Upcoming LPAT Hearing against Condo Development on Roosevelt Avenue

19 02 2020

This six-story condo development is proposed to replace three single family homes at 398, 402 and 406Roosevelt Avenue

A message from the Westboro Residents Committee

Only a few DAYS TO GO before the our long awaited LPAT HEARING that could change our present way of life in our community.

The Westboro Residents Committee URGENTLY needs YOU to attend this HEARING on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020.
Your attendance will definitely have an impact and will show the Ontario appointed Adjudicator that the City of Ottawa should not have changed the Bylaw to turn a dead-end Residential Street into a Main Street by not listening to YOU and our elected City Councillor Jeff Leiper.
The City of Ottawa should not have approved this oversized development; 5 inner City Councillors voted NO and 18 Councillors from the suburbs voted YES.

This particular development is important because it would set a zoning precedent of transferring a ‘Traditional Mainstreet’ zoning from a major road (Richmond) to an adjacent residential side street.

The LPAT Hearing is set for 

10 AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020

City Hall
Council Chambers

110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L7




Upcoming LPAT Hearing against Condo Development on Roosevelt Avenue

19 02 2020

This six-story condo development is proposed to replace three single family homes at 398, 402 and 406Roosevelt Avenue

A message from the Westboro Residents Committee

Only a few DAYS TO GO before the our long awaited LPAT HEARING that could change our present way of life in our community.

The Westboro Residents Committee URGENTLY needs YOU to attend this HEARING on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020.
Your attendance will definitely have an impact and will show the Ontario appointed Adjudicator that the City of Ottawa should not have changed the Bylaw to turn a dead-end Residential Street into a Main Street by not listening to YOU and our elected City Councillor Jeff Leiper.
The City of Ottawa should not have approved this oversized development; 5 inner City Councillors voted NO and 18 Councillors from the suburbs voted YES.

This particular development is important because it would set a zoning precedent of transferring a ‘Traditional Mainstreet’ zoning from a major road (Richmond) to an adjacent residential side street.

The LPAT Hearing is set for 

10 AM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020

City Hall
Council Chambers

110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L7




19 02 2020

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Recent break-ins on Brierwood and Highland

3 02 2020

A letter to the Association from a McKellar Park resident:


My husband and I are longtime residents (26 years) on Highland Ave and last night, after an evening out, we came home about 11:30pm to find that our house had been broken into.

Aside from creating a giant mess throughout the house, the thieves took cash, family keepsakes and jewellery. Laptops and other devices were untouched.

The police told us that they had been to a similar break-in on Brierwood a few hours earlier. So it may be that thieves are currently operating in this area.

It seems that the thieves took some of our stuff in one of our own pillowcases and an old coin collection and my father in law’s WWII medals in a small white zippered canvas bag with purple handles. Is it possible to alert community members in case anyone comes across either of these in their – backyard, snowbank, hedges, etc? These items would be harder to sell and may have been dumped.

Too late for me, but I’d like to urge everyone in the neighbourhood to take photos of all of your valuables so that you have an accurate record in case it’s needed.


If you have any questions, information, or suggestions, please send them to the Association (mpca.blog@gmail.com) and we’ll forward them on.





UPDATED: Tree removals along SJAM Parkway

30 01 2020

UPDATE: The first of the images below, corresponding to the westernmost section from Woodroffe to roughly Cleary, has been updated and clarifying text added.

Email from Damon Berlin, Stakeholder Relations for City of Ottawa Rail Construction Program:


Date: January 27, 2020 at 3:19:48 PM EST
Subject: SJAM Tree Removals

Please be advised that the NCC has granted permissions for the tree removals on the SJAM Parkway. Throughout their review process with KEV they re-inventoried the trees in that area to ensure that all trees removed are required for the construction of the project.

KEV has indicated that they will begin their removals tomorrow, January 28th at the various locations identified in the images below. They anticipate that these works will be completed mid-February, please note that this schedule is weather dependant. Access and mobility to and on pathways will be maintained throughout the removals, should you hear of any accessibility issues please do not hesitate in contacting me directly.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate in contacting me directly.

Thank you
Damon

[ UPDATE: “Please note that KEV was able to confirm that in the image ’15 – SJAM Phase 2 (1 of 4), below, the only trees that will be removed are identified in the purple hatched circles with the orange transparent fill. All other trees will be SAVED. The trees that are identified for removals will be to allow for the further realignment of the SJAM Parkway which will allow for tunnel construction to begin.”]

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Damon Berlin | Stakeholder Relations | Relation avec les intervenants
Rail Construction Program | Programme de construction du train léger
Transportation Services Department | Direction générale des transports
City of Ottawa | Ville d’Ottawa
141 Laurier Avenue W., Suite 300 | 141, avenue Laurier O., bureau 300
ottawa.ca/stage2 ottawa.ca/etape2





How we manage to damage or kill our trees.

29 01 2020

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The volunteers who maintain McKellar Park’s rink are looking for volunteers.

26 01 2020
We have a core group of dedicated helpers who keep the rink operational every year, but we are always in need of additional help.
We continue to need new help.  Anyone who would like to help can please reach out to our volunteer coordinator Mark Halloran.