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, January 28, 2015

NCC: Tree control in Hampton Park

From the NCC:
The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to advise the public that a number of dead or dying ash trees infested by the emerald ash borer will be removed from Hampton Park. There are now approximately 370 ash trees in Hampton Park that constitute a safety hazard for pedestrians and motorists.

Maintenance crews will begin removing trees on Tuesday, January 27 and continue until February 3, weather-permitting. Work will take place inside the park between 7 am and 5 pm.

For Users

The Hampton Park off-leash dog area will not be affected by the tree removal operations. Park users will experience temporary closures of pathways within Hampton Park due to the presence of vehicles and heavy equipment on the pathways. Except for the designated off-leash area, dogs should be kept on a leash at all times.

Traffic Impact

Motorists may encounter some temporary partial lane closures on Island Park Drive near Merivale Road between 9 am and 3 pm.

The NCC urges park users and drivers to exercise caution and to respect the barricades, signs and flag-persons present during the tree removal.

The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive insect that was discovered in Canada for the first time in the summer of 2002. This invasive insect has killed millions of ash trees in Canada and the United States. It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas in both countries. The emerald ash borer does not pose a risk to human health.

The NCC will roll out a comprehensive reforestation plan that is specific to these locations after the sites have been appropriately cleared and cleaned up, including removal of the tree stumps.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 78 Helena Street

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment for 78 Helena Street, a property owned by Ian Taggart.

Parkdale Market - Winter Local

From our friends at the WWBIA:

The Parkdale Market has wrapped up the 2014 winter season, and vendors are looking forward to the spring. The market will re-open in April 2015 to bring you lots of local produce, and other made-in-Ottawa goodies. Meanwhile, to satisfy your taste for local/seasonal fare, the City of Ottawa and Savour Ottawa producers recently launched a new marketplace to shop for locally produced food known as Savour Ottawa Online. This website allows you to browse, order, and pay online and then pick up your order at the Parkdale Field House(located on Armstrong St. between Parkdale and Hamilton Ave.) on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the winter.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

City Session: Planning Primer I

Announcing Registration for the Planning Primer I Session

January 24 or 26, 2015.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Infill II


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Committee of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing for 13 Granville Avenue

The Wellington Village Community Association has received notification of consent and minor variance applications to the Committee of Adjustment for 13 Granville Avenue, a property owned by Ken Buajitti. The applicant wishes to demolish the existing detached dwelling and subdivide the property into two separate parcels of land for constructing a two-storey, semi-detached dwelling, with one dwelling unit on each of the newly created parcels of land, each with a roof top deck. Consent is required for a conveyance. The severed land, to be known as 13 Granville Ave, will have a frontage of 7.62m, a depth of 29.29m, and a lot area of 223.2 square metres. The retained land (15 Granville Ave) will have the same dimensions.

The variances for which approval is being sought, for both proposed parcels (13 and 15 Granville Ave) are:

  • to permit reduced lot areas of 223.2 square metres, whereas the by-law requires minimum lot areas of 225 square metres.

This item will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment on January 14, 2015 starting at 1:00 pm at 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber.

If you have any questions or comments for the Committee of Adjustment, please contact the Committee: Paul Conner at 613 580-2424 ext. 13459 or Emily Monette at 613-580-2424, ext. 23255. Comments can be sent to If you submit comments in writing to the Committee, it would be helpful if you could copy WVCA and the Councillor in order to inform all parties of your views on this development.