Richmond Marketplace/LCBO and the City's Snow Go Program

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Last week, I gave an update on the plan to rename certain Richmond streets to remove duplication of disconnected streets. Following that, letters were delivered to all affected property owners. In that letter, it states that a change of address form is required. To make things easier, I am going to obtain a number of these letters and bring them to the Richmond Library so that residents can pick them up there during their regular operating hours. The City of Ottawa has also asked that some copies be made available at the Post Office in Richmond but, regardless, I will have dropped off letters to the library by the time you have read this column.

Richmond Marketplace/LCBO

The City of Ottawa has received an application for the Richmond Marketplace at 5873 Perth Street. The proposal is to alter the configuration of the building at the northwest corner of the property to facilitate the construction of a new home for the LCBO. This new building would be addressed 5921 Perth Street.

The property owner has submitted a site plan amendment application to amend Phase 3B of the approved site plan for the Richmond Village Marketplace. In Phase 3B, Building 5 (six buildings in total for the site) is proposed to be the same size from the previous concept but with a change in configuration to accommodate an alternative loading space size and placement. This will ensure that the loading dock does not negatively affect homes on Shea Road.

If you would like to comment on this application, please contact the lead Planner on this file, Lorraine Stevens, prior to December 27th. Lorraine can be reached at or at 613-580-2424 ext.15077.

Snow Go Program

Need help clearing your driveway and/or walkway during the winter? The Snow Go Program can help you! This program is divided into two parts to match your individual needs to the appropriate service. The two programs are as follows:

  • The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.
  • The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways.

Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Rural applicants, who pay excessively high costs for snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term. Check to find the agency that services your neighbourhood.


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