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NCC Capital Urbanism Lab - Heritage: A Driver of Sustainability

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:42 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:43 AM ]

Canada’s 150thanniversary inspires us to think about the past, present and future of heritage in Canada and in the Capital. Can what we value as heritage in our communities, architecture and public spaces help us to shape a more sustainable future? This is an issue we face every day in the capital, and is one that is being discussed by the international community in the context of United Nations sustainable development goals.

Kicking off Heritage Week  with a conversation among several distinguished speakers on this essential link between heritage and sustainability.

Guest speakers on Thursday February 16, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm include:
  • Jean Carroon, Goody Clancy Architects, Boston and author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings
  • Mark Brandt, MTBA Architects and lead author of Building Resilience, Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada
  • Brenda Odjick, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
  • Heather Thomson, Manager, Heritage Program, National Capital Commission (moderator)
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NCC Public Board Meeting Recap

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:35 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:36 AM ]

NCC launches Nepean Point design competition

The NCC launched an international design competition for the redevelopment of Nepean Point, one of the most spectacular lookouts in Canada’s Capital Region.

Design concept approved for Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex 

The NCC Board approved the Design Concept for the Recladding Project(PDF) for Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex. This project is an opportunity to reimagine a federal complex in the heart of Gatineau.
Celebrating Canada’s 150th in the Capital

Dr. Mark Kristmanson, the NCC’s CEO, provided the Board of Directors with an overview of our initiatives for Canada’s 150th anniversary. We are kicking things off with the opening of the Rideau Hall Winter Pavilion on January 28th, one of the NCC’s Confederation Pavilions in the Capital region.
City of Ottawa Western Light Rail Transit Project
The NCC Board approved the alignment and functional design of the Western Light Rail Transit (WLRT)(PDF) project on NCC land. This will allow for improved access to the Ottawa River shoreline, enhanced green spaces and pathway connections.

Fun at the Winter Carnival

posted Feb 4, 2017, 5:04 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Feb 4, 2017, 5:04 AM ]

Thank-you for coming out to the Winter Carnival! A special thank-you to everyone who volunteered and had a hand in making this event a success.

Winter Carnival

posted Jan 18, 2017, 6:01 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 6:09 PM ]

The Westboro Beach Community Association welcomes everyone to our annual winter carnival on Saturday, January 28 from 1:30 p.m.  to 4:00 p.m.  

The winter celebration will feature a bonfire, tobogganing and snow building.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be available. Everything is free but donations are very welcome. 

For more information, please check out the Facebook Event or contact

Annual General Meeting Minutes - Updated

posted Jan 3, 2017, 8:10 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

Updated Minutes

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 3, 2017, 6:10 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

The Board of the Westboro Beach Community Association wishes a happy new year to all Westboro Beach residents. We hope you will get out and enjoy the beach area and the new winter trails along the Ottawa River in the new year. 

Thank-you to Meredith Rodger for this photo of the festive tree at Roy Duncan Park.

Update - Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study

posted Jan 3, 2017, 6:02 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 6:02 AM ]

From the city, here is a brief update to the Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study.

Since the first public open house held on June 4th, 2016:

• City staff have met with the project’s Working Group seven times. This Group represents a wide range of interests in the study area and includes representatives from community associations, the Bay and Kitchissippi Ward offices, property and business owners, a consultant and others.

• Working Group presentations and discussions have included topics such as current zoning permissions, potential massing and height of future buildings, providing community benefits associated with future development, achieving future parkland, etc. 

• General planning directions are now being developed and they will be presented to the public for consultation in the new year. You will be given advance notice by email when that date has been secured.

• City staff have been working closely together to ensure coordination between this project, the Richmond Road Complete Street project and the Connectivity Study, which plan the future of the Richmond Road, Byron Linear Park and Byron Avenue corridor.

For more information:…/pl…/cleary-and-new-orchard-planning-study

Today - Lighting of the Lights

posted Dec 11, 2016, 4:13 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 4:14 AM ]

Councillor Jeff Leiper has "electrified" Roy Duncan Park so let's light up the Christmas tree, a very tall evergreen by the water play area in Roy Duncan Park. The decorating will start around 2:30 p.m. with the tree lighting at dusk.  If you have any outdoor lights to contribute for the season, please bring them.

Roy Duncan Park 
295 Churchill Avenue
Sunday December 11
Everyone is welcome.

Annual General Meeting Minutes and President's Report

posted Dec 11, 2016, 4:06 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 4:07 AM ]

Thank-you to everyone who came out on December 5th! A special thanks to Dave Allston who gave an engaging historical talk on Skead's Mill.

Here are the minutes from the Annual General Meeting as well as the President's Report:

Volunteers with computer skills needed

posted Dec 11, 2016, 3:54 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 3:54 AM ]

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