the FDRC Expansion,” says Blais. “It’s been a project I’ve worked closely on since its inception, and is going to bring tremendous value to an already stellar facility.”
Today, Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais and Francis Drouin, MP (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) announced $1.89 million to build a cycling connection between Orléans and Cumberland Village.
“Rural Cumberland is a beautiful environment for a range of recreational activities,” says Blais. “This investment will allow us to create a connection allowing Cumberland residents to easily access Orléans, and expose Orléans residents to the beautiful environment and amazing small businesses in Cumberland village.”
Cumberland Ward City Councillor and environmental steward Stephen Blais is happy to announce the Canada 150 Maple Groves project, which has planted 150 trees at Aquaview Park near the Avalon Pond in Orléans.
“I’m thrilled to see that we are able to make this significant environmental contribution,” says Blais. “It’s an investment that will be paying off for many years to come.”