Westfest Remains Behind the Real Canadian Superstore

7 06 2013

Concerns of Westfest being forced to relocate have been put to rest.  Check out this Citizen article for more details.

What do you think of the location?

The article also notes that Katherine Hobbs is usually out of town for the local large festival.  I wonder if we’ll spot her this year?  If you see her let us know.



Westfest's Location




David Reevely (Ottawa Citizen) refers to your Hobb comments as ‘epic thread’!

6 04 2013

Your comments to Hobbs regarding the convent-site noise exemption have been noticed. Most recently by David Reevely of the OTTAWA CITIZEN. He refers to the ‘epic thread’ of resident comments on our Hello Westboro blog, and noted ‘the only person defending Hobbs was Hobbs’.

Reevely’s full article:

Reevely’s blog post on the same topic, more detail:

Original post that gave everyone something to talk about:


Will we see you at the new Westboro Farmer’s Market?

17 08 2012

Just a reminder that the new Westboro Farmer’s Market is starting this weekend (August 18, 19). According to the Citizen, the new market will set up in the park space bordered by Richmond Road and Byron, Golden and Broadview avenues on Saturdays Aug. 18 to Oct. 27, between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you haven’t heard about it yet you can read more about it on the Ottawa Citizen website.

Women behind Clare Gardens honoured, Multi-year effort to clean up park awarded

14 06 2012

“Deb Chapman and Irmi Elbert remember a time when Clare Gardens Park in Westboro was used for drug deals, the cement pathways were cracked and dotted with pot holes, and the children’s play equipment was falling apart.

Now, about five years later, the two Westboro women have been awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for their efforts in cleaning up the park…” (You can read the rest of this article in EMC Ottawa West.)

Congratulations to volunteer gardener Deb Chapman and WCA board member Irmi Elbert for all their hard work!

OMB shoots down rezoning for Westboro condo towers

13 06 2012

“Opponents of two condo towers overlooking the Transitway trench in Westboro have won a victory from the Ontario Municipal Board, which found that the city’s planning documents are supposed to mean what they say.

The two buildings at 335 Roosevelt Ave. were designed to be 14 and 16 storeys tall. Their would-be builder, Uniform Urban Developments, made the case that they’d hold the same number of units, but be more attractive — taller but slimmer — than the four-to-six storey apartments allowed under the existing zoning. In December, over many nearby residents’ objections, city council signed off on the zoning change permitting the taller structures…” (Read the rest of this story on the Ottawa Citizen website.)

City of Ottawa sticks with top picks for western LRT route; frustration grows with NCC

7 06 2012

“The city is sticking with Richmond Road and the Ottawa River Parkway as its top choices for a western extension of the light-rail system, thanks to a unanimous vote by city council’s transportation committee Wednesday afternoon.

The decision cuts a list of 15 possible routes down to four, three of which use different versions of a corridor along Richmond Road and Byron Avenue west of the current Westboro Transitway station. And it means continuing to look at the parkway despite the firm objections of the National Capital Commission, which owns it….” (Read the rest of this story on the Ottawa Citizen website)

Condo proposal raises traffic concerns, 241 units would add to Westboro woes, residents say

19 01 2012

“Westboro residents had the opportunity to learn more about a proposed development for a site across Richmond Road from the Real Canadian Superstore at a public forum held on Jan. 11.

The building, which would be at 175 Richmond Rd., would be nine storeys tall at its highest point as proposed, with townhouses varying in height attached at the back. Along the Richmond Road frontage, there would also be commercial space…”

Read more over at the EMC website.

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