Category Archives: Community News

A collection of all the news items about the people and happenings in Champlain Park.

254 Carleton Zoning Hearing – July 8

The Development proposal for 254 (256) Carleton Avenue is scheduled for the virtual hearing on July 8 at 1 PM. This Hearing may be viewed online on the Committee of Adjustment YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9Z3-VJcSMSqrWRORMlRjQ

This is the link to the Agenda, including the plans: https://app05.ottawa.ca/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=8121&doctype=AGENDA

CPCA Position on the Applications for Consent and Minor Variances:

Lot Width and Area:

CPCA routinely supports the minor variances on lot width and area to build semi-detached dwellings on our most common lot size (50 X 100 ft.) (15.24 X 30.48 m.) provided the applications meet all other provisions of the Mature Neighbourhoods Overlay (Infill I) and the Alternative Provisions (Infill II).

Reduced Front Yard Set-Back from 6 m. to 4.9 m.

We understand that the minor variance request for front yard set-back is due to the dual sets of regulations in effect (6 m. set-back Exception 2159 to ZBL 2008 plus the Mature Neighbourhoods Overlay front yard averaging provision).

For this specific proposal, we accept, albeit reluctantly, the front yard setback of 4.9 metres, which is the average of the front yard set-backs of the abutting properties to the North (252 Carleton: 6.355 m.) and South (258 Carleton: 3.506 m.) of 254 Carleton. We note that the architect has provided some mitigation to this reduction from the 6 m. specified in Exception 2159:
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-07-06

This week’s topics:

  • Witnesses sought – Cyclist and Dump truck collision.

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Wading Pool Opening – July 13

The wading pool will be opening almost as usual this summer. Besides the late start, the other big change is social distancing. See https://champlainpark.org/park/wading-pool/ for the details.

[Wading Pool Photo]

Wellington West BIA Survey

The Wellington West BIA wants to learn more about the residents of Carlington and our shopping behaviours. At the end of the completed survey, you can enter to win up to $500 in prizes. The grand prize draw for a $250 gift card to any store you choose will be held on August 7; and, weekly prizes will be held every Friday from July 3-31 for a $50 gift card to any store you choose. Complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WellingtonWest_ChamplainPark

[Poster about the Survey]
WWBIA-SurveyPostcard-FINAL-1.pdf

Virtual Canada Day Celebrations

A good place to find virtual Canada Day celebrations and things to do is at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day.html

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-06-29

This week’s topics:

  • Safety tips – Children and windows and hot weather.
  • $75,000 reward offered in Ashton Dickson homicide investigation.
  • Front desk services begin reopening; records checks by appointment only.

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HNTF Update #6 for 2020-06-23 – Looking for Cloth Masks

Subject: City of Ottawa Community Outreach COVID-19 #6 / Ville d’Ottawa – Activités d’information COVID-19 #6
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:23:55 +0000
From: Boutet, Raynor <Raynor.Boutet@ottawa.ca>

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Good afternoon,

It has been another beautiful week, and with the Province moving forward with Phase 2 of re-opening, more of us are going out.  However, we still all need to stay safe and respect social distancing.

Ottawa Public Health is recommending everyone to wear a mask where physical distancing is not easy to maintain.  For more information on direction from Ottawa Public Health please check out their website: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/masks.aspx?utm_source=OPH&utm_medium=Friendly_URL&utm_campaign=Coronavirus&utm_content=Friendly_URL

Although many of our neighbours can access and purchase cloth masks, there are thousands in our community who cannot.  The Human Needs Task Force is looking for donations of cloth masks to distribute to residents who have no other means. These masks will be distributed throughout the city to community partners who will connect with people who have no other means of accessing a cloth mask.
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