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Carlington Yard & Plant Sale: Saturday June 4th!

May 15th, 2016 Comments off

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Carlington Yard Sale Locations 2016


At Harrold Place Park and throughout Carlington!

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Community Mailbox Locations in Carlington

May 15th, 2015 Comments off

CMB LocationsMark the location of your proposed Community Mail Box on our Google Map with your  G-mail account or email us the address and we will do it for you !


Cleaning up Carlington

September 18th, 2014 Comments off

Fall is here and with is comes new Greening activities in Carlington!

Alexander Park

The CCA is pleased to announce that we are renewing our adoption of Alexander Park for five more years. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer gardener and/or helping to develop new initiatives for the park please contact the CCA's Greening Coordinator, Ted Radstake at We would love to have your help!

Once again the City of Ottawa is holding its Cleaning the Capital campaign from September 15 - October 15.

The CCA is taking part with a community clean-up at Alexander Park on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 am - noon, rain or shine. We will have gloves, pickers, rakes and other clean-up equipment but we need a great team to help keep the park clean and safe.IMG_20140510_093845

Organize a clean-up event with your neighbours

Know another Carlington park that could use some TLC? The city's campaign is open to all so please feel free to organize your own clean-up. Be sure to register your clean-up event with the city so you can take advantage of the great promotional and supply support they offer.

If you do organize an event please tell us and send pictures! We would be happy to post your event in our calendar and help get the word out.


Fall Clean Up and Tulip Planting in Alexander Park

October 26th, 2013 Comments off

Mayor Jim Watson and CCA clean up volunteersRain and 4°C  weather did not deter a dozen hardy volunteers who came to Alexander Park this morning.  The fall clean up is an annual event organized by the CCA Greening Committee.   Regular fall and spring clean-ups  are part of the CCA's commitment to the City's Adopt-a-Park program.  Mayor Jim Watson was in the neighborhood and stopped by to offer his encouragement and thanks to volunteers.



Marshall Ave

Since being adopted last year the park has seen several improvements.  New flower beds, murals, signage and regular visits over the summer by greening committee volunteers helped keep the park looking better than ever.

Alexander Park


spring summer  winter fall



Today flower beds were cleaned for winter.  New tulip bulbs were planted in the Shillington Ave bed by volunteer David Darwin.  The bulbs donated by the National Capital Commission are planted in the park and other locations in the community as part of the Carlington Tulip Initiative.  Any Carlington businesses or organization who would like bulbs to plant this year can email .



Post clean up, volunteers  retreated to the Cake Café on Merivale  to warm up with coffee and cakes.





Greening the Triangle & Fall Park Clean Up – Saturday October 26th

October 1st, 2013 Comments off

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The 'triangle' at Merivale and Carling is on the City's to-do list.  The CCA and Carlington community are being asked to help the City draft a greening plan!  Currently the 'triangle' has thirteen trees, eight of which are infected ash trees.  What trees should replace them?  Would this be a good location for a Veteran's Memorial?  Should Carlington have a sign?  Get involved and help shape your community.

 The Triangle  Veteren's Memorial Sundial   The Triangle


The City has added two new Adopt a park signs in Alexander Park:  

New CCA Adopt-A-Park sign - Merivale New CCA Adopt-A-Park sign - Shillington

one at the entrance on Merivale and one on Shillington.

 Alexander Park  _

  The CCA is organizing our annual fall cleanup of Alexander Park on Saturday October 26th at 10am.  We will also be planting tulip bulbs for next spring.  Come out and meet your neighbours while you get some fresh air.



Alex Park Adoption – CCA Greening Committee

July 15th, 2013 Comments off

The CCA Greening Committee met again this Saturday for a cleanup in Alexander Park. Plants donated from the CCA's annual Yard & Plant Sale were planted in the park in June. Volunteers are meeting every two weeks through the summer to keep up the newly planted beds and help keep the park clean.

Planter at Alexander Community CenterAlex Park
Volunteers also met in June to clean one thousand donated tulip bulbs from the National Capital Commission. This is the second year the CCA has received a bulb donation. Pictures from the first year of the Carlington Tulip Initiative can be seen in the gallery:

Carlington Tulip Initiative

Two weeks ago we had two volunteers meet to pick garbage and trim trees at the Merivale entrance to the park. This week one volunteer was on hand to weed, rake and water the beds.  Come out and spare thirty minutes if you can.  It goes quickly with more than one person!   The next greening committee meeting is Saturday, July 27 at 9:30am in Alex Park.


Tulip planting success!

October 22nd, 2012 Comments off


We had a great turnout of nearly 30 people: within 2 hours we had finished a pretty thorough clean-up of Alexander Park, planted close to 500 tulip bulbs, and shared some coffee, baked goods and friendly conversation!

Over the past week, a smaller group of volunteers planted another 500 at the CCHC, MF Foodmart and La Cabaña (all on Merivale) and at Esther By Daycare Centre and the Caldwell Family Centre, on Caldwell. Other plantings will be done at St-Elizabeth Church on Merivale, St-Elizabeth School on Coldrey (by the school gardening club), and Andy Androse Housing Co-op on Larose.

Volunteers fuel up for park clean up and tulip planting!

Spring is just around the corner!