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, November 28, 2012

Ottawa Light Rail Design Showcases

From the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa would like to invite you to attend an Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Design Showcase in your local community.

The showcases will feature designs from the proponent who will be recommended to Council for approval to construct and maintain Ottawa

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Application to Committee of Adjustment, 296 Carleton/37 Gould

The WVCA received the following application to the Committee of Adjustment:

Minor Variance Application for 296 Carleton Avenue and 37 Gould Street.

Public Hearing to be held at Committee of Adjustment Meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 1pm, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

The owners have filed applications which, if approved, will have the effect of creating two parcels of land.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We're taking December off, so no meeting until January 2013.

In the meantime, shop at Collected Works! As a huge thank-you for hosting our meetings during 2012.

See you Tuesday, January 15, 2013

7 PM

Where else? Collected Works!

Urban Design Elective Course 2012

From the City of Ottawa:

The last Planning Primer session for 2012 is the urban design elective, offered to residents who have previously taken the Primer I and Primer II. This elective will be offered on December 1 and 3, 2012. Registration is open until November 28, 2012.

Session information

Urban design combines key aspects of architecture and urban planning, reaching in important ways beyond each of those disciplines. Urban design gives shape and character to city blocks, districts, and neighbourhoods, by articulating urban plans in four dimensions, including space and time (how we experience an urban place as we move through it).

In brief, the contemporary practice of urban design focuses on making the most of urban areas to create pleasant places in which to linger, to partake in public life, and to help build strong communities.

This elective will cover:

  • A comprehensive overview of urban design principles using local examples

  • The City of Ottawa's urban design framework - Ottawa by Design

  • Key programs, processes, roles, responsibilities and challenges

Registration information

If you plan to attend, please register no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Colonel By Room, Second Floor
Monday, December 3, 2012
Honeywell Room, Second Floor

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

If you have not taken the Primer I and II series, please do not register for this session. The concepts and information that is imparted in the Primer I and II courses is integral to understanding the material presented in the elective courses.


Please send your questions to or visit

Mayor Jim Watson and City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick invite you to attend "Building People Places by Designing Accessible Spaces" - an AccessAbility Day event. Come to hear about the City's proposed Accessibility Design Standards and celebrate accessible design initiatives of the past and present.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (light networking lunch following)

Jean Pigott Place City Hall

by November 22, 2012 to or 613-580-2424, ext. 16654


October 2012 meeting minutes

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Meeting Minutes10232012

Monday, November 19, 2012

My Neighbourhood Bites Event

From Taboo Eats:

Taboo Eats is hosting "My Neighbourhood Bites" a food event for foodies by foodies. It is unique in nature in that we are celebrating the great recipes of amateur chefs, home cooks and foodies. We have twelve neighbourhoods rallied to take part in a friendly competition over the next six months to find the best across Ottawa at a finale event.

Category winners in each neighbourhood will have their recipes published in a cookbook with proceeds going to the Ottawa Food Bank at the end of the competition.

Wellington West is the launch event location for the December 15th event being held at Cube Gallery. Residents and those working in Wellington West have until November 24 to apply with a great recipe at We are looking for

Friday, November 16, 2012

Winter parking restrictions - Nov 15 - Apr 1 FYI


The City of Ottawa is reminding residents that winter overnight parking regulations are in effect from November 15 to April 1. These regulations ensure that the City

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's "On the Line" Sunday, 7:00 pm @ Mountain Equipment Co-op

From SLOWest:

Come and see what's

Agenda - November 20

WVCA November Board Meeting

November 20, 2012, 7:00PM

Collected Works


1. Approval of October minutes

2. Minuting of business transacted by email

3. Tunney's Pasture update

4. Membership drive update

5. Other business

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Taste of Ottawa: Westboro Holiday Food Market

From Taste of Ottawa:

The event will take place at the Westboro Masonic Hall at 430 Churchill at Byron on Sunday, December 9 from 10 am to 4 pm. It will include over 20 Ottawa based artisan vendors who make items such as: coffee, honey, baked goods, tea, pork, ice cream, jams, chocolate, and pizza to name a few. A few of vendors live in the Westboro neighbourhoods and many of the vendors were at the Ottawa Farmers Market this past summer!

This event is a one-stop-shop for all your holiday food and gift giving needs.

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Taste of Ottawa

Sunday, November 4, 2012

SLOWest Energy Conservation Workshop, Thursday November 8, 7:00 pm

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Energy Conservation

Fisher Park - Final Concept Plan

From the City of Ottawa to the WVCA:

Yes, we are delayed in getting the tender out for construction, due to the changed servicing requirements for splash pad drainage and other technical revisions of the detailed plans.

As a result, our schedule has been revised to issue the tender next month, to take advantage of 2012 equipment pricing and to be on the street before a large number of other projects are tendered in February/March, which can mean less competitive bidding.

We would prefer to stipulate a firm completion date for construction rather than stipulate a start date.