- City View Community Association Fall Country Harvest September 14, 2018
- 21 Withrow: The Heart and Soul of a Community August 22, 2018
- Pledge forms are available for 21 Withrow Avenue May 6, 2018
- City View Community Annual General Meeting – Friday 2018-April-27 @ 7pm, United Church, 6 Epworth April 19, 2018
- (no title) February 13, 2018
- Archived: January 8, 2018
- Have your say on development plans for 21 Withrow November 21, 2017
- See you at the 2017 City View Canadian Country Harvest Celebration! September 8, 2017
- 21 Withrow at the crossroads! June 23, 2017
- ANNUAL GARAGE SALE May 31, 2017
- Meadowlands Public School Family Fun Night 2017 May 25, 2017
- Myers Riders Football Club Open House May 22, 2017
- CITY INFILL TREE CONSERVATION PROGRAM May 14, 2017
- Report on Trees & Green-space Effects May 7, 2017
- Notes on the Annual General Meeting May 7, 2017
- 7 pm Thursday, April 27 A. G. M. Public Meeting April 8, 2017
- LEVY UPDATE: Good News! March 11, 2017
- Sunday Morning Update February 26, 2017
- NEIGHBOURHOOD FLYERS UPDATE February 23, 2017
- LEVY UPDATE ; > ) February 17, 2017
- INPUT NEEDED: TWO SURVEY QUESTIONS February 13, 2017
- Skating Rink Notice January 12, 2017
- UPDATE: Puddle Rink On: Volunteers Needed January 8, 2017
- Copeland Park C.A. opposed to Baseline Transit Corridor January 4, 2017
- Holiday Get Together Tuesday December 27, 2016 December 25, 2016
- WHO ARE CVCA EXECUTIVE? “VIGILANTES” ?? December 23, 2016
- ‘Vigilante rink’ on west Ottawa baseball diamond shut down ~ www.cbc.ca December 22, 2016
- ELIZABETH WYNWOOD BREAKFAST @10am, Wednesday, December 7 December 1, 2016
- COMMUNITY SERVICE NOTICES December 1, 2016
- COACH HOUSE UPDATE December 1, 2016
- RINK MEETING Monday Nov 21 @7 pm November 19, 2016
- PUBLIC FALL MEETING November 10 @ 7:30pm October 28, 2016
- SKATING RINK VOLUNTEERS? October 28, 2016
- More Than Just a Park – Much More! September 20, 2016
- WHY SUPPORT THE LEVY? August 25, 2016
- FREE BAR B.Q. AUGUST 15, MONDAY 5:30 – 7pm ~ 2 Important Topics August 13, 2016
- EXECUTIVE REPORT AUG. 5, 2016 August 6, 2016
- PROGRESS REPORT ON PARK MEETING July 23, 2016
- MEDIA REPORTS, CBC, Citizen & Metroland July 23, 2016
- TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT! July 21, 2016
- MANY QUESTIONS & CONCERNS! COME, SHARE & DECIDE. July 21@ 7pm. July 19, 2016
- Infill Development Amenity Fund & Peace Center July 19, 2016
- STREET PARTY on LENTINI WAY July 19, 2016
- MANY QUESTIONS & CONCERNS! COME, SHARE & DECIDE. July 16, 2016
- Thursday, July 21, 9 Rossland Ave @7:30 pm July 6, 2016
- DO YOU WANT A NEIGHBOURHOOD PARK ? June 26, 2016
- Ottawa City Parks by Definition June 22, 2016
- CRITICAL PARKLAND UPDATE June 12, 2016
- Thank You Sponsors May 29, 2016
- RAFFLE PRIZE Winners May 29, 2016
- Saturday Garage Sale & Sunday Fun Day May 25, 2016
- GARAGE SALE May 28, & FAMILY FUN DAY MAY 29 May 7, 2016
- Kilmorie House & Grounds: A Part of Our Heritage April 13, 2016
- Neighbourhood Watch & Our AGM Minutes April 9, 2016
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING APRIL 7, 2016 March 21, 2016
- MEADOWLANDS FREE WINTER CARNIVAL SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 January 23, 2016
- FALL MEETING MONDAY, NOV. 9, 7-9pm November 1, 2015
- JOIN US! Wed. Oct 21 Games Night October 17, 2015
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- Thursday, Oct. 8 OTTAWA WEST—NEPEAN FEDERAL CANDIDATES’ FORUM October 3, 2015
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One important characteristic of City View and concern identified by City View residents is the alarming way our trees are disappearing!
Perhaps a better understanding of city guidelines and regulations will help us to monitor and be aware of activity in our community to help us preserve our existing trees.
Here is the City of Ottawa’s Infill Tree Conservation Program, as it applies to Infill construction and the regulations concerning existing trees.
Please click on the INFILL TREE CONSERVATION PROGRAM
If you observe events which are not supported by the city position on trees and infill construction please call By-law at 311 and / or email us at Cityviewassociation@gmail.com
A few highlights are:
PARK PEOPLE: IMPACT REPORT 2015
“Research shows that residents of neighbourhoods with greenery in common spaces are more likely to enjoy stronger ties than those who live surrounded by barren concrete.” – The Trust for Public Land, 2006.
25.6%: Increase in regular exercise when people have access to free public places, like parks
57%: Would select one neighbourhood over another if it were close to parks and open space.
One tree Generates:
$31,250 worth of oxygen
$62,000 worth of air pollution control,
$37,500 worth of water
$31,250 worth of soil erosion control
Cities are where most Canadians choose to live, work and play. Parks are “green engines” that help address nearly every issue cities face from health to food security, from public safety to community cohesion. More than ever, parks are at the center of public life. Park People builds stronger communities by animating and improving parks, placing them at the heart of life in the city. We hope you’ll join us in leading a city park renaissance.
For those who missed the Annual General Meeting:
Councillor Chiarelli spoke about:
- SNOW REMOVAL CHANGES: The city has changed from clearing snow after 5cm to 7cm. If you were not happy with this year’s snow removal, please send a message to: email@example.com
- RAPID TRANSIT ON BASELINE:. The busses will travel in the middle lane.
Details can be found on the City of Ottawa web site. http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-consultations/transit/baseline-road-rapid-transit-corridor-bayshore-station-heron
- 21 WITHROW TAX LEVY: Please Note: The property has NOT been sold.
Councillor Chiarelli noted that many residents have not voiced their opinion about whether they are in agreement or not. We can understand those who voted NO. We would have voted No also because we think that the City of Ottawa owes City View a park. We have paid a lot of tax dollars to the city and had little in return. The new infill houses pay a development fee of over $20 000 to the city. Not a park in sight. Doug Frobel Park will be redeveloped this year. That is because it is way past its life cycle.We voted YES for the levy. This is City View’s last chance to keep some green-space for the future generations. If this land is developed, we have lost this opportunity forever. $5 a month/ $60 a year is a small price to pay for creating a legacy which will outlive us and preserve the lungs of our neighbourhood. Because of Infill, we have lost a lot of mature trees. This is changing the character of City View.
So, IF YOU HAVEN’T VOTED or would like to CHANGE YOUR NO VOTE to YES, you can find a copy of the levy on our website: www.OurCityView.ca
- STUDENT HOUSING: Rick says that he will work on this to bring forward his recommendation to council in thenext few months. This would mean a licence to rent a room or rooms in your house. This would help control the growing number of rooming houses in our neighbourhood.
Other City View Community News:
City View Community Association Executive is still looking for a Secretary, Communication/Web Site Director, Traffic/Transportation Director, and Business Liaison Director. For more information, please email us. firstname.lastname@example.org
We are forming a Social Committee to work on our two big social functions:
- June 25Strawberry Social for Seniors. We have applied for a grant from the provincial government. If the grant comes through, this event will also include a free roast beef dinner. Others may buy a ticket to also attend.
- The second function is: City View celebrates Canada 150 on September 17.
We will have a photo booth, bouncy castle, wagon rides, horse rides and more.
We need help for these two events. Even an hour of your time will be appreciated.
There are about 18 more of the “Slow Down For Us” signs. If you would like one, please send us your address and we will drop it off. email@example.com
Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 7 p.m. Annual General Meeting
Note: *NEW* LOCATION
City View United Church Hall, 6 Epworth Avenue,
Speeding/Traffic: Cst. Sherry Jordan
Doug Frobel Park Update, Splash Pad, Trees, Infill: Rick Chiarelli.
Annual Memberships $10 or 3 Years for $25
Click Here for A.G.M. FLYER
Thank you, THANK You, THANK YOU! for all the amazing support to preserve 21 Withrow. Every day there are more responses delivered via email, Canada Post, as well as hand-delivered forms.
We are glad to hear from all sides, however we are happy to share that so far we have over 96% support in favour of buying 21 Withrow. Please keep those forms coming!
Need a copy of the form? Click HERE!
If you haven’t already sent in your form, send an email, mail it, drop it off or call us; we will pick it up.
Together we are saving 21 Withrow Ave and preserve it for our children, grandchildren and future generations!
We are looking forward to working with the city and with sponsoring partners, City View Association and its members to make this 150 Legacy Project a reality!
We are glad to report our numbers in support of preserving this piece of Canadian history right here in our neighbourhood are growing. Every form is bringing us closer and closer to our goal.
Take a drive by; take a good look at 21 Withrow. Then imagine what it would look like filled with row houses or low rise apartments. A big piece of our neighbourhood’s character will be taken from us!
Please help us preserve the character of our community and this important, historic green-space by getting your survey in.
We can pick it up or you can email it or drop it off. Please, let’s keep it going we are doing so well and we want to reach our goal.
Have your say and remember to read the character of the neighbourhood statement and send it back also.
We need to hear from you.
Thanks for your help. Every vote counts.
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C.V.C.A. Neighbourhood flyers are now being delivered to community mailboxes and are being returned to our Community Association. We are happy to say that we are getting a favourable response and signed levy forms are coming back in.
Please think about this and call us if you have any further questions. We want to hear from you.
We are moving toward creating an important legacy in mid-town Ottawa.
Thank you for helping to save 21 Withrow Ave for present and future generations!
And thank you for helping us to define the character of our City View community.
This is an update to follow up with our Levy Survey. We are excited to say that we are getting a very positive response but we still need more to reach our goal.
If you haven’t already downloaded and sent us your response to the Levy Survey and the Character of our Neighbourhood statement, please watch as they will be in your mailboxes in the next few days.
Your response will accomplish one or two of the most important things you do for your community. You may pledge your support for the acquisition of 21 Withrow Avenue to save green-space and at the same time you may help us to establish what we want our community to look like in the future.
Let’s go City View!
If you can’t wait for the Survey in your mailbox: Click Here.
Watch for the next update, coming soon.