New Development Open House for 1946 Scott St.

15 08 2017

There is an open house for a proposed development at 1946 Scott St on Wednesday, August 30.

Surface Developments, who are also building the Parkdale Market Lofts project at 12 Hamilton, are proposing a mid-rise, 12 storey building comprised of roughly 70 units. This will be a transit oriented development that will feature a significant number of environmentally friendly features.

A rendering can be found here, and additional information from Surface is available here.

Details: The Open House is Wednesday, August 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt).

Note that the application for this proposal has not yet been submitted to the city.





UPDATE – Spreading Roots in Westboro

13 08 2017

Spreading Roots in Westboro

As part of the Neighbourhood Arts 150 Project and presented by AOE Arts Council, Odyssey Theatre and Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Park invite you to share and perform in Spreading Roots, a performance celebration of Westboro’s trees and green spaces.

Spreading Roots is a theatre-based community arts project drawing together elders, children, youth, and adults to create a celebration of their neighbourhood trees through storytelling, dance and song that features the planting of a new tree.

Writer/Storyteller Jacqui du Toit visited the park in June to collect your stories. The next steps will be to integrate story, song and dance with Director Rebecca Benson, Composer and Music Coach Vanessa Lachance and Choreographer Allison Burns, and to stage the celebration! Come out, get involved, and have some fun – all are welcome!

Dance, Song & Script: Saturday, August 26, 1:00-4:00pm

Putting Together the Show: Thursday, September 7, 5:30-8:00pm

Performance & Celebration: Sunday, September 10, 6:30pm

All at Clare Gardens Park

Please see the attached poster for additional details.

 

Spreading Roots in Westboro pdf





Dovercourt Presents: A Conversation with Daniel Tammet

2 08 2017

Daniel Tammet is an essayist, novelist and translator.

Born On A Blue Day, a memoir of his childhood with high-functioning autistic savant syndrome, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest book is Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing.

He is also the author of the international bestsellers Embracing the Wide Sky, and Thinking in Numbers, and a novel Mishenka. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Details:
Thursday September 7, 2017 from 7 to 9 pm
Tickets are $10
The Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa

Tickets available at www.dovercourt.org and in person at Dovercourt.
Tickets MAY be available at the door (if not sold out!).
All proceeds support WAVE and ALIVE, Dovercourt’s programs for adults in the Autism range. Sign interpretation will be provided.

Please see the attached poster for additional information.

daniel tammet event sep2017_jul26





Spreading Roots in Westboro

23 06 2017

As part of the Neighbourhood Arts 150 Project and presented by AOE Arts Council, Odyssey Theatre and Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Park invite you to share and perform in Spreading Roots, a performance celebration of Westboro’s trees and green spaces.

Spreading Roots is a theatre-based community arts project drawing together elders, children, youth, and adults to create a celebration of their neighborhood trees through storytelling, dance and song that features the planting of a new tree.

The first step in our creative process is:

Storytelling/StorySharing Workshop with Writer/Storyteller Jacqui du Toit

Come share your stories of trees in your community, and your ideas for the future of your local green space.

June 24 – 2:00pm
Clare Gardens Park

Please see the attached poster for additional details.

Spreading Roots – WESTboro Flyer (1)





A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Westboro

22 06 2017

Company of Fools, a local Torchlight Shakespeare theatre company, are making their annual return to Westboro with this year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

  1. Clare Gardens Park – July 25, 2017 at 7pm
  2. Lions Park – August 15, 2017 at 7pm

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare.

Please see the attached calendar for additional details. Note that tickets are not required, but Torchlight accepts donations and both credit and debit cards can be used on site. It is also suggested that you bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Enjoy the show!





Westboro Garage Sale – Saturday, June 10, 2017

23 05 2017

Our Wild Wild WESTboro Garage Sale is happening June 10th. Book your table now and help support your community association.

To reserve your table for a mere $10, please visit: www.dovercourt.org. Under “Find a Program” select “Community Events” and from there you and choose your table.

 

 

 

 

 





Province to replace Ontario Municipal Board with less powerful tribunal

17 05 2017

Province to replace Ontario Municipal Board with less powerful tribunal
Officials say the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal will replace the OMB
The Canadian Press Posted: May 16, 2017 10:02 AM ET Last Updated: May 16, 2017 10:02 AM ET

The province has announced major changes to how disputes between developers, residents and governments over planning and development issues are adjudicated in Ontario.

Government officials say the Ontario Municipal Board will be replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will have less power.

Under new reforms, the tribunal will only make decisions on whether or not a municipality has followed its planning process and land use plans. If it hasn’t, the issue will be sent back to the municipality for reconsideration.

That will mean fewer municipal decisions can be overturned than under the current process, in which each dispute is treated as if it were new, disregarding the decision the local government has made.

The reforms also include giving information and support to residents who want to appeal a municipal decision.

Other changes include prohibiting appeals of municipalities’ development plans around major transit hubs.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/omb-changes-1.4117063








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