Cornerstone Housing for Women: Benefit on November 26

20 11 2017

Safe, secure housing is the vital first step for many women to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty, and abuse. Cornerstone Housing for Women provides emergency shelter and safe affordable permanent housing for women in Ottawa. It’s creating 42 supportive housing apartments in the former Sisters of Jeanne d’Arc residence on Princeton Street in Westboro.

Music for the benefit will be supplied by Ottawa’s Main Street Market Band, a world music quartet that features a mix of acoustic jazz, folk, African and Latin sounds. Band members come from Brazil, Chile, Benin and Canada.

WhenSunday November 26th, 2:30 p.m.

Where: 312 Spencer Street

More information about Cornerstone can be found at:

More information about the Main Street Market Band can be found at:


Site Plan Control Application – 386 Richmond Road

19 11 2017

Fro the City of Ottawa:

Please be advised that the Planning Services has received an application for a Site Plan Control application for 386 Richmond Road.

The subject site is located in Westboro, between Churchill Avenue North to the east and Roosevelt Avenue to the west. The site is approximately 343 square metres with 10 metres of frontage along Richmond Road. It is currently occupied by a one storey vacant commercial space fronting Richmond Road that transitions into a one and a half storey duplex residence at the rear of the building. There is currently a driveway on the eastern side of the site, providing access to parking at the rear. To the north, the site abuts Richmond Road, beyond which is a number of two-storey commercial, office, and restaurant uses that front onto Richmond Road. To the east, south, and west, the site abuts one- and two-storey commercial and office buildings.

The purpose of this Site Plan Control application is to develop a six-storey mixed-use building. The proposed uses include at-grade commercial, second floor office use, and a total of 16 dwelling units. No vehicular parking spaces are proposed.

Westboro Community Association Annual General Meeting

19 11 2017

Tuesday November 21st, 2017
Westboro Community Association
Annual General Meeting
Churchill Seniors Center 7:00 PM

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 345 Richmond Road (Churchill Seniors Centre):

  • 6:30 PM doors and community kiosks open
  •  7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board of Directors
  • Special guest speakers include Patrick Nadeau (Ottawa Riverkeeper), Jessie Granger & Julia Robertson (Rainwater Project), Dave Adams (Sir John A McDonald 2018 winter trails), and Sue Garvey (Cornerstone)
  • Open Forum with City Councillor Jeff Leiper
  • Refreshments served

Come out to meet your neighbours and discuss the issues that are important to our community!

Membership is required to vote but you can attend without joining. Membership is $10 for one year or ($20 for family membership.)

We are always looking for new board members who want to bring their talents to our community. Questions or interest in being a board member? Email us at or contact

See the attached agenda for additional information.

Hope to see you on the 21st!

AGM Agenda 2017

University of Ottawa Choir Mozart Concert: December 3

15 11 2017
Mozart Concert
The University of Ottawa Choir presents two of Mozart’s greatest vocal works: the famous Requiem in D minor and the beautiful Vesperae solennes de Confessore. Musical direction: Michel Guimont. Soloists: Maghan McPhee (soprano), Danielle Vaillancourt (mezzo-soprano), Philip Klaassen (tenor) and Cairan Ryan (baritone). Piano: Nick Rodgerson and Jenna Richards.
Where: St. Joseph’s Church, Ottawa (Wilbrod and Cumberland)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
$30 ($25 in advance) $15 students
Concert Mozart
La Chorale de l’Université d’Ottawa présente deux grandes œuvres de Mozart, le célèbre Requiem en ré mineur ainsi que les magnifiques Vêpres solennelles pour un confesseur. Direction : Michel Guimont. Solistes : Maghan McPhee (soprano), Danielle Vaillancourt (mezzo-soprano), Philip Klaassen (ténor) et Cairan Ryan (baryton). Piano : Nick Rodgerson et Jenna Richards.
Où : église St. Joseph à Ottawa (Wilbrod et Cumberland)
Quand : dimanche 3 décembre 2017, à 15 h
Billets :
30 $ (25 $ à l’avance) 15 $ prix étudiant

Rochester Field Rezoning Application: Hearing Delayed

10 11 2017

Please note that the hearing for the Rochester Field rezoning application has been rescheduled to the end of January Planning Committee meeting.

More information will be posted once it is available.


Please see the attached poster (below) for additional information.

Now is your chance to tell the NCC and the City how you feel about mid/high rise development on Rochester Field.

Email comments by Oct 16 to:
City of Ottawa Planning or
110 Laurier Ave W, 4th floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 x 23463

Contact City Councillor Jeff Leiper:


Contact Mayor Jim Watson:


Speak at the Planning Meeting at City Hall:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue W.
Nov 14, 9:30 AM
Contact Melody Duffenais to register
613-580-2424 x 23463

rochester field flyer new

City of Ottawa: Registration for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective

9 11 2017

The City of Ottawa is offering the following course:

Registration for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective

November 18 and 20, 2017 (Offered in English)

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor
9 a.m. to noon

November 27, 2017 (Offered in French)

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor
9 a.m. to noon

You can register for the course online (here) until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of half-day courses. Please see our schedule (here) for other Primer courses. The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Please send your questions to

Workshop: How to install and winterize a rain barrel

23 10 2017

Want to install a rain barrel at home but don’t know how?

EnviroCentre is holding a FREE workshop about how to install and winterize a rain barrel. This hands-on workshop covers everything you’ll need to know – picking the right location, equipment and supplies, installation and proper maintenance.

One lucky participant from each workshop will go home with a new rain barrel!

Click on the dates listed below to register.

Saturday November 4th
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Van Lang Field House

Monday November 13th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Carlingwood Public Library

This workshop is offered through the City of Ottawa’s Pinecrest Neighbourhood RAIN project. Click here for more information about the project.

Workshops will be delivered in English. Bilingual staff will be present to answer questions in French.

Mandy Wilson
Community Outreach Assistant
613-656-0100 ext. 129

Please note that our office is a scent-free space.

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