Public art in Winston Square to be opened on June 10th

25 05 2017



The City of Ottawa invites residents to attend the official opening celebration of Winston Chandelier, a recently-installed public art sculpture that was commissioned for the Winston Place Plaza development project on Richmond Road, Westboro.

Date:  Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Time:  12.30pm to 1.30pm
Location:  Winston Square at the south end of Winston Avenue (between Westboro Legion and DQ along Richmond Road, Westboro).

Join Councillor Jeff Leiper and Westboro Village BIA at the official opening celebration of Winston Chandelier, a permanent public artwork by artists Joanna Swim and Adrian Göllner commissioned by the Public Art Program for the Winston Place Plaza development project. Stay for a reception following the opening celebration and to meet the artists.

Winston Chandelier was commissioned in May 2014 and shortlisted proposals were reviewed by the public. Taking into account more than 50 responses from the public, a selection committee of artists, community representatives and the project team responsible for the Winston Square development chose Winston Chandelier as the winning design.

Winston Chandelier is a large, bold and fanciful chandelier constructed from laser-cut stainless steel panels fitted into a hexagon, surrounding a light fixture in the centre. The bright red beacon illuminates Winston Square and features silhouettes of flora and fauna identified with the Westboro area, including the Spotted Turtle and Small Mouth Bass. The bracket supporting the chandelier represents the branch of a Mountain Ash tree, and suspends the artwork over the dining space created by the plaza development project.

The Winston Square public art installation was funded in part from the Kitchissippi Ward Cash-in-lieu of Parkland Fund with contributions from local Westboro-based business Domicile Developments.

 The City of Ottawa commissions professional artists’ works for display in public spaces from a percentage of funds set aside for municipal development projects. For more information on the Public Art Program please call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401), email or visit


Carré Winston : inauguration d’une œuvre d’art public le 10 juin

La Ville d’Ottawa invite les résidents à assister à l’inauguration officielle de Winston Chandelier, une sculpture d’art public commandée pour l’aménagement de l’esplanade de la place Winston (sur le chemin Richmond, à Westboro), où elle a récemment été installée.

Date : Samedi 10 juin 2017
Heure : 12 h 30 à 13 h 30
Lieu : Carré Winston, à l’extrémité sud de l’avenue Winston (entre la Légion royale canadienne et le Dairy Queen, sur le chemin Richmond, à Westboro)

Joignez-vous au conseiller Jeff Leiper et à la ZAC du village de Westboro pour l’inauguration officielle de Winston Chandelier,une œuvre d’art public permanente réalisée par Joanna Swim et Adrian Göllner pour l’aménagement de l’esplanade de la place Winston. S’ensuivra une réception en présence des artistes.

L’œuvre a été commandée par le Programme d’art public en mai 2014. Le comité de sélection, composé d’artistes, de représentants de la collectivité et de membres de l’équipe d’aménagement, a tenu compte de plus de cinquante commentaires du public, qui avait été invité à se prononcer sur des propositions présélectionnées.

Winston Chandelier consiste en un grand chandelier fait de panneaux en acier inoxydable rouge vif disposés en hexagone autour d’un luminaire. Ces panneaux arborent des silhouettes, découpées au laser, d’espèces animales et végétales présentes à Westboro, dont la tortue ponctuée et l’achigan à petite bouche. L’élégant et audacieux chandelier, suspendu à la représentation d’une branche de sorbier des oiseaux au-dessus de l’aire de repas de l’esplanade, illumine le carré Winston.

L’œuvre a été financée en partie par le fonds du quartier Kitchissippi destiné au règlement financier des frais relatifs aux terrains à vocation de parc, et par une contribution de Domicile Developments, une entreprise de Westboro.

 La Ville d’Ottawa commande à des artistes professionnels des œuvres destinées à être exposées dans des espaces publics, œuvres qu’elle finance en mettant de côté un pourcentage des fonds destinés aux projets d’aménagement municipaux. Pour en savoir plus sur le Programme d’art public, téléphonez au 3‑1‑1 (ATS : 613‑580‑2401), écrivez à ou visitez

Hannah Kingscote

Public Art Officer | Agent, art public

613-244-4429 |

Public Art Program | Programme d’art public

City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa

172 Guigues Avenue | 172 avenue Guigues, Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 5H9


Who do you call?

19 05 2017

When to call 911
–       Violent crime or property crime in progress or suspects were seen fleeing (description and last direction of travel)
–       There is evidence at the scene of the crime (Sexual assault)
–       Car accident with injuries.
–       Dangerous or impaired driving and you are following, or JUST witnessed and have a description and last direction of travel.
–       Fire or medical emergency.

When to call 613-236-1222
–       Suspicious activity or vehicle.
–       Alcohol and drug use in public (youth in parks)
–       Youth under age of 16 out between midnight and 06:00 AM.

When to call 613-236-1222 Ext. 7300 or attend any Police Station
–       Reporting to the Police after the fact.
–       Any damage to house, yard, or vehicle (not in progress).
–       Traffic complaints – general or specific.
–       Disputes for record purposes (i.e neighbour, stalking, civil when fear exist).
–       Sexual assault reported at a later date where the evidence is long gone – must attend the station to provide a written statement.
When to make an online report
–       Theft (under $5000)
–       Lost property (under $5000 with a visible serial number or distinct marking such as a custom engraving)
–       Mischief/Damage to property (under $5000)
–       Theft from vehicle (under $5000)
–       Traffic complaints – general or specific.

When to call 311
–       Any by-law issue or any general city enquiry.
–       Call about a noise problem as it is happening or the next day.
–       Individuals in the parks between 11:00 PM and 06:00 AM.
–       Note that by-law closes at 02:00 AM on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at midnight on weeknights. Summer hours are till 02:00 AM every day. You can call the Police after these hours at 613-230-6211.

All of these avenues of action are completely confidential. You can always reinforce that you do not wish an officer attend your address, but that you can be called privately. When reporting to the Police, remember to ask for the incident number related to your call.

Cst. Jeff Kostuch, 1579
Ottawa Police Service/Service de police d’Ottawa
Community Safety Services/services de sécurité de proximité
West CPC / CPC Ouest
613-236-1222 ext.2347

Prevent Thefts and Break and Enters

19 05 2017

From Jeffery Kostuch, Ottawa Police

Good Day All

Its that time of year again.

There have been some recent break and enters to garages and sheds, theft from vehicles in Britannia Village area. There has been 2 break-ins to garages where bikes have been stolen but I’ve also heard of several other instances where the thefts have not been reported to police but have been posted on social media. Ie: Suspect(s) rummaging through people’s cars, using garage door opener to open the garage.

Please be vigilant in securing your homes, vehicles and garages.  Report suspicious persons or activity.

Information Update Meeting – Tuesday, May 23, 2017

13 05 2017

Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue

4 to 9:00 p.m. with presentations

By attending this session, residents will find out more about the progress to date for these two projects in the Richmond/Byron Corridor:

Cleary and New Orchard Planning Study

  • A review of the lands around future light rail stations to determine appropriate redevelopment and potential public realm improvements. Staff recommendations will result in changes to the existing Richmond Road/Westboro Secondary and Community Design Plans

Byron Linear Park Renewal(link is external)

  • With the realignment of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit under the Byron Linear Park, there is an opportunity to design the park to meet the community needs.  Based on previous public consultation, a preliminary plan has been prepared that will guide the final design for the park.

Residents have an opportunity to attend one of two identical sessions:

Session One

4 p.m.       Drop in to review display boards and speak to staff 
4:30 p.m.  Presentations begin
5:15 p.m.  Q&A

Session Two

6 p.m.      Drop in to review display boards and speak to staff
7 p.m.      Presentations begin
7:45 p.m. Q&A

9 p.m.  Session closes

City staff and Ward Councillors will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email your request to sends e-mail)  or contact:

Jillian Savage, Planner
Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1 sends e-mail)
tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 14970

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 18, 2017  4:35pm Seeking assistance in identifying a person of interest involved in Fraud

22 04 2017

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit is asking for public assistance in identifying a woman.

On March 31, 2017, at approximately 9:00 pm, a woman approached a male at the Mackenzie King Bridge entrance of the Rideau Centre. The female convinced the male to make a donation to an unknown charity. The male was subsequently led to an ATM to withdraw money. Once he had entered his PIN, he was moved aside by the female and she proceeded to remove an unauthorized amount of cash from his account. It is believed the victim was targeted due to his cognitive disability.

The female is described as an Asian female, approximately 35 years old, small build wearing black pants and a black jacket (view pictures.)

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

Additional Tips when dealing with Charities:

Consider the following precautions to ensure that your donation dollars benefit the people and organizations you want to help. They’re good practices whether you’re contacted by an organization’s employees, volunteers or professional fund-raisers, soliciting donations by phone, mail or in person.
•       Be wary of appeals that tug at your heart strings, especially pleas involving patriotism and current events.
•       Ask for written information about the charity, including name, address and telephone number. A legitimate charity or fund-raiser will give you information about the charity’s mission, how your donation will be used and proof that your contribution is tax deductible.
•       Check out the charity’s financial information. For many organizations, this information can be found online.
•       Ask for identification. If the solicitor refuses to tell you or does not have some form or verifiable identification, hang up or close the door and report it to law enforcement officials.
•       Call the charity. Find out if the organization is aware of the solicitation and has authorized the use of its name. If not, you may be dealing with a scam artist.
•       Check with local recipients. If giving to local organizations is important to you, make sure they will benefit from your generosity. If a charity tells you that your dollars will support a local organization, such as a fire department, police department or hospital, call the organization to verify the claim.
•       Watch out for similar sounding names. Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations. If you notice a small difference from the name of the charity you intend to deal with, call the organization you know to check it out.
•       Be skeptical if someone thanks you for a pledge you don’t remember making. If you have any doubts about whether you’ve made a pledge or previously contributed, check your records. Be on the alert for invoices claiming you’ve made a pledge. Some unscrupulous solicitors use this approach to get your money.
•       Ask how your donation will be distributed. How much will go to the program you want to support (as opposed to other programs of the non-profit), and how much will cover the charity’s administrative and telemarketing costs?
•       Refuse high pressure appeals. Legitimate fund-raisers won’t push you to give on the spot.
•       Be wary of charities offering to send a courier or overnight delivery service to collect your donation immediately.
•       Consider the costs. When buying merchandise or tickets for special events, or when receiving “free” goods in exchange for giving, remember that these items cost money and generally are paid for out of your contribution. Although this can be an effective fund-raising tool, less money may be available for the charity.
•       Be wary of guaranteed sweepstakes winnings in exchange for a contribution. According to law, you never have to donate anything to be eligible to win.
•       Avoid cash gifts. Cash can be lost or stolen. For security and tax record purposes, it’s best to pay by check.

More tips can be found on the Ottawa Police Service<> website regarding Fraud and Scams.

Don’t forget….it’s tomorrow!

14 04 2017

The 8th Annual McKellar Park Egg Hunt is back!easter_egg_hunt.jpg

Thank you to our wonderful McKellar Park neighbours who are once again organizing this annual tradition. Join your neighbours and help spread the word by sharing this event and inviting your friends.

The hunt is on — rain, shine, snow, or mud — on Saturday, April 15th beginning for the kids at 10:30am.

For the first timers, here is how it works:

Parents provide 10 eggs per participating child. One adult arrives in the park early (9:45am) to hide eggs.

When the hunt begins, all the kids shoot off to find any 10 eggs. Then the older kids help the young ones to find their 10. It’s all very sweet and it’s over in about 5 minutes

Bringing baked goods for the cookie potluck is welcomed!

Hope to see you on April, 15th!

MPCA will start to publish police incidents in McKellar Park community

7 04 2017

General Broadcast – Break and Enter (2017/04/05)

Broadcast Synopsis

On April 5th 2017 at 0440 hrs an unknown male attempted to break into two different residences in the  600 Block of  Westminster Ave. The male was white complexion, 18-20 years with a dark mustache, wearing a Black vest, red hoodie and black gloves.  If any suspicious persons are observed and you feel police should attend please call 613 236 1222.