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.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Right of Way Patio By-law Review

From the City of Ottawa:
In 2015, in conjunction with a report to Transportation Committee, City staff was asked to develop a stand-alone patio by-law that would address encroachment issues, and better incorporate patio and sidewalk design standards. Phase 1 was completed in May 2016 with staff asking for feedback on a backgrounder paper

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Policing & Community Safety Survey

To be effective in maintaining safety and security in our neighbourhoods, active participation from all community members is required. Sharing information, tips, eyes on the street, and collaboration between community and law enforcement makes for safer and more secure neighbourhoods. Can Ottawa community associations do more to work collaboratively with Ottawa Police? The FCA wants to hear your take on the issue. Below is a short survey we are asking you to complete. We ask that you fill out the survey by December 6th.

Please fill out our short survey which you will find at

Friday, November 18, 2016

Walk for Community Solidarity

We in the WVCA are deeply offended by the recent spate of vandalism at our neighbourhood Mosques, Synagogues, and Churches.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Consultations for Draft Urban Forest Management Plan

UPDATE: the online survey is available as well.

From the City of Ottawa:
The draft Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) for the City of Ottawa has been posted to the project website ( for review in advance of the upcoming Phase 2 public consultations.

The Phase 2 public consultations will be your opportunity to provide input to the draft UFMP and its associated recommendations.. Three public consultation sessions are planned (see dates below) as well as an online survey. Please take your time reading through the draft plan. We have been working hard with the consultants to get the draft out to you well in advance of the consultation dates so that there will be ample time for review and reflection.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Phase 2 public Consultations! There will be three public sessions to choose from:

  1. Monday, November 21, 2016, 1

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Committee of Adjustment for 36 Edina Street (/Island Park)

WVCA has received the Notice of Public Hearing for the October 19 Committee of Adjustment meeting for 36 Edina/615 Island Park Crescent, for which a 2006 application

Sunday, October 9, 2016

BudgetSpeak 2016 - Thursday, October 13th

From the office of Councillor Leiper:
You are invited to BudgetSpeak, a consultation focused on moving resident-identified priorities forward.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Councillor Leiper Upcoming Consultations

From the office of Councillor Leiper, there are a battery of upcoming Public Consultations on a variety of topics.
Summer 2016 Public Consultations


Demolition Permit

From the Office of Councilor Leiper, a demolition permit (#1603089) has been issued for 129 Smirle Avenue.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mizrahi (1445-1451 Wellington St W) Parklette Consultation

From, the office of Councillor Leiper:

Mizrahi Parklette Consultation

June 9 - 6:00-8:00pm at the Hintonburg Community Centre, Wellington Room

Please join us and

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fisher Park Victoria Day Party and Fireworks

From our friends at the Fisher Park Community Recreation Council:

Victoria Day Party and Fireworks @ Fisher Park

2nd Annual Fisher Park 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Date: Sunday May 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Outdoor Courts at Fisher Park (blue + green)
Age Divisions: 8 - 11 years old + 12 - 14 years old
Team Composition: 4 Players per team and mixed genders
What to Bring: Water bottle, Outdoor Shoes + Positive Attitude

No Entry or Participation Fee (It's Free, Casual and Fun)
Pre-Registration is preferred but you can register at the Court the day of.

How to Register a Team
Register in person or call by Thursday May 19 at the Fisher Park Community Centre Office (613-798-8945) located in Fisher Park School and sign your team up.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Road Close - Iona near Mayfair

From the office of Councillor Leiper, note that

WVCA Meeting

AGM Agenda - 2016. All are welcome at 7:30pm on Tuesday at Fisher Park School. We hope to see you there.

We welcome Citizen's Academy to the AGM to have an interactive discussion around NIMBY (not in my back yard) and the tradeoffs therein.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WVCA AGM: Citizen's Academy Guest Speaker

Please join us for the Annual WVCA AGM this Tuesday, May 17, 7:30pm at Fisher Park School (room 112).

We have invited the Ottawa's own Citizen's Academy to facilitate an interactive "hopes and fears" session around NIMBYism ("not in my backyard").

Monday, May 9, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Update on the Spencer Street Rehabilitation

In this post, Councillor Leiper has shared news about the upcoming changes and additions to the Spencer Street Rehabilitation plan. Raised intersections, painted bike lanes, and additional sidewalks are all welcome news. We are grateful for Councillors Leiper, Egli, and City Staff for their work on this complex project.

The WVCA, however, is disappointed at the reduced

Friday, April 8, 2016

Public Consultation: Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Capital Urbanism Lab
100 Sparks Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

BOOK EARLY, limited space.
Registration is first-come, first-served, and closes at noon on Tuesday, March 22.


From our friends at the NCC:
The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to attend a public workshop on the draft plan for the proposed Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway waterfront linear park.

The purpose of this third public workshop is to seek the public

Thursday, March 17, 2016

WVCA Meeting

UPDATE: We have added a few new items to discuss, including:

  • Development: 70 Richmond (at Island Park)

  • Spencer Street Rehabilitation

  • More!


WVCA Agenda - 2016-03.

Spencer Street Rehabilitation

The City has notified us that the Spencer Street rehabilitation will occur this summer, not 2017 as originally planned.

Spencer Street Rehabilitation

The City has notified us that the Spencer Street rehabilitation will occur this summer, not 2017 as originally planned. The WVCA is quickly looking for feedback from the community before we determine a postiion.

Site Plan and Zoning applications

The WVCA has received a

Monday, March 14, 2016

Wellington West Parking Study: Open House

From the City's Public Works Department:

This is a follow up to the on-going parking study in Wellington West. Work began last year to consult with stakeholders and collect study data. Each of these processes has been equally important in moving through the study and we are now at a point where we are identifying issues and considering all of the information.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Community Request for Info: Barn Swallow Survey

From Nature Canada (a charitable organization, not a government agency:)

Nature Canada, a national charitable organization based in Ottawa, is currently leading a project focused on Barn Swallow conservation and stewardship in the Ottawa region. One of our project objectives is to identify key local nesting and feeding areas for Barn Swallows, a species listed as Threatened under Ontario

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Provincial Pre-Budget Consultation Invite

From the office of MPP Naqvi:
Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre invites you to our Pre-Budget Consultation

I want your feedback on where the Government of Ontario
should be investing your money, and how we can work
together to build our community and grow our economy.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New to the Site: Historical Photos

[caption id="attachment_2831" align="alignright" width="300"]Streetcars running on the now-Byron Linear Park, December, 1957 Streetcars running on the now-Byron Linear Park, December, 1957[/caption]

A big thank you to Dave Allston and The Kitchissippi Museum for sharing these old photos of Wellington Village.

Thursday, January 14, 2016