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.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Mizrahi Development approved at the OMB

From the Ottawa Citizen:
mizrahi-finalSam Mizrahi

Westgate Redevelopment Meeting

From the office of the councillor:
One of the most interesting potential development sites in our ward, Westgate Shopping Centre, is soon to be the subject of a new development plan. Owner RioCan is contemplating a pretty significant development of the site that would include much greater density and height. I've had a chance to see the plans, and am very open-minded to them. The site is one of the best serviced in the ward, and the usual intensification impacts that we see in Kitchissippi are pretty mitigated. The proposal would see several large residential towers, continued commercial uses, largely buried parking, and some new green space. I'm very curious to hear what the community thinks.

On December 16, from 6-8, River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington and I are inviting you to take a look at the potential development at the Best Western Hotel at 1309 Carling Avenue. RioCan will be on board with its consulting team (architect, planner, transportation engineers, etc.), as well as City staff.

 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Public Consultation:1976 Scott & 320 McRae

Form the office of the Councillor:
We hope this finds you all well. Our office would like to extend an invitation to you, and anyone else in your association, to a public consultation session for a proposed development at the corner of Scott & McRae (1976 Scott & 320 McRae Ave). This public consultation will be run by Fotenn and architect Rod Lahey and their teams, and we will hopefully have City planning Staff on hand for any additional questions.

 

Where: Churchill Senior

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Official Plan Amendment - 1441-1445 Wellington

From the City of Ottawa

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spots open at Tunney's Non-profit Daycare

From their site:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Meeting time change: October 13

Hi everyone:

Please note that we have changed the meeting to this coming Tuesday, October 13th at Fisher Park.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Urban Forest Management Plan

Starting with a celebratory launch on September 23, 2015, the City of Ottawa will develop an Urban Urban greenspace showing grass and trees with a bicycle in the foreground.Forest Management Plan.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Cycling and traffic management, Island Park to Gladstone

From the office of Councillor Leiper:
Several cycling and area traffic management improvements are set to get underway in the Byron/Tyndall corridor from Island Park to Gladstone. There will be some parking removal, speed humps, pavement markings for bikes and more. A fuller description is in the document attached to the blog post at

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Notice of Public Hearings for 251 (and 253) Carleton Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 251 Carleton Avenue, a property owned by Michel and Antonios Maatouk. The owners want to demolish the existing one-and-a-half storey detached dwelling and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land. It is proposed to construct a new two-storey semi-detached dwelling, with one dwelling unit on each of the newly created parcels. In addition to requiring the consent of the Committee for Conveyances, the owners are seeking approval for the following variances for both 251 and 253 Carleton:

  • to permit a reduced lot width of 7.625 metres, whereas the by-law requires a minimum width of 9m

  • to permit a reduced lot area of 232.11 square metres, whereas the by-law requires a minimum lot area of 270 square metres.


This item will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on August 5, 2015 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: Paul Conner at 613 580-2424 ext. 13459 or Emily Monette at 613-580-2424, ext. 23255. 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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

1391 Wellingon Street West - proposed zoning by-law amendment

From the City of Ottawa:
I am contacting you today to provide you with documents regarding a recently submitted Zoning By-law Amendment application for 1391 Wellington Street West.

In this package, I have included a summary of the Zoning By-law Amendment Proposal being considered by the Planning and Growth Management Department.

Stay informed and involved

  • You can access additional information regarding this application online at Ottawa.ca/devapps or for general Zoning By-law Amendment information on Ottawa.ca/planning.

  • You can contact me if you have any questions or require additional information by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 13944, or by email, at

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

City of Ottawa Budget Primer

A session from the City of Ottawa to learn more about the budget process: this coming June 23.

When: Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
English: Champlain Room, 2nd floor
French: Honeywell Room, 2nd floor

Those planning to attend are asked to notify Grace.Okeefe@ottawa.ca to help gauge expected attendance.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mizrahi: OMB upholds City Decision

Today the Ontario Municipal Board upheld the city decision to limit the height of the building at

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Volunteers Needed for Tamarack Race Weekend

From our friends at the WWBIA:
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is looking for neighbourhood volunteers to serve as Route Marshals along the marathon and

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fisher Park Redesignation

After a long consultative process and almost 100 submissions, the City of Ottawa has agreed to allow Fisher Park to be a dog-off-leash park only between

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The 2nd Kitchissippi Forum - invitation

The 2nd Kitchissippi Forum will be this coming:

 

Date: Saturday, 18 April 2015
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Place: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road

Friday, March 20, 2015

2nd Kitchissippi Forum - April 18, 2015

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:
As part of his election committment to you, voters of Kitchissippi, Jeff committed to quarterly open, public forums for the whole ward. The first ward forum, on 17 January 2015, ended up being standing room only. We're pleased to announce the details of the 2nd

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Safe Streets Prioritization

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:
The Safe Streets Working Group was established after the first Kitchissippi Forum in January 2015. We received all your input, and now we need your help to direct resources where we can with a limited budget. Check out the map here and read more at our blog below.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Community Environmental Projects Grant Program

Applications for Grants are due June 1, 2015.

 

From the City of Ottawa:
June 1, 2015 Deadline for the City

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wildlife and a Liveable City

The City of Ottawa invites you to visit our environment trade show and attend a panel discussion to connect and hear from experts on wildlife conservation.

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6pm


Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
6 p.m. Environment Trade Show
7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

 

Our Panelists


This esteemed line-up of thought-leaders and wildlife conservation champions will share experiences on how cities and communities can contribute to wildlife conservation:

David Chernushenko
Ottawa City Councillor - Capital Ward
Chair of the Environment Committee

Janet Mason
Ottawa Stewardship Council
Brenda Van Sleeuwen
Nature Conservancy of Canada

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Queensway bridge repair and replacement

Please be aware that there will be a public information session for the Ottawa Queensway Midtown Bridges Study.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NCC: Tree control in Hampton Park

From the NCC:
The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to advise the public that a number of dead or dying ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer will be removed from Hampton Park. There are now approximately 370 ash trees in Hampton Park that constitute a safety hazard for pedestrians and motorists.

Maintenance crews will begin removing trees on Tuesday, January 27 and continue until February 3, weather-permitting. Work will take place inside the park between 7 am and 5 pm.

For Users

The Hampton Park off-leash dog area will not be affected by the tree removal operations. Park users will experience temporary closures of pathways within Hampton Park due to the presence of vehicles and heavy equipment on the pathways. Except for the designated off-leash area, dogs should be kept on a leash at all times.

Traffic Impact

Motorists may encounter some temporary partial lane closures on Island Park Drive near Merivale Road between 9 am and 3 pm.

The NCC urges park users and drivers to exercise caution and to respect the barricades, signs and flag-persons present during the tree removal.

The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive insect that was discovered in Canada for the first time in the summer of 2002. This invasive insect has killed millions of ash trees in Canada and the United States. It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas in both countries. The emerald ash borer does not pose a risk to human health.

The NCC will roll out a comprehensive reforestation plan that is specific to these locations after the sites have been appropriately cleared and cleaned up, including removal of the tree stumps.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 78 Helena Street

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 78 Helena Street, a property owned by Ian Taggart.

Parkdale Market - Winter Local

From our friends at the WWBIA:

The Parkdale Market has wrapped up the 2014 winter season, and vendors are looking forward to the spring. The market will re-open in April 2015 to bring you lots of local produce, and other made-in-Ottawa goodies. Meanwhile, to satisfy your taste for local/seasonal fare, the City of Ottawa and Savour Ottawa producers recently launched a new marketplace to shop for locally produced food known as Savour Ottawa Online. This website allows you to browse, order, and pay online and then pick up your order at the Parkdale Field House(located on Armstrong St. between Parkdale and Hamilton Ave.) on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the winter.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

City Session: Planning Primer I







Announcing Registration for the Planning Primer I Session

January 24 or 26, 2015.

Location:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 13 Granville Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of consent and minor variance applications to the Committee of Adjustment for 13 Granville Avenue, a property owned by Ken Buajitti. The applicant wishes to demolish the existing detached dwelling and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land for constructing a two-storey, semi-detached dwelling, with one dwelling unit on each of the newly created parcels of land, each with a roof top deck. Consent is required for a conveyance. The severed land, to be known as 13 Granville Ave, will have a frontage of 7.62m, a depth of 29.29m, and a lot area of 223.2 square metres. The retained land (15 Granville Ave) will have the same dimensions.

The variances for which approval is being sought, for both proposed parcels (13 and 15 Granville Ave) are:

  • to permit reduced lot areas of 223.2 square metres, whereas the by-law requires minimum lot areas of 225 square metres.


This item will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on January 14, 2015 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: Paul Conner at 613 580-2424 ext. 13459 or Emily Monette at 613-580-2424, ext. 23255. 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.