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.


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.

Join us for a RAIN Home Visit this Saturday!

9 07 2019

This message is from EnviroCentre:


Join us for a RAIN Home Visit to look at how downspouts, rain barrels, gardens and other solutions help protect your home, community and waterways by managing rainwater where it falls.

This interactive home tour will be led by a certified RAIN Guide from Green Communities Canada. The guided assessment is a comprehensive 1½ hour visit to help homeowners find the best solutions to address trouble spots at your own home.

The two tours will take place in the Westboro area. The location will be provided after you register. Space is limited! The tours will take place “Rain or Shine”. These tours will be presented in English with opportunity to ask questions in French.

  • Saturday, July 13 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 13 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Register here!

The project is part of the City of Ottawa’s Pinecrest Creek/ Westboro Stormwater Management Retrofit plan to reduce the harmful impacts of stormwater.

The Pinecrest Neighbourhood RAIN project is working with homeowners to manage rainwater runoff, protect and beautify their properties, and keep our creeks and rivers healthy. RAIN holds information sessions and workshops, showcases best practices in the community and shares practical tips on ways to Slow It Down, Soak it Up and Keep it Clean.



Venez vous joindre à nous lors d’une « Visite à domicile RAIN ». Nous examinerons comment les tuyaux de descente pluviale, les citernes, les jardins et d’autres solutions peuvent vous aider à protéger votre maison, votre communauté et les cours d’eau en gérant l’eau de pluie là où elle tombe.

Cette visite interactive sera animée par un guide certifié RAIN de Green Communities CanadaCette évaluation guidée se compose d’une visite approfondie d’une heure et demie au cours de laquelle les propriétaires parviendront à trouver les solutions qui répondront au mieux aux problèmes identifiés dans leurs maisons.

Les deux visites se dérouleront dans la région de Westboro.. Les adresses vous seront transmises après votre inscription. Le nombre de places est limité! Les visites auront lieu « beau temps, mauvais temps ». Ces visites se feront en anglais mais vous pourrez poser vos questions en français.

  • Le samedi 13 juillet, de 10 h à 11 h 30
  • Le samedi 13 juillet, de 13 h à 14 h 30

Enregistrez ici !

Le projet Pluie du quartier Pinecrest aide les propriétaires à gérer le ruissellement de l’eau de pluie, à protéger et embellir leur propriété ainsi qu’à garder nos ruisseaux et nos rivières en santé. Lors de séances d’information et d’ateliers, les résidents peuvent découvrir des meilleures pratiques et obtenir des conseils pour ralentir l’eau pluviale et la garder propre.

Ce projet s’inscrit dans le Plan de modernisation de la gestion des eaux pluviales du ruisseau Pinecrest/Westboro de la Ville d’Ottawa, dont le but est de réduire les effets néfastes des eaux pluviales.   


Please note that our office is a scent-free space. 
Consider the environment before printing this email

Date Changed to Saturday June 22: Save Byron Place Neighbourhood Fundraiser

14 06 2019

Note that the event is now taking place on Saturday, June 22.

From the Save Byron Place neighbourhood group:


Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Open House: TONIGHT

14 05 2019

Please see the attached poster from the Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club.


Open House Flyer

Highway 417 Eastbound On and Off Ramp Closures at Maitland

10 05 2019

From the Ministry of Transportation:


I just wanted to follow up with respect to the closures of the Highway 417 Eastbound off-ramp and on-ramp at Maitland Avenue. These ramps are both still scheduled to be closed prior to the morning rush-hour on Monday May 13th.

In conjunction with the City of Ottawa traffic section, we have modified the detour for Northbound Maitland Avenue traffic trying to access the Highway 417 EB on-ramp. To avoid additional congestion at the intersection of Carling Avenue and Maitland Ave, which is currently being used as the detour for the Carling Avenue WB off-ramp closure, Northbound Maitland traffic will be detoured to Carling Avenue via Woodward Drive to Clyde Ave. I have attached a rough sketch showing the detour route.

Maitland EB Revised Detour(1) Councillor almost convinces council to block builder adding units to Westboro triplexes

10 05 2019

Councillor almost convinces council to block builder adding units to Westboro triplexes

A councillor on Wednesday came up just short of convincing council to send a message to builders about being upfront with neighbours.

Falsetto Homes, the owner of the triplexes at 348 and 350 Winona Ave. in Westboro, wants to add a fourth unit to each. The buildings are southwest of the Westboro transit station.

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper told council that the city’s reputation on defending zoning rules was on the line and he wanted colleagues to reject the application for the fourth units.

According to Leiper, the developer built the triplexes with the community of adjustment’s approval. The fourth units were roughed-in, with the developer knowing it would eventually come back to the city for permission to add the fourth units, Leiper said. However, the community was told they would only be triplexes.

The planning committee last month heard from a consultant representing the property owner who said triplex developers are using a two-step process to quickly generate revenue before going through with a costly planning approval process to get the fourth units. They do this knowing full well they might not get the fourth-unit approval from council.

Leiper warned councillors that the developer strategy won’t be a problem only affecting his central-west community.

“This is an issue that’s coming to your ward soon,” he told them.

Council voted 13-10 to allow the fourth units.

Innes Coun. Laura Dudas, who was the acting mayor while Jim Watson recovered from an eye procedure, voted at council to approve the fourth units after voting in opposition with Leiper and Stittsville Coun. Glen Gower at planning committee.

“I want to send a clear message to developers that they have to be forthcoming to our community,” Dudas said after the council meeting.

“They have to respect our communities, but at the end of the day, is this something we have to stand up for? Yes, most certainly, but I know that we also need to have infill in our communities. We need to build up around our transportation systems. We need to make sure that we’re providing people places to live close to transit priority areas. At the end of the day, after speaking with staff and seeking that clarification, I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision. We still need to be firm with developers and make sure they understand that having that dialogue with our community is essential, but I wanted to make the best decision for our city and for that community.”

Councillor almost convinces council to block builder adding units to Westboro triplexes


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