Archive for July, 2014

MarketMobile: Bus bringing fresh food to Caldwell ave

July 27th, 2014 Comments off

The MarketMobile is a bus that has been transformed into a grocery store on wheels; the bus will sell healthy, fresh and affordable food to communities in four Ottawa neighbourhoods, including Carlington, Morrison Gardens, Hunt Club East and Vars.

Today's launch of the pilot program was highlighted in the Ottawa Citizen.



CALDWELL GYM, 1520 Caldwell Avenue, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


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Comment period open – Carling and Merivale Zoning Reviews

July 27th, 2014 4 comments

The City has released their Official Plan Zoning Review ProposalThe public comment period is open until August 15, 2014.   This is part of a City-wide Zoning Review being conducted to update current zoning to reflect the City's Official Plan, which was passed by Council in November 2013.  General information about the Zoning Review can be viewed here.

The Official Plan designates Merivale Road north (between Carling and Caldwell) as a "Traditional Mainstreet" (TM) and Carling Avenue as an "Arterial Mainstreet" (AM).  These are both mixed-use zoning designations that permit a broad range of uses including retail, service commercial, office, residential and institutional uses.

The Zoning Review is proposing a number of zoning changes along Merivale and Carling. In some cases, adjustments are being made to existing AM or TM zonings. In other cases, properties currently zoned as Residential are proposed to be rezoned to TM or AM.

Detailed maps of the proposed zoning changes can be downloaded here (see "Merivale North Mainstreet" Map and "Carling Avenue Arterial Mainstreet - Map 4"). On these maps you can see specifically which properties are affected.

The CCA has prepared a Primer to help Carlington residents understand how this zoning review will affect them and their community. If you require more detail, have specific questions or wish to submit a comment please contact the City Planners in charge of these two files:

Merivale Road (north) TM
File No. D02-02-14-0070
Planner: Emily Davies, 613-580-2424 ext. 23463 or
Project Webpage:

Carling Avenue AM
File No. D02-02-14-0063
Planner: Tim Moerman, 613-580-2424 ext. 13944 or
Project Webpage:


Call for Vendors! Gowling School Christmas & Holiday Craft Show

July 23rd, 2014 2 comments

Gowling vendors wanted

W.E. Gowling Public School's Christmas & Holiday Craft Show is taking place on November 15th, 2014. They are looking for artists of all sorts - wood workers, potters, painters, jewellers, sewers, knitters, quilters, and makers of all things crafty and unique. This will be an annual artisan event organized by the parent council of W.E. Gowling Public School. The cost per space is $35 for those providing their own table, and $40 for those requiring a table to be provided. Doors will open to shoppers at 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and vendors will have an opportunity to set up the night before the show if they wish. Take a peak at the website at for more details and a copy of the application. Application deadline: September 13th, 2014


AGCO Decision on 1319 Shillington Liquor Licence

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

The Alchohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has refused the liquor licence application for Suya Spot Restaurant and Lounge located at 1319 Shillington.

The decision was rendered following hearings held on May 12-13 and June 13-14, 2014, in which the Carlington Community Association and Viscount Eyes Neighbourhood Watch presented objections.

Click here to see the full decision of the Licence Appeal Tribunal.


CCA July Newsletter

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

See our July Newsletter for information on:

  • 2014 Zoning Reviews of Carling and Merivale
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment for 1170 Carling (Bowman's Bar & Grill)
  • Launch of the Carlington Arts Initiative
  • Road construction in Carlington this summer
  • Ecology Ottawa looking for input and stories on water issues in Carlington
  • Early French immersion in Carlington this fall