Petition for Ottawa’s Trees: Deadline is September 9, 2019

13 08 2019

Representatives of Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), Ecology Ottawa and the Greenspace Alliance for Canada’s Capital have prepared a petition asking the city to update Ottawa’s Tree By-Laws.

The deadline to sign the petition is September 9, 2019.


The petition can be signed by clicking here.


Survey for the Westboro Village Gateway Mural

8 08 2019

From the Westboro BIA:


Westboro Village Gateway Mural UPDATE

Have your say, fill out the survey
Please participate in our survey for the future gateway mural. For over 20 years, the Churchill mural has been an artistic attraction and known gateway to Westboro Village. Due to damages from graffiti and weather over the decades the mural, and the wall it is on, will need to undergo full restoration. As a result, we are seeking the community’s input on a new mural to be installed in 2020.

Please take the survey and click here.

Committee of Adjustment: 505 and 507 Churchill Adjourned

6 08 2019

Please see the attached from the Committee of Adjustment.

COA -505-507 ChurchillAve adjourn to no specific date

Romeo and Juliet at Lions Park tomorrow!

23 07 2019

It’s a circus of romance!  Join us Wednesday July 24, 7:00 pm at Lions Park in Westboro to see Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers! Bring the kids early and enjoy free popcorn and face painting courtesy of the Westboro Community Association. The park can be accessed at Elmgrove.

Community Association Update on the Westboro Infill Zoning Study

23 07 2019



In October 2018, Council adopted an Interim Control Bylaw (ICB) prohibiting the development of new three-unit dwellings (triplexes) within selected Westboro neighbourhoods located south of Byron Avenue.  This bylaw was enacted in response to enormous development pressures within these neighbourhoods, whereby modest single-family homes on large treed lots were being demolished and replaced by triplexes and other densely massed housing forms.  Westboro residents had voiced their concerns about this rapid rate of intensification, the loss of urban tree canopy, and a sense that our wonderful, walkable streets were disappearing block by block.  Council adopted the Interim Control Bylaw to put on the brakes long enough to give city staff the chance to study Westboro’s infill development issues.

Goal of the Study

The goal of the Westboro Infill Zoning Study is to implement zoning changes that will allow for more sensitive infill that contributes to, and builds on, the important characteristics of Westboro’s neighbourhoods.

City Establishes Multi-Stakeholder Working Group

In early spring, the City convened a Stakeholder Working Group for the study to discuss infill development in Westboro and to provide input at key points throughout the project.  This working group comprises city staff, members of the local development industry, members of the Westboro community, and our City Councillor’s office.  Westboro Community Association was pleased to have a representative from their planning subcommittee invited to sit on this working group.  To date, the group has had four sessions, including a two-hour walking tour through the study area to get a feel for the character of our neighbourhoods and the perceived “fit” of various infill projects within our community.

Tell the City What You Think!

The ICB study team is seeking input from the Westboro community. To begin, the City will be releasing a discussion paper to summarize and explore the issues associated with infill development in Westboro.  The paper includes data on recent intensification trends in our community and the factors driving these trends.  This paper will be posted at the end of July, and we encourage you to provide your feedback at this early point in the study. Planning for community open houses and more intensive group discussions is underway.

For more information on the study, including timelines and contact information, please see

You may provide comments on the study to the Westboro Community Association anytime at

300, 302, 304, and 306 Elmgrove Avenue – Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control

16 07 2019

From the City. Note that the deadline date for comments is August 9, 2019.


Planning Circulation/ Circulation-aménagement – 300, 302, 304, and 306 Elmgrove Avenue – Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Control – D02-02-19-0074 / D07-12-19-0113

Dear Sir/Madame,
This is the formal circulation of the planning application noted above.   Below is a link to the application on the City’s Development Application Search Tool where you will find information about the application and all of the submitted plans, reports, surveys and accompanying documents you will need to review the application.  Also attached is the application summary.
Madame, Monsieur,
La présente constitue la diffusion officielle de la demande d’aménagement indiquée ci-haut. Nous avons ajouté ci-dessous un lien menant à cette demande dans l’outil de recherche de demande d’aménagement de la Ville, où vous trouverez de l’information sur la demande et sur l’ensemble des plans, rapports, levés et autres documents qui l’accompagnent, et qui vous permettront de mieux examiner le projet. Vous trouverez également ci-joint le résumé de la demande.
Link to Application on DevApps / Lien vers la demande sur 
Copy of Summary/ Copie du résumé
Deadline date for comments/ Date limite pour les commentaires: August 9 / 9 août 2019
Please comment directly to the File Lead through the “Send comments to the file lead” link of DevApps .  However, for questions, concerns and all other information please contact the File Lead at:
Merci d’adresser directement vos commentaires au responsable du dossier, en utilisant le lien prévu à cet effet sur la page DevApps. Pour toute question, préoccupation ou autre demande d’information, veuillez communiquer avec le responsable du dossier, aux coordonnées suivantes :
phone: 613-580-2424 ext. 22568
Tél.: 613-580-2424, poste 27889
Please only respond directly to this e-mail address if in this instance you require a paper copy of one of the plans.
Veuillez ne répondre directement à ce courriel que si, en l’occurrence, vous avez besoin d’un exemplaire papier d’un des plans.
Thank you,
Circulation Team
Planning Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
Équipe de diffusion
Services de planification
Direction générale de la planification, de l’infrastructure et du développement économique
Ville d’Ottawa

Ottawa Police Service: Mischief investigation on Tweedsmuir Avenue

16 07 2019

From the Ottawa Police Service


Executive Services/Services de direction
474, rue Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel./tél. 613-236-1222

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, July 15, 2019  10:23am

Mischief investigation on Tweedsmuir Avenue

(Ottawa)-  The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a series of mischief to property incidents that occurred sometime between the evening of Saturday July 13 and the early morning of Sunday July 14, 2019 on Tweedsmuir Avenue.

As of this morning there have been 19 vehicles that have been reported to police as damaged. The investigation is ongoing.

Ottawa police Central Criminal Investigations is asking that anyone with information, that may have witnessed these incidents or may have them on video, to contact them.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at

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Media Relations Section
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

Phone Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.
Contactez Échec au crime sans frais au 1-800-222-8477.

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