Archive for October, 2013

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.





Halloween Graveyard @ 1247 Kingston – Send Us Your Haunted Pics

October 25th, 2013 Comments off

halloween_flamingoesIs your shack the scariest on your block?

Do you have the most haunted  house in Carlington?

Send us pictures of your Halloween Haunt.



 The National Capital Graveyard at 1247 Kingston is back this year!  Over 300 trick or treaters visit the graveyard each year.

2011 National Capital Graveyard


  Best Carlington Halloween Houses 2010

#1 Zombie Land


#2 Graveyard





Greening the Carling-Merivale Triangle

October 19th, 2013 Comments off

Come to a City sponsored planning session to help select new trees and plants for the Carling/Merivale Triangle. Several Ash trees are being removed due to Emerald Ash Borer.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street

6:30PM Sign In
7 to 9PM Intros; Breakaway Groups; Wrap-Up
9:00PM Clean-Up


October 2, 2013 Agenda

October 2nd, 2013 Comments off

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.