Jan 14

February 2017 meeting: starting at 7pm

Hi all:

For various scheduling-like reasons, we’ll start our meeting at 7pm this coming Tuesday.  Hope to see you there!


Jan 14

Councillor McKenney Library Open House

From the office of Councillor McKenney:


Join me and my urban core colleagues for a

Central Library Public Open House:

We want to hear from you!

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Location: Jean Pigott Hall, City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West

Jan 11

WVCA Meeting – Agenda for January, 2017

wvca-agenda-2017-01.  All are welcome at 7:30pm on Tuesday at Fisher Park Public School.  We hope to see you there.T

Dec 28

December 2016 Meeting Minutes

Draft December 2016 minutes can be found here.

Dec 12

WVCA Meeting – Agenda for December, 2016

wvca-agenda-2016-12.  All are welcome at 7:30pm on Tuesday at the house of the WVCA President (and some holiday cheer as well).  Send an email and we can provide the address.

UPDATE (2016-12-14: agenda updated)

Dec 05

Right of Way Patio By-law Review

From the City of Ottawa:

In 2015, in conjunction with a report to Transportation Committee, City staff was asked to develop a stand-alone patio by-law that would address encroachment issues, and better incorporate patio and sidewalk design standards. Phase 1 was completed in May 2016 with staff asking for feedback on a backgrounder paper ‘RETHINK! The ROW Patio” and two discussion papers: ‘Safe and Accessible Sidewalks’ and ‘Dynamic ROW Patios’.

We have now launched Phase 2 of the Right of Way Patio Review public and stakeholder consultation period. We invite your feedback on the ‘Right of Way Patio Review Draft Recommendations’ paper. This paper is available on the project page of Ottawa.ca.

We look forward to your comments on the draft recommendations and request that you please provide feedback to the ROW Patio Review mailbox before December 16, 2016. A final report is expected to be tabled at the City’s Transportation Committee by February 2017.


Dec 04

Policing & Community Safety Survey

To be effective in maintaining safety and security in our neighbourhoods, active participation from all community members is required. Sharing information, tips, eyes on the street, and collaboration between community and law enforcement makes for safer and more secure neighbourhoods. Can Ottawa community associations do more to work collaboratively with Ottawa Police? The FCA wants to hear your take on the issue. Below is a short survey we are asking you to complete. We ask that you fill out the survey by December 6th.

Please fill out our short survey which you will find at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSJ8R76

Nov 23

OCISO: Refugee Friends of the Family (Pilot)

Recall that the WVCA tried to spearhead a project to help local Refugees.  We had found hundreds of people that “wanted to help” but did not wish to directly Privately Sponsor.  Please find a note from the OCISO about their upcoming Friends of the Family Pilot Project.  If you want more information, please feel free to reach out and we can help line you up.

Nov 19

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Draft November 2016 minutes can be found here.

Nov 18

Walk for Community Solidarity

We in the WVCA are deeply offended by the recent spate of vandalism at our neighbourhood Mosques, Synagogues, and Churches.  This is not our Ottawa.

From the office of Councillor Leiper:

Councillors Catherine McKenney, Tobi Nussbaum, David Chernushenko, Jean Cloutier, and [Jeff Leiper] invite you to walk on Sunday to give expression to our desire that Ottawa residents work every day to fight hate. We need to address hate’s causes, and we need to call it out whenever we encounter it in our daily lives. We need to talk about it with our loved ones, friends and colleagues. It is all of our responsibility to build a city on a foundation of love so that the hate that is in the hearts of some is not allowed to fester.

Please join us at the corner of Island Park Drive and Scott Street on Sunday at noon, from where we’ll walk to Wellington and Somerset streets and finish at Plant Bath. It’s 3k in total, and shouldn’t take more than an hour and a half.

There is also an important opportunity to express solidarity this weekend as Congregation Machzikei Hadas invites the whole community to attend a special service on Saturday at 11 am that will be attended by Mayor Jim Watson, Imam Samy Metwally and Chief Charles Bordeleau. The congregation is at 2310 Virginia Dr. I hope many of you will be able to attend that. All are welcome.

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