Wellington Village will soon have a new gallery wall thanks to a collaboration between the Wellington West Business Improvement Area (WWBIA), local historian and WVCA board member, Dave Allston, local artist Pascale Arpin, and others.
The gallery wall is in honour of the 100th anniversary of Wellington Village and will include photos curated by Dave Allston and artwork by Pascale Arpin.
The official unveiling will take place on the side of Wild Willy's Plants & Flowers (1252 Wellington Street West) on Friday, November 29th at 9am. Mayor Watson, Councillor Leiper and MPP Harden are expected to attend as well as the collaborators and other representatives from the WWBIA and the WVCA.
In June, the WVCA worked with the WWBIA on a 100th anniversary celebration at Exposure Gallery where the WVCA was presented with a commemorative frame from the City of Ottawa.
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, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
On October 23rd, we informed you that the construction for the Mizrahi development at 1445 Wellington Street West (corner of Wellington and Island Park) had begun.
Since that time there has been a "pre-construction" meeting where Mizhari Developments presented new plans to the Councillor's office and members of the community. Those plans now include staging of the construction equipment in the existing parkette which means the mature trees will need to be cut down. The City and Councilor Leiper both agreed that staging on Wellington is not possible as it would force a sidewalk closure which would pose a danger to pedestrians. In addition, the plans include a Gate 3 located on Rockhurst Avenue which, according to Mizrahi, is necessary for the delivery of certain materials but that Gate 1 and Gate 2 on Wellington will be primarily used.
These new developments are of great concern to the WVCA and we communicating those concerns to Mizrahi and Councillor Leiper. Discussions are ongoing and we will continue to update the community as it unfolds.
Please contact the WVCA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns. We will do our best to work with Mizrahi and Councillor Leiper's office to address the communities' concerns.