Activities, Programs & Resources
Our website is intended to be a useful way for you to find out everything there is to know about what Carlington has to offer all residents. Follow us on social media and/or sign up for the CCA Emailing List to keep up-to-date on these and new resources.
Bike Repair Station
In Alexander Park, close to Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St. (map)
Subscribe to the CCHC newletter to be informed of all their activities.
- Parent and child programs, 1-6 years
- Homework clubs, after-school program
- Teen counseling and advocacy
- Senior exercise programs, senior choir
- Primary health care, crisis support, harm reduction services, employment aid/support, free dental services
- Housing support and financial assistance for utilities
- Free and confidential counseling for individuals or families
- Good Food Box (buying fruit/vegetables in bulk)
- Gain access to a fleet of cars across Ottawa: reserve at a low cost for a half-hour, an hour, a day or longer. The cars are available 24/7. Take them to the local grocery store or anywhere in North America!
- Carlington location: Best Western (1274 Carling Avenue at Merivale)
- Special deals with OC Transpo and VIA Rail for combined car-sharing and public transportation.
- Members also have access to car-sharing networks in Gatineau, Kingston, Toronto, Waterloo/Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke.
Riley Brockington attends most CCA general meetings and his reports are posted to this website. He regularly holds other meetings to update Carlington residents on development projects, changes to local roads and transit routes, etc. Go to his website to sign up for monthly newsletters.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables available locally:
- Good Food on the Move: Order fresh fruit and vegetables online weekly from Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to Monday 9:00 a.m. Pick up your order the following Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at 900 Merivale (Carlington Community Health Centre: map). Phone orders also accepted. Home Delivery: $20.
- Quickie Convenience Store, 1435 Caldwell Avenue (map): Ottawa Public Health has designated this convenience store as a “Good Food Corner Store” which means that it sells a good selection of fruits and vegetables.
Ottawa Mission Food Truck
- Free hot meals, prepared by the Ottawa Mission, available from 2:30 to 3:30, second and fourth Monday of each month, at 1180 Shillington Avenue (map)
Ottawa Tool Library
877A Boyd Ave. (map)
- A non-profit organization that provides tools, expertise and a workspace for projects.
- Borrow tools to bring home or work on your project in their workspace.
- Subscribe to their newsletter to find out about free events such as Repair Cafés, Demo Nights and Workshops for all ages.
- Their Tinkering School teaches children 8-12 tool skills for the next generation of do-it-yourselfers.
- Keeps people and their pets together during difficult times.
- Services include: food, information, supplies and grooming.
- They have a list of pet-related links and emergency phone numbers.
Parks and Green Spaces (Map)
Not only does Carlington border on the Experimental Farm on two sides, it is blessed with many parks and green spaces as well.
- Several city parks with various amenities.
- The “Triangle” at Merivale and Carling: the garden is maintained by CCA volunteers.
- Carlington Woods and Clyde Woods, forests to the south of Carlington with the NCC pathway running through them, are environmentally protected.
- Carlington Community Garden ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Clyde Bee & Butterfly Patch (iNaturalist): a wild plant pollinator garden maintained by volunteers.
Local Green Organizations:
- Friends of Carlington Park: They work with the Hampton-Iona Community Group on common green issues. The two groups publish a joint newsletter; sign up at CarlingtonHampton@gmail.com.
- Friends of the Central Experimental Farm
- KeepFisherGreen.ca: their aim is to protect Fisher Avenue and the near-by urban forest.