Glynn Avenue Watermain Replacement and Road Restoration: Edith Avenue to Lola Street

Glynn Avenue Watermain Replacement and Road Restoration
Edith Avenue to Lola Street


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Overbrook Community Centre
33 Quill Street, Ottawa

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to a Public Information Session to display the design of a project planned in your neighbourhood.

WHY: The project involves the replacement of the existing watermain along Glynn Avenue as well as asphalt reconstruction of the entire roadway. Replacement has been necessitated by the high break history of this piece of infrastructure.

WHAT: The construction work will involve removal and replacement of the existing underground watermain during which time residents will obtain drinking water through a temporary aboveground pipe network. Once the watermain construction is completed, Glynn Avenue will be reconstructed with a new asphalt overlay.

WHEN: The construction is scheduled to begin in Spring/Summer 2017 and end in late Summer to early Fall 2017.

WHERE: The 185m long watermain is located along Glynn Avenue between Edith Avenue and Lola Street.

At the Public Information Session, residents will be able to drop in during the hours noted above and review the construction plans for the project. Representatives from the City, the Design Consultant, and the Ward Councillor’s office will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City of Ottawa Project Manager listed below.

If you are not available to attend the Public Information Session, or would like additional information, please direct your comments to those listed below:

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
City of Ottawa – Project Manager
100 Constellation Drive, 6th Floor
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 29843

Paul Sauvé, P.Eng.
R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd. – Project Manager
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 220
Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
Tel: 613-226-1844


Remplacement de la conduite d’eau principale de l’avenue Glynn et remise en état de la chaussée entre l’avenue Edith et la rue Lola


Le mardi 4 avril 2017
De 18 h à 19 h 30
Centre communautaire Overbrook
33, rue Quill, Ottawa

La Ville d’Ottawa vous invite à assister à une séance d’information publique où vous seront présentés les plans de conception d’un projet prévu dans votre quartier.

POURQUOI : Le projet prévoit le remplacement de la conduite d’eau principale de l’avenue Glynn ainsi que le réasphaltage de la chaussée en entier. Le remplacement est nécessaire en raison du nombre important de bris enregistrés pour cette infrastructure.

QUOI : Les travaux de construction comprendront le retrait et le remplacement de la conduite d’eau principale; pendant ces travaux, les résidents seront approvisionnés en eau potable au moyen d’un tuyau d’alimentation temporaire en surface. Une fois la nouvelle conduite installée, l’avenue Glynn sera remise en état et réasphaltée.

QUAND : Les travaux devraient débuter au printemps ou à l’été 2017 et se terminer à la fin de l’été ou au début de l’automne 2017.

OÙ : La conduite d’eau principale de 185 m longe l’avenue Glynn, entre l’avenue Edith et la rue Lola.

Les résidents peuvent se présenter à la séance d’information publique au moment qui leur convient, durant les heures indiquées ci-dessus, pour consulter les plans de construction du projet. Des représentants de la Ville, le conseiller en aménagement et des employés du bureau du conseiller du quartier seront sur place pour discuter du projet et répondre aux questions.

La Ville d’Ottawa accorde une grande importance à l’accessibilité. Si vous avez besoin de mesures d’adaptation particulières, veuillez communiquer avec le gestionnaire de projet de la Ville d’Ottawa (ci-après).

Si vous ne pouvez assister à la séance, mais souhaitez donner vos commentaires ou obtenir des renseignements supplémentaires, communiquez avec :

Patrick Sammon, P.Eng.
Gestionnaire de projet – Ville d’Ottawa
100, promenade Constellation, 6e étage
Ottawa (Ontario) K2G 6J8
Courriel :
Tél. : 613-580-2424, poste 29843

Paul Sauvé, P.Eng.
Gestionnaire de projet – R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.
1750, croissant Courtwood, bureau 220
Ottawa (Ontario) K2C 2B5
Courriel :
Tél. : 613-226-1844

Light Rail Update

Light Rail constructionBy: Mayor Jim Watson

While the snow melts and days get longer, another busy construction season is set to begin. While we can expect some delays, crews will be hard at work improving how quickly and comfortably residents move around our city.

Luckily, crews working on the Confederation Line Light Rail have been hard at work throughout the winter. The Confederation Line project continues on-time and on-budget and I am excited to update you on several significant milestones.

  • Phase 1 – will be up and running in 2018
  • 2016 will see the final section of tunnel running between Rideau and Parliament stations excavated.
  • Excavation of the Lyon Station was recently completed, while Parliament is over 90% complete and Rideau soon to reach 80%.
  • More than 3.5 kilometres of track have been installed to date.
  • All 13 LRT stations will be under construction before the end of 2016.
  • Testing on some of the world-class Alstom CITADIS Spirit LRT vehicles will begin within the next year.

As many of you know, this is just the first phase of the system we will be constructing over the next decade. The next chapter of light rail is just around the corner: Stage 2 of LRT.

When Stage 2 is complete in 2023, residents will be able to catch a train as far west as Bayshore and Algonquin College, as far east as Place d’Orleans, and as far south as Riverside South. This will bring close to 70 percent of the city’s population within five kilometres of rail. This will fundamentally transform the way our city moves and grows.

Bringing light rail to Ottawa will be the single largest infrastructure project since Colonel By built the Rideau Canal. With a project of this size and scope, some disruptions are unavoidable for commuters.

To ensure the fewest disruptions to your commute as possible, I encourage you to access construction and traffic management information by:

  • Visiting the City of Ottawa’s interactive traffic map at
  • Calling 3-1-1
  • Following the City of Ottawa’s Traffic Twitter feed @Ottawa_Traffic
  • Signing up to receive regular e-mail updates at

For those who make use of Ottawa’s extensive multi-use pathway network, all efforts will be made to ensure access is maintained during construction, where safety permits. Detours will be provided where necessary.

Thank you for your patience as the O-Train Confederation Line continues to grow into reality. The way our city moves and grows will benefit our economy, our environment, and our families for generations to come.

You are invited to a lantern gathering to celebrate the Adawe Crossing

A group of Sandy Hill residents are suggesting that we celebrate the opening of the Adawe Crossing by holding an evening “lantern gathering” on Friday, 4 December. Everyone is invited to meet on the bridge at 7:30 pm.

Overbrook residents could meet at Riverside Memorial Park (corner of Queen Mary and North River Road) at 7 pm with their lights and sound/music makers for a lantern procession to the bridge.

Adàwe is an Algonquin term meaning “to trade”-  so feel free to bring something to pass around – a thermos of something hot to drink, snacks, a song to sing, sparklers…

Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate this new connection to our neighbours in Sandy Hill and beyond!

Everyone invited to the Donald/Somerset pedestrian bridge opening!

The following invitation has been issued by Councillor Tobi Nussbaum to all Overbrook residents:

I am writing to share with you the big news we have all been waiting for – the Donald/Somerset pedestrian bridge will open as of Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at 1 p.m.!

I invite you to come walk, bike or wheel across the bridge with us at the opening event.
Date: December 4, 2015
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: At the foot of the bridge, by the Rideau Tennis Club

I am also happy to announce that the name of the bridge is… Adàwe crossing (passerelle Adàwe).

Adàwe is an Algonquin word which means “to trade” and is symbolic of the history along this river, the indigenous heritage of the area and the opportunity the bridge will provide for pedestrians and cyclists to live, work and shop between the two neighbourhoods.

The name for this new crossing was approved this morning at Council following a six month, three stage naming process.  This process included an open call for naming ideas, a community event and a selection committee comprised of me, Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury, representatives from the Overbrook Community Association, Action Sandy Hill and Heritage Ottawa, community members for Overbrook and Sandy Hill, City staff and a representative from the Mayor’s office.

Construction at Presland and the Vanier Parkway

Here is an update on construction activities that will be happening at Vanier/Presland over the next few days (starting Sunday, 1 November).

·        Sunday night – Pouring Concrete

·        Monday night – Pouring Concrete

·        Tuesday night – Paving

·        Wednesday night – Paving

·        Thursday night – tentatively paving

More information and details will be provided as they are received.

Laura Mueller

Advisor – Planning, Transportation & Heritage | Adjointe-conseillère – Urbanisme, transports & patrimoine

Office of Councillor Tobi Nussbaum | Bureau du Conseiller Tobi Nussbaum

City of Ottawa | Ville D’Ottawa

Tel/ Tél: 613-580-2424, ext./poste 27697