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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
This is a study to consider new zoning provisions for small-scale manufacturing, small-scale food processing, micro-distilleries and micro-breweries in commercial areas.
The zoning by-law restricts industrial uses to industrial zones that are geographically distinct and apart from the fabric of the city, and located in segregated industrial or business parks. The rationale behind the geographic isolation of manufacturing activity stems from the City's industrial past, which featured highly impactful manufacturing operations that comprised noise and pollution-generating facilities, high volumes of freight, odours and smoke. As a result, the framework of defined land use terms in the Zoning By-law does not contemplate the possibility that small-scale manufacturing activity, if it is of a nature that does not generate such challenging land use impacts, may be a compatible fit in certain urban contexts such as mainstreets; nor does it provide much flexibility for such activities to also incorporate a retail function where the products of the facility are made available to the purchasing public on-site. As a result, uses that might be desirable forms of development in, and compatible with, certain commercial areas are not permitted.
At the same time, the maker economy in Ottawa has been on the rise. The 2015 edition of the annual Maker Fair at Lansdowne Park featured booths from dozens of exhibitors in 27 categories. The Ottawa Maker Fair is now part of a network of 20 larger feature fairs taking place in cities around the world. There is a growing need to ensure that the city is in a position to capitalize on the economic opportunities of this emerging sector.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada want to hear your perspective on the future of food labelling in Canada. We are holding a roundtable discussion and want to hear from everyday consumers like you, on topics such as:
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (Location near Central Experimental Farm)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
There is no cost to register and parking is free. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs to attend. Prior knowledge of food labelling is not required. You must be 18 years or older to participate.
Space is limited, so register early. The deadline to register is November 18, 2016
This round table discussion is part of the CFIA’s and Health Canada’s work to modernize food labelling in Canada. More details about these initiatives and ways to participate can be found on our websites.
If you need more information, contact us by email at