Orléans, Cumberland to be linked by new bike, walking paths

Stephen Blais leans over the handlebars of his bike and looks to the south, where a crew of construction workers is turning a strip of grass along a hydro corridor in the Avalon subdivision into a new multi-use path.

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.

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Cumberland gets major investments in pedestrian/cycling infrastructure

New Multi-Use Pathways will bring neighbourhoods together

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.

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$5 Million Expansion at François Dupuis Recreation Centre Now Open

New addition opens new possibilities

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.”

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New Cycle Option to Connect Cumberland Village with Orléans

Paved shoulders provide safer option for cyclists

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.”

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Aquaview Park to get 150 new trees for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Maple Grove, a lasting legacy

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.”

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