Orléans Ward councillor launches new website
It’s been a busy
few weeks. We passed the 2019 budget, providing the funding
for projects like the resurfacing of St. Joseph, making
much-needed repairs and upgrades to the Bob McQuarrie and
Ray Friel Centres, and improving our parks and public spaces.
You can find a full summary of the investments for Orléans
Ward on my new website at www.matthewluloff.ca.
hours of questions and debate, Council approved Phase 2
of LRT and now, both of our federal and provincial partners
are on board. This important project will bring four new
stations to Orléans: Jeanne D’Arc, Boul. d’Orléans, Place
d’Orléans and Trim Road.
The LRT will
be a major draw for business and I’m doing everything I
can to set the conditions for economic development and job
creation here in Orléans. I’m working to renew and enhance
our Community Improvement Plan, expanding the Secon-dary
Plan for Place d’Orléans to include an 800m radius around
LRT stations, and am working closely with our community
to encourage new business spaces, new rentals and the revitalization
of Orléans. I’m looking forward to the launch of Phase 1
of the LRT.
Delays and detours
have been incredibly frustrating, and I feel it too. While
a transfer at Blair will add an additional hurdle to our
commute, we will no longer have to spend precious minutes
stuck on the MacKenzie-King Bridge or Albert or Slater.
Reliability of our connecting routes will increase dramatically,
taking a lot of the guesswork and frustration out of our
mornings and evenings.
I’m also working
to deliver on my promise to improve our local bus service.
I will be officially opening my new office at the Ray Friel
Centre on April 27 from noon to 3 p.m. Join us for a free
skate from noon to 1 p.m., warm yourself up with a hot chocolate
and stick around for a chat and my team and I.
of events celebrate the arrival of spring
Unlike in Game
of Thrones, Winter is over and Spring has finally begun
to show us some signs of life.
As the snow melts away and more and more of our neighbours are out and about please be mindful of how we drive throughout the neighbourhood. Speed-ing, rolling stop sign or taking that call aren’t worth it compared to the potential of taking a life.
are some important events that have become a tradition to
welcome the spring that I would encourage you and your family
to consider. Supporting local small businesses and neighbourhood
organizations ensures we will continue to live in a dynamic
and engaging community – the best place to live and raise
a family in Ottawa.
Lions Club will be hosting its 50th annual Maple Fest Pancake
Breakfast on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two-day fundraising event has been
celebrated each year for the past 49 years on the arrival
of Spring and the funding generated from the event is channeled
back into the community through much needed donations to
non-profit groups and organizations.
Maple Fest has
become an important family tradition for many in our community
including for my wife, son and I. Last year, over 1,500
meals of all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages and maple syrup
Market is holding a special spring Market on Saturday, April
27 with over 75 vendors at 5 locations across Cumberland
Village. All products at the market are grown or made locally.
They are sold directly by the producers or by designated
representatives. The Spring Market will run from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. For more information visit www.cumberlandfarmersmarket.ca.