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, October 12, 2022

WVCA Newsletter: October 2022

 (Sent 12 October 10:23 a.m. to all subscribers) 

If you missed our September meeting… 

 A photo of multi-coloured pumpkins

With the chill in the air signaling the arrival of fall, the WVCA met on September 22, 2022, to discuss the activities and concerns that will hold our focus over the coming months.

The WVCA welcomes a new President! Local resident Anne Murray has stepped into the role, replacing Dave Allston. Thank you Anne! And while we have filled the roles of Treasurer, Secretary, and Communications, we do need more members to round out our work, especially on topics of development, fundraising, promotion and event planning. Please reach out to us if you’d like to pitch in. 

Smirle Avenue was discussed, namely resident concerns about the new bridge to Tunney’s Pasture. The WVCA is still not privy to the full plans for the redevelopment of the Tunney’s campus but we do believe that the new bridge will serve as a main connection to the redesigned community, with a route leading directly north to the Parkway. Our group decided to defer this topic until after the municipal election takes place on Oct 24th, and then meet with our councillor to discuss options.   

We highlighted the expected closing date of the City’s acquisition of 115 Spencer. We would like to plan a celebratory neighbourhood gathering when it happens, later this fall. We also plan to start compiling ideas for the space, to be done in consultation with the Kitchissippi Ward councillor, and neighbours over the winter and into 2023. Further, we will continue to voice our immediate concern around and interest in protecting the two mature boundary trees. The house demolition date is uncertain but there is an indication that it could take place before the snow flies. 

Coyotes! We know that local coyote sightings have increased, especially in the park areas near the Ottawa River and the property surrounding Tunney’s. With thanks to our neighbours in Champlain Park we can share these useful steps you should take if you interact with, see, or hear of resident encounters with coyotes: 

We continue to follow the Mizrahi development nearing completion at 1451 Wellington, and the promised “Rockhurst Parkette” that is planned for the space (on the western border where several towering evergreens once stood). Our WVCA has reached out to Mizrahi twice earlier in 2022 for details, with no reply. We encourage surrounding residents with an interest in this topic to reach out to us.  

Neighbour requests regarding development are a constant theme of our meetings so we agreed to review our WVCA Code of Conduct (for developers) and re-share it with our members. Importantly, the WVCA would like to recruit more Board members with a passion / expertise in themes surrounding development, infill, Ottawa’s Community Design Plan (CDP), zoning etc. Please reach out to us. 

Coming up in Wellington Village… 

  • Pumpkin Parade! The WVCA would like to do more to help promote & run this popular annual event. Please reach out if you are keen. 

  • Stay tuned! We should soon be celebrating a local City land acquisition! 

  • We plan to engage with a newly elected councilor and mayor

Calls to action… 

  • The WVCA needs more community volunteers, please reach out to get involved! 

  • The WVCA is also researching a new location to meet each month. Do you know of a space? Let us know! 

  • As always, we appreciate your membership funds. While $10 is the suggested membership fee, the WVCA would appreciate your donation of any amount. 

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Our next meeting is… 

October 20. Location TBD. Just reach out via the President’s email below, if you’d like to attend. 


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t: @theWVCA

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