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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Race Weekend in Wellington Village

Congratulations to ALL the runners who took part in the various races over Race Weekend. It was exciting to have Sunday's marathon and half-marathon go through Wellington Village.

Did you race?

Do you know someone who did?

Did you cheer them on?

Add to the Comments and tell us all about it!

Minor Variance Applications within Wellington Village

Public Hearings being held at the June Committee of Adjustment meeting (June 1, starting at 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, Main Floor, 101 Centrepointe Drive)

1) from James Cocks and Jan Leahy for 296 Carleton Ave/33 and 37 Gould Street (corner lot)

Purpose of Application: "The Owners want to demolish the existing detached dwelling and shed located on the property and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NCC REMINDER: Greenbelt Public Consultations

PRELIMINARY LAND USE CONCEPTS FOR THE GREENBELT
Public consultation


The National Capital Commission (NCC) is

WVCA response to May 21 Ottawa Citizen article

Your May 21 article, "No road will cut through Byron linear park"

gives the impression that Councillor Hobbs is withdrawing her support for the Byron cut because she believes that the wider community would prefer to see the park preserved at the expense of the residents of Shannon Avenue. The Board of the Wellington Village Community Association would like to point out that no such view was presented to the Councillor at our Association's annual general meeting on May 17.

At the meeting, WVCA members expressed their concern and sympathy for the plight of Shannon residents as well as an opposition to the proposed cut through the Byron Park, which was sprung on the community with limited notice. Our members also expressed their frustration with the process to date. The clear sentiment was that the interests of local residents and the broader community appear to have carried little weight in decision-making by the City.

Above all else, the WVCA Board believes that residents should not be pitted one against another when we all have the best interests of the community in mind. We would much prefer to see attention focused on exploring alternative solutions that are respectful of local residents and of the Community Design Plans that citizens and the City have invested so heavily in developing - including staff time and taxpayer dollars. In fact, a number of options worthy of further consideration were raised at our meeting.

The WVCA Board agrees with the decision to remove the issue from the May 24 Planning Committee agenda in order to allow for a clear understanding of the facts, the consideration of alternatives and broader community consultation.

THE WELLINGTON VILLAGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Friday, May 20, 2011

WVCA response to email sent by Councillor Hobbs re. withdrawal of support for removing access from Shannon

Dear Councillor Hobbs,

The Board of the Wellington Village Community Association would like to correct the misunderstanding of the tone and content of discussion at our May 17 AGM, as characterized by yourself in your below email.

On the matter of a proposed southern access for the convent property, our members expressed their concern and sympathy for the plight of Shannon residents as well as their opposition to the cut through the Byron Park that was sprung on the community with limited notice.

Our members also expressed their frustration with the process characterized by misrepresentation and misinformation that has led us to this point. Their clear sentiment was that the interests of local residents and the broader community appear to have carried little weight in decision-making by the city.

Above all else, the WVCA Board believes that residents should not be pitted one against another in a case where we all have the best interests of the community in mind. We would much prefer to see attention focused on exploring alternative solutions that are respectful of local residents and of the Community Design Plans that citizens and the City have invested so heavily in developing - including staff time and taxpayer dollars. In fact, a number of options worthy of further consideration were raised at our meeting.

The WVCA Board fully concurs with the decision to remove the issue from the May 24 Planning Committee agenda in order to allow for a clear understanding of the facts, the consideration of alternatives and broader community consultation.

Wellington Village Community Association Board of Directors

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WVCA AGM a success

We'd like to thank all those who attended our AGM this past Monday at Thyme & Again. Some great discussions, a new vital Board, renewed members. It was a great way to celebrate the 2010-11 year and plan for 2011-12.

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More on the Convent

From the WCA:

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Issue of vehicle access to convent site through Byron Linear Park going back to Planning Committee next week

A few

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wellington Village Community Association Annual General Meeting (WVCA AGM)

Please plan to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Village Community Association!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

7:00 p.m.

Thyme & Again (upstairs)

1255 Wellington Street

Please attend to celebrate the past year and help us plan for the coming year! See you there!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Update: Soeur de la Visitation Convent site development

This text comes to us from the Hampton-Iona Community Group. Read on!

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There will be a community wide meeting on Thursday May 12 at 7:00 pm in the Lobby of the Hilson Public School to review the current status of the upcoming OMB appeal for the Soeur de la Visitation Convent site development. While the meeting will provide the community with an update on the status of the OMB appeal and the OMB negotiations, the main purpose of the meeting is to organize the community regarding these upcoming OMB activities.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011