Overbrook’s Four Corners: “As We Heard It” Report from Councillor Nussbaum

In a report on feedback from residents about possible improvements to Overbrook’s Four Corners (intersection of Lola and Queen Mary Streets), Councillor Tobi Nussbaum said, “It was great to see such a clear consensus emerge around improving lighting, beautifying the streetscape through attractive furniture, green spaces, art, and greater community engagement in events and beautification projects.” Click on the following link for the full report: As We Heard It Report.

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Add your voice: Improving Overbrook’s 4 Corners (Lola St at Queen Mary St), December 4, 6:30 pm, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria

After two shootings within the past year at Queen Mary and Lola, many Overbrook residents are calling for action. OCA has been working with Councillor Tobi Nussbaum to advocate for changes that can help make the “4 Corners” safer, more attractive and a welcoming place for the whole neighbourhood. Councillor Nussbaum is hosting a meeting to seek community feedback on proposals to enhance the intersection at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 4 at Lorenzo’s Pizzeria. Click on the following link to view the poster: 4 Corners meeting Dec 4 2018.

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CBC: “Daylight shootings worry Overbrook residents”

CBC videojournalist, Matthew Kupfer, came to OCA’s AGM last week to follow up on the November 8 shooting at Queen Mary and Lola Streets. He talked to residents, OCA board members and Councillor Tobi Nussbaum about safety concerns and what more can be done. The CBC news article copied below is posted at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/overbrook-shooting-response-meeting-1.4908269.  Note that Councillor Nussbaum is planning a consultation with residents on Dec. 4 at Lorenzo’s Pizza to identify community priorities. Stay tuned for more details.  Continue reading