Feb 16

Ottawa Race Weekend call for volunteers

From the Organizing Committee of Ottawa Race Weekend:

On May 28, the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon comes north along Fairmont to Wellington, then along Wellington to Richmond Road. We are celebrating Canada 150. The theme for the event is to Run across Canada. In the stretch of road just described will be the Manitoba section of the route. We are looking for community involvement to cheer the runners as the make their way by. If you want to be included in our Cheering Contest let me know and I will put you in touch with our Cheering Coordinator.


Feb 16

LRT: Tunney’s Noise Exemption Overnight February 13th and February 17th

From the City of Ottawa:

There is an application for a noise exemption in order to drill two geotechnical boreholes (GB-3 and GB-4 from the attached .pdf) for the future bridge at Tunney’s Pasture that will replace the berm that is in use today.

The application is requesting that work occur overnight between February 13th and February 17th. The rational for the exemption is that the boreholes are to be drilled on the ramp that is how the buses access Tunney’s Pasture Bus Loop from the trench. As such there is a smaller than normal window for the work to occur between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

We checked in with the Councillor to see if this work can be done any earlier.  They note that the drilling is expected to take about 5-6 hours.

Feb 08

Iona Street Reconstruction Meeting

The City is holding an Open House about rebuilding Iona Street on Thursday, February 23rd from 7 to 9pm at the Fisher Park Community Centre.

Feb 08

WVCA Meeting – Agenda for February, 2017

WVCA Agenda – 2017-02.  All are welcome at 7:00pm (note the earlier time) on Tuesday at Fisher Park Public School.  We hope to see you there.

Feb 03

Public Information: Closing 417 Carling Onramp

From the MMM Group (the engineering group responsible):

The purpose of this message is to invite you to attend the second Public Information Centre (PIC) for the above-noted Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study. The first PIC was held in June 2016. The second PIC is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony Street
Ottawa, ON


Feb 02

Site Plan Control for 979 Wellington West (at Garland)

From the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa has received Site Plan to develop a nine-storey mixed-use building with 57 residential units, commercial uses at grade, and 35 car parking and 30 bicycle parking spaces.

The subject site is location at the corner of Wellington Street West and Garland Street, with through frontage on Armstrong Street, in Hintonburg.

The site is irregular with a lot area of 852.91 m2, and 19.18 m frontage on Wellington Street West. There currently is a two-storey office building on the site, with parking located at the side of the building and the rear of the site. Some surrounding uses include residential uses to the east, commercial uses to the south and west, and an automobile repair shop and residential buildings to the north. Also, the O-Train and future LRT are within walking distance from the site.

The proposed development will have a gross floor area of 3,460m2 and reaching 30.6 m in height. It is a nine-storey mixed-use building, which contains commercial/ retail uses at grade, and residential uses above. The built form will include an interactive design for the at grade uses. The proposed building will have a total of 57 residential units (3 units at grade with direct access to Garland Street, and 54 units on floors two to nine). The residential lobby is located at grade, with separate access from Wellington. The commercial units can be accessed from Wellington Street West and Armstrong Street. There will be a total of 35 stacked parking stalls located below grade, which can be accessed from Armstrong Street. As for bicycle parking, 30 spaces will be provided.

Jan 28

Proposed Development: 171-173 Holland Avenue

The WVCA has received a Site Plan Control proposal summary for 171-173 Holland Avenue (at Byron) – an application to construct a new 3-storey residential building with 13 dwelling units and property management office. Comments are due by February 17, to Tracey Scaramozzino, Planner, tracey.scaramozzino@ottawa.ca, telephone 613-580-2424, ext. 12545. A decision is expected on March 21.

All documents can be seen here: http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/appDetails.jsf?lang=en&appId=__0FMR28.

Jan 26

Notice of Study – 417 Bridge Replacements/Rehabilitations and Operational Improvements

The WVCA has received a letter about the upcoming 417 highway bridge replacements.  The overpasses east of us (Rochester, Booth, etc.) are getting the same Rapid Replacement treatment we saw at Carling, etc. over the past few years.

There are little impacts to the Wellington Village area directly, save new sound barriers on the north side of the Queensway.

You can visit this website – www.highway417-midtownbridgesandimprovements.com – for more information.  Comments and the like are accepted until March 30.

Jan 26

Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park

Please join us for the next round of consultations with the City of Ottawa as we present what we heard during the Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park consultation with residents and stakeholders that took place on November 15th, 2016.  We will have a discussion about what we heard during the previous consultation and review the proposed design concepts for Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park.


What: Richmond Road Complete Street & Byron Linear Park Renewal Open House

When: January 31st, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Avenue


  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Introductions/presentation – “What We Heard”
  • 7:20 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Q&A
  • 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Review boards (design concept) for Byron Linear Park, Richmond Road Complete Street and meet with project leads


Ward Councillors and City staff will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email your request before January 23rd, 2017. For more information, please email richmondbyron@ottawa.ca


Nous vous invitons maintenant à participer à la prochaine séance de consultation sur le projet de rue complète du chemin Richmond et le projet de réfection du parc linéaire Byron, où vous saurez ce qui a été dit lors des consultations menées le 15 novembre 2016 auprès des résidents et des intervenants. Suivront une période de discussion et une présentation des concepts proposés pour les projets en question.


Quoi : Séance portes ouvertes sur le projet de rue complète du chemin Richmond et le projet de réfection du parc linéaire Byron

Quand : Le 31 janvier 2017, de 18 h à 21 h

Où : Église orthodoxe ukrainienne Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, au 1000, avenue Byron
Ordre du jour


  • De 18 h 30 à 19 h 15 : Mot de bienvenue et présentation (« ce qui a été dit »)
  • De 19 h 20 à 20 h : Période de questions
  • De 20 h à 20 h 45 : Présentation des concepts proposés pour le parc linéaire Byron et la rue complète du chemin Richmond, et rencontre avec les responsables des projets


Des membres du personnel de la Ville et des conseillers de quartier seront présents pour discuter des projets et répondre aux questions.

La Ville d’Ottawa accorde une grande importance à l’accessibilité. Si vous avez besoin de mesures d’adaptation particulières, veuillez le signaler par courriel d’ici le 23 janvier 2017. Pour en savoir plus, écrivez à l’adresse richmondbyron@ottawa.ca.

Jan 25

Kitchissippi Parks Participatory Plan

from the Councillor’s Office, here.  A reminder of the upcoming Round 2 of the Parks Planning Process.

This Thursday, Jan 26 from 6:30-9:00pm at the Churchill Senior’s Centre OR
This Saturday, Jan 28 from 1:00-3:30pm at Tom Brown Arena

As a reminder, both locations are fully accessible and child care is provided! Thank you Dovercourt.  🙂

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