Almost a dozen Sandy Hill residents came out in support of changes to the way the city’s noise bylaw is enforced, but many said there needs to be even more attention to fix the “free-for-all party destination” reputation Sandy Hill is gaining.
The city’s new infill guidelines were discussed at an April 10 meeting and at the request of Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs put forward a motion to include a potential amendment governing home conversions.
Demolition proposals for the Richcraft-owned properties at 588 and 592 Rideau Street and 165 Charlotte St. were submitted to the city on April 12. After demolition, Richcraft is proposing to put grass on the cleared site, creating a city-leased park.
For the past two months, the town and gown committee has been working at taking over the role currently served by the good neighbours committee, which had been created for residents to voice their concerns about living in a neighbourhood with a high post-secondary student population.
The corner of Chapel Street and Somerset Street East was the host of a loud party with a DJ and sound system. Hundreds of people showed up partied in the streets and left glass and garbage strewn about when they finally went to sleep.
The councillor for Rideau-Vanier is working with residents in Sandy Hill to finally tackle an 18-year-old study that is bogging down the neighbourhood’s ability to address new traffic issues.
The constant problem of noise, garbage, parking and poor property standards in Sandy Hill made residents finally say enough is enough. Christopher Collmorgen, president of Action Sandy Hill, said the community association began to investigate what happens in university neighbourhoods in other cities to shed light on some best practices currently in use.
Ms. Shire founded the Strathcona Heights Homework Club with only two participants and through the years has achieved major success with the number of students increasing to more than 150.
Thank you to Terry Stavnyck, your garden brightens up our walks. Merci à Terry Stavnyck, votre jardin rend l’esprit heureux.