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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Re-Opening of Fisher Park

From the office of Councillor Hobbs:

Next week marks the end of summer for Kitchissippi kids, but the fun's hardly over! I'd like to welcome you and your kids 'Back to School' with the,

Grand Re-Opening of Fisher Park

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
3:30-5:00 PM
Remarks and official opening at 4:30
Fisher Park
250 Holland Avenue

Please join Mayor Jim Watson, my fellow Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee and me to celebrate the re-opening of Fisher Park with friends and neighbours and a few surprises too.

Since May, extensive renovations have been underway at Fisher Park to rejuvenate this well used community park. Funding for the park from the City's general spending was only $220,000 to replace the play structures and build a new splash pad. I invested $740,000 of Kitchissippi cash-in-lieu of parkland funds to ensure it received the upgrades our growing community needs, including:

  • A larger splash pad area with expanded number of water features

  • Two separate senior play structures, including a space net climbing component

  • A realigned and separated pathway system for children

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Zoning By-law Amendment 1518 Scott Street (at Parkdale / Bullman St.)

From the City of Ottawa:

An application has been received for a Zoning By-law Amendment Application at 1518 Scott Street, 250, 266, 268, 272 & 274 Parkdale Avenue, and 9, 11, 13, & 15 Bullman Street.

Site Location:
The site is municipally addressed as 1518 Scott Street, 250, 266, 268, 272 & 274 Parkdale Avenue, and 9, 11, 13, & 15 Bullman Street. The site is located at the south-west corner of Scott Street and Parkdale Avenue.
Description of Site and Surroundings:
The site is comprised of 10 property parcels. An approximate 10 metre strip of land interrupts the properties, and thus the development lands are divided into two groupings. The total site area of the north lot at Scott Street and Parkdale Avenue is 1,156.57 square metres. The total site area of the south lot at Bullman Street and Parkdale Avenue is 2,382.3 square metres. The site is currently occupied by a number of single detached dwellings, surface parking lots, a commercial diner and a mixed-use development. The site is surrounded by the Tunney

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fisher Park Playground and Splash Pad Update

The WVCA has received an update from the City regarding the completion date for Fisher Park.

The play structures are scheduled to be ready for this Saturday, Aug. 31st. The splash pad will be operable by the following Tuesday. The splash pad will then be programmed so that it only operates between 4 pm and 7 pm on weekdays and between 8 am and 7 pm on weekends, until is closed down for the winter (late September). This operating schedule is in keeping with City policy for splash pads located adjacent to schools. The splash pad will be programmed to operate 7 days a week during Fisher Park School summer holidays.

While the new playground will be open this weekend, please note that there will be some construction fencing left in place to protect large newly sodded areas in the park, to allow the sod to properly root. There are a few deficiencies remaining to be completed, namely the installation of the community bulletin board, 2 new park signs, replacement of the fencing along Harmer Avenue and the colour acrylic coating and line painting for the new basketball courts. These will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

The delays in completion of the redevelopment project were due to a combination of lots of rain in the spring/early summer and to the late delivery of critical equipment from suppliers, such as; water play elements, the net climber and the pathway lighting. When key equipment delivery dates were missed, it caused ripple delays in the installation of associated infrastructure, paving and landscaping etc. As the school year begins the same week as the opening, the splash pad will be programmed to be operational on weekends only, likely until the end of September.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

June 2013 Minutes and Fall meeting dates

June minutes:

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Mark your calendars with our upcoming Fall meetings, all 7:30 PM at Fisher Park:

Tuesday, September 24

Tuesday, October 22

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Special Events on Public and Private Property By-law

From the City of Ottawa:

On July 17, 2013, the Special Events on Public and Private Property By-law No. 2013-232 was approved and enacted by City Council.

As a result, all events occurring on both private and public property with an expected attendance of at least 500 persons, at any one time, during the event are required to submit a special events application to Event Central.

Friday, August 2, 2013

TransCanada Pipeline Information & Strategy Session

From SLOWest:
Tuesday, August 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm

Sandy Hill Community Centre, 250 Somerset East

Ecology Ottawa is holding an information and strategy session in response to the proposed TransCanada pipeline that would bring toxic tar sands bitumen through Ottawa and