Column: April 20, 2017

Money Sense Magazine names Constance Bay first in Ottawa

Money Sense Magazine’s recent survey on “Where to Buy Now” recently picked Ottawa’s top five neighbourhoods for real estate markets for buyers. In top spot is Constance Bay. According to the Money Sense survey:

“Constance Bay is one of the rare places where homeowners can feel like they’re at the cottage while just 20 minutes from Kanata’s high-tech cluster, the magazine concluded after consulting with Kris Sherry of Re/Max Hallmark Realty Group. It will appeal to people who enjoy life on the water without the hefty price tag of waterfront closer to downtown.”  

The other four neighbourhoods in Ottawa that rounded out the list were Carleton Square, Fringewood, Ottawa East and Plantagenet. Go to for more details.

Riddell Drive renamed Cameron Harvey Drive

In memory of Ward 5 resident Cam Harvey, I would like to inform residents that Riddell Drive (in Dunrobin) has been officially renamed Cameron Harvey Drive.

Speeding on our roads

My office is receiving calls from residents with concerns about speeding on our roads. As mentioned in previous columns, residents need to contact the police directly at 613-236-1222 ext.7300. All complaints received by the police are entered into their system and tracked. This allows them to monitor and identify problem areas, so that enforcement may be assessed.

Please be aware and slow down. With spring weather upon us, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles and children will be out and about on our roads.

"Slow Down for Us" signage

If speeding is a concern in your community, you may want to consider installing a “Slow Down for Us” sign on your lawn to warn passing motorists to follow the speed limits and watch out for children. If you would like one for your lawn, please stop by my ward office – we have a small supply on hand.

Rural Root Theatres’ Spring Production

Rural Root Theatre’s spring production, “Ghost of a Chance,” will run from May 3 to 6 at 7:30pm and a matinee on April 30 at 2pm at the Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via

If you haven’t been to a Rural Root production yet, I highly recommend you attend. It’s a great evening out and their productions are always very entertaining.