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

Click to access 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



NCC Public Board Meeting

9 09 2019

The NCC has jurisdiction on some key pieces of land in our community.  Stay up to date by attending or watching their next quarterly board meeting.

Public Board of Directors Meeting

Join us for the public meeting of the NCC Board of Directors.

Date and time
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:30 am to 9:35 am (subject to change without notice.)

NCC Headquarters
40 Elgin Street, Room 324, Ottawa (Building access from Elgin Street.)

The meeting room is universally accessible. (First-come, first-served. Space is limited.)

The proposed agenda will be posted on our website as soon as it becomes available.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can watch the live webcast.

Universally accessible. Please let us know if you have any special needs.


Séance publique du conseil d’administration

Soyez des nôtres à la séance publique du conseil d’administration de la CCN.

Date et heure
Mardi 17 septembre 2019
De 8 h 30 à 9 h 35 (sous réserve de modifications sans préavis.)

Siège social de la CCN
40, rue Elgin, pièce 324, Ottawa
(Accès à l’édifice par l’entrée de la rue Elgin)

La pièce est d’accès universel. (Premier arrivé, premier servi. Les places sont limitées.)

Le projet d’ordre du jour sera affiché sur notre site Web dès qu’il sera disponible.

Un service d’interprétation simultanée sera offert. Si vous ne pouvez pas assister à la séance, vous pouvez regarder la webémission en direct.

Accès universel. Veuillez nous informer de vos besoins particuliers.


From the NCC: Tree planting at Remic Rapids Park

9 09 2019

From the National Capital Commission:


Tree planting at Remic Rapids Park

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on upcoming activities at Remic Rapids Park. Your help and support in sharing this information with your community is greatly appreciated.

In the winter of 2018-2019 the NCC undertook maintenance work at Remic Rapids Park to remove Buckhorn, an invasive species, to prepare the park for future planting. As part of the NCC’s emerald ash borer management strategy, the NCC will now be planting trees and shrubs at the park. A total of 3329 trees and shrubs, of 31 different species, will be planted.

Work will begin on September 9 at 7 am, and will continue for approximately one month, between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm, with minimal noise impact on nearby residents. The pathway will remain open throughout the work, but users may experience temporary delays when equipment is entering or exiting the park .We will continue to monitor the health and growth of these trees over time, and will carry out further work, as required.

We are continually seeking to improve our communications and the quality of information shared with community members regarding our emerald ash borer management activities. Should there be any additional information that you or your community would find useful, we would appreciate your feedback.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NCC’s client services at 613-239-5000 or info@ncc-ccn.ca.

Plantation d’arbres au parc des Rapides-Remic

La Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN) souhaite faire le point sur les activités à venir au parc des Rapides-Remic. La CCN vous serait reconnaissante de l’aider en transmettant cette information aux résidants de votre quartier.

À l’hiver 2018-2019, la CCN a entrepris des travaux d’entretien au parc des Rapides-Remic, dans le but d’en éliminer le pied de corbeau, une plante envahissante, et de préparer le sol en vue de la plantation d’arbres. Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de gestion de l’agrile du frêne, la CCN s’apprête maintenant à planter dans ce parc des arbres et des arbustres. Elle en plantera 3 329 en tout, de 31 espèces différentes.

Les travaux commenceront le 9 septembre à 7 h, se poursuivront pendant environ un mois et se dérouleront de 7 h à 16 h. Le niveau de bruit pour les résidants des environs sera maintenu au minimum. Le sentier restera ouvert tout au long des travaux, mais les usagers pourraient devoir patienter un peu lorsque le matériel entre et sort du parc. L’état de santé et la  croissance des arbres et arbustes plantés feront l’objet d’une surveillance au fil du temps, et d’autres travaux seront entrepris au besoin.

La CCN cherche constamment à améliorer ses communications et la qualité de l’information qu,elle transmet aux résidants des quartiers à propos de ses activités de gestion de l’agrile du frêne. Si d’autres renseignements vous étaient utiles, à vous ou aux résidants de votre quartier, veuillez lui en faire part.

Si vous avez des questions à ce propos, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec le service à clientèle de la CCN, au 613-239-5000 ou à info@ncc-ccn.ca.


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.



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