The Wellington Village Community Association

The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is a volunteer, non-profit community group of local residents that represents over 1,500 households in our neighbourhood.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Rental Accommodations Survey- Phase 3- Deadline: October 18th

If you haven't gone to Engage Ottawa yet we suggest now would be a good time to check it out.

Engage Ottawa is the City of Ottawa's new method to consult with residents on numerous topics at their convenience. Residents can also follow the progression of consultations, including The New Official Plan and the Recreation Facility Infrastructure Standards and Strategy, as they move through various stages.

Right now, you have until Friday, October 18th to complete a survey for Phase 3 of the Rental Accommodations Survey.

This survey seeks input from residents regarding rental accommodations including short-term rentals as the City of Ottawa is "considering new rules to address municipal and community concerns regarding rental accommodations".

Make sure you register or log on to provide your feedback before the 18th.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mark Your Calendars: All Candidates Debate- October 15th

The WVCA is proud to help organize an Ottawa Centre All Candidates Debate for the upcoming federal election.

The Debate will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 7pm at St. George's Parish (415 Piccadilly Ave. North). Doors open at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Get there early- it's bound to be a full house!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WVCA at TASTE of Wellington- Saturday, Sept. 21, 11am - 3pm

The tastiest event of the year- TASTE of Wellington is happening Saturday, September 21st and WVCA will be there! While you sample delicious food and browse our fantastic shops be sure to swing by the WVCA table for information about the neighbourhood; sign up to be a member; or simply to say hi.

We'll be there from 11am to 3pm in front of Clothes by Muriel Dombret (Wellington St. West and Huron Ave. North).

For more information about TASTE and to see the full schedule, go to Wellington West BIA's site:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Have Your Say: The New Official Plan

If you haven't already weighed in on the City of Ottawa's New Official Plan now is the time! The City has extended the deadline to provide comments until September 30th.

According to the city, "The City of Ottawa's Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development. In 2019, the City of Ottawa is beginning a multi-year process to develop a new Official Plan."

To learn more and provide your feedback go to:

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Celebrating Wellington Village's 100th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who attended the 100th anniversary of Wellington Village celebration at Exposure Gallery (upstairs at Thyme & Again) on Saturday, June 22nd. The "sold-out" free event was organized by the Wellington West BIA and included a fascinating presentation from local historian and fellow WVCA board member- Dave Allston.

Local business, Canvas Pop, donated three prints as part of a silent auction which raised over $300 for St. Vincent de Paul. Local artist, Steffi Acevedo Art, was there selling her beautiful, limited-edition, Wellington Village pottery. You can purchase online, or order a custom piece until July 1st, at:

 A highlight of the evening for the WVCA was receiving a commemorative frame from the City of Ottawa marking the 100th anniversary. Jeff Leiper, councilor for the Kitchissippi Ward, presented the frame on behalf of Mayor Watson who was unable to attend at the last minute, to Kimberly Patriquin, President of the WVCA.   

Stay tuned for details about an unveiling happening in Wellington Village this summer- another way we're celebrating our 100th anniversary. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

100th Anniversary of Wellington Village

Today, May 31, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Wellington Village!!

The Kitchissippi Museum has many fascinating stories but local historian (and fellow WVCA Board Member!) Dave Allston. Be sure to read about how Wellington Village all started with a circus tent:

Check out the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (WWBIA) for information about upcoming events to celebrate this important milestone.

Also, look out for the June issue of the Kitchissippi Times which is Wellington Village-focused.

Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming events and if you have an interesting story about Wellington Village that you would like to share please feel free to comment below.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Ottawa Race Weekend- Road Closures- Sunday, May 26th

Once again this year, the Ottawa Race Weekend marathoners and half marathoners will be running through Wellington West on Sunday morning (May 26, 2019). Plan to stay in the neighbourhood and cheer on the runners.

According to CBC News, here are the affected closures in the area:
  • Fairmont Avenue between Sherwood Drive and Wellington Street W. — 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 am
  • Wellington Street W. between ​​​​​​​Fairmont Avenue and Island Park Drive — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 11:45 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Richmond Road between Island Park Drive and McRae Avenue— 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 9:30 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • McRae Avenue between Richmond Road and Scott Street— 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 9:30 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Sir Frederic Banting and Colombine driveways — 6:30 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12 p.m. 
  • Scott Street eastbound between Churchill and Carleton avenues — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 10 a.m.​​​​​​​
  • Scott Street westbound between Carleton and Holland avenues — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12 p.m.
  • Carleton Avenue between Scott Street and Richmond Road — 8:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 11:45 a.m.​​​​Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Booth Street and Island Park Drive — 6:15 a.m.​​​​​​​ to 12:15 p.m.