KS – October 19, 2017


Week in Review

OC Transpo Service Expanded to Growing Communities Beginning Sunday, December 24

Route 252 will be extended to Kanata via Hope Side Road and Cope Drive and the frequency will be increased to every 15 minutes. As part of this extension, Route 252 will operate north on Moodie Drive to join the extended West Transitway at the new Moodie Station.


Route 256 will be extended to serve Bridlewood Trails via Akerson Road to reduce walking distances and will be modified between Bells Corners and the Transitway to serve Old Richmond Road east of Moodie Drive and to serve Robertson Road.

Both routes will continue to Mackenzie King until mid-2018. Routes will end at Tunney’s Pasture once the LRT station is open. A map of the expanded service can be found under the Community tab on my website.

Service Adjustments

West Transitway Extension and Moodie Station
The West Transitway extension, anticipated to be complete by the end of 2017, will improve the reliability of peak period commutes to and from downtown and to and from Carling Campus. The new Moodie Station, at Moodie and Corkstown, will provide improved connections and a shorter travel time to Carling Campus for customers from Kanata and Stittsville.  When the extension and station opens, the following changes will be made:

Routes that currently travel on Highway 417 east of Moodie Drive will be modified to use the Transitway between Moodie and Holly Acres Road and will serve Moodie Station. This change affects routes 61, 62, 63, 64, 265, 267, 268, and 269.

Route 61

Frequency will be adjusted to better match current ridership patterns, using higher capacity double decker or articulated buses on key trips where needed.


Library Closure

The Hazeldean branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed for maintenance from Monday, October 30 to Wednesday, November 8, inclusive. During the closure, the branch will have its Air Handling Unit (AHU) replaced. The book drop will continue to be available for our customers during this time.

For access to Library services during the closure, the nearest branches are Beaverbrook (2500 Campeau) and Stittsville (1637 Stittsville Main).


Upcoming Events

October 16th: The Oasis in Kanata will be hosting a free information session for caregivers of people with mental illness.  This month’s session entitled “Exploring the Possibilities.” Will talk about caring for loved ones living with mental illness.  Event starts at 7pm and all are welcome. Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive. Details can be found at www.TheOasisKanata.ca

October 30th: Prime Time in Kanata – New Seniors Program! The Glen Cairn United Church is introducing a new Community Outreach Program starting in 2018. This program will offer life coaching for seniors. All are welcome to this announcement at the GCUC (140 Abbeyhill Drive) at 7PM. Details at gcuc.ca.


Working for Kanata South:

It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: allan.hubley@ottawa.ca.  You can visit my Facebook page or website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23.

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