Winston Square Grand Opening – June 6

Subject: Winston Square Grand Opening
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:43:00 +0000

WinstonSquare.jpegPress Release

For months the buzz has been building, and we’re a few short days away from the Winston Square urban park grand opening! The whole city is invited to the party on June 6 at 388 Richmond Road

Join Councillor Jeff Leiper, Mayor Jim Watson, the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area, and special guests to officially open the space. There will be musical performances, activities and more for much of the day, and the official ribbon-cutting happens at 2:00. See you there!

Winston Square is the first of its kind in Ottawa: a disused right-of-way repurposed to create a dynamic urban space for gathering in the heart of Westboro. The space combines a sleek, modern design with an architectural theme mimicking the rooflines of the homes along Winston Avenue, joining the square to the community. In the spring, the living walls are now coming to life and, in the fall, the Virginia Creeper ivy will be ablaze in oranges and reds. Permanent fixtures and moveable furniture will invite guests to make themselves at home in the Square, and the addition of a custom-designed chandelier later this summer, celebrating the flora and animals indigenous to the Ward, will add a warm, welcoming glow.

Key Contacts

Mary Thorne, ED, Westboro BIA 613-729-8145
Councillor Jeff Leiper 613-580-2485

The Facts

What: A new urban park in the heart of Westboro that will be programmed with music, crafts, and entertainment all summer long by the Westboro Village BIA. The park had its genesis in a request by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 480 to beautify the right-of-way space next to its building. Community consultations resulted in the beautiful oasis now being opened.

Where: Adjacent to the Westboro Legion at 391 Richmond Road

How: The Winston Square Park was paid for through $420,000 cash-in-lieu-of-parkland funding from the Councillor’s office.

For more information visit:

Please Join Us!

Jennifer Falconer
Assistant to Councillor Jeff Leiper
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext 17015

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