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.

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