Notice to Residents: Community Forum to engage residents in city planning

GACA residents,

Please find enclosed the following notice forwarded the councillor’s office.


Ottawa  Residents and businesses will have an opportunity to engage with City staff on a series of planning topics at the Building Better Connections community forum. The event will be webcast live at


Date: Wednesday, May 4

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers), Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West


The event will feature a keynote presentation by John Campbell, former President and CEO of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, as well as information sessions about the workings of the Committee of Adjustment and how to make the most of your five minutes when presenting at a standing committee. Each of the three presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period.



For more information:

City of Ottawa
Media contact

Public inquiries:

Notice to Residents: Tarion Public Consultations

GACA residents,

Please find enclosed the following notice forwarded the councillor’s office.


To: Rick O’Connor, City Clerk:

As you may be aware, the Ontario government has appointed the Honourable Justice Cunningham to review existing home warranty protections for owners/purchasers of new homes and identify potential opportunities to improve consumer protection. More specifically, Justice Cunningham will be reviewing the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (ONHWPA) and the Tarion Warranty Corporation (Tarion).

Justice Cunningham would like your assistance in circulating information to city councillors and interested parties about the review and upcoming province-wide public consultations.

Public consultations will gather feedback from owners/purchasers of new homes regarding the home warranty plan and the Tarion Warranty Corporation.

Public consultations were already held in Toronto and Mississauga, and seven more sessions are planned throughout the province. Your help in circulating consultation information will be of great help in making the upcoming sessions a success.

The public consultation for the City of Ottawa is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 5-7 p.m., at the Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau, 2259 Prince of Wales Drive, Room: Rideau. Details on how to RSVP to the sessions can be found in the attached.

More information about the review, including the Terms of Reference, is available on the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ website at

Thank you.



Notice to Residents: Change of Venue for May 1, 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Depot and Electronic Waste Collection Event

GACA residents,

Please find the following message distributed by the City of Ottawa’s Environmental Services.


Please be advised that the May 1, 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Depot originally scheduled for the Rideau-Carleton Raceway will now be held at the OC Transpo Park & Ride at 1201 Trim Road.  The change of venue was announced in the Public Service Announcement issued on April 22, 2016. The accompanying electronic waste collection event has also switched venues.

There will be no Household Hazardous Waste Depot at the Rideau Carleton Raceway and no staff will be onsite to accept any waste. Signage has been posted notifying residents of the change of location; and Corporate Security has assisted with posting an individual at the Rideau-Carleton site on April 30 and May 1 to assist with re-directing residents.

Dixon Weir, P.Eng.

GACA Membership Blitz – Sunday, May 15th

Dear GACA Residents,

This year we are planning to do a Membership Blitz and visit as many residences as possible on Sunday, May 15th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  At the same time, we will be asking residents to respond to a 5 minute survey that aims to improve and ensure that we meet your needs in the community.

With a supportive membership we are able to succeed as a Community Association.  GACA provides a strong voice and aims to keep you informed about planning initiatives and development applications for the area.  We work towards making our neighbourhood a safer place for residents, respond to and advise the City on traffic and parking issues that affect us and strive to make our park a better play area for our children.  GACA organizes our semi-annual “Clean up the Capital” which improves our neighbourhood’s appearance.

We need your help to canvass this year.  It should not take more than 3 or 4 hours of your time and it will give you the opportunity to meet other GACA residents. If you are not available on May 15th, but are able to canvass another day, we can accommodate you.  Please indicate your interest by replying to this email and someone will be in touch.  If you have questions, send them to this address or contact our membership coordinator, Brenda Quinlan, at 613-565-9563.

Regardless of whether or not you are able to help, we hope you will mark Sunday, May 15th on your calendar and welcome the canvasser that comes to your door.  Thank you.

Scott Blurton


Glebe Annex Community Association (GACA)

Free Workshops for Glebe Annex Cyclists

The Glebe Annex Community Association (GACA) is offering two free cycling courses in June 2016.  Can-Bike is a national program developed by Cycling Canada. The courses are delivered by certified instructors and funding is provided by Safer Roads Ottawa.

Saturday, June 4thBike Rodeo is for youth ages 6 to 10.  It will be held in the Government of Canada parking lot on Carling Avenue between Bell Street South and Lebreton Street from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a rain date on Sunday, June 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Bike Rodeo provides an introduction to some cycling skills and safety.

Thursday, June 9thCan-Bike Commuter is for adults. This course will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a rain date on Friday, June 10th. The course includes theory, cycling skills and on road components.  Comments from adults who have completed Can-Bike Commuter have been extremely positive.  The meeting place (within the Glebe Annex) will be announced beforehand.

These courses are free of charge but pre-registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis.  To register for Bike Rodeo send an email to with the child’s name, parent/guardian’s name, address and telephone number or contact Brenda Quinlan at 613-565-9563.

To register for Can-Bike Commuter send an email to with your name, address and telephone number or contact Brenda Quinlan at 613-565-9563.

GACA “Cleaning the Capital”: Spring Edition

Help us to Clean Up our Neighbourhood 

Meet Your Neighbours!

Have Fun!

It’s time for the Spring 2016 Tim Horton’s “Cleaning the Capital” event in the Glebe Annex! Come join us on Saturday, May 7th for a fun morning of cleaning up our community and making it beautiful for summer.
Start Location: Dalhousie South Park
Team Leader: Darlene Charron
Date and Time: Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Rain Date and Time: Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m.
Other requirements: Sturdy gloves, rakes (for those cleaning the park), tools for grabbing garbage in hard-to-reach spots.
Please contact us by email at for more information.

Looking for Volunteer Runners: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization

Please find the enclosed email from the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization looking for volunteers fundraisers to walk or run in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Details below.


The Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is pleased to announce the launching of our new fundraising initiative: Run for a New Start.

We are organizing a dedicated team of volunteer fundraisers to walk or run in the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, May 28 and 29, in support of OCISO’s work with refugees and immigrants and we’d love you to join us!

There are races for every size, shape and ability: 2km, 5km, 10km, half marathon (21km) and marathon (42km).

The first 100 runners or walkers who commit to raising $100 will receive our cool new “Run for a New Start” Tshirt as a thank you.

Register to fundraise with us and ensure that arriving refugees and immigrants feel welcomed and supported in our city!

For more information, please contact OCISO’s volunteer coordinator, David Rain at, or visit

David Rain

OCISO Volunteer Coordinator

Run for a New Start

Going the Distance for Refugees

Courir pour les réfugiés

Une nouvelle vie, ça commence!