Dec 06

Ashcroft/Convent Development Open House: January 10

Please note that Ashcroft will be holding a public consultation on the Convent on the development of the Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent on Wednesday, January 10th, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt).

Nov 30

Scott and Albert Street reconfiguration workshop

The City of Ottawa is hosting a workshop on the functional design study for the modification of cycling facilities.

Tom Brown Arena
December 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

There is also an online consultation.  You can visit it at ottawa.ca/scottstreet.

Oct 17

Event: Ward 15: Looking 4Ward: A Conversation with Jeff Leiper

From our friends at the Hampton-Iona Community Group.

Wednesday October 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Real Canadian Superstore Demonstration Kitchen.

Hampton Iona Looks 4ward to the Future

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona.  What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire?   How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now?  What concerns you?  What excites you?  How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?

Come and join us for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward.    With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years.  How can we have a voice in what our future will look like?  What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change?  How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?

On October 18 from 7 pm to 9 pm, the Hampton Iona Community Group (HICG) will be holding a public conversation with Councillor Jeff Leiper:   Ward 15: Looking 4ward.  Facilitated by our own professional facilitator, Ken Hoffman of One World, Ward 15: Looking 4ward will be an opportunity to learn more about what is envisioned by the City of Ottawa for our area, and for us to work in small groups to discuss what is important to us.  From population projections to the impact of the LRT on our neighbourhoods, this will be an opportunity for all of us to learn more about the future, the role we can play and that of our community association in helping to make decisions.

While we have all had concerns and complaints about both the impacts and implementation of intensification, we recognize that growth is going to happen.  The purpose of this event is to spend a productive evening learning more about how Westboro and Kitchissippi are expected to grow, what are our key issues and how we can better control our future.

For a number of years we have had a Secondary Plan for Westboro and Richmond Road which has sadly not worked the way we intended.  On October 18th, we will learn more about what we need to do to get the City to revise our Secondary Plan so that it has teeth and, what our role is in revising the Plan.

Ward15: Looking 4ward will be held in the second floor demonstration kitchen (handicap accessible) at the Loblaws Superstore (Richmond Road and Kirkwood).   For details or questions, please contact HIGC at webmaster@hamptoniona.ca.    We look forward to seeing you on October 18th.”

Oct 17

Big Trees of Kitchissippi – Hampton Park walk Sunday Oct 22

From our friends with Big Trees of Kitchissippi:

Sunday October 22nd from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 645 Parkview Road.

“Hampton Park Tree Walk –Meet near the wading pool at the parking lot off Parkview Road, which can only be accessed from Kirkwood Avenue, via either Buell St. or Sebring Ave.

Join us for a guided Walk with Tree Enthusiast and Master Tree Identifier Owen Clarkin. What species are the trees in Hampton Park? How old are they? How are they doing? Owen will share his wealth of knowledge about trees, and stories about what makes these particular trees so fascinating and important.

Forest therapy guide Andrea Prazmowski will be on hand to talk about the benefits trees provide, and their value in Ottawa’s urban environment.

For the final part of the session, we’ll have a Q & A session with tree enthusiasts who live in Kitchissippi Ward. Find out how you can get involved in protecting and planting trees — for today and for future generations.

In case of drizzle, we will proceed. In case of heavy rain, please meet at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive.

At this event, we’ll collect donations to cover costs associated with Owen’s time.”

Oct 09

October WVCA board meeting postponed!

Our October WVCA board meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday October 10th at 7:30 p.m. has been POSTPONED by exactly one week to Tuesday October 17th at 7:30 p.m.  

The change has been made due to the scheduling of the Ottawa Public Library Board meeting which is taking place at the same time on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Several of our members have expressed interest in attending this important meeting instead, to voice their opinion on the proposed renovation of Rosemount library, in lieu of investing in a badly needed new facility for the west end area. More information on the OPL meeting and READ Rosemount can be found at http://www.readrosemount.ca/. We encourage all local residents attend this meeting to ensure the best possible decision is made by the Board.

Oct 05

EcoFest 2017

From the team at EcoFest Ottawa:

Local environmental organization Ecology Ottawa is throwing the biggest environmental party yet! Make sure to get your ticket!
Also find attached a copy of the event poster. If there’s a physical location we can put up the poster, let us know; our volunteer will come by and put them up. Otherwise, feel free to send them out to your network.

Lastly, this event will not be complete without your participation. Would you consider purchasing your ticket, and encourage your team/staff to attend? Tickets are only $35, and we offer a discount if you buy 10 or more tickets. Please find the link to buy your ticket here: eo_ecofest.eventbrite.ca.

Thank you so much for your support of EcoFest and Ecology Ottawa. We look forward to having you at this largest gathering of the environmental community in Ottawa.

Please note that the WVCA often posts local events that may be of interest to our members, and does not necessarily endorse the content of the events

Oct 04

#BudgetSpeak 2017

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:

We wanted to make you aware that this year, we are again hosting a #BudgetSpeak session alongside Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum.
Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:
  • Winter walkability and accessibility
  • Arts, culture and music
  • Social services and housing
  • Reducing our carbon footprint
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The session will be held on Tuesday, October 17 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm here at Jean Pigott Hall (110 Laurier Ave W).
There is an Event Brite page for folks to register their attendance:

Aug 28

Regulations for Snow Plow Driveway Markers

From the City of Ottawa:

On June 27, 2017, we let you know that the City was looking to formalize the rules for snow plow driveway markers, and you were invited to provide feedback on the current guidelines under the existing pilot program.

We have reviewed the feedback received during the public consultations and developed recommendations that will go to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) for approval on August 31, 2017.

A copy of the report will be publicly available on ottawa.ca late in the day on August 24, 2017.   You will be able to access it on the Council and Committee Meetings page by clicking on the August 31 CPSC meeting agenda under “Documents” and then on the report link in the agenda.

If you require assistance, please contact Amanda Greene at amanda.greene@ottawa.ca .

Aug 03

City of Ottawa Parking Survey

The Transportation Department is considering changing weekend on-street parking to six hours from three, and are looking for citizen feedback.  You can find the survey here.

Jul 26

Committee of Adjustment: 74 Caroline Avenue

From the City of Ottawa:

For the July 19 Committee of Adjustment Public Hearing: At 74 Caroline Avenue, the owner is seeking to demolish an existing one-storey addition to build a two-storey addition with variances required for corner side-yard setback as well as projection of the eaves.  Variances are required to permit a reduced corner side yard setback of 0.92 metres (by-law requires 3m) and to permit an eaves to project 2.08m into the corner side yard (by-law permits 1m).

All documents can be viewed at: http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7187&doctype=AGENDA

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