SAVE THE DATE! Westboro Community Association’s AGM

11 10 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 – 9:00 PM

Churchill Seniors Center, 345 Richmond Road

  • 6:30 PM doors open – membership sign-in and refreshments
  • 7:00 PM reports from Board of Directors
  • Election of new Board
  • Update from Councillor Leiper
  • Presentations from special guests

Come out, meet your neighbours, and discuss the issues important to our community! Become a member for $10 per year – you get to vote.  Don’t want to join? Come anyway; all are welcome to share their thoughts on the issues.

Your Community Association needs you!  Interested in becoming a board member? Infill development continues to grow and we need people to help with this issue.  Or maybe you are interested in the environment, heritage, housing, safety, traffic or working on social events or communications.  If so, contact us!

hellowestboro@yahoo.ca

 

 

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Have your say about infill development in Westboro!

30 09 2019

Today – Sept. 30 – the City released a discussion paper on trends and issues related to infill development in Westboro.   As you recall, last October an interim by-law was enacted prohibiting the development of triplexes/ multi-unit dwellings in selected areas of Westboro until the City could further study the issue.  The paper released today is the first step in engaging the community in a conversation about infill development in Westboro.

The Westboro Community Association encourages the community to get involved in this study.  Many residents have come out to developer consultations, public open houses, and other fora to express their opposition to the rapid rate of infill development in our  neighbourhoods. In particular, the community has expressed dismay over the loss of Westboro’s character. One of the objectives of the infill study is to better understand what Westboro residents value in their neighbourhoods and to find ways to maintain the desirable characteristics of the community during infill development.

Be part of this conversation!  Have a look at the paper

https://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents/files/2019-09-18_DiscussionPaper_Westboro_EN_FINAL.pdf

and give some thought to the discussion questions it brings forward.  These questions will form the basis for more intensive community consultations in the near future.  We will keep you posted.

See note below and send your comments to the study lead, Robert Sandercott

613-580-2424, ext. 14270 or robert.sandercott@ottawa.ca

Note from the City:

The City has completed a Discussion Paper summarizing the issues relating to infill development within Westboro. Some of the issues covered include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Existing housing and development trends within the neighbourhood;
  • The type, size, and location of infill development in Westboro;
  • Defining the neighbourhood’s character;
  • The development of three-unit and multi-unit buildings;
  • The use and function of front and rear yards.

The issues covered within the paper are not meant to be an exhaustive list. We would love to hear your input on the issues you’ve encountered with infill within the neighbourhood, as well as what you love about Westboro and want to see enhanced as the community grows.

The paper is available at the project website at this link. We would appreciate hearing any questions or comments you may have by October 25, 2019.





Open House for New Development at 1655 Carling

23 09 2019

Surface Developments is proposing a new development at 1655 Carling Avenue.  Councillor Leiper is holding an open house so you see what it’s all about and how it will affect you:

Thursday, October 3 at 6:30pm

Dovercourt Recreation Centre (mainf loor lobby area)

More here

https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/1655-carling-ave-development-pre-application-open-house

 





Sewer work at Byron and Roosevelt

3 09 2019

Emergency sewer work was conducted last week at Byron/Roosevelt and is ongoing. The Councillor’s office has confirmed that the builder of the new homes on the southwest corner there had connected to an old discontinued sanitary sewer rather than the new pipe that runs in that stretch. That is now being corrected while the City and builder discuss who bears responsibility for originally making the wrong connection. Stay tuned for the outcome.





Westboro Community Association at this year’s FUSE!

26 08 2019

A good time was had by all last weekend at Westboro FUSE Festival, held August 17 and 18!  As we did last year, Westboro Community Association hosted Ecology Ottawa at our kiosk in support of their efforts to promote and protect a healthy, city-wide urban canopy.  In spite of a rainy weekend, Ecology Ottawa signed up 124 people for their Tree Giveaway Program, handed out 277 saplings, and raised $265 in on-site donations.  Thanks to Westboro tree-lovers everywhere!  You rock!

 





Fire Safety in our Ward

23 08 2019

In collaboration with Ottawa Fire Services, Councillor Leiper’s office is hosting an After the Fire Program information session. During the session there will be information on fire safety, how to prevent a fire and what to do if you discover a fire. The session was suggested after some recent devastating fires in the Hintonburg area, but it is open to residents from across the ward. The Councillor’s has offered to facilitate another session in another part of the ward if there is interest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/552745111929060/

 





Romeo and Juliet at Lions Park tomorrow!

23 07 2019

It’s a circus of romance!  Join us Wednesday July 24, 7:00 pm at Lions Park in Westboro to see Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers! Bring the kids early and enjoy free popcorn and face painting courtesy of the Westboro Community Association. The park can be accessed at Elmgrove.








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