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:

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Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Open House: TONIGHT

14 05 2019

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

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Open House Flyer





Highway 417 Eastbound On and Off Ramp Closures at Maitland

10 05 2019

From the Ministry of Transportation:

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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)

 





OttawaCitizen.com: 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

 





Churchill Alternative School Council: Annual Plant and Book on May 17

6 05 2019

Churchill Alternative School Council’s annual Plant and Book sale is Friday May 17th.

345 Ravenhill Ave.
Plants and books will be available for purchase from 7:30-10:00am and 2:00-7:00pm in room 104
You will find a great assortment of Annual and Vegetable seedlings, as well as Perennials and Houseplants.New this year:
A Master Gardener will be onsite from 2:30-7:00 to answer your questions and offer advice.
Check out our “Started by Churchill Families” table.

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Clare Gardens Park Spring Clean-Up: Saturday, May 4th

1 05 2019

Clare Gardens Park: Spring Clean-Up

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 @ 10:00 am till 12:30 pm

(Rain date: May 5th – same times)

It’s that time of year. The WCA and the Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park are hosting the park’s spring clean-up.

There’s more plastic garbage in the park so we’ll be picking it up. We’ll bring rubber gloves and large plastic garden bags. If possible we’d appreciate if you could bring a broom, a rake, and/ a shovel. We might also be moving mulch, so wheelbarrows would be welcome.

Bring your families and meet your neighbours! We’ll have refreshments and goodies.

See you in the park!

Organized by:

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park

volunteergardenersofclarepark@gmail.com

and

The Westboro Community Association 

hellowestboro@yahoo.ca





Jane’s Walk: Follow the Raindrop on May 4

30 04 2019

Please see this message from Jane’s Walk:

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Follow the Raindrop!
Join Jennifer Stelzer from EnviroCentre as she guides you though the life of a raindrop! Using materials and information from the City of Ottawa’s RAIN program, we will learn the path that water takes from the time it lands on your property until it reaches the river! We will explore the wonderful world of downspouts, drains, ditches, and debris! Together we will see good examples of rain gardens, permeable driveways and other solutions to managing rainwater where it lands.

Come learn how you can make your home RAIN and river friendly. Slow it Down, Soak it Up, Keep it Clean!

Guides:

Julia Robinson and Jennifer Stelzer

When:
Date: Sat May 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
Language: English
Where:
Start: Westboro Beach Underpass
End: Westboro Beach
Area: Westboro
Distance: 3.25 kms
Accessibility:

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved pathways.  At the very end of the tour we may go right down on the riverbank to the water’s edge.

More information can be found by clicking here.








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