Bur oaks in Champlain Park: Sunday, May 6, 2018

3 05 2018

Please the attached information from a neighbour.

http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/walks/19820

Six heritage trees in an urban ‘hood

We will visit six majestic bur oak trees that will be coming into leaf. Learn how Champlain Park ‘hood has managed to get a provincial designation for these heritage trees—to date, the only such designations in Ottawa. Discuss and strategize on ways to ensure heritage trees and all our natural heritage are recognized by the City of Ottawa as it reviews its tree by-law in 2018.

Route
Meet at Champlain Park, 149 Cowley Ave. Ottawa, near the fieldhouse. From there, we will walk south on Cowley to visit the first bur oak. We will walk west on Sunnymede Ave. and visit two bur oak trees on Keyworth Ave. Our next stop will be two bur oak trees on Daniel Ave. The final stop will be at the bur oak located on Clearview Ave at Patricia.

Three of the trees are located in backyards where access to the yard involves driveways with some slope and grassy, uneven terrain in the yards.

About
Debra and Daniel are animators for the Champlain Oaks Project, which was launched in our small enclave within Kitchissippi Ward in 2010. Our neighbourhood project aims to protect and celebrate these massive bur oak trees that have grown in this part of the city for centuries, from acorns planted by squirrels and blue jays!

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Fake Donation Boxes in Westboro

5 03 2018

Just an FYI that fake donation boxes have been found in Westboro, most recently by the development site at Kenwood and Churchill.

Call the City (Road By-Laws) at 311 if you see one and they will remove it.





Proposed Build: 6-Storey Building at Highcroft Ave, Byron Place & Churchill

18 02 2018

Please see the attached flyer about a proposed 6-storey mixed-use development on the corner of Highcroft Avenue, Byron Place and Churchill.

 

 





Request for Donated Kids Skates

16 01 2018
The WCA would like to share this request from a family in our neighborhood. Please email us if you’re able to assist and we will put you in touch with them. Thanks in advance!
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Hello, our family is friends with a family of Syrian refugees who have settled in Gatineau. I am looking for donated skates for them, especially for their 9 year old boy (shoe size size 3 or 4) who is very keen to skate. Their 7 year old (size 2ish) and 12 year old (women’s size 7) daughters, and 3 year old boy would also like some. I think skates are sized about one size below shoe size.
If anyone has anything to donate that would be great. Thank you!




Rochester Field: Comments due by October 16, 2017

10 10 2017

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 bruce.finlay@ottawa.ca
110 Laurier Ave W, 4th floor, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 x 23463

Contact City Councillor Jeff Leiper:
Jeff.Leiper@ottawa.ca

@KitchissippiOtt

Contact Mayor Jim Watson:
Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca

@JimWatsonOtt

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

rochester field flyer new





Clifton Road Neighbours Cleaning the Capital

8 05 2013

Here are some pictures from the Clifton Road Clean-up Crew

volunteering their time during the Spring Cleaning the Capital campaign.

Now that’s teamwork!

CRCC2 CRCC1





OMB decision on the Review – Proposed Urban Uniform Developments for 335 Roosevelt

11 02 2013

Posted on behalf of Westboro Citizens for Appropriate Development

Westboro C.A.D. have received the OMB decision of the review (requested by Uniform Developments) of the May 2012 decision that ruled that the high rise proposal was not in conformity with the Official Plan. Uniform applied to the City for an Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to allow the higher maximum zoning and allow their proposal, and they also filed for a review of the May 2012 decision.

In the review, Uniform argued there was a denial of natural justice as they had not had the chance to present their case. The recent OMB decision agreed that Uniform should be given the chance to present their case. So the case is to be continued. To quote the decision itself: “Specifically this hearing should continue before the original member where it left off but with the inclusion of the appeal to Uniform’s Official Plan Amendment (OPA) if launched.”

Here is the decision: http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/e-decisions/pl120109-jan-17-2013.pdf

So we know we will be going back to the OMB at some point, and we know that we will want to be involved in the City hearing and decision on the OPA requested by Uniform. But we don’t know the details of the process or the timeframe.
So stay tuned. We will get back to you on the details and let you know how you can help.

For more details, please contact the Westboro Citizens for Appropriate Development
WestboroCAD@gmail.com
Follow @WestborCAD on twitter
Add us to your Google+ circles
Join our Facebook group, Like our Facebook page
http://appropriate-development.org








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