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.

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