Projects in the Community

The BCA often acts as a liaison between the community and the city or local businesses. Notes on current issues affecting the community will be summarized here.

Arena Expansion
Splash Pad and Mural
Neighbourhood Watch
Walk Audit
Brian Coburn Extension and Transitway
Innes-Walkley-Hunt Club Connector
Blair Road Transit Priority
Montreal Road O-Train Station
NCC Greenbelt Pathway East

Arena Expansion

The Arena Expansion is on schedule to be completed in the Summer of 2021!

Community Beautification Project

The Splash Pad construction is scheduled to be completed this summer and the mural on the side of the Hall will be started in mid-August.  For full information, see the beautification web page.

Neighbourhood Watch

The BCA is now actively signing up community members to bring Neighbourhood watch back to the Hamlet. To follow this project, see our Neighbourhood Watch landing page.

Walk Audit

The BCA, Council on Aging, and Amica at Bearbrook worked on an audit of the walkability of Blackburn Hamlet. You can read the final audit online.

Brian Coburn Extension and Transitway

The goal for this plan, if it is funded and if the NCC approves the land use, is to construct a transitway, extension of Brian Coburn Blvd and a multi-use pathway starting at Brian Coburn Blvd and Navan Road.  The Transitway would replace the existing intersection at Innes and Anderson Road.  The Brian Coburn extension would connect with the Innes/Walkley/Hunt Club connection, connecting it to Innes Road, Walkley Road, Hunt Club Road and the 417.  As an interim measure, it also proposes creating dedicate HOV lanes and a new Multi-Use Pathway from Blackburn Hamlet to Blair. It also proposes a path at the corner of Cleroux, linking it to the intersection of the Bypass and Navan Road.  More information can be found on the City of Ottawa website.

Brian Coburn Extension
Blackburn to Blair Transit Priority
Cleroux Path

Innes/Walkley/Hunt Club Plan

The City of Ottawa is proposing to build a road that would like Innes Road, west of the Anderson intersection to Walkley Road and Hunt Club road.  This plan includes the installation of Multi-Use pathways.  It should be noted that this plan is conditional on funding and NCC land use approval. More information can be found on the City of Ottawa website.

Innes Walkley Hunt Club Connector

Blair Road Transit Priority Plan

The goal for this project is to improve transit, pedestrian and cycling access along the corridor between Innes Road and Blair station.  The proposal is to build dedicated transit lanes and a multi-use pathway to achieve these goals.  More information can be found on the City of Ottawa website.

Blair Transit Priority

Montreal Road O-Train Station

As part of the installation of the new O-Train station at Montreal Road, a new 2.7-kilometer multi-use pathway will be built between Blair Station and Montreal Station, along the north side Highway 174. This will continue east from Montreal Road station to the Sir George Etienne Parkway creating a key active transportation link between Ottawa’s eastern communities and the downtown core.  More information can be found on the City of Ottawa website.

Montreal Road Station

NCC Greenbelt Pathway East

This route will form the periphery of the southeast quadrant of the pathway network, between the Ottawa River Pathway at Green’s Creek and the Southern Corridor Pathway at Black Rapids Lock. The pathway connects to Greenbelt trails and destinations, and passes through or near a range of ecologically significant and pastoral landscapes, including Green’s Creek, Mer Bleue and Pine Grove Forest.

The proposal would link the existing path at the end of Tauvette, across Innes, Around Tauvette Park, east along the Bypass, cross over either at the existing crosswalk or a new one, continue south/east to meet the Prescott-Russell Pathway near Renaud Road and beyond.   Please note that all of the proposals in the Strategic Plan are dependent on funding from the NCC.  More information on the NCC Capital Pathway Strategic Plan can be found on the NCC website.