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New Civic Hospital – Preliminary Conversation Meeting

June 17th, 2017 Comments off

June 20, 2017 7:00pm, Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street

You are invited to join City Councillor Riley Brockington in a discussion regarding the
New Civic Hospital:

Topics may include:

  • Timelines for consultation by the Hospital (design and internal services);
  • Intentions of the Ottawa Hospital with the current hospital and land;
  • Intentions of the Ottawa Heart Institute; and
  • Any other pertinent matters.

Members of the Ottawa Hospital are invited to join for the forum.



Major Planting Event at W.E. Gowling School

June 6th, 2017 Comments off

The Greening Committee (of the W.E. Gowling Parent Council) would like to extend you all an invitation to help in a monumental transformation of our school grounds by participating our Planting Event! 

June 10th from 9:30am-1:30pm we will be rallying volunteers from the community (including a number from our sponsor Telus) to help with this exciting undertaking. The day will consist of planting the raspberry, blueberry, haskap and service berry bushes as well as creating a mulch path through the Nature Study Area. We will also give some love to the trees that were planted last year by mulching around the bottom and installing watering bags. There will be a thank you BBQ and refreshments for all the volunteers!

The School Council and specifically the Greening Committee have been working hard for the past year and a half on bringing our vision for the transformation of the W.E. Gowling school grounds to light. The Committee has recently had exciting news... we have been awarded a grant through Tree Canada with partnership from Telus to plant edible tress on the school grounds. These edible trees will be planted in the Nature Study Area (which you may have noticed has already been marked off as a "NO MOW" area).

Our goal for the Nature Study area (and future Outdoor Classroom) is not only to beautify Gowling but to also provide your children with some wonderfully educational areas that can enrich their curriculum and help the students learn in as many different ways as possible. We will measure our success by how this space can/will be used. For this reason we are hoping you will engage with us to create a space you will be excited to have in your neighborhood to enhance the everyday experience of the school children and to benefit the community outside of regular school hours.

We sincerely hope that you will come out to support the school and the community in creating a more beautiful W.E. Gowling!

For more information and to RSVP (so we will plan enough food and refreshments), please email Chrissy and Jason


Travelodge Redevelopment Open House June 13th

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

Our Councillor Riley Brockington is holding an open house regarding the Travelodge redevelopment on June 13th.

The project consists of three 20-storey towers along Carling Avenue and two 9-storey buildings abutting the neighbourhood along Thames Street.

For more information on this project visit the projects website or email



Design and Construction Report for the 417 Widening

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

The final Design and Construction Reports for the 417 widening project between Maitland Avenue and Island Park Drive are available for your review until June 27, 2017 at the Alexander Community Centre or on the Project's Website.

Please share your comments with us at


Possible Speed Bumps on Coldrey Avenue

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

Our Councillor Riley Brockington is seeking your feedback regarding possible Speed Bumps on Coldrey Avenue.

This proposal comes as a result of the MTO’s pending decision to close the 417 on-ramp on Carling (adjacent to Westgate Mall). The proposal also includes road narrowings and centre median islands (one at each end) along this stretch of Coldrey Avenue.

If you have any questions or concerns with the installation of three speed humps on Coldrey Avenue, please share your feedback by email at Please provide your feedback by Monday June 12.


Carlington Heights Pump Station Update

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

The Display Boards from the May 15th Open House are online and waiting for your review!

Link to the Display Boards

For more information visit the project's website or email


Thank you to our Family Fun Day Sponsors!

May 28th, 2017 Comments off

A big Thank you to our Family Fun Day Sponsors, we could not have it done without you!

Riley Brockington. City Councillor

Community Development Framework

Carlington Arts Initiative

Palmyra Pharmacy, 1013 Merivale Road

Seekers Center, 942 Merivale Road

LaCabana, 848 Merivale Road

Main Garage, 1049 Merivale Road

MF Foodmart, 850 Merivale Road

Villa Pizzeria N The Greek Place, 1009 Merivale Road

Greeko's Souvlaki and Pizza, 1224 Shillington Ave

House of Lasagna, 984 Merivale Road

Bowman's, 1170 Carling Ave

Food Basics, 667 Kirkwood Avenue

Starbucks, 1350 Baseline Road.

Giant Tiger, 1085 Wellington Street

Twiss & Weber, 1282c Wellington St

Yasmin Syrian Cooking

PQ Upholstery

Ottawa Book Mobile

Ottawa Community Housing


Ottawa 2017-CIBC

City of Ottawa