Councillor Jeff Leiper and other community partners officially cut the ribbon on the new Westboro Beach field house on Van Lang Private Sunday, May 8 with a party attended by about 200 neighbours. Other partners who helped cut the ribbon were Councillor Mathieu Fleury, chair of Ottawa Community Housing and Cameron MacLeod, Director of the Carlington Community Health Centre. Councillor Leiper gave special thanks to the late Sean Pigeon, Beth Nolan, the Westboro Beach Community Association and the Van Lang Tenants Group who all worked hard to champion a community facility to host events and programs. To find out more, visit the Van Lang Field House page.
Ash Tree removal starts in NCC Forest on May 11th and access to the forest will be limited during this time for the safety of users. The work is planned to continue through May 20th. For more information please the NCC's page on Emerald Ash Borer
Two great motivations to sort through our ‘cabins’ and de-clutter, spring-clean, re-cycle, and create space for more flow.
Saturday, May 14th - 1st Westboro Beach Community Garage Sale of the season!
There will be garage sales happening on Royal and Workman/Atlantis this Saturday. Please feel free to join us by setting up a table at your place. It’s such a great way to shake off the last of winter’s hibernations and re-connect with neighbours and passersby alike.
Saturday, June 11th – 2nd Westboro Beach Community Garage Sale of the season (rain date: June 12th)
We are proposing a second Westboro Beach Garage Sale to be held in tandem with the Champlain Park Community and Island Park Garage Sales being organized that day. This is also the weekend of Westboro Fuse so there will be lots of people milling about. For more information please see our Westboro Beach Garage Sale on Facebook.
We invite you to think about donating a portion of your proceeds to the charity of your choice, or to help support the Westboro Beach Community Association.
The City of Ottawa has received a Zoning By-law Amendment application (File no. D02-02-16-0030) to develop two 16-storey residential towers with a total of 257 units at 809 Richmond Road.
The proposed development will demolish the existing one-storey restaurant and develop two 16-storey residential towers with a 63.4m2 rooftop amenity space. The residential towers will share a three-storey podium with retail at grade and underground parking. The underground parking will feature 291 parking spaces and 158 bicycle spaces over three levels, accessed from a driveway and ramp at the east end of the building’s frontage on Richmond Road. The proposal is requesting height increase to 16 storeys (51 metres) and to permit an increased maximum side yard setback of 10.5 metres.
A technical circulation package will be sent out shortly. Once the application is put on circulation, access to submitted plans and studies will be available online at Ottawa.ca/devapps.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Andrew McCreight at 613-580-2424 ext. 22568 orAndrew.McCreight@ottawa.ca.
Congratulations to Bonnie Campbell, a 25 year member of the board of Westboro Beach Community Association (back row, first on left). Bon was awarded the Government of Ontario Leading Women/Leading Girls Award from Minister Yasir Naqvi because of her many dedicated hours of service helping residents, refugees and young people. She is an outstanding example of someone quietly serving our community in many, many ways. We are lucky to have her in Westboro Beach. Well done, Bonnie!
The occupants noticed that their back door was wide open and three basement window screens had been cut. They also noticed bike tire tracks in their backyard. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
One of the occupants believes he saw that same young man with a bicycle a few nights earlier, at night, in front of their house. The occupant does not believe the young man was there very long.
If you have any information about this any other crime or see anything suspicious please call police immediately.
The Ottawa Police Service has seen a significant increase in thefts from vehicles on Preston Street, particularly between Anderson Street and Carling Avenue and Somerset Street between Booth Street and Arthur Street in the last two weeks. The suspect(s) is targeting vehicles in the late afternoon and overnight. The suspect will target a vehicle that has a GPS, cell phones, bags or cash (loose change) left behind and are mainly doing smash and grabs.
Residents, business owners and employees are reminded to remove all valuables when leaving their vehicles and ensure their vehicles are secured. Please be diligent in reporting any suspicious people or activity to police immediately by calling 911.
A house was broken on April 22, 2016 in the morning between 8:30 and 11:00.
They took an iPad, $$$, jewellery , etc. A neighbour saw a silver ladies bike in the yard that explains what they took needed to fit on a bike. They messed up two rooms upstairs took out all of the drawers , clothes etc. The police took fingerprints and got a boot print.
It is a pattern that has happened elsewhere in the neighbourhood. If you see anything suspicious, please call police immediately.
A quick update on the Rosemount Library consultation process:
We had approximately 100 participants in the first consultation round. There was fantastic discussion at the round tables with many many ideas discussed --- lots of room for all voices to be heard and recorded through the process. The facilitator focused conversation around Rosemount Library's current strengths and assets, ideas on how Rosemount Library could be event better, and then there was some discussion on priorities.
We are getting close to the second round of consultation + we have an online option for library users to engage with the process. After those are complete, the consultant will be writing his report which will be presented to the OPL Board later this spring.
ROSEMOUNT LIBRARY - Renovate, Expand or Move?
Let YOUR voice be heard!
READ (www.readrosemount.ca) and Councillor Jeff Leiper are co-presenting a community consultation process to learn about the community's vision for Rosemount Library!
Online participation in the consultation:
If you missed the first consultation round in March, you can still participate online until April 22 at the following links:
Second (and final) round of consultation for this process:
We encourage everyone to attend the second round of consultation sessions. We will review summarized feedback from the first sessions and discuss possible options for Rosemount's "next chapter" - renovate, expand, and/or relocate!
Sign the online statement of support for Rosemount Library:
Take a moment to sign the statement of support for Rosemount. EVERY single name makes a difference in advocating for the future of our local branch.