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 15, 2014

2014 Zoning Review

From the City of Ottawa Planning Department:

 
Project Update

Thank you to all residents who have followed the project, taken the time to attend information sessions, submit comments and/or help the project team spread the word to others in the city about this important project. We appreciate all your feedback and participation.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show

Via the City of Ottawa DiscoverRec newsletter:
Don't miss the popular 21st annual Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show and Sale with over 100 artisans presenting unique handcrafted items. Also featuring children crafters, local church groups and charities. Held in Fisher Park Public School, 250 Holland Avenue, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. Call 613-798-8945

RBC sponsoring: free weekend public skating

Interesting tidbit to pass along to your fellow citizens, via the City of Ottawa

Friday, November 28, 2014

Site Plan Control submitted for 84, 86, 88, 92 and 96 Hinton Avenue

84 Hinton - mapSite Plan Control submitted for 84, 86, 88, 92 and 96 Hinton Avenue

The WVCA has received the public consultation notice of the Site Plan Control proposal summary submitted by Novatech for 84, 86, 88, 92 and 96 Hinton Avenue (map).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program

From the office of MPP Yasir Naqvi:

 
Dear Friends,

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program which celebrates the achievements of women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities.
Over the last several years, 110 women from our community of Ottawa Centre have received this award, more than anywhere else in the province! We all know women and girls in our community whose leadership helps improve the lives of others. I encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize their contributions and applaud their successes.

To nominate someone, simply fill out the form [english, french], answer three short questions about the nominee, and attach three letters of support. These letters must be unique to each nominee and should indicate how the nominee

Monday, November 24, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2014 Zoning Review Report

A reminder from the City of Ottawa:
The 2014 Zoning Review Report is being presented on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Planning Committee. The Report is now available online. The meeting agenda can be found here.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 Planning Primer Program - Heritage

Saturday, November 15 or Monday, November 17, 2014

Ottawa City Hall, Festival Boardroom, 1st Floor

110 Laurier Avenue West

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Register no later than November 13, 2014.

If you have taken both Primer I and Primer II, you are invited to register for this elective course. If you have not taken the Primer series, please do not register for this session. The concepts and information that is imparted in the core courses is integral to understanding the material presented in the elective courses.

The next set of Primer sessions and electives will be held in January and February 2015. If you haven

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 482 Mayfair Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance/permission application to the Committee of Adjustment for 482 Mayfair Avenue, a property owned by John and Mary Farah.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 102 Holland Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance/permission application to the Committee of Adjustment for 102 Holland Avenue, a property owned by Gita Nurlaila.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Miss the Debate? We've got you covered

A big thank you to all -- especially the other community associations -- for helping with the All Candidates' Debate last night at the Church.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 41 Julian Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 41 Julian Avenue, a property owned by Emil Jacobson and Deborah Holbrook.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

90 Helena Street: Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance/permission application to the Committee of Adjustment for 90 Helena Street, a property owned by David D

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wellington Village Safe Streets

News from a local neighbourhood association:

 
The Wellington Village Safe Streets Facebook page provides updates on the traffic issues concerning the neighbourhood with a focus on the Scott street and Ross avenue intersection.
https://www.facebook.com/wellingtonvillagesafestreets

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mizrahi development appealed to OMB

via the Ottawa Community News:

The developer that sought to build a 12-storey luxury condo on the corner of Wellington Street West and Island Park Drive has launched an appeal regarding the proposal to the Ontario Municipal Board.


The original zoning bylaw amendment and Official Plan amendment submitted in support of the proposal are now marked as "appealed" on the city's website as of June 26. The move was anticipated following statements by company president Sam Mizrahi following the city's rejection of the proposal in early May.



 

Full article here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Minor Variance Applications for 21 Hampton Avenue

Consent and Minor Variance Applications for 21 Hampton Avenue



WVCA has received the following application to the Committee of Adjustment:

Consent and Minor Variance Applications for 21 Hampton Avenue.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Community Representatives Wanted for O-Train & Gladstone Station Extension Planning and Environmental Assessment Study

From Katherine Hobbs:

Are you passionate about transit?
Do you want to help shape the future of LRT in Kitchissippi?


We are in the process of assembling both the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) and Business Advisory Committee (BAC) for the Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to extend the O-Train further south to Bowesville Road and potentially to the Ottawa International Airport. This study also includes new stations at Gladstone and Walkley and will also identify right-of-way protection for the future N-S LRT project.

I am looking for two residents and two businesses

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Scott Street Detour Solutions

From Katherine Hobbs: http://ourkitchissippi.ca/transit-2/solutions-for-the-scott-street-lrtbus-detour-des-solutions-pour-le-detour-du-tlrautobus-sur-la-rue-scott/

Notice of Implementation

From the City of Ottawa:

We are pleased to inform you that the City of Ottawa is planning to implement a flat-top speed hump on Tyndall Street to address speeding and pedestrian safety concerns raised by concerned members of the community. The flat-top speed hump is proposed to be installed as shown in the attached figure. The funding for the design and construction is in place and construction is expected to occur during the 2015 construction season.

Traffic calming measures along Tyndall Street were initially recommended as part of an earlier Parkdale Area Transportation Study. Various measures were considered to address speeding and pedestrian safety concerns, and the City is now proposing a flat-top speed hump as the most appropriate measure.

If you require further details or have any question in regards to the information provided above, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wook Kang

Coordinator, Area Traffic Management

Transportation Planning Branch

Coordonnateur, Gestion de la circulation locale

Direction de la planification des transports

Tyndall Street Recommended Plan

City of Ottawa | Ville d'Ottawa

613.580.2424 ext./poste19285

ottawa.ca/planning

Friday, June 6, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 296 Carleton Avenue (33, 35, and 37 Gould Street)

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification that the public hearing for the consent and minor variance applications to the Committee of Adjustment for 296 Carleton Avenue, a property owned by Jim Cocks and Jan Leahy, has been postponed to the Wednesday June 18 meeting.

The applicant subdivided the property into two separate parcels of land fronting on Carleton in 2012. The owners have now revised their plans and are proposing to create three separate parcels of land, to demolish the existing dwelling and frame shed, and to construct three, two-storey detached dwellings fronting on Gould Street.

To proceed, the owner requires the Consent of the Committee for Conveyances.

The variances for which approval is being sought are:

  1. For 37 Gould, to permit a reduced lot width of 9.75m, whereas the bylaw requires a minimum width of 15m; to permit a reduced lot area of 199 square metres, whereas the bylaw requires 450 square metres; and to permit a reduced rear yard setback of 5.13m, whereas the bylaw requires a setback of 6m.

  2. For 35 Gould, to permit a reduced lot width of 9.75m, whereas the bylaw requires a minimum width of 15m; to permit a reduced lot area of 199 square metres, whereas the bylaw requires 450 square metres; and to permit a reduced rear yard setback of 5.13m, whereas the bylaw requires a setback of 6m.

  3. For 33 Gould, to permit a reduced lot width of 10.98m, whereas the bylaw requires a minimum width of 15m; to permit a reduced lot area of 224 square metres, whereas the bylaw requires 450 square metres; and to permit a reduced rear yard setback of 5.11m, whereas the bylaw requires a setback of 6m.


This item will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on June 18, 2014 starting at 1:00 pm at 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber.

If you have any questions or comments for the Committee of Adjustment, please contact the Committee at Paul Conner at 613 580-2424 ext. 13459 or Fyrle Pucci at 613-580-2424, ext. 27584. Comments can be sent to cofa@ottawa.ca. If you submit comments in writing to the Committee, it would be helpful if you could copy WVCA and the Councillor in order to inform all parties of your views on this development.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Spring Give Away Weekend

From Councillor Hobbs office:

 
The City of Ottawa is committed to keeping useful materials out of the landfill. The City

Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 Provincial All-Candidates Debate

Co-Hosted by Wellington Village Community Association and Hampton Iona Community Group

Wednesday June 4, 7-9pm
Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road


(just west of Churchill Avenue, in Westboro)


All six Ottawa-Centre candidates for the June 12 provincial election will be in attendance.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 1195 Wellington Street West

[note: this property is just beyond the eastern boundary of the WVCA]

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 1195 Wellington Street West, a property owned by 169800 Canada Inc.. The applicant is proposing to construct an elevated deck on the west side (Hamilton Ave N) of its building and establish a commercial outdoor patio (

Monday, May 26, 2014

Notice of Public Hearings for 1560 Scott Street

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 1560 Scott Street


The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 1560 Scott Street, a property owned by Canada Property (trustee) No. 1 Ltd.

Notice of Public Hearings for 66 Helena Street

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 66 Helena Street


The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 66 Helena Street, a property owned by L.S.

Notice of Public Hearings for 296 Carleton Avenue

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 296 Carleton Avenue (33, 35 and 37 Gould Street)


The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of consent and minor variance applications to the Committee of Adjustment for 296 Carleton Avenue, a property owned by Jim Cocks and Jan Leahy.

Everyone Welcome At Street Painting Day In Wellington Village

street artJoin us at this first-ever street painting party

When: Saturday June 7, 2014
(raindate Sunday June 8, 2014)

Where: on Clarendon Avenue between Iona and Java

Time: 9 a.m.

Reminder: Planning Workshop for a Linear Park Along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is exploring the possibility of creating a linear shoreline park on lands between Preston Street and Carling Avenue to enhance the green space along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. We would like to invite a representative from your organization to participate in a planning workshop to explore this idea. The workshop will be held on May 27.


The purpose of the workshop is to consider various ways to transform sections of the Ottawa River shoreline corridor into a park. The aim is to make this corridor a space that people visit more often and that is more accessible to the public for a variety of uses, while also ensuring unimpeded access to the river for the neighbouring communities.


This workshop is part of the development of the Capital Urban Lands Master Plan and Parkways Policy, and follows on public consultations that were held in March. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute toward the development of this idea by helping the NCC to define a vision and principles that will guide further consideration of the park, as well as the activities and uses that would be suitable for the space, considering its importance to the Capital.
The workshop will take place as follows.


Date:

WVCA AGM tomorrow evening Tuesday, May 27


Tuesday, May 27






Fisher Park School Room 112
7:30 pm

 

Agenda



  1. Introductions

  2. Approval of 2013 AGM minutes

  3. President

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 70 (70B) Holland Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of consent (for right-of-way/easement to provide shared access to the parking at the rear of the lot) and minor variance applications to the Committee of Adjustment for 70 Holland Avenue, a property owned by Michael Beveridge. The applicant is proposing to subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land, one of which will contain the existing 1.5 storey detached dwelling. It is proposed to construct a new 3-storey, three-dwelling unit on the other newly created parcel. The existing shed on the property is to be demolished.


The variances for which approval is being sought are:


1. To permit a reduced total interior side yard setback of 1.56m, whereas the bylaw requires 1.8m.


2. To permit a reduced interior side yard setback of 0.21m, whereas the bylaw requires no less than 0.6m.


3. To permit a reduced lot width of 7.63m, whereas the bylaw requires a minimum lot width of 9.0m


4. To permit a reduced lot area of 241.8 square metres, whereas the bylaw requires a minimum lot area of 270 square metres.


5. To permit a reduced front yard setback of 3.0m, whereas the bylaw requires the setback to be the average of the existing setbacks of the abutting lots, in this case 3.96m.


This item will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on May 21, 2014 starting at 1:00 pm at 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber.


If you have any questions or comments for the Committee of Adjustment, please contact the Committee at Paul Conner at 613 580-2424 ext. 13459 or Fyrle Pucci at 613-580-2424, ext. 27584. Comments can be sent to

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You're Invited: Tour the future Bayview Innovation Centre - April 26, 2-4 PM

From Katherine Hobbs:

You're Invited


Come and see the future Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards
Community Open House and Tours
7 Bayview Road
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Support the Parkdale Food Centre

Urban Element presents

Back to Our Roots

A Gala in Support of the Parkdale Food Centre

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm

Back to Our Roots

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hydro Ottawa work on Island Park Drive starting Monday

Just a reminder that the Hydro work on Island Park Drive is starting on Monday.

The work will be done in the southbound lane of Island Park Drive between Richmond Road and Merivale.

No work will be done during peak hours.

Keep in mind this will be a reduction in the lane and not a closure.

AGENDA

WVCA Board of Directors Meeting

April 15, 2014

7:30 PM

Room 112 (main floor) Fisher Park School

Friday, April 4, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Community Public Forum on Safer Streets - Please send us your concerns!

The Wellington Village Community Association will be holding a public forum on Thursday, May 8th at 7pm at St. George's Parish. We plan to discuss issues around the safety of children, seniors and pets related to increased traffic in the neighbourhood and to speeding and dangerous drivers.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding these issues please forward them to us as soon as possible.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flavours of Ottawa Westboro Easter Food Market- April 12- New Location!

From Flavours of Ottawa Westboro:

Date:

New Infill Housing and Conversions By-Law: Planning Committee Approved

From Katherine Hobbs:





















Making Infill Construction More Compatible


Closing the loophole on Residential Conversions


Dear Neighbours,

I want to bring to your attention two important matters recommended for Council approval at Planning Committee yesterday.

First is the update to the Infill By-law 2012-147. This update is a response to the interim ruling by the Ontario Municipal Board following an appeal of the 2012 Infill By-law by a group of infill developers. In short, the new policy is

Sunday, March 23, 2014

February 2014 Minutes / April 2014 Meeting Date

February 2014 Minutes:

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WVCA Minutes Feb 18 2014

 

 

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7:30 PM

Fisher Park School

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cleaning the Capital

From the City of Ottawa:

On behalf of Tim Hortons and the City of Ottawa, we would like to inform you that...

The Tim Hortons Spring Cleaning the Capital registration is now open!

Register your cleanup online or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) until May 15, 2014.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lane Closures on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway / Fermeture de voies de la promenade de Sir-John-A.-Macdonald

From the NCC:

A Traffic Advisory was issued regarding lane closures on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Sections of this parkway will be temporarily closed to improve safety of two overpass railings. These closures will begin on Monday, March 17 and will continue until March 27, 2014.

These closures will occur from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays, over a distance of 100 metres. Traffic cones and directional signage will be on site to direct traffic and to ensure worker safety.

Jocelyne Moncion

Officer, Public and Community Relations
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Un avis de circulation concernant la fermeture de voies de la promenade de Sir-John-A. Macdonald vient d

Announcing Spring Civics Boot Camp

From Citizens Academy:

Ever wonder how Ottawa works from the ground up
and how citizens can make a difference?


What is the difference between a Master Plan, a Strategic Plan and an Official Plan?
What must a city do and what can

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Next meeting March 18, 2014

Mark your calendars for the next meeting:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

7:30 PM

Fisher Park

As always, everyone is welcome

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Register today for the Planning Primer II

From the City of Ottawa:

Saturday February 8, 2014
or
Monday, February 10, 2014

Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Colonel By Room, 2nd Floor
8:30 a.m. to noon


Space is limited.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

HEADS UP - Application for Demolition Control - 111 & 115 Parkdale Ave and 71 Burnside Ave

From the City of Ottawa:

Please be advised that an application has been received for the above site.

Site Location:

The subject lands are located on the east side of Parkdale Avenue and north of Burnside Avenue, south of Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway.

Description of Site and Surroundings:

The subject properties are approximately 1,139.0 square metres in size, with a frontage of 31.0 metres onto Parkdale Avenue and 15.0 metres onto Burnside Avenue. A single-detached dwelling is currently situated at 71 Burnside Avenue and two apartment buildings, each with 6 residential units, are located at 111 and 115 Parkdale Avenue. The gross floor area of these buildings is 1,250.0 square metres. Mostly residential uses surround the site, including apartment and single-detached dwellings to the north, east, and south of the subject lands, while institutional uses in the form of federal government buildings (Tunney

1st meeting of 2014, tomorrow

All are welcome

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7:30 PM

Fisher Park

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

WVCA Letter to City re: Mizrahi project

The WVCA

Used Book Drop-off

Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.

Friends of the Farm are holding a USED BOOK DROP-OFF for our Used Book Sale to be held in June.

Community Meeting: Development Proposed at 70 Richmond Road

As per notification from Councillor Katherine Hobbs:

70 RR

On Wednesday, Janaury 15th, 2014, from 7-9 PM in the upstairs meeting room at the Churchill Seniors Centre, I will be hosting a pre-consultation regarding development at 70 Richmond Road, currently home to Island Park Auto Sales.

No application has been made at this site. This meeting will be the first step in a community discussion with the developer before any decisions are made.

The zoning of the site is TM[83]H(15).

First meeting of 2014

All are welcome to WVCA meetings!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park

Plan to attend!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WVCA Letter to City re: Mizrahi project

The WVCA's letter to the City of Ottawa regarding the Mizrahi project at 1451-1445 Wellington St. W.:

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Letter from WVCA to the City re 1451-1445 Wellington St. W

Used Book Drop-off - March

Used Book Drop Off

Saturday, March 29

10 a.m.to 3 p.m.

Friends of the Farm are holding a USED BOOK DROP-OFF for our Used Book Sale to be held in June.

Community Meeting: Development Proposed at 70 Richmond Road

As per notification from Councillor Katherine Hobbs

70 RR

On Wednesday, Janaury 15th, 2014, from 7-9 PM in the upstairs meeting room at the Churchill Seniors Centre, I will be hosting a pre-consultation regarding development at 70 Richmond Road, currently home to Island Park Auto Sales.

No application has been made at this site. This meeting will be the first step in a community discussion with the developer before any decisions are made.

The zoning of the site is TM[83]H(15).

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

1st meeting of 2014

All are welcome to WVCA meetings!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park

Plan to attend!