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, November 27, 2009

Cash-in-lieu of Parking By-law Consultation Session

From the City of Ottawa:

December 10, 2009
6 to 9 p.m.
Richmond Room, Second Floor, City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

The City of Ottawa is in the process of finalizing a new Cash-in-lieu of Parking strategy to replace the current by-law in place in the former cities of Ottawa and Vanier. When passed by City Council, the new by-law will apply on a citywide basis. This policy primarily affects downtown properties and neighbourhoods.

You are invited to attend this session on December 10, 2009 to learn more about City's proposed strategy and provide your feedback. Go to to read more about the existing policy.

Following the consultations, staff will finalize the City's preferred strategy and bring forward a report with recommendations for modifying the existing Cash-in-lieu of Parking process to Planning and Environment Committee and City Council. The new by-law will be put in place in the spring of 2010.

Register to attend

Please email and register to attend the consultation before December 7, 2009.

For more information, contact:

Denis Charron
Development Review and Urban Services Branch
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13422


Douglas James
Development Review and Urban Services Branch
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13856

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Parkdale Avenue Open House Dec. 2

From the WWBIA:

Local Residents and Friends of Parkdale Ave,

Over the last three months, a team of McGill University Urban Planning graduate students, called Abode Urban Consultants, have

WWCA November Meeting Minutes

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WWCA Nov. 17 minutes

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lansdowne Live update from Councillor Leadman's office

On November 16th 2009, City Council, on behalf of the residents of the City of Ottawa, approved the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (LPP) between the City and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). It is clear that Lansdowne has been left to deteriorate over successive Councils and is in need of rehabilitation. I am very supportive of redevelopment of the site but financial oversight is critical. Any project must be viewed past its vision into its fundamentals.

I am hoping that when this issue comes back to council in June 2010 evaluation of these fundamentals will be provided through the reports that are now set to be completed. Only then can we be better able to see if the proposal is, in fact, good for residents and the City as a whole.

The information that needs to be provided includes:

  • A fair market impact study. The studies conducted to date forecasted limited impact but had the entire core of Ottawa as the impacted region. As the proposal would see the amount of commercial space in that area double, the scope is being broadened to provide a more accurate picture of the impact on local businesses.

  • A firm financial model. The operating system and financial plan is currently a

Voice YOUR opinion on the Ottawa River Action Plan

from the

Thursday, November 19, 2009

WWCA December Meeting

Plan now to attend the December meeting of the WWCA.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Reminder of the next WWCA meeting

Everyone is welcome!

We've got a packed agenda and a couple of guest speakers as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Wellington West Wassail

From the Wellington West BIA:

Here we come a-wassailing!

Come one, come all to the 2nd Annual Wellington West Wassail, a chance to stroll, sip, ride, shop, listen and celebrate the holiday season on our newly upgraded main street, Wellington St West!

For the second summer in a row, the noise and dirt of a major infrastructure and beautification project have disrupted our main street. But now that the construction season is over, we invite you to come on down and share a toast to ring in the holidays and celebrate our new look!

Three hot drink stations will be serving up free cups of delicious cider at the corners of Wellington St West and Gilchrist Ave, Hinton Ave and Melrose Ave. You may also wish to hitch a ride on our horse-drawn wagons, as it ferries shoppers back and forth along Wellington St West from Island Park Drive all the way to Somerset Square in Hintonburg. Rides are free and fun for the whole family.

And while you're out buying holiday gifts, why not delight your ears with the sounds of one of Ottawa's most entertaining choirs, Folka Voca, a 40-voice contemporary ensemble run by the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Folka Voca will be kicking off the Wellington West Wassail with a free concert in the lobby of the Great Canadian Theatre Company (Holland and Wellington St W) at 12:30pm.

Now what is a wassail anyway, and why are we having one in Wellington West? A wassail is an old English term signifying public revelry, singing and sharing hot (usually alcoholic) drinks with your neighbours in celebration of the holiday season. Our family-friendly wassail will be great fun. The street is looking fabulous, shops are bursting with holiday treats, and with the smell of cider, the sounds of horse bells and voices lifted in song, Wellington West will be the place to be on Saturday November 21.

Don't forget to drop in at the Hintonburg Community Centre where the Hintonburg Community Association's Artisan Craft Fair will be taking place at the same time! This is a great sale with dozens of vendors working in every possible media.

On behalf of Wellington West BIA and its many member businesses, we hope you will enjoy our complimentary offerings and enjoy our newly renovated streetscape

199 Holland

On November 17, the Holland Property Association (HPA), a non-profit housing agency formed as a result of an investment by the Ottawa Mission, is having a public meeting at Fisher Park beginning at 7pm to discuss its plans for 199 Holland (tall blue apt building set back between Holland and Hinton), for which a mixed housing model with some market rental units and some units subsidized by the Ottawa Mission is planned.

ROTIS Line Offers Help to Vulnerable Seniors

Help the Aged (Canada) has collaborated with Ottawa Public Health, the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, VHA Health and Home Support, and a network of community resources to offer the Reaching Out to Isolated Seniors (ROTIS) program. ROTIS allows community members to help connect vulnerable seniors with assistance they might need as they age.