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Regional Highlights

Regional Highlights: Central

In accordance with City Council’s direction on December 10, 2014, the 2015 Budget limits the increase in the municipal portion of the property tax bill to no more than two per cent, an increase of approximately $67 per year for an urban home assessed at $355,000 and $55 per year for a rural home assessed at $355,000.

City-Wide Investments

The budget includes $689.1 million in tax- and rate-supported capital projects, comprised of $448 million in city-wide projects of benefit to all residents and $241 million for ward-specific and cross-ward projects. More than half the total is allocated to investments in renewal of road, water and wastewater assets. There is also $32 million allocated for Strategic Initiatives to be determined by City Council in the coming months. City-wide projects include:

  • Transit: $60.6 million for renewal of transit assets, including bus refurbishments, Transitway projects and signals. There is also $4.2 million for 2014 and 2015 for increased bus service, Para Transpo trips and the Trillium Line. Fare increases limited to 2.5 per cent.
  • Light Rail Transit: $42 million for Ottawa Light Rail Transit, including the transition from construction to operations and moving ahead with the Western Transitway expansion.
  • Transportation: $43.2 million for transportation, including $18.6 million for road resurfacing, $2.4 million for street lighting and $2.8 million for traffic control devices.
  • Tree Programs: $5.6 million for forestry efforts including replenishing neighbourhoods ravaged by the Emerald Ash Borer. $1.3 million for lifecycle renewal of the Tree Program, including an increase of $125,000.
  • Guns and Gangs Exit Strategy: $400,000 to determine and develop an effective exit strategy for gang members – including employment and training strategies.
  • Housing and Homelessness: $19 million capital investment in affordable housing.
  • Water and Sewer: $120.4 million for wastewater services, including $105.5 million for renewal of wastewater treatment assets and $9.2 million for stormwater management retrofits. $45.3 million for renewal and growth of City water treatment assets. 
  • Fleet Services: $15.7 million for renewal of fleet assets.
  • Waste: $9.1 million for solid waste investments, including $7 million for landfill capping. Garbage fees remain unchanged for the third consecutive year.
  • Emergency Services: $4.9 million to renew Paramedic Services assets, $2.7 million to renew security and emergency management assets including a new corporate radio system, and $2.5 million to renew fire service assets.
  • Tourism and Ottawa 2017: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support the City’s economic development strategy and to promote Ottawa 2017.
  • Arts and Culture: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support to redevelop Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery, the centrepieces of the Rideau Street Arts Precinct.
  • Parks and Recreation: $2.5 million for renewal of Parks, Recreation and Culture assets.
  • Library Services: $2.1 million for a library Strategic Initiative for the radio frequency identification (RFID) project.
  • Service Ottawa: $1.7 million for renewal of IT infrastructure
  • Long Term Care: $403,000 for renewal of Long Term Care assets
  • Entrepreneurship: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support Invest Ottawa and entrepreneurship.

Regional Projects

In the Central Region, Draft Budget 2015 allocates $58 million to asset renewal projects and $51.7 million to growth initiatives. Key renewal projects in the Central Region include:

  • $11.6 million as part of Ottawa on the Move for renewal of the Minto Bridges.
  • $4.4 million for work on McLeod, Percy and Lyon streets.
  • $4.2 million for work on Dennison, Ernest and Broadview streets.
  • For the Ottawa River Action Plan, $3.4 million for Irving-Laurentian-Carling-Lynwood-Oakvale, $2.6 million for Echo-Springhurst, $2.3 million for Farnham-Bedford and $647,000 for Queen Street (Bronson-Elgin).
  • $2.6 million for work on McRae Avenue (Richmond-Scott).
  • $2.5 million for rehabilitation of the McIlraith Bridge.
  • $2.2 million for repairs to OC Transpo buildings and facilities.
  • $2.1 million for work on Lavergne, Joliet and Ste. Cecile Streets.
  • $1.7 million for road resurfacing of  Scott. St. (Smirle-Bayview)
  • $1.5 million for repairs to the Don Gamble Recreation Complex.
  • $1.5 million for repairs to the Jim Durrell Recreation Complex.
  • $1.4 million for work on Cody, Jeanne-Mance, Levis, Cyr, Kendall and Savard Streets.
  • $1.4 million for work on Cathcart Street (Dalhousie to Sussex).
  • $1.2 million for work on Aylmer, Fulton, Carlyle and Rosedale Streets.
  • $1 million for renewal of Rideau Street (Dalhousie to Sussex).
  • $900,000 for repairs to the Brian Kilrea Arena.
  • $723,000 for repairs to the Canterbury Pool.
  • $500,000 for the Maplehurst Avenue and Carling Avenue intersection.
  • $421,000 for repairs to the Brewer Arena.
  • $405,000 for repairs to the Main Library Branch.
  • $327,000 for repairs to the Dempsey Community Centre.
  • $236,000 for work on Woodcrest Road (Kilborn).
  • $225,000 for full modernization of the Rosemount Library elevator.
  • $224,000 for repairs to the Bloomfield Yards.
  • $109,000 for replacements at the Carling Family Shelter.
  • $107,000 to replace the roof at the Michele Heights Community Centre.

Key growth projects in the Central Region include:

  • $36 million for the Western Transitway from Bayshore Drive to Moodie Drive.
  • $6 million for expansion of the Bloomfield Yard, the City’s main forestry operations facility.
  • $4.2 million for the Alta Vista Corridor at the Riverside Hospital.
  • $2.2 million for major cycling and pedestrian structures.
  • $760,000 for the Brittany Pumping Station.
  • $103,000 for upgraded to the Acres Road Pumping Station.
  • $100,000 for the 800 Montreal Road park.

Ottawa’s Central region includes Ward 7 – Bay – Mark Taylor,
Ward 12 - Rideau-Vanier – Mathieu Fleury, Ward 13 - Rideau-Rockcliffe – Tobi Nussbaum,
Ward 14 – Somerset – Catherine McKenney, Ward 15 – Kitchissippi – Jeff Leiper,
Ward 17 – Capital – David Chernushenko, Ward 18 - Alta Vista – Jean Cloutier

Regional Highlights: East / Rural East

In accordance with City Council’s direction on December 10, 2014, the 2015 Budget limits the increase in the municipal portion of the property tax bill to no more than two per cent, an increase of approximately $67 per year for an urban home assessed at $355,000 and $55 per year for a rural home assessed at $355,000.

City-Wide Investments

The budget includes $689.1 million in tax- and rate-supported capital projects, comprised of $448 million in city-wide projects of benefit to all residents and $241 million for ward-specific and cross-ward projects. More than half the total is allocated to investments in renewal of road, water and wastewater assets. There is also $32 million allocated for Strategic Initiatives to be determined by City Council in the coming months. City-wide projects include:

  • Transit: $60.6 million for renewal of transit assets, including bus refurbishments, Transitway projects and signals. There is also $4.2 million for 2014 and 2015 for increased bus service, Para Transpo trips and the Trillium Line. Fare increases limited to 2.5 per cent.
  • Light Rail Transit: $42 million for Ottawa Light Rail Transit, including the transition from construction to operations and moving ahead with the Western Transitway expansion.
  • Transportation: $43.2 million for transportation, including $18.6 million for road resurfacing, $2.4 million for street lighting and $2.8 million for traffic control devices.
  • Tree Programs: $5.6 million for forestry efforts including replenishing neighbourhoods ravaged by the Emerald Ash Borer. $1.3 million for lifecycle renewal of the Tree Program, including an increase of $125,000.
  • Guns and Gangs Exit Strategy: $400,000 to determine and develop an effective exit strategy for gang members – including employment and training strategies.
  • Housing and Homelessness: $19 million capital investment in affordable housing.
  • Water and Sewer: $120.4 million for wastewater services, including $105.5 million for renewal of wastewater treatment assets and $9.2 million for stormwater management retrofits. $45.3 million for renewal and growth of City water treatment assets. 
  • Fleet Services: $15.7 million for renewal of fleet assets.
  • Waste: $9.1 million for solid waste investments, including $7 million for landfill capping. Garbage fees remain unchanged for the third consecutive year.
  • Emergency Services: $4.9 million to renew Paramedic Services assets, $2.7 million to renew security and emergency management assets including a new corporate radio system, and $2.5 million to renew fire service assets.
  • Tourism and Ottawa 2017: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support the City’s economic development strategy and to promote Ottawa 2017.
  • Arts and Culture: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support to redevelop Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery, the centrepieces of the Rideau Street Arts Precinct.
  • Parks and Recreation: $2.5 million for renewal of Parks, Recreation and Culture assets.
  • Library Services: $2.1 million for a library Strategic Initiative for the radio frequency identification (RFID) project.
  • Service Ottawa: $1.7 million for renewal of IT infrastructure
  • Long Term Care: $403,000 for renewal of Long Term Care assets
  • Entrepreneurship: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support Invest Ottawa and entrepreneurship.

Regional Projects

In the East Region, Draft Budget 2015 allocates $4.5M to asset renewal projects and $24.1M to growth initiatives. Key renewal projects in the East Region include:

  • $800,000 for new high-mast lighting (Ottawa on the Move).
  • $776,000 for repairs to the Ray Friel Recreation Centre.
  • $460,000 for the Carlsbad Lane Bridge overpass at Bearbrook Creek (Ottawa on the Move).
  • $449000 for the Birchgrove Becketts Creek Bridge.
  • $361,000 for the Sand Road Bridge.
  • $280,000 for the Gerald Street Pathway.
  • $250,000 to replace sports lighting and electrical service at Pierre Rocque Park.
  • $229,000 to replace pathway lighting in Fallingbrook Park.
  • $210,000 for the Sarsfield Road Bridge.
  • $149,000 for exterior restoration of the French Hill School at the Cumberland Museum.
  • $125,000 for the Jeanne d’Arc overpass at Bilberry Creek.
  • $120,000 for the Anderson Road culvert.
  • $100,000 for the Hall Road culvert.
  • $92,000 for repairs to Fire Station 55 (Blair Road)

Key growth projects in the East Region include:

  • $15.87 million for Brian Coburn Boulevard (Navan-Mer Bleue).
  • $4.5 million for Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre.
  • $600,000 for the Ottawa East Fire Station.
  • $600,000 for Cardinal Creek Park.
  • $514,000 for N5 Sanitary Pumping Station overflow.
  • $410,000 for the Avalon South Recreational Pathway.
  • $310,000 for Cassandra Park.
  • $300,000 for new intersection and traffic control measures in East Urban Community.
  • $250,000 for Mud Creek erosion monitoring.
  • $260,000 for the Quarry Ridge Recreational Pathway.
  • $206,000 for the Cardinal Creek Village sanitary sewer.
  • $100,000 for intersection control design at Portobello Boulevard and Valin Street.
  • $100,000 for intersection control design at Brian Coburn Boulevard and Aquaview Drive.

Ottawa’s East Region includes Ward 1 – Orleans – Bob Monette, Ward 2 – Innes – Jody Mitic, Ward 11 - Beacon Hill-Cyrville – Tim Tierney, Ward 19 – Cumberland – Stephen Blais

Regional Highlights: South/Rural South

In accordance with City Council’s direction on December 10, 2014, the 2015 Budget limits the increase in the municipal portion of the property tax bill to no more than two per cent, an increase of approximately $67 per year for an urban home assessed at $355,000 and $55 per year for a rural home assessed at $355,000.

City-Wide Investments

The budget includes $689.1 million in tax- and rate-supported capital projects, comprised of $448 million in city-wide projects of benefit to all residents and $241 million for ward-specific and cross-ward projects. More than half the total is allocated to investments in renewal of road, water and wastewater assets. There is also $32 million allocated for Strategic Initiatives to be determined by City Council in the coming months. City-wide projects include:

  • Transit: $60.6 million for renewal of transit assets, including bus refurbishments, Transitway projects and signals. There is also $4.2 million for 2014 and 2015 for increased bus service, Para Transpo trips and the Trillium Line. Fare increases limited to 2.5 per cent.
  • Light Rail Transit: $42 million for Ottawa Light Rail Transit, including the transition from construction to operations and moving ahead with the Western Transitway expansion.
  • Transportation: $43.2 million for transportation, including $18.6 million for road resurfacing, $2.4 million for street lighting and $2.8 million for traffic control devices.
  • Tree Programs: $5.6 million for forestry efforts including replenishing neighbourhoods ravaged by the Emerald Ash Borer. $1.3 million for lifecycle renewal of the Tree Program, including an increase of $125,000.
  • Guns and Gangs Exit Strategy: $400,000 to determine and develop an effective exit strategy for gang members – including employment and training strategies.
  • Housing and Homelessness: $19 million capital investment in affordable housing.
  • Water and Sewer: $120.4 million for wastewater services, including $105.5 million for renewal of wastewater treatment assets and $9.2 million for stormwater management retrofits. $45.3 million for renewal and growth of City water treatment assets. 
  • Fleet Services: $15.7 million for renewal of fleet assets.
  • Waste: $9.1 million for solid waste investments, including $7 million for landfill capping. Garbage fees remain unchanged for the third consecutive year.
  • Emergency Services: $4.9 million to renew Paramedic Services assets, $2.7 million to renew security and emergency management assets including a new corporate radio system, and $2.5 million to renew fire service assets.
  • Tourism and Ottawa 2017: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support the City’s economic development strategy and to promote Ottawa 2017.
  • Arts and Culture: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support to redevelop Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery, the centrepieces of the Rideau Street Arts Precinct.
  • Parks and Recreation: $2.5 million for renewal of Parks, Recreation and Culture assets.
  • Library Services: $2.1 million for a library Strategic Initiative for the radio frequency identification (RFID) project.
  • Service Ottawa: $1.7 million for renewal of IT infrastructure
  • Long Term Care: $403,000 for renewal of Long Term Care assets
  • Entrepreneurship: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support Invest Ottawa and entrepreneurship.

Regional Projects

In the South Region, Draft Budget 2015 allocates $32.3M to asset renewal projects and $28.3M to growth initiatives. Key renewal projects in the South Region include:

  • $7.96 million for expansion of the Carlington Heights Pumping station.
  • $4.54 million for road, water and wastewater work, Deer Park Road-Higwood Drive (Ottawa on the Move).
  • $2.85 million for the Prince of Wales overpass at Nepean Creek (Ottawa on the Move).
  • $1.64 million for replacement of artificial turf at Minto Field.
  • $1.6 million for mechanical equipment replacements at the Walter Baker Sports Centre.
  • $1.36 million for equipment replacement at Carleton Lodge.
  • $1 million for Prince of Wales Drive (Dynes Road)
  • $1 million for Leroy Street-Lion Street-Robert Dowd Street (Osgoode).
  • $1 million for the Parkway Road Bridge over Castor.
  • $870,000 for King’s Grant Park in Richmond.
  • $814,000 for the Walkley Road-Sawmill Creek culvert.
  • $789,000 to replace the metal roof and modernize the elevator at the Richmond Arena.
  • $675,000 for repairs and replacements at OC Transpo Merivale office and garage.
  • $670,000 for maintenance and repairs at the Pinecrest Recreation Complex.
  • $629,000 for the Mansfield Road Bridge.
  • $500,000 for renewal work on Rosebella Avenue between Conroy Road and Albion Road.
  • $500,000 for Richmond Village for drinking water infrastructure.
  • $500,000 for Munster Village for drinking water infrastructure.
  • $480,000 for Nixon Farm Park in Richmond.
  • $250,000 for the Richmond Bridge (McBean Street).
  • $215,000 for roof replacement at Ben Franklin Place.
  • $165,000 for equipment replacement at the Peter D. Clark long-term care centre.
  • $158,000 for the Dwyer Hill Bridge (Fisher).
  • $158,000 for the Garvin Road Bridge.
  • $157,000 for equipment replacement at the Nepean Sportsplex.
  • $84,000 for the Ramsayville Road culvert.
  • $84,000 for the Rideau Valley Drive culvert.
  • $75,000 for replacements at Fire Station 43 (Bells Corners).
  • $75,000 for shingle replacement on the main roof at the Rideauview Community Centre.
  • $53,000 for the Leitrim Road twin culvert.
  • $52,000 to repair the west wall at the Rideauview Park Wading Pool.

Key growth projects in the South Region include:

  • $8.4 million for the South Nepean wastewater collector (decommission).
  • $3.97 million for the Barrhaven Pumping Station.
  • $3.8 million for design and property acquisition on Prince of Wales Drive from Fallowfield Road to West Hunt Club Road, Riverside Drive and Hunt Club Road.
  • $2 million for the Kanata South Link (Hope Sideroad to Highway 416).
  • $1.54 million for the Richmond Pumping station and Forcemain expansion.
  • $1.4 million for the Manotick Supply Watermain.
  • $1.1 million for Boothfield Park and $1.1 million for Summerhill Park.
  • $890,000 for the Leitrim East Neighbourhood Park.
  • $771,000 for the Limebank feedermain.
  • $690,000 for the Greely Village Centre Park.
  • $514,000 for the River Ridge elevated tank.
  • $309,000 to extend the South Nepean sewer collector.
  • $309,000 for the Manotick North Island water supply link.
  • $300,000 for intersection control measures and traffic signals in the South Urban Community.
  • $290,000 for the Leather Leaf Parkette in Longfields.
  • $257,000 for the rural drinking water servicing strategy.
  • $100,000 for the South Urban Library.

Ottawa’s South Region includes Ward 3 – Barrhaven – Jan Harder, Ward 8 – College – Rick Chiarelli, Ward 9 - Knoxdale-Merivale – Keith Egli, Ward 10 - Gloucester-Southgate – Diane Deans, Ward 16 – River – Riley Brockington, Ward 20 – Osgoode – George Darouze,  Ward 21 - Rideau-Goulbourn – Scott Moffatt, Ward 22 - Gloucester-South Nepean – Michael Qaqish.

Regional Highlights: West / Rural West

In accordance with City Council’s direction on December 10, 2014, the 2015 Budget limits the increase in the municipal portion of the property tax bill to no more than two per cent, an increase of approximately $67 per year for an urban home assessed at $355,000 and $55 per year for a rural home assessed at $355,000.

City-Wide Investments

The budget includes $689.1 million in tax- and rate-supported capital projects, comprised of $448 million in city-wide projects of benefit to all residents and $241 million for ward-specific and cross-ward projects. More than half the total is allocated to investments in renewal of road, water and wastewater assets. There is also $32 million allocated for Strategic Initiatives to be determined by City Council in the coming months. City-wide projects include:

  • Transit: $60.6 million for renewal of transit assets, including bus refurbishments, Transitway projects and signals. There is also $4.2 million for 2014 and 2015 for increased bus service, Para Transpo trips and the Trillium Line. Fare increases limited to 2.5 per cent.
  • Light Rail Transit: $42 million for Ottawa Light Rail Transit, including the transition from construction to operations and moving ahead with the Western Transitway expansion.
  • Transportation: $43.2 million for transportation, including $18.6 million for road resurfacing, $2.4 million for street lighting and $2.8 million for traffic control devices.
  • Tree Programs: $5.6 million for forestry efforts including replenishing neighbourhoods ravaged by the Emerald Ash Borer. $1.3 million for lifecycle renewal of the Tree Program, including an increase of $125,000.
  • Guns and Gangs Exit Strategy: $400,000 to determine and develop an effective exit strategy for gang members – including employment and training strategies.
  • Housing and Homelessness: $19 million capital investment in affordable housing.
  • Water and Sewer: $120.4 million for wastewater services, including $105.5 million for renewal of wastewater treatment assets and $9.2 million for stormwater management retrofits. $45.3 million for renewal and growth of City water treatment assets. 
  • Fleet Services: $15.7 million for renewal of fleet assets.
  • Waste: $9.1 million for solid waste investments, including $7 million for landfill capping. Garbage fees remain unchanged for the third consecutive year.
  • Emergency Services: $4.9 million to renew Paramedic Services assets, $2.7 million to renew security and emergency management assets including a new corporate radio system, and $2.5 million to renew fire service assets.
  • Tourism and Ottawa 2017: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support the City’s economic development strategy and to promote Ottawa 2017.
  • Arts and Culture: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support to redevelop Arts Court and the Ottawa Art Gallery, the centrepieces of the Rideau Street Arts Precinct.
  • Parks and Recreation: $2.5 million for renewal of Parks, Recreation and Culture assets.
  • Library Services: $2.1 million for a library Strategic Initiative for the radio frequency identification (RFID) project.
  • Service Ottawa: $1.7 million for renewal of IT infrastructure
  • Long Term Care: $403,000 for renewal of Long Term Care assets
  • Entrepreneurship: As part of the Strategic Initiatives process coming this spring, City Council will consider resources to support Invest Ottawa and entrepreneurship.

Regional Projects

In the West Region, Draft Budget 2015 allocates $10.39 million to asset renewal projects and $30.11 million to growth initiatives. Key renewal projects in the West Region include:

  • $6.8 million for integrated roads, water and wastewater infrastructure renewal on Banning Road, Abbotsford Road, Balbair Drive and Singal Street in the Glencairn neighbourhood (Ottawa on the Move).
  • $1.17 million for rural road upgrades.
  • $844,000 for the Anderson Road Bridge (John Shaw Road).
  • $673,000 for the Shea Road Flowing Creek culvert.
  • $235,000 to replace pathway lighting in Cattail Creek Park.
  • $135,000 to replace pathway lighting in Escarpment Park (Chimo).
  • $102,000 for traffic management measures Knudson Drive-Kanata Avenue-Campeau Drive.
  • $100,000 for the Diamondview Road culvert.
  • $85,000 to replace the fire alarm panel at the West Carleton Community Complex.
  • $84,000 for the Ottawa Road 29 culvert.
  • $75,000 for the Woodkilton Road Bridge.

Key growth projects in the West Region include:

  • $10.75 million for Campeau Drive (Huntmar to Didsbury).
  • $9.35 million for the Kanata West Pump Station and Forcemain.
  • $6.1 million for the Kanata West Feedermain.
  • $2.3 million for Klondike Road (March Road to Sandhill Road).
  • $514,000 for the Fernbank Sanitary Sewer.
  • $430,000 for Richardson Ridge Park.
  • $349,000 for the Kanata Town Centre Trunk Sewer.
  • $300,000 for improved intersection and traffic control measures in the West Urban Community.
  • $52,000 for the Jackson Trails sewer. 

Ottawa’s West Region includes Ward 4 - Kanata North – Marianne Wilkinson, Ward 5 - West Carleton-March – Eli El-Chantiry, Ward 6 – Stittsville – Shad Qadri, Ward 23 - Kanata South – Allan Hubley