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.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

WVCA February News!

Greetings neighbours!

There are two important engagement opportunities that the WVCA would like residents to take note of.  

And thank you in advance for your involvement in shaping our neighbourhood! 

Spencer parkette design and name consultation

City parks staff are seeking the community’s input regarding the design of a future neighbourhood park located at the corner of Huron Avenue North and Spencer Street. Two concept plans and a survey are posted here on Engage Ottawa. This future parkette will be a great addition to the area between Holland, Scott, Island Park and Wellington and Councillor Leiper and the WVCA would encourage residents to review the plans and provide input. Note that the consultation will close March 6th. 

The parkette will also need a name! 

Please send your name suggestions in an email to Councillor Leiper’s office: and/or

10 Garrison rezoning open house

The property owner of 10 Garrison Street is planning to bring forward an application for a zoning by-law amendment to construct a three-storey low-rise apartment building with a total of 10 dwelling units. 

This proposed redevelopment would involve demolition of the existing single-detached home on the site which is located adjacent to the Metro grocery store and west of Western Avenue (and just north of Wellington Street). This is noteworthy as it is the first time that the current Board of the WVCA has seen a proposal to convert a single home to a 10-unit dwelling on a residential street. 

Councillor Leiper’s office will be hosting a virtual Open House with the community on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm to provide an opportunity for the applicant team to share information on the proposal, and answer questions that neighbours may have. The WVCA plans to have representation at this meeting. 

You can read more details and access information regarding the Zoom link here on the Kitchissippi Ward website.


Events in Wellington Village… 

  • Elmdale Book Fair is on now!  Feb 23rd 9am to 9pm & Feb 24th 9am to 4pm. 49 Iona St.  

  • Fisher Park Outdoor Rink Party!  Saturday Feb 24th at the ODR. Swiftie skate at 6pm followed by Disco skate at 7:30pm 

  • If you are hosting a community event please let us know - we are happy to amplify your event through our channels! 


Calls to action… 

The WVCA always needs more community volunteers, especially those with website expertise or interest in event planning. Please reach out! 

  • Membership support: You’re already a member just by living within the boundaries!  As always, we appreciate your support to help us run or sponsor events and engage with residents. $10 is the suggested membership fee, but the WVCA appreciates any/all support. We’re happy to pick up a cheque or you can e-transfer:

*Please include your contact details in the message section to let us know how to reach you—we’d like to confirm and give thanks.

  • Spread the news! Please share this newsletter with Wellington Village neighbours. Sign up for our communications on the landing page of our website. 

Join us at our next meeting!

Our next meeting is planned for March 21st at 7:30PM. There will be a guest presentation from the City of Ottawa on the topic of parking. Follow our social media channels for details or send us an email to ensure you get the invite.

We’re better together!


How to find us: 




t: @theWVCA


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