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, March 24, 2021

Your input wanted! A WVCA-led survey on the redevelopment of Tunney's Pasture

The Wellington Village Community association is seeking your input! Please take just 5-10 minutes to share your thoughts about redevelopment at Tunney's Pasture.

You can access the survey here:

All community members (not just Wellington Village residents) are invited to participate.

The WVCA created this survey to seek YOUR input about the future redevelopment of Tunney's Pasture. Your responses will help the WVCA--and other local community associations--ensure that our time and efforts reflect the interests and priorities of local residents on this issue. 

The survey is the first step in what will become a many-years focus for our association as we strive to make a difference in the planning of the Tunney's Pasture site. We have been in touch with some of the key partners involved in the development plan, and hope to bring some community information/consultation sessions to our residents soon. 

For now, we are gathering input from local residents to help us in our communications with government officials and consultants working on the plan.

Thank you for your time, and remember to keep an eye on our WVCA website, newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more news on Tunney's Pasture, as it continues to be our top ongoing focus. 

Again that survey link is:

If you have any additional questions or comments on the survey, or have any technical issues, please contact us at

Thank you

Dave Allston, on behalf of the WVCA Board of Directors

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The WVCA formally opposes the NCC’s Embassy Row Proposal

On March 15th, the WVCA sent a letter of support for the Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees Kitchissippi, in opposition to the NCC's Embassy Row proposal. The letter below was sent to Tobi Nussbaum of the NCC, our MP Catherine McKenna, our Councillor Jeff Leiper, and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, among others.

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Good day,

The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is writing to urge the National Capital Commission (NCC) to withdraw its plan to build six diplomatic offices and parking lots on prime greenspace along the Ottawa River and urge the City of Ottawa to deny the NCC’s application to amend the zoning for this parcel of land.

We fully support the efforts of the Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi to protect this open woodland area and habitat for rare birds along the Ottawa River for the benefit of the larger community and our environment. Its development would not only further reduce greenspace and the forest canopy in our neighbourhood, already under intense development pressures, but also create an electrified wall between the community and the Ottawa River and serve a potential source of contaminants in proximity to the Lemieux Water Treatment Plant.

The city declared climate change an emergency just two years ago following devastating floods in 2017 and 2019. The new Official Plan aspires to embed “public health, environmental, climate and energy resiliency into the framework of our planning policies.” It would be counterproductive to say the least to move forward with a development that increases the risk of flooding of shoreline communities. The NCC’s proposal represents a step backward in our efforts to address climate change and undermines the relationship between our community, the City and the NCC.

As Councillor Leiper noted in his newsletter, “While the City and NCC’s plans have for several years anticipated the kind of development now being proposed, we have an opportunity to take a pause and consider whether this is the right use for this valuable parcel so close to the best transportation infrastructure in the city.” We would be very pleased to participate in such a discussion.

Dave Allston

President, on behalf of the Board of Directors

Wellington Village Community Association

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Wellness in Wellington West!

 The WVCA is proud to be co-hosting, along with the Hintonburg Community Association, a virtual event, "Wellness in Wellington West"!

It takes place this coming Friday evening, March the 12th, from 7-9 pm!

Pre-registration is required, and easy! You can sign up here:

The event is free and all are welcome!! Hope to see many of you there!


Are you looking for different and creative ways to support your health and wellness as we continue to #stayathome?

The Hintonburg Community Association and the Wellington Village Community Association with support of the Wellington West BIA have teamed up with Arc of Life Chiropractic Natural Health Group Aurelius Food Co. MapleCare Physiotherapy Clinic PranaShanti Yoga Centre and terra20 who have some great ideas to share!

This event will feature five interactive sessions on five different aspects of wellness. No materials will be needed to participate an all are welcome to join. Feel free to pop in with a snack or beverage for a workshop that interest you, or stay for the whole time!

7:00 - Welcoming Remarks

7:15 - Making our Home Work Environments More Ergonomic with Arc of Life Chiropractic

Whether you’re working from home, doing virtual learning, or just on your devices more these days, Dr. Pauline So of Arc of Life Chiropractic will walk you through the best ways to use your tech devices without wrecking yourself and having more energy for the things you love!

7:30 - Spa at Home with terra20

Alexa Paz of terra20 will show you how you can bring all the elements of a spa right to your home!

7:50 - Healthy Snacks with Olive Oil with Aurelius Food Co.

Mike George of Aurelius Food Co. will chat about what makes olive oil a great addition to a healthy diet and will offer tips on how to use olive oil and balsamic to boost your recipes.

8:10 - Intermission, featuring a surprise guest!

8:20 - Stretches with MapleCare Physiotherapy Clinic

8:40 - Introduction to Meditation with PranaShanti Yoga Centre

Join Devinder Kaur of PranaShanti Yoga Centre for a mini introduction to the benefits of meditation, and learn a great meditation to help manage stress for a good night's sleep.

WVCA Board Meeting - Monday March 8th

The WVCA board meets on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. for our monthly board meeting. Our focus topics at the current time are Tunney's Pasture development plans and the Official Plan. 

Members of the community are always welcome to attend. At present we continue to meet virtually. The link to Monday's meeting is:

Previous meeting minutes can be found in the "Meetings" tab of our website.