Westboro Village Mini-Street Party, Saturday, June 23

18 06 2018
Westboro Village Mini-Street Party, Saturday, June 23
Westboro Business Improvement Area (BIA) is holding an outdoor party along Richmond Rd (Golden to Athlone) Saturday, June 23, 11 AM to 4 PM.
Head out for a preview of this year’s Fuse Festival, which will be held on August 18-19. Balloons, buskers, crafts, and more (Note there will be no road closures.) For more information, visit westborovillage.com.

Lions Park Resurfacing

14 06 2018

See the attached notice from the city.

Construction Notice – CR012503 Lions Park Parking Lot Resurfacing

Campaign Internship Program / Programme de stages de campagne

25 05 2018

From Mayor Watson


Today, I am excited to announce that my team and I are launching a Jim Watson Campaign Internship Program for youth aged 17-24. This program is intended for those with an interest in politics and a desire to develop their practical campaign management skills.

The Campaign Internship Program is on a volunteer basis and will run for 12 weeks, from mid June to the end of August, with interns participating in at least 10 hours of campaign activity per week. Ideally, this would take the form of one day and one evening per week.

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for this program, please click here to learn more. Applications are due on June 13 2018 at midnight.



Jim Watson

Provincial Election: All Candidates Debate (Ottawa Centre Electoral District)

7 05 2018

Provincial election

All Candidates Debate (Ottawa Centre Electoral District_

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Glebe Community Centre

175 Third Avenue

Paid parking is available in the city parking garage between Second and Third Avenues just west of Bank Street.


City of Ottawa: Planning and Development Newsletter

4 05 2018

City of Ottawa
Planning and Development

May is Bike to Work Month!
Bike to Work Month Ottawa After a long and grueling winter, we think it is finally safe to say, spring is here!

Just in time for Bike to Work Month, and whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist, sign up to pledge to bike to work for the chance to win awesome prizes! It is free, fun and easy to join!

You can help plan your route by using the City of Ottawa Cycling Map to find cycling paths and routes that will make your trip comfortable and convenient.
Walk the city you love
Lace up those shoes because there are over 50 free Jane’s Walks scheduled to explore on May 5 and 6.

Never heard of Jane’s Walk? Jane’s Walk a pedestrian-focused event inspired by Jane Jacobs, that’s about getting close to your city, getting out and observing, meeting your neighbours, discovering new areas of the city, and learning about the urban landscape, streetscape, buildings, parks, public art and monuments.

Visit Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau to look up the scheduled walks.

City building at its best! A look back at 2017
Cover of the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development HighlightsAll you have to do is look around—the City of Ottawa is developing at an impressive rate! The story of the city’s development successes is displayed in the 2017 accomplishments, available on ottawa.ca

“I’m honoured to lead a great team of city staff who champion the city building agenda. We are responsible for all aspects—from planning and delivering growth opportunities and infrastructure, to managing city assets, to fostering economic prosperity. Working together with residents, we look forward to creating new spaces and places for a liveable Ottawa”, says Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development.

Accessibility during construction
Construction season is quickly approaching and the City wants you to know that mobility through construction sites is important to us.

Section 2.11 of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards is dedicated to accessibility during construction. Accessibility during construction ensures the provision of a safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians through and/or around the construction site.

The standards ensure that pedestrians with disabilities, as well as those with increased mobility needs (parents with strollers and/or young children, pedestrians using canes, walkers, or wheelchairs, etc.), are accommodated either through or around a construction site.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please email accessibilityoffice@ottawa.ca.
Did you know?

Ottawa.ca/planning is full of all kinds of planning, development and infrastructure information for residents to keep informed and follow projects in neighbourhoods around the city. Visit and find out more about:

The city’s land use plan referred to as the Official Plan
The Development Application tool – click and search anywhere in the city to read about active and upcoming development applications
How planning works – watch our YouTube video I Saw the Sign!
How community plans and studies guide local development
Development information for residents – learn how to get involved in the development application process
New park developments in your community, and
Heritage conservation – Identifying and protecting heritage properties, the grant program and changes to heritage property information Insert your new text here
Got a story idea? Something you’d like to share? Send your idea or article to planning@ottawa.ca
Get involved at an upcoming event
May 5
Open House: 99 Fifth Ave Zoning
Fifth Ave Court, 99 Fifth Ave
9:30 am to 12 pm
For more info: Kersten.Nitsche@ottawa.ca

May 17
Open House:
Brian Coburn Blvd. Extension and Cumberland Transitway Westerly – Alternate Corridor
Blackburn Hamlet Community Hall,
190 Glen Park Drive, 6 to 9 pm,
Presentation at 7 pm
For more info: Frank.McKinney@ottawa.ca

May 31
Open House:
Minto 2450 Portobello/ 2605 Tenth Line
Aquaview Community Centre,
318 Aquaview Dr.
6:30 to 8 pm
For more info: Julie.Lebrun@ottawa.ca

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

3 05 2018

Please the attached information from a neighbour.


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.

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.

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!

Clare Gardens Park Spring Clean-Up: May 5, 2018

2 05 2018

Clare Gardens Park’s Spring Clean-Up

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 10:00 am till 12:30 pm

(Rain date: May 6th – 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.

We’ll bring rubber gloves and large garden bags. If possible we’d appreciate if you could bring a broom, a rake, and/ a shovel, if possible. We might be doing another mulch move so wheelbarrows would help too. Veggie plants for sale with proceeds going to the park.

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


The Westboro Community Association

Spring Cleanup2018 portrait

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