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, February 6, 2020

Scott St. Sewer/Watermain Rehabilitation Open House- February 20th

The WVCA would like to inform residents that the City of Ottawa is holding an open house on the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project which will run from Smirle Avenue to Athlone Avenue. This project will have a significant impact on the residents of Wellington Village and we strongly encourage you to attend the open house.

Date: Thursday, February 20th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (7pm presentation)
Location: Churchill Seniors Centre- Main Hall (345 Richmond Road)

The City has provided the following information regarding the project:

WHY: To rehabilitate and repair the aging sewers and watermains in Scott Street, from west of Athlone Avenue to Smirle Avenue. This work will be completed in advance of the proposed LRT Stage 2 Transitway Detour.  The LRT Stage 2 Detour is currently planned for late 2021, and will see Transitway buses detoured on to Scott Street between Churchill Avenue and Smirle Avenue.

WHAT: The project includes sewer and watermain infrastructure improvements, and will also include the widening of the multi-use pathway on the north side of Scott Street, from east of Island Park Drive to Smirle Avenue.

To facilitate construction, eastbound Scott Street vehicular traffic will be closed between Island Park Drive and Ross Avenue.  As a result, traffic will be detoured to Richmond-Wellington from Churchill Avenue to Holland Avenue, and north to Scott Street.  The detour of eastbound vehicular traffic will require geometric roadway modifications and temporary parking restrictions along Richmond-Wellington for the duration of the detour.     

WHEN: Construction activities will commence in late spring 2020 with anticipated completion in December 2020.

WHERE: This project will take place on Scott Street between Winona Avenue and Smirle Avenue including the following:
  • Scott Street (from Island Park Drive to Ross Avenue) - Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement
  • Scott Street (just east of Island Park Drive) – Storm sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (McRae Avenue to Clifton Road) – Sanitary sewer replacement
  • Scott Street (just west of Athlone Avenue, at Athlone Avenue and at Smirle Avenue) – sanitary sewer spot repairs
At the Public Open House, you will be able to review the detailed design plans and traffic detours and provide comments and feedback.  Representatives from the City and the consulting team will present the project at 7:00pm and be available to answer your questions before and after.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa.  If you require special consideration, please contact the undersigned. Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link:

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Code of Conduct for Builders

The WVCA welcomes responsible developers into the neighbourhood and looks forward to a positive relationship.

We have recently developed a code of conduct for builders operating in our neighbourhood. We believe that developers and builders who are respectful of the existing community, who follow this code, and keep avenues of communication open will be able to maintain good relations with neighbours throughout construction and will be able to complete their projects with minimal delays. The code of conduct outlines what we and our residents expect of builders and developers working in our community.

We encourage residents of Wellington Village who have a neighbouring property up for development to share this code of conduct with the builder and/or owner. If you'd rather, you can contact the WVCA to request that we share it with the builder/owner on the community's behalf.

Please contact the WVCA at if you have any questions or suggestions.