May 31

WVCA Meeting – Agenda for June, 2017

WVCA Agenda – 2017-06.  All are welcome at 7:30pm on Tuesday at Fisher Park Public School.  We hope to see you there.

May 29

NCC: Public Consultation on Environmental Strategy

From the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to invite you to a first public consultation on the renewal of the NCC’s environmental strategy. At this open house, you will be invited to share your ideas about the goals of the new strategy. We will present the NCC’s mandate and responsibilities, answer any questions you may have, and gather your ideas and comments about the NCC’s future environmental priorities.

When: June 7, 2017, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Capital Urbanism Lab,
40 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa

Details : Public Consultation on the Renewal of the NCC’s Environmental Strategy

May 26

Minor Variance Application: 12 Hamilton North

The City of Ottawa has received a request for a minor variance on 12 Hamilton North.  Although not directly in our Community Association boundaries (it’s right near Parkdale Park), we felt it relevant to let y’all know.

At 12 Hamilton Avenue North, the owner is seeking to build a 30-unit, six-and-a-half-storey apartment building, with variances to permit a reduced step-back from the front wall for the fourth to seventh level (to O metres from 2m, given that the front wall of the first level will be setback 2.9m), a reduced rear-yard setback for the fourth storey only (to 3m from 7.5m), and a reduction in the number of visitor spaces (from 2 to 0).

The full documentation isn’t online yet, but look for it here, shortly:

May 25

AGM (draft) minutes: May, 2017

Thank you to all who attended our AGM a few weeks ago, especially Coucillor Leiper and MPP Naqvi. (Draft) AGM minutes can be found here.

May 23

Rue Booth Street

From the office of MP Catherine McKenna, Canada Lands will be hosting an open house on May 31 to share preliminary concepts for the Booth St Complex site.

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: Doors open: 5:00pm / Presentations: 5:30pm & 7:00pm
Location: St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall (523 St Anthony St, Ottawa)


More info can be found here:

May 18

SuperStore: 190 Richmond Road plans

Although slightly out of our Community Association, it seemed relevant to post.  The south-east corner of the Superstore property is going to Committee next week (Tuesday the 23rd).  Although this was originally slated to be a residence for seniors, the application is now mostly for rental housing.  Councillor Leiper’s position can be found here, more information can be found here.



May 12

HCA Disability in the Workplace Event

From our friends at the Hintonburg Community Association, for an event on June 9 at the Hintonburg Community Association:

Hintonburg Community Association is partnering with Jewitt McLuckie & Associates, an Ottawa labour law firm, to hold a free legal talk about disability in the work place.

Randy Slepchik & Dina Mashayekhi, Lawyers at Ottawa Workers’ Rights law firm Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP, and Hintonburg Community Association are proud to offer a free legal talk about disability issues in the workplace. Randy and Dina will be speaking about employee privacy with regards to their medical information, an employer’s duty to accommodate disabilities in the workplace, as well as accessing disability benefits. Following our discussion, they will be taking general questions from the audience (it is important to understand that they cannot provide legal advice in this session with respect to anyone’s specific circumstances).
The event is open to the general public, not just those who live and/or work in Hintonburg.  I request that you please share this event with your network.  Attached you will find a digital flyer.  If interested, I will drop off a hard copy flyer to be posted in your office/community centre.  We will also create a Facebook notice, which I am happy to share with you once ready.

May 06

WVCA: AGM. Tuesday, May 16 7-9pm

The WVCA would like to invite you to the Ottawa Bagelshop this coming Tuesday the 16th, 7-9pm.  Based on the feedback from our survey, the two main topics to discuss will be the following:

  • How to balance ward and city interests
  • Traffic (speeding, Carling 417 onramp, etc.)

Please join us to discuss these pressing issues with Councillor Leiper.  Local historian Dave Allston will also be on hand, with newly-found video footage of trains running down Scott Street.

May 04

Minor Variance Application: 69-71 Holland

At 69-71 Holland Avenue, the owner has applied to demolish the two dwellings on the property and construct an 8-storey, 56-unit apartment building, with commercial uses on the ground floor, as shown on plans filed with the Committee of Adjustment. In order to proceed, the owner requires the Authority of the Committee for a minor variance from the Zoning By-law to permit a reduced rear yard setback of 6.5 metres for storeys 4 to 8 of the proposed building, whereas the By-law requires a minimum rear yard setback of 7.5 metres for storeys 4 to 8 of a building. There is a site plan application for the property, and you can read more of those details here, including the various required studies and planning rationale.

Apr 26

417 Carling EB on-ramp closure

As you may have heard, the eastbound 417 on-ramp from (westbound) Carling is slated for permanent closure.  Instead of getting on the Queensway eastboard via Carling, you will need to get Kirkwood south instead.

Full details can be found on the Project Website, as well as at various libraries (including Rosemount).  Public comments are accepted until May 27, 2017.



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