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 22, 2010

WVCA meetings for the 1st quarter 2011

Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!

  • January 24, 2011

  • February 21, 2011

  • March 21, 2011

All at Fisher Park School

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Update

From the City of Ottawa: Integrated site plan for Lansdowne redevelopment wins Council approval

An integrated site plan that aims to make Lansdowne Park a highly sustainable and accessible gathering place was approved on Monday by Ottawa City Council.

City Council voted 16 to 5 to approve the site plan, which is subject to meeting certain conditions before the final approval process is completed in 2011.

"The plans for the new Lansdowne have evolved and improved," said Mayor Larry O'Brien. This plan will create an exciting urban place that is accessible to all and is a shining example of community and environmental sustainability."

In addition to approving the site plan, which focuses on: building locations; on-site circulation for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and vehicles; conceptual landscaping for public greenspace; site grading and stormwater management, Council also approved the relocation of the Horticulture Building, 120 metres to the east of its current location. The Horticulture Building, currently in a deteriorated state and used only for storage, is to be moved in one piece by an expert team, refurbished and made into a public building that anchors the new urban park at Lansdowne.

The Integrated Site Plan for Lansdowne includes:

  • a large new urban park, designed by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg landscape architects;

  • a refurbished stadium and Civic Centre, designed by Cannon Design;

  • a mixed-use area near Bank Street that includes shops, restaurants, services, offices,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

West Wellington Word

There's a new blog in town. Or the neighbourhood, that is.

Averie MacDonald is covering the 'hood for her multimedia journalism class at Carleton University. Check it out:

And look for Averie at local community events!

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report on November 9 Traffic meeting

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Report of Traffic Concerns Meeting November 9 / Traffic concerns meeting_Nov 9 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Minutes - October and November 2010

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WVCA October 20 2010 Minutes

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WVCA November 15 2010 Minutes

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Community Forum on Infill Intensification

Community Forum on Infill Intensification

Report on City Infill Study

Zoning and Urban Design Guidelines

Engage in the Discussion!

Elmdale School Gym

Tuesday November 23

8:15 to 10:00 PM

Speakers from:

City Planning Department and Committee of Adjustment staff

Sponsored by the Wellington Village Community Association

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PEC meeting is TBC. Plus, a letter from a neighbour

From the WCA:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WVCA November meeting

All are welcome to the November meeting of the Wellington Village Community Association

Monday, November 15, 2010

7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Look for posted signs leading you to the meeting room.

Update: Convent Meeting Sunday Nov 14th and Need speakers for PEC

From Sylvano Carrasco:

Dear Neighbours,

A few reminders about upcoming activities in the next week:

1. Do you want to help but don

Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Update

From the City of Ottawa:

Lansdowne Park Redevelopment Update
Lansdowne Park Integrated Site Plan
The report to Council on the Lansdowne Park Integrated Site Plan has been released and is available for review on
City Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole, will discuss the report on the site plan for the Lansdowne Park Implementation Plan at its meeting in Andrew S. Haydon Hall beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 19 and continuing on Monday, November 22 if required. Committee of the Whole will also hear from public delegations at this meeting. To register to speak to Committee of the Whole, please call: 613-580-2424, ext. 12487 or e-mail
For more information on the Integrated Site Plan, please contact John Smit at 613-580-2424 ext. 13866.

Projet de revitalisation du parc Lansdowne
Plan d'implantation int

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Community Meeting to discuss the Ashcroft Convent development

From Sylvano Carrasco:

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to make a plea to the community to come speak at the Planning Committee (on Nov 16th) to voice their concerns about the proposed zoning of the Ashcroft Convent site. We had a great turn out at the last Planning meeting and while we didn

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Traffic Concerns? Follow Up to April Meeting: Come and Talk

Elmdale School Gym
Tuesday, November 9
8:15 to 10:00 PM
Focus: West Wellington area
Speakers from

  • City Council

  • City Traffic Staff

  • Elmdale School Travel Planning

  • NCC

Sponsored by Wellington Village Community Association in conjunction with Elmdale School Council

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November Traffic Concerns Poster

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Public meeting re: the convent

Residents are invited to attend an information meeting to learn more about the proposed development for the former Sisters of the Visitation property in Westboro.

The proposal is a result of Planning and Environment Committee exercising Section 37 of the Planning Act which states that increases in the height and density of development will be permitted in return for the provision of facilities, services or other community amenities.

The meeting will be run by Tim Marc, Senior Legal Counsel for the City of Ottawa. Councillor Leadman will also be in attendance.

Thursday November 4, 7-9pm
Notre Dame High School Auditorium
710 Broadview Avenue

City representatives will present the details at 7 p.m.

Residents have an opportunity to respond to the proposal by e-mailing or

Send your comments about the proposed development to:

Tim Marc, Senior Legal Counsel
City Manager

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Westboro Community Association AGM

From our friends and neighbours of the WCA:
The 2010 AGM will take place:

Wednesday November 24, 2010
7:00 -9:00 p.m
at the Churchill Seniors Centre on Richmond Road/Churchill Ave.
View map

Westboro residents

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October/November list of events - mark your calendars

Thursday, October 14
Lansdowne Site Plan Public Consultation at the Civic Centre
--6:30 to 7:30 open house with display boards
--7:30 presentation
--8:30 to 9:30 break out groups

more details can be found here

Monday, October 18
Kitchissippi ward all candidates debate (Katherine Hobbs, Christine Leadman, and Daniel Stringer), in advance of the October 25 municipal election. Brought to you by the neighbourhood community associations representing Hampton-Iona, Island Park, Wellington Village and Westboro.


Monday, October 4, 2010

SLOWest seminars

From SLOWest:

Interested in making a few changes to reduce your family's environmental footprint?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Questionnaire on NCC's urban lands

Fill out this questionnaire to voice your opinion on how the NCC uses its urban lands. Open until September 20, 2010.

Kitchissippi Ward ALL-Candidates Debate

Kitchissippi Ward ALL-Candidates Debate
Thursday, September 30

8:00 p.m.

Location: Champlain Park Fieldhouse (corner of Cowley and Clearview)

Ottawa, ON

Bring your own lawn or camping chair as chairs are limited at this venue.

Richmond Road / Westboro Transportation Management Implementation Plan: Public Open House

From the City of Ottawa.

We would like to invite you to attend a second Public Open House scheduled for this Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church (located at 347 Richmond Road). This open house will give you a chance to comment on a series of initiatives that are proposed to be implemented in your community over the next 15 years to encourage a shift from auto dependence to more sustainable modes of transportation (walking, cycling, transit, etc.).

This meeting is open to the general public.

Please see this PDF for more information.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to obtain further information, please contact :

Steven Boyle, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Planning Branch
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Les Soeurs convent: What can you do?

Read this post on the web site of our friends and neighbours of the Westboro Community Association to find out what you can do:

Hintonburg Community Association's Annual General Meeting

Event Date: September 29, 2010

Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St West


You're invited to the Hintonburg Community Associatio n's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, Sept 29th. Sign-in and membership renewal start at 6:30pm; Meeting at 7:00pm.

Learn about the past year's activities, raise your concerns and help elect the Board of Directors.

Fall Construction Update

The City of Ottawa's Infrastructure Services Department circulated the following notice this week:


Temporary Westbound Lane Restrictions - Somerset St West Between Bayswater Ave and Preston Street.

"From September 7, 2010 to November 12, 2010 Somerset St West between Bayswater Ave and Preston Street will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction only. Westbound vehicle traffic will be prohibited in this segment of Somerset St West.

Businesses on Somerset St West Between Bayswater Ave and Preston Street will remain open as usual.

On-street Parking: On-street parking will be available except in the immediate vicinity of construction activity.

Westbound Detour: North on Preston St, west on Albert St and Scott St, south on Bayview Road and Bayswater Ave to Somerset St West.

Sidewalks: Sidewalks on both sides of Somerset St West will remain open and clear.

Buses: Route 2 Westboro and Route 2 Bayshore westbound buses will be rerouted from Somerset St West to travel via Preston Street west on Albert and Scott, north on Bayview and Bayswater Aves to Somerset St West. Duration: September 7 - November 12, 2010. The Route no 2 Blair eastbound bus service will remain the same on Somerset St West and will not be detoured.

This work will result in some inconvenience to you such as noise, dust and vibrations. The City is committed to minimize any disruption and inconvenience to the public during construction. We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation."

We thank the City for this update.

For more information:

Visit Road Work and Street Closures on

Visit Modifications to Bus Route no. 2 on

Construction Contacts:

Max Ross, Senior Project Manager, 613 580 2424 ext 16011

Dianna Ashworth, City Construction Liaison, Delcan, 613 863 3873

Pierre Robert, Contractor, Tomlinson, 613 229 9184

Don Lamirande, City Construction Inspector, 613 794 3671

2010 Planning Primer Program

From the City of Ottawa:

Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community?

Now is your time to find out

The Planning and Growth Management Department is offering the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

SLOWest Fall seminar series

From SLOWest:

Interested in making a few changes to reduce your family's environmental footprint?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reactions to the Lansdowne Park plans

From the Old Ottawa South Community Association:

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OOS Flyer

and from the

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Lansdowne Transportation Report (June21)

also check out

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

We've changed our name

At the Annual General Meeting held on May 19, 2010, members present voted in favour of changing the name of our community association to the Wellington Village Community Association.

Stay informed about the Wellington Street Community Design Plan

Here is the City of Ottawa web page about the Wellington Street Community Design Plan:

Mark your calendars!

The next few meetings of the Wellington Village Community Association are:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stay tuned to this website for more details as we approach each meeting date.

May 13, 2010 meeting minutes

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WWCA May 13 2010 Minutes

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wellington Village CA June meeting

Wellington Village Community Association

June Meeting - all are welcome!

Monday, June 14, 2010

7:30 pm

Fisher Park School

See you there!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wild Wild WESTboro Garage sale

From our friends at the WCA:

Hello neighbours,

In case you missed the news, the Wild Wild WESTboro Garage sale is scheduled for this Saturday June 5, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010


West Wellington Community Association
Annual General Meeting

All are welcome!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
7:30 pm
Fisher Park School
Room 115 (look for signs)
250 Holland Park Ave

Amongst other items on the agenda, we will be discussing a proposal to change the Association name.

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WWCA 2010 AGM Draft Agenda

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wellington W Blooms!

From our friends at the Wellington West BIA:
Event Date: May 16, 2010

Event Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St W

Celebrate the coming of spring... and just in time to plant your own garden, come and get tips and a demonstration of container gardening from author, radio personality and master gardener Ed Lawrence!

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 10 am - 4 pm, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and Wellington West BIA present Wellington Blooms: a Spring-inspired trade show for the whole family!

Highlights include:
- Ed Lawrence's demonstration and gardening Q&A, starting at 11am.

- A mini trade show exhibited in the lower lobby with gardening books available for sale by Collected Works, as well as beeswax artworks, handmade chocolates, handbags, and more, by local artists.

- In the upper lobby, vibrant artwork by Mark Seabrook on display at the Fritzi Gallery.

- Enter a free draw to win a gorgeous Spring Bouquet, courtesy of O'Callaghan Floral at the Parkdale Market.

- This event is FREE.

GCTC is located at 1233 Wellington St We st, at the corner of Holland Ave. It is easily accessible by public transit. Parking is available across the street behind The Table restaurant or along Wellington St W.

Please note: Parkdale Market is now open for the season! Bedding plants, hanging baskets and cut flowers are available. Hurray for Spring!

For info, call Kerry Beckett at 613-236-5192 ext 312 or e-mail

Monday, May 10, 2010

Open House: Wellington Community Design Plan

Event Date: May 12, 2010

Event Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Location: Connaught Public School, 1149 Gladstone at Rosemount

This Wednesday evening, you are invited to an Open House to review and discuss the Community Design Pl an (CDP) for the entire Wellington St W corridor and Parkdale Market area. This meeting is in advance of the CDP's approval at the Planning and Environment Committee next month (on June 22, 2010). City staff and Councillor Leadman will be present to answer questions.

The CDP for Wellington Street W is a City-led process that results in a plan that will guide both the development of private lands and public works (of the City and other government agencies) within the study area. The CDP will create a vision, and a means to implement that vision, in ways that are meant to satisfy both community aspirations and the relevant strategic growth management policies of the Official Plan.

The CDP will guide the changes we will see over the next 20 years for this area including:

Zoning and urban design considerations
Land development proposals
Open space and community linkages
Streetscape and road improvements
Civic initiatives
This is an important meeting. If you would prefer to view the plan and comment online, click on this link

For more info, please contact:

Taavi Siitam
Planner II, M.Sc.Pl., MCIP, RPP
Zoning Studies and Area Planning Central
Community Planning and Design Division
Planning, Transit and the Environment Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27788
Fax: 613-580-2459

Tonights's meeting cancelled

Tonight's public board meeting has been cancelled.
Please join us at our Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Fisher Park School
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fundraising Event

There is a wonderful fundraising event on Saturday evening, from 7-9 in honour of a mother of three who is trying to rebuild her life after becoming paralysed from the waist down from a gunshot to the neck, Cathleen Lavoie.
The event is at the Kitchissippee United Church Hall

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Newswest Student Writing Contest

Newswest, Kitchissippi's volunteer-run community newspaper invites high school students 14-18 either
resident or attending school in Kitchissippi Ward to submit entries on the theme of

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Historic Designation for the Soeur de la Visitation Convent and Site

From the Hampton Iona Community Group:

On April 14, City Council will be debating whether to give the Soeur de la Visitation site heritage status.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Planning charette on the Soeurs de la Visitation Convent site

From the Hampton Iona Community Group:

As we are all aware, the Soeurs de la Visitation Convent site was recently purchased by Ashcroft Homes for redevelopment.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Convent

Our friends in the Hampton Iona Community Group have a page on their site on the Soeurs de la Visitation Convent development by Ashcroft Homes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Christine Leadman: "114 Richmond Road Plans a cause for concern"

114 Richmond Road Plans a cause for concern

March 9, 2010

For Immediate Release

In advance of tomorrow night's meeting Councillor Leadman has had a chance to preview the designs for 114 Richmond Rd. being proposed by Ashcroft Homes.

At this early stage, having seen the designs, she has a number of concerns which she has expressed to the developers and staff. Councillor Leadman is alarmed by the impact the current design will have on the community visually from Byron Avenue and Richmond Road as well as the affect the high density and minimal amount of public open space provided will have.

Traffic generated from the site is also a worry for Councillor Leadman, especially the traffic that could be directed right on to residential streets such as Kensington Avenue. She is investigating all of the options available to make the impact of traffic as minimal as possible on residents living on those streets.

As this is one of the most unique properties in the ward with some of the most historical significance, she wants to ensure it is treated with the respect it deserves. She wants the finished development to add to the community and not take away from it.

Councillor Leadman will be attending the meeting tomorrow night at St. George's Church (415 Piccadilly Ave.) from 7 to 9 p.m. She would also like to encourage anyone who is interested in or might be affected by this development to come and participate.

If you need any more information, please contact Councillor Leadman's Office at 613-580-2485 or

Monday, March 8, 2010

WWCA Monthly Meeting tonight

Monday, March 8, 2010, Fisher Park School Rm 115, 7:30pm
Note that our AGM is Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Community meeting on the development proposal for 114 Wellington (Convent site)
Wednesday, March 10, 7-9 pm, St. George

Monday, March 1, 2010

Application for Minor Variance for 1375 Wellington Avenue

Here is the WWCA's letter Re: Application for Minor Variance for 1375 Wellington Avenue.

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WWCA Letter to C of A re Cafe Mio, Feb 10

Concerned about the development of the Souers de la Visitation site?

Come to the next community meeting which is the final chance for input to the developers

Wednesday, March 10

7-9 pm

St. George

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hampton Iona Community Group Annual Winter Carnival February 21

Hampton Iona Community Group will be holding its annual winter carnival on February 21, 2010.

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HICG Winter Carnival

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent

For those interested but who were unable to make the February 1 meeting, the Westboro Community Association has posted the presentation given by the Ashcroft architect at the Feb. 1 public meeting on Planning and Design Guidelines for the Convent site:

Also, here is a link to Ken Gray's Citizen column on the same subject:

Open house on environmental impacts for the Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel Light Rail Project

From the City of Ottawa:

Ottawa - The City of Ottawa will be holding an open house to discuss the environmental impacts of the planned Downtown Ottawa Transit Tunnel (DOTT) light rail project. The session will provide residents with information on current environmental conditions, and an assessment of the impact of the project

OC Transpo Route 18

from Councillor Leadman's office:

Hello Everyone,

Marc Chenier, a member of the Champlain Park Community Association who is spearheading the 18 petition, sent this information along to me regarding the petition and asked me to pass it along to all of you

Mark your calendar!

The next few WWCA meetings are:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

AGM: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

all 7:30 p.m.

Fisher Park School

Everyone is welcome!

January Meeting Minutes

Here are the minutes from the WWCA January meeting.

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WWCA Jan 14 Minutes

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Budget consultation for Kitchissippi Ward

The budget consultation for Kitchissippi Ward (and 3 other central city Wards) takes place this evening at City Hall from 7-9 p.m.

Newswest Annual General Meeting

Any and all members of the WWCA is invited to the Newswest Annual General Meeting, taking place on Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

February Meeting - mark your calendars

The February WWCA meeting will be held:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fisher Park School

7:30 p.m.

All are welcome!