Visit Westboro Community Association’s Kiosk at Fuse this Weekend!

17 08 2018
Visit Westboro Community Association’s Kiosk at Fuse this weekend!

Join us at our kiosk at the Fuse Street Festival August 18 and 19th for a sapling give-away, hosted by Ecology Ottawa.  Enter our raffle for a gardener’s gift package from Urban Turf Landscape Solutions, and win a free landscape consult and design!

Proceeds to go to Cornerstone Women’s Housing.
For more information on the festival, visit:
Hope to see you there!

Byron, Roosevelt, and Ravenhill Avenue Rezoning Application: Community Meeting

6 08 2018
Byron, Roosevelt, Ravenhill Avenue Rezoning Application: Community Meeting
An information session on an application to rezone the east half of the Byron, Roosevelt, Ravenhill, Golden block to four-unit low rise apartments will be held on:
Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM at the Churchill Senior Centre, 345 Richmond Rd.
(Note that a formal open house will be hosted by the City in September 2018.)
For details on Tuesday’s meeting, see link below.

Cornerstone Building the Dream BBQ

23 07 2018

From the Office of Councillor Jeff Leiper:

Cornerstone Building the Dream BBQ

McDonald Brothers Construction is hosting a BBQ for Cornerstone Housing for Women in support of its capital campaign on Friday, July 27 at 1 pm onsite at 373 Princeton Avenue.

There is no admission for the event, in lieu of which donations of cash, non-perishable food and single sheet sets (new or gently used) would be gratefully received.

Mapping Ottawa’s Lost Trees: Interactive Map

18 06 2018
Mapping Ottawa’s Lost Trees
Intensification in Westboro and throughout the urban core is destroying our front and back yard trees and dramatically reducing space for new trees. Wind and ice storms have also taken their toll. 

Concerned residents can now record lost trees on a new interactive map, an initiative of BigTrees of Kitchissippi, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), The Greenspace Alliance and Ecology Ottawa.

The map allows you to:

  • plot trees lost due to human or natural causes

  • record details such as tree type (species), approximate date of loss and size

  • add a photograph and comments

  • view the cumulative count of loss, by cause and by City ward

The data will be integrated with other mapping initiatives down the road.

For more information, visit

Champlain Oaks project
Big Trees of Kitchissippi
Environment Committee
Champlain Park Community Association

Mulch Move! Saturday June 9, 10am to noon

8 06 2018

Mulch Move!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

@ 10:00 am till noon

Campbell Tree Experts  has generously donated a load of mulch for Clare Gardens Park’ s garden beds

Can you volunteer 30 minutes to an hour to help us move the mulch?

We’ll bring rubber gloves. We’d appreciate if you could bring some muscle, a shovel, and if possible, a wheelbarrow.

Thanks and hope to see you in the park.

Organized by:

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park



June Mulch Move 2018 portrait

Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave: Intersection Improvements

31 05 2018

From the city. Please see the attached poster for additional information.

Richmond at Churchill Location

WHO:           The Contractor, TBD., will perform the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

WHY:            The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility and to minimize conflicts within the intersection. Transit priority measures are also being implemented as part of the work.

WHAT:         The construction work will consist of all new sidewalks and traffic signals in conformance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in each quadrant of the intersection. The sidewalk in the north-west and south-west quadrants will be widened to enhance pedestrian facilities and to provide traffic calming within the intersection. The existing bus bay on the north side of Richmond Road will be removed and the impacted parking spaces near the existing bus stop location will be relocated just west of the existing bus stop. The Contractor will be expected to stage work to maintain access to buildings as work is completed.

WHEN:         The construction is planned to commence at the end of May, early June 2018 and will be completed by end of August 2018.

WHERE:        Construction is expected to be limited to within 100m of the Richmond Road/Churchill Avenue Intersection.

May 2018 – ISD17-5106 Intersection Improvements Richmond at Churchill – EN


100in1Day: ROOSEVELT LILY PAD on June 2

31 05 2018

Roosevelt and Byron is an intersection loaded with pedestrians travelling between Westboro’s shopping district and the neighbourhoods to the south. But infill development has stripped out all the greenery and left the corner with crumbling roads and sidewalks, and construction debris everywhere. In response, Roosevelt residents gathered up the rubble on the southeast corner of the intersection and started a bed of day lilies. On June 2, check out the Lily Pad on your way to the Farmers’ Market or the Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale!


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