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, August 25, 2011

Community Meeting To Discuss Convent Site Plan

From HICG:

As we have previously advised the Community, the Site Plan approval process for the Soeurs de la Visitation Convent site is now underway with comments due from the public by September 5, 2011. Our councillor has confirmed that she is not planning to hold any public meetings in this regard but welcomes direct comments from the community.

Given the complexity of the Site Plan and the questions that many people have with respect to the Plan, the Hampton Iona Community Group has decided that it is important that the community have as much information as possible regarding the site plan, its impact and the approval process.

As such, HICG will be holding a public community meeting to discuss the site Site Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday August 30 at 7:00 pm at St. George's Church -Parish Hall (415 Picadilly Avenue).

We have invited representatives from Ashcroft Homes and from the City's Planning Department to attend the meeting and to be available to present the Plan and answer questions. At this time, they have not yet confirmed if they will attend.

As well, we are pleased to advise that Hampton Iona's Planner, Catherine Gravely of Sorensen Gravely Lowes Planning Associates Inc will be attending the meeting. She will be assisting us in our understanding of the plan, the impact on the community and how potential issues that we might have should be addressed. Ms. Gravely will also be available to answer any questions that we might have with respect to our recent OMB challenge and settlement.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Savour Ottawa Harvest Table this Sunday!

Savour Ottawa is hosting its first ever Savour Ottawa Harvest Table at Parkdale Park next to the Parkdale Market on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Please come and enjoy a taste sensation! ?

Two seatings of beautifully prepared, locally grown and raised foods will take place at 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm. The menu has been created by chefs who are committed to using local food. The cost is $50 (plus HST) per person for a three-course meal plus two samples of beer and/or wine. Tickets are available online at - buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Featuring prominent local chefs from:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Learn more about the proposed infill housing solutions

After numerous consultations with the public in February, staff have developed a number of proposed solutions to resolve this issue. Residents are invited to hear more about the proposed solutions and ask questions following the presentation at the upcoming meeting. A report on the issue will be brought to Planning Committee in the fall of 2011.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Champlain Room, 2nd floor, Heritage Building
Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
7 to 9 pm
Presentation at 7 pm followed by Q&A
Plan to attend this meeting and send your comments on the proposed solutions for infill housing no later than Friday, September 30th, 2011 to:
Selma Hassan, Planner
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext 25192
Fax: 613-580-2576

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fall Cleaning the Capital campaign / la campagne Le Grand m

Pitch in to give your city a clean sweep during the Fall Cleaning the Capital campaign

Ottawa - Residents of all ages are invited to join the City

Monday, August 8, 2011

Invitation to a Heritage Forum for Ottawa Communities

Are you worried about losing heritage buildings and resources in your community? Are you wondering how to identify and protect the heritage of your community? Do you know where to get advice on researching heritage buildings? what tools are available to protect heritage and how to get them in your community? how to find the expertise you need to convince others (including City Councillors and developers) that your heritage resources are worth protecting?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Applications going to the Committee of Adjustment on August 17

Minor Variance Applications near Wellington Village
Public Hearings being held at the August Committee of Adjustment meeting (August 17, starting at 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, Main Floor, 101 Centrepointe Drive)
1) from 201 Parkdale Group Inc. for 201 Parkdale Avenue
Purpose of Application: A 15-storey apartment building is currently under construction, and the Owner is now applying to reduce the required number of onsite visitor parking spaces.
Relief Required: A reduced number of visitor parking spaces of 8, whereas the by-law requires a minium of 18 visitor parking spaces.
2) from Falsetto Homes Inc. for 222 and 226 Northwestern Avenue
Purpose of Application: "The Owner wants to demolish the existing detached dwelling on the property and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land to create separate ownerships for a new 2-storey semi-detached dwelling, with roof top deck, with one unit on each of the new parcels.
Relief Required: for 222 Northwestern and 226 Northwestern, to permit a reduced lot width of 7.62 metres, whereas the by-law requires a minimum lot width of 9.0 metres
Contact the Committee of Adjustment (, 613-580-2436) or WVCA for additional information on any of these applications.