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, December 6, 2017

Ashcroft/Convent Development Open House: January 10

Please note that Ashcroft will be holding a public consultation on the Convent on the development of the Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent on Wednesday, January 10th, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt).

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Scott and Albert Street reconfiguration workshop

The City of Ottawa is hosting a workshop on the functional design study for the modification of cycling facilities.

Tom Brown Arena
December 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

There is also an online consultation.  You can visit it at ottawa.ca/scottstreet.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Event: Ward 15: Looking 4Ward: A Conversation with Jeff Leiper

From our friends at the Hampton-Iona Community Group.

Wednesday October 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Real Canadian Superstore Demonstration Kitchen.

"Hampton Iona Looks 4ward to the Future

Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona.  What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire?   How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now?  What concerns you?  What excites you?  How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?

Come and join us for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward.    With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years.  How can we have a voice in what our future will look like?  What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change?  How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?

On October 18 from 7 pm to 9 pm, the Hampton Iona Community Group (HICG) will be holding a public conversation with Councillor Jeff Leiper:   Ward 15: Looking 4ward.  Facilitated by our own professional facilitator, Ken Hoffman of One World, Ward 15: Looking 4ward will be an opportunity to learn more about what is envisioned by the City of Ottawa for our area, and for us to work in small groups to discuss what is important to us.  From population projections to the impact of the LRT on our neighbourhoods, this will be an opportunity for all of us to learn more about the future, the role we can play and that of our community association in helping to make decisions.

While we have all had concerns and complaints about both the impacts and implementation of intensification, we recognize that growth is going to happen.  The purpose of this event is to spend a productive evening learning more about how Westboro and Kitchissippi are expected to grow, what are our key issues and how we can better control our future.

For a number of years we have had a Secondary Plan for Westboro and Richmond Road which has sadly not worked the way we intended.  On October 18th, we will learn more about what we need to do to get the City to revise our Secondary Plan so that it has teeth and, what our role is in revising the Plan.

Ward15: Looking 4ward will be held in the second floor demonstration kitchen (handicap accessible) at the Loblaws Superstore (Richmond Road and Kirkwood).   For details or questions, please contact HIGC at webmaster@hamptoniona.ca.    We look forward to seeing you on October 18th."

Big Trees of Kitchissippi - Hampton Park walk Sunday Oct 22

From our friends with Big Trees of Kitchissippi:

Sunday October 22nd from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 645 Parkview Road.

"Hampton Park Tree Walk –Meet near the wading pool at the parking lot off Parkview Road, which can only be accessed from Kirkwood Avenue, via either Buell St. or Sebring Ave.

Join us for a guided Walk with Tree Enthusiast and Master Tree Identifier Owen Clarkin. What species are the trees in Hampton Park? How old are they? How are they doing? Owen will share his wealth of knowledge about trees, and stories about what makes these particular trees so fascinating and important.

Forest therapy guide Andrea Prazmowski will be on hand to talk about the benefits trees provide, and their value in Ottawa’s urban environment.

For the final part of the session, we'll have a Q & A session with tree enthusiasts who live in Kitchissippi Ward. Find out how you can get involved in protecting and planting trees -- for today and for future generations.

In case of drizzle, we will proceed. In case of heavy rain, please meet at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive.

At this event, we’ll collect donations to cover costs associated with Owen’s time."

Monday, October 9, 2017

October WVCA board meeting postponed!

Our October WVCA board meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday October 10th at 7:30 p.m. has been POSTPONED by exactly one week to Tuesday October 17th at 7:30 p.m.  

The change has been made due to the scheduling of the Ottawa Public Library Board meeting which is taking place at the same time on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Several of our members have expressed interest in attending this important meeting instead, to voice their opinion on the proposed renovation of Rosemount library, in lieu of investing in a badly needed new facility for the west end area. More information on the OPL meeting and READ Rosemount can be found at http://www.readrosemount.ca/. We encourage all local residents attend this meeting to ensure the best possible decision is made by the Board.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

EcoFest 2017

From the team at EcoFest Ottawa:

Local environmental organization Ecology Ottawa is throwing the biggest environmental party yet! Make sure to get your ticket!


Also find attached a copy of the event poster. If there’s a physical location we can put up the poster, let us know; our volunteer will come by and put them up. Otherwise, feel free to send them out to your network.

Lastly, this event will not be complete without your participation. Would you consider purchasing your ticket, and encourage your team/staff to attend? Tickets are only $35, and we offer a discount if you buy 10 or more tickets. Please find the link to buy your ticket here: eo_ecofest.eventbrite.ca.

Thank you so much for your support of EcoFest and Ecology Ottawa. We look forward to having you at this largest gathering of the environmental community in Ottawa.


Please note that the WVCA often posts local events that may be of interest to our members, and does not necessarily endorse the content of the events

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#BudgetSpeak 2017

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:


We wanted to make you aware that this year, we are again hosting a #BudgetSpeak session alongside Councillors Chernushenko, Fleury, McKenney and Nussbaum.


Following a similar format to last years’ event, this session will consist of short plenary presentations with opportunities to provide input on four themes:


  • Winter walkability and accessibility

  • Arts, culture and music

  • Social services and housing

  • Reducing our carbon footprint


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The session will be held on Tuesday, October 17 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm here at Jean Pigott Hall (110 Laurier Ave W).


There is an Event Brite page for folks to register their attendance:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Regulations for Snow Plow Driveway Markers

From the City of Ottawa:
On June 27, 2017, we let you know that the City was looking to formalize the rules for snow plow driveway markers, and you were invited to provide feedback on the current guidelines under the existing pilot program.

We have reviewed the feedback received during the public consultations and developed recommendations that will go to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) for approval on August 31, 2017.

A copy of the report will be publicly available on ottawa.ca late in the day on August 24, 2017.   You will be able to access it on the Council and Committee Meetings page by clicking on the August 31 CPSC meeting agenda under “Documents” and then on the report link in the agenda.

If you require assistance, please contact Amanda Greene at amanda.greene@ottawa.ca .

Thursday, August 3, 2017

City of Ottawa Parking Survey

The Transportation Department is considering changing weekend on-street parking to six hours from three, and are looking for citizen feedback.  You can find the survey here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Committee of Adjustment: 74 Caroline Avenue

From the City of Ottawa:
For the July 19 Committee of Adjustment Public Hearing: At 74 Caroline Avenue, the owner is seeking to demolish an existing one-storey addition to build a two-storey addition with variances required for corner side-yard setback as well as projection of the eaves.  Variances are required to permit a reduced corner side yard setback of 0.92 metres (by-law requires 3m) and to permit an eaves to project 2.08m into the corner side yard (by-law permits 1m).

All documents can be viewed at: http://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=7187&doctype=AGENDA

wvca.ca was hacked - we're back online

In the past week you may have noticed that wvca.ca was down.  We were hacked and the site went down, our apologies for that.  Things are spinning up again.  A few posts may have been lost, I sincerely regret that.

Rest assured that no personal information was lost or released, as no such information he hosted on our site.  If you have any questions, please let us know: webmaster@wvca.ca

Friday, April 21, 2017

WVCA Minutes: April 2017

Find (draft version) attached:

NCC Consultation: Responsible management of Gatineau Park trails

From the NCC:
This public consultation will present the plan for the renewed trail network, which takes into consideration the type of experience that Park users are seeking, as well as the environmental obligations that the NCC must meet.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Capital Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor

After the public consultation, an online questionnaire will be available (from April 27 to May 15, 2017).

Please confirm your attendance by noon on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as space is limited.



Spencer Street: Open House

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:
We

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Old Home Earth Day Event - Glebe Community Centre

From our friends at the Glebe Community Centre:
A warm invite for you to drop by the Glebe Community Centre for Earth Day. We have put together a pretty fabulous program for people interested in home energy retrofits, energy incentives, new technologies, decarbonizing our homes!

We have speakers, mini-workshops, discussion corners, and tradefair-style info tables. Start is at 10am with a Power-Up light breakfast and panel discussion. Lots of stuff going on till 3pm.

For the detailed program see

https://www.facebook.com/events/1238129402931606/?active_tab=about

Please come and invite all your friends.

Hope to see you on Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review of City Noise By-Law

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:


The City is conducting a Noise By-law review, and residents are invited to attend one of three public meetings that the City is holding and provide feedback. Registration for the workshops are now available:

http://ottawa.ca/2/en/city-hall/public-engagement/public-workshops-noise-by-law-review-april-25-2017

Dates for the workshops:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Zoning Open House - The Wellington Diner

UPDATE: the meeting has been moved to May 2


 

From the Office of Councillor Leiper:
We are co-hosting a community open house for the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment at 1385 Wellington St W which would permit an outdoor patio at the Wellington Diner. You can review the application on DevApps here. The applicant, their consulting team, as well as

WVCA Minutes: March 2017

Find attached, in draft:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

FCA greenspace Survey

From our friends at the FCA:




The Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa is requesting that you take 2 minutes to full out our short greenspace survey on greenspaces in your neighbourhoods. These spaces are vital to the health of our city and we want to know how your CA is dealing with green issues in your local community.

You can find a

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ottawa Race Weekend call for volunteers

From the Organizing Committee of Ottawa Race Weekend:
On May 28, the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon comes north along Fairmont to Wellington, then along Wellington to Richmond Road. We are celebrating Canada 150. The theme for the event is to Run across Canada. In the stretch of road just described will be the Manitoba section of the route. We are looking for community involvement to cheer the runners as the make their way by. If you want to be included in our Cheering Contest let me know and I will put you in touch with our Cheering Coordinator.

 

LRT: Tunney's Noise Exemption Overnight February 13th and February 17th

From the City of Ottawa:
There is an application for a noise exemption in order to drill two geotechnical boreholes (GB-3 and GB-4 from the attached .pdf) for the future bridge at Tunney

Friday, February 3, 2017

Public Information: Closing 417 Carling Onramp

From the MMM Group (the engineering group responsible):
The purpose of this message is to invite you to attend the second Public Information Centre (PIC) for the above-noted Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Detail Design and Environmental Assessment Study. The first PIC was held in June 2016. The second PIC is scheduled as follows:

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location:
St. Anthony

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Site Plan Control for 979 Wellington West (at Garland)

From the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa has received Site Plan to develop a nine-storey mixed-use building with 57 residential units, commercial uses at grade, and 35 car parking and 30 bicycle parking spaces.

The subject site is location at the corner of Wellington Street West and Garland Street, with through frontage on Armstrong Street, in Hintonburg.

The site is irregular with a lot area of 852.91 m2, and 19.18 m frontage on Wellington Street West. There currently is a two-storey office building on the site, with parking located at the side of the building and the rear of the site. Some surrounding uses include residential uses to the east, commercial uses to the south and west, and an automobile repair shop and residential buildings to the north. Also, the O-Train and future LRT are within walking distance from the site.

The proposed development will have a gross floor area of 3,460m2 and reaching 30.6 m in height. It is a nine-storey mixed-use building, which contains commercial/ retail uses at grade, and residential uses above. The built form will include an interactive design for the at grade uses. The proposed building will have a total of 57 residential units (3 units at grade with direct access to Garland Street, and 54 units on floors two to nine). The residential lobby is located at grade, with separate access from Wellington. The commercial units can be accessed from Wellington Street West and Armstrong Street. There will be a total of 35 stacked parking stalls located below grade, which can be accessed from Armstrong Street. As for bicycle parking, 30 spaces will be provided.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Notice of Study - 417 Bridge Replacements/Rehabilitations and Operational Improvements

The WVCA has received a letter about the upcoming 417 highway bridge replacements.

Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park

Please join us for the next round of consultations with the City of Ottawa as we present what we heard during the Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park consultation with residents and stakeholders that took place on November 15th, 2016.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Police Services Meeting - Changes

From our friends at the FCA:
The Ottawa police service is holding two more consultation sessions inviting participants to learn more about the changes that will take place in the Ottawa police department.

The information sessions are being held tonight and next Wednesday January 25th. To register please click on the link below:

https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/news-and-community/Service-Initiative.asp

The FCA will be keeping you informed on more updates from the OPS on this important matter concerning OP service delivery changes. Should you have any questions please be in touch with us.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 2017 meeting: starting at 7pm

Hi all:

For various scheduling-like reasons, we'll start our meeting at 7pm this coming Tuesday.

Councillor McKenney Library Open House

From the office of Councillor McKenney:

 
Join me and my urban core colleagues for a

Central Library Public Open House:

We want to hear from you!

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Time: 6pm