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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 ]

Westboro Community Kitchen - December 12th

posted Dec 11, 2016, 3:49 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 3:49 AM ]

Zoning study: Small-scale Industrial uses in Commercial Zones

posted Dec 11, 2016, 3:43 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 3:44 AM ]

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.

Consumer Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Food Labelling in Canada

posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:24 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 14, 2016, 4:25 PM ]

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:
  • what labelling information is important to you 
  • where do you get information to make purchasing decisions 
  • how to increase awareness about labelling claims and what they mean
Date: November 25, 2016

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

Register now

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

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