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.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yasir Naqvi Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 6

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington Street West

Come and enjoy the festive treats while chatting with your neighbours and old friends. All are welcome

Development of 1451 Wellington - Northeast corner Wellington & Island Park

Neighbourhood Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Time : 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Hilson Public School

407 Hilson Avenue

Lobby

Friday, November 27, 2009

Cash-in-lieu of Parking By-law Consultation Session

From the City of Ottawa:

December 10, 2009
6 to 9 p.m.
Richmond Room, Second Floor, City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

The City of Ottawa is in the process of finalizing a new Cash-in-lieu of Parking strategy to replace the current by-law in place in the former cities of Ottawa and Vanier. When passed by City Council, the new by-law will apply on a citywide basis. This policy primarily affects downtown properties and neighbourhoods.

You are invited to attend this session on December 10, 2009 to learn more about City's proposed strategy and provide your feedback. Go to ottawa.ca/cashinlieu to read more about the existing policy.

Following the consultations, staff will finalize the City's preferred strategy and bring forward a report with recommendations for modifying the existing Cash-in-lieu of Parking process to Planning and Environment Committee and City Council. The new by-law will be put in place in the spring of 2010.

Register to attend

Please email CIL@ottawa.ca and register to attend the consultation before December 7, 2009.

For more information, contact:

Denis Charron
Development Review and Urban Services Branch
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13422
E-mail: denis.charron@ottawa.ca

or

Douglas James
Development Review and Urban Services Branch
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13856
E-mail: douglas.james@ottawa.ca

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Parkdale Avenue Open House Dec. 2

From the WWBIA:

Local Residents and Friends of Parkdale Ave,

Over the last three months, a team of McGill University Urban Planning graduate students, called Abode Urban Consultants, have

WWCA November Meeting Minutes

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WWCA Nov. 17 minutes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lansdowne Live update from Councillor Leadman's office

On November 16th 2009, City Council, on behalf of the residents of the City of Ottawa, approved the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP) between the City and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). It is clear that Lansdowne has been left to deteriorate over successive Councils and is in need of rehabilitation. I am very supportive of redevelopment of the site but financial oversight is critical. Any project must be viewed past its vision into its fundamentals.

I am hoping that when this issue comes back to council in June 2010 evaluation of these fundamentals will be provided through the reports that are now set to be completed. Only then can we be better able to see if the proposal is, in fact, good for residents and the City as a whole.

The information that needs to be provided includes:

  • A fair market impact study. The studies conducted to date forecasted limited impact but had the entire core of Ottawa as the impacted region. As the proposal would see the amount of commercial space in that area double, the scope is being broadened to provide a more accurate picture of the impact on local businesses.

  • A firm financial model. The operating system and financial plan is currently a

Voice YOUR opinion on the Ottawa River Action Plan

from the

Thursday, November 19, 2009

WWCA December Meeting

Plan now to attend the December meeting of the WWCA.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reminder of the next WWCA meeting

Everyone is welcome!

We've got a packed agenda and a couple of guest speakers as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


7:30 p.m.


Fisher Park School

Wellington West Wassail

From the Wellington West BIA:

Here we come a-wassailing!

Come one, come all to the 2nd Annual Wellington West Wassail, a chance to stroll, sip, ride, shop, listen and celebrate the holiday season on our newly upgraded main street, Wellington St West!

For the second summer in a row, the noise and dirt of a major infrastructure and beautification project have disrupted our main street. But now that the construction season is over, we invite you to come on down and share a toast to ring in the holidays and celebrate our new look!

Three hot drink stations will be serving up free cups of delicious cider at the corners of Wellington St West and Gilchrist Ave, Hinton Ave and Melrose Ave. You may also wish to hitch a ride on our horse-drawn wagons, as it ferries shoppers back and forth along Wellington St West from Island Park Drive all the way to Somerset Square in Hintonburg. Rides are free and fun for the whole family.

And while you're out buying holiday gifts, why not delight your ears with the sounds of one of Ottawa's most entertaining choirs, Folka Voca, a 40-voice contemporary ensemble run by the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Folka Voca will be kicking off the Wellington West Wassail with a free concert in the lobby of the Great Canadian Theatre Company (Holland and Wellington St W) at 12:30pm.

Now what is a wassail anyway, and why are we having one in Wellington West? A wassail is an old English term signifying public revelry, singing and sharing hot (usually alcoholic) drinks with your neighbours in celebration of the holiday season. Our family-friendly wassail will be great fun. The street is looking fabulous, shops are bursting with holiday treats, and with the smell of cider, the sounds of horse bells and voices lifted in song, Wellington West will be the place to be on Saturday November 21.

Don't forget to drop in at the Hintonburg Community Centre where the Hintonburg Community Association's Artisan Craft Fair will be taking place at the same time! This is a great sale with dozens of vendors working in every possible media.

On behalf of Wellington West BIA and its many member businesses, we hope you will enjoy our complimentary offerings and enjoy our newly renovated streetscape

199 Holland

On November 17, the Holland Property Association (HPA), a non-profit housing agency formed as a result of an investment by the Ottawa Mission, is having a public meeting at Fisher Park beginning at 7pm to discuss its plans for 199 Holland (tall blue apt building set back between Holland and Hinton), for which a mixed housing model with some market rental units and some units subsidized by the Ottawa Mission is planned.

ROTIS Line Offers Help to Vulnerable Seniors

Help the Aged (Canada) has collaborated with Ottawa Public Health, the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, VHA Health and Home Support, and a network of community resources to offer the Reaching Out to Isolated Seniors (ROTIS) program. ROTIS allows community members to help connect vulnerable seniors with assistance they might need as they age.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Best Start Ottawa

Please Join Us

To talk about the Westboro & Ottawa West Best Start Plans

Are you working with young children 6 years old and younger, and their families? Would you like to see a more coordinated way of delivering services? Would you like to see these children reach their full potential by accessing services right in their own community?

Please join other Westboro and Ottawa West family service organi-zations to learn more about Best Start and how you can play a part at the Westboro and Ottawa West information session.

7:30 AM November 19th, 2009 at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, at 411 Dovercourt Avenue in the lobby.

The session will consist of back ground information on the Ontario Best Start Plan, the Ottawa Centre Best Start Plan, the vision, benefits to stakeholders and the community, what the community already has, what is needed and what are the next steps for this community.

RSVP to: Rachel Horsley , Best Start Community Developer for Ottawa Centre Rachel@mothercraft.com

From MotherCraft Ottawa:

Please Join Us

To talk about the Westboro & Ottawa West Best Start Plans

Are you working with young children 6 years old and younger, and their families? Would you like to see a more coordinated way of delivering services? Would you like to see these children reach their full potential by accessing services right in their own community?

Please join other Westboro and Ottawa West family service organizations to learn more about Best Start and how you can play a part at the Westboro and Ottawa West information session.

7:30 AM November 19th, 2009 at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, at 411 Dovercourt Avenue in the lobby.

The session will consist of back ground information on the Ontario Best Start Plan, the Ottawa Centre Best Start Plan, the vision, benefits to stakeholders and the community, what the community already has, what is needed and what are the next steps for this community.

RSVP to: Rachel Horsley , Best Start Community Developer for Ottawa Centre Rachel@mothercraft.com

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Public Consultation - Parkdale Park

Event Date: October 27, 2009

Event Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Connaught Public School, Gladstone Ave

The reconstruction of the Parkdale Market started this week, and Parkdale Park will also receive an upgrade and redesigned facilities, courtesy of newly approved fe deral infrastructure funding.

Please come to the public consultation to view and comment on the Parkdale Park redesign this Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Connaught Public School Library, 7pm - 9pm.
City of Ottawa park planners intend to put the design out to tender this Fall so now's the time to comment on the new design.

For more information on the consultation, please contact Nancy Jackson, ?City of Ottawa, ?613-580-2424, ext. 24237? or email: nancy.jackson@ottawa.ca

Moving Forward with Ottawa's Transportation Future Aller de l'avant avec le syst

Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT): Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station via a Downtown LRT Tunnel

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ottawa City Hall

Main Floor Rotunda Area

110 Laurier Avenue West

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Transit Routes:

5, 6, 14, and Transitway routes

The City of Ottawa is undertaking planning and functional design for the DOTT that will result in the expansion and improvement of its downtown rapid transit network. This project is identified as a priority within the City's Transportation Master Plan Update, which recognized the need for a rapid transit facility fully separated from general traffic through Ottawa's downtown to accommodate existing and future transit ridership, while improving service reliability.

Rapid Transit Map

Previous open houses provided an overview of potential alignments and alternative station designs, as well as the Maintenance and Storage Facility needed to support operation of the new rapid transit line. In May, 2009 Ottawa City Council approved the recommended alignment and station locations. Since that time the project team has commenced functional design of the project to develop more details regarding the planning, design and construction and cost of all elements of the project.

The City has also carried out a study to determine the appropriate transit technology for the DOTT and future extensions to the City of Ottawa's rail rapid transit network. The findings and recommendations of this study will be presented as a part of this open house and presentation.

Your Input is Needed!

The open house and presentation will showcase the functional design work that has been completed for the DOTT project as well as the recommendations of the Transit Technology Choice Study. Your participation in this event, which will help shape the future of Ottawa, is important. The open house will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Project Information

Information on the DOTT project is available on the City's website at: ottawa.ca/tunnel. In addition, you can send comments by e-mail, regular mail or fax using the contact information provided below.

Project Contact

Dennis Gratton, MCIP, RPP

Senior Project Manager

Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Planning and Growth Management Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27890

Fax: 613-580-2578

E-mail: dott@ottawa.ca

The Project Environmental Assessment (EA) Phase will be initiated after completion of the Project Planning and Functional Design Phase. This will consist of a co-ordinated EA that meets the requirements of the new "Transit Project Assessment Process" (Ontario Regulation 231/08) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (OEAA) and the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).

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Tunnel de transport en commun dans le centre-ville d'Ottawa (TTCCVO) : De la station du Pr

Fall Give Away Weekend: Discover hidden treasures

From the City of

Friday, October 16, 2009

WWCA November 2009 Meeting

Please come and add your voice at the November meeting of the West Wellington Community Association.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

October 13, 2009 Minutes

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WWCA Oct 13 Minutes

September 15, 2009 Minutes

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WWCA Sept 15 Minutes

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Get energy smart

Here's an interesting event being put on by the Westboro Community Association:

Learn low-to-no cost ways to save on your household energy bills and lower your GHG emissions at this free seminar:

  • Tuesday October 13th, 2009 from 7pm

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Taste of Wellington

The WWBIA is hosting the 3rd annual Taste of Wellington.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

1:30 to 3:30 pm

For more information, see the map.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WWCA October Meeting

All are welcome to the next meeting of the West Wellington Community Association.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Monday, September 14, 2009

Reminder: WWCA September Meeting

Please attend the September meeting of the West Wellington Community Association.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Everyone is welcome!

July 15 2009 Meeting Minutes

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WWCA July 15 Minutes

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Phase 2 Update

From the WWBIA:
The rain and bad weather certainly affected the progress of this summer's construction on Wellington St W but by how much? If you're curious to know details of the project and want to ask specific questions, please plan to attend an evening meeting with the City of Ottawa's construction project manager Max Ross, hosted by WWBIA.

Find out how much has been completed and what is still to come.

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St W
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For more info, please call 613 875.2242

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Ottawa Urban Design Awards

From the City of Ottawa:
The 2009 Ottawa Urban Design Awards celebrate projects built in the City of Ottawa that exhibit urban design excellence. The awards will honour exceptional projects built in the city between September 1, 2007 and September 1, 2009. This is the third in the biannual awards program.

Please note the deadline for entries is less than two weeks away. Submissions must be received by 4 p.m. on August 20, 2009 in the 4th floor lobby area of the Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Department at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

Details are on our Website at for submission entry forms, program guidelines and juror information. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Falkner at 613-580-2424 ext 27913 or by email at amy.falkner@ottawa.ca

We look forward to receiving your submissions for the 2009 Ottawa Urban Design Awards.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Live Local! Love Local! Shop Local!

From our friends at the WWBIA:
Wellington West Business Improvement Area is pleased to announce the launch of a new 'Shop Local' marketing campaign and contest. "Live Local! Love Local! Shop Local!" is designed to support Hintonburg businesses as they struggle to overcome the disruption caused by Phase 2 of the Wellington St. West Road Reconstruction (Parkdale Ave east to Bayview Ave.)

Buying a gift? Going out for dinner? Need a haircut? Make a point of spending your money locally! Win great prizes and strengthen our local economy and our community!

Phase 2 is one of the most ambitious road reconstruction projects attempted by the City of Ottawa (1.4 km in a single summer!). And while we welcome this investment in our Main Street, there is no denying that it has had a significant impact on local businesses. With sidewalks crowded by machinery, traffic down to a single bumpy lane, construction noise and dust, it has been a challenge to say the least. Some businesses are even in danger of closing due to the construction, which will not end until late November.

That is why our new campaign invites residents to make a concerted effort to shop locally for the next few months to str engthen our local economy and community. We have circulated 10,000 "Live Local! Love Local! Shop Local!" postcards, both through direct mail to homes and via shops along Wellington St West. By simply filling in the name of the business where a customer has shopped locally and supplying contact info, shoppers can win one of 10 gift certificates ($25 each) to local businesses each month. Postcards can be dropped off at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington West). Winners will be announced in the Kitchissippi Times as well as on this website. Draws will be held on the 15th of each month until the end of construction.

Our businesses are essential to the fabric of our community. When Wellington West has been resurfaced and beautified, with new streetlights, benches, public art, sidewalks, trees and more, we want all of our local businesses to be around to benefit.

Live Loc al! Love Local Shop Local!

LIVE LOCAL LOVE LOCAL SHOP LOCAL

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Plant a tree and green our community

Councillor Christine Leadman and MPP Yasir Naqvi invite you to plant a tree and green our community!

When: Saturday, August 8

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Byron Linear Park corner of Byron Ave & Broadview Ave

What: Councillor Leadman and MPP Naqvi will plant a tree in the park, and then give the remaining trees to local residents.

MPP Naqvi and Councillor Leadman will be giving away white spruce trees for residents to take home and plant in their yard.

If you are interested in obtaining a tree, please register in advance at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or by calling 613-722-6414.

Trees are going fast

Thursday, July 16, 2009

WWCA September Meeting - all are welcome

Please attend the September meeting of the West Wellington Community Association.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Everyone is welcome!

June 15 Meeting Minutes

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WWCA Board Minutes June 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Upcoming event: Solar H2Ottawa

Find out about solar hot water systems and how to take advantage of great financial rebates.

Using solar heat means less demand for fossil fuels & electricity.
Reducing the amount of fuel you burn means lowering GHG emissions, less pollution, and more money in your pocket. Investing in solar technology also means a bigger payback on the biggest investment of your life

July WWCA meeting

Come on out to the July meeting of the West Wellington Community Association!

Please note a change from our usual venue.

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: GCTC

How to Start a Community Garden Workshop

NOW is the time to start working on gardens for next growing season.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ottawa to Host Light Rail Transit (LRT) Technology Forum June 20, 2009

Ottawa City Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in November 2008, including a vision for achieving an integrated, citywide transit solution to better serve communities across Ottawa. The specific type of technology needed to achieve this vision has yet to be identified.

To address the technology issue, the City of Ottawa is hosting an LRT Technology Forum on June 20, 2009 that will bring together the public, transit experts, technology providers and key stakeholders to identify the best transit technology options for the City

Friends of Lansdowne Park Rally

Come join the Friends of Lansdowne Park for a family-friendly rally on Sunday June 14 at 1 p.m., Aberdeen Pavilion.

  • Hear from speakers like sustainability expert, David Chernushenko

  • Walk or run around Lansdowne Park to appreciate the potential of this 40-acre public space

  • Enjoy music from the Glebop Jazz Trio

  • Plan to drop into the Ottawa Farmers Market

  • Do your part to make this a fantastic public space for now, and for future generations.


Bring the kids and invite your friends for an easy and fun march in the park.Together we can make Lansdowne great again.
WHY DO WE NEED TO RALLY?
Help us stop a bad process.
As you may have heard, the City of Ottawa is currently negotiating an unsolicited proposal for the future of Lansdowne Park with a consortium of local developers.. That's right, developers. Not citizens, who are the tax payers and park users. There has been no public or competitive process to invite ideas and proposals for Lansdowne Park--nearly 40 acres of public land facing the Rideau Canadal, a world heritage site.
Think about the costs
Much of this deal is still under wraps, but we do know that it includes spending $125 million of Ottawa tax payers' money to refurbish the stadium and arena , giving up public land for 250,000 square feet of retail, and handing over city control of nearly 70% of park for 30 years.
Get it right - Make Lansdowne great for future generations
Our goal is to see the City return to its original plan of an open design competition. One that would produce a variety of ideas, visions and possibilities for this great public space.
Join us at a public Rally on Sunday June 14 at 1:00 p.m, Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park. Tell the City that you want to see the future of the Park decided not just by a few, but by everyone.

PS -- If you aren't able to join us on June 14, you can still help. Contact your local councillor or visit www.friendsoflansdownepark.ca for more information. And please spread the word to others.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Upcoming event sponsored by the Federation of Citizens

Our Ottawa: Power and Decision Making at City Hall

  • How are decisions made at City Hall?

  • Where does power lie at the City of Ottawa?

  • How is the public involved?

  • What are the best practices from cities across Canada and the world?

  • Should Municipal Parties play a role?

  • What changes, if any, need to be made to make our City government more responsive to the citizens of Ottawa?


Join us for an open discussion about these questions and City leadership as a whole.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009
6:30P.M.-7:00 P.M. (Refreshments)
7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. (Discussion and Debate)
Room 2000, Minto Building, Carleton University

Panelists include:

Ms. Leslie Donnelly
Deputy City Clerk, City of Ottawa

Dr. David Zussman
Jarislowski Chair in Public Sector Management, Telfer School of Management;
Chair, Mayor of Ottawa

Friday, May 22, 2009

June WWCA meeting - all are welcome

Come on out to the June meeting of the West Wellington Community Association and meet the new Board!

Please note a change from our usual venue.

When: Monday, June 15, 2009

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: GCTC

Upcoming meeting on the proposed realignment of the transit tunnel

From an email from Christine Leadman:

I would like to make you award of a meeting I'm holding on May 26 at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W., regarding the newly proposed realignment of the transit tunnel.

Myself, accompanied by an internationally renowned transit engineer, will examine in detail the current issues with the recently introduced Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT) environmental assessment at the community open house. The meeting will cover the proposed plan

Monday, May 4, 2009

Reminder - WWCA AGM

Annual General Meeting of the West Wellington Community Association

West Wellington: Ottawa

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Annual General Meeting - May 12, 2009

The Annual General Meeting of the West Wellington Community Association will be held:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park Community Centre

Join us to celebrate a great year, and to help us plan the next one. Become a member of the WWCA or renew your membership. See you there!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

February Meeting rescheduled

The February meeting has been rescheduled to:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

7:30 pm

Fisher Park Community Centre

Room 112

Everyone welcome!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Next Meeting - February 9, 2009

The next meeting of the West Wellington Community Association is:

Monday, February 9, 2009

7:30 pm

Fisher Park Community Centre

January 13, 2009 Meeting Minutes



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January 13, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pre-Budget Consultation

Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre invites you to a Pre-Budget Consultation




Please join us for an open discussion about what the 2009 Ontario budget should look like.


We would like your feedback on where the Government of Ontario should be investing your money, and how we can work together to stimulate our economy.



Your Input is Important!




Come and join our discussion at


The Glebe Community Centre


175 Third Avenue


Saturday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.




Please RSVP to 613-722-6414 or email ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Community Dialogue on Economic Priorities / Un dialogue communautaire sur les priorit

OTTAWA

Monday, January 5, 2009

Meeting - January 13, 2009

The next meeting of the West Wellington Community Association is:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

7:30pm

Fisher Park Community Centre