Advocacy

Petition for Ottawa’s trees

A message from the GCA Environment committee: Dear Friends, I just signed the Petition for Ottawa's Trees. Before September 9, 2019 please add your name because:   In this era of climate emergency – as recently declared by City Council –the importance of trees in mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts must be acknowledged. They [...]

2019-08-12T21:00:46-04:00August 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on Petition for Ottawa’s trees

Phase III: Central Park/Clemow Estate Heritage Study

Please find attached the GCA Heritage Committee’s response to the draft Phase III: Central Park/Clemow Estate East Heritage Study provided to the Committee in March 2019.  In addition this response includes a request that the city consider a new Phase IV of the study. Central Park West_Clemora Estate Phase II Letter Johanna Persohn Co-Chair, GCA [...]

2019-08-12T12:47:52-04:00August 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Heritage, News|Comments Off on Phase III: Central Park/Clemow Estate Heritage Study

Bank Street Height and Character Study

On June 20, 2019, the City of Ottawa held an open house to share the preliminary findings from the Bank Street Height and Character Study. The GCA worked with Councillor Shawn Menard to offer a joint response. Bank Street Height and Character Study Concerns - 19 July 2019 Link to preliminary findings

2019-07-25T08:26:48-04:00July 25th, 2019|Advocacy, News, Planning Committee|Comments Off on Bank Street Height and Character Study

Letter to OCDSB regarding Mutchmor rink

Letter from the GCA to the OCDSB following our Mutchmor rink meeting: GCA Letter - Mutchmor Rink - June 2019 The following is the response from the school board: Good morning Sorry for the delay in responding to your email. Let me begin by thanking you for the manner in which the meeting we conducted. [...]

2019-07-05T07:38:24-04:00July 5th, 2019|Advocacy, News|0 Comments

City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin

Waste Watch Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), Glebe Community Association Task Force on Single-Use Plastics “City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin!” urges coalition of Ottawa community associations and environmental groups Ottawa, April 15, 2019 While the Federal and Provincial Governments are developing a Canada-wide strategy on zero [...]

2019-06-10T10:23:25-04:00April 15th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|0 Comments

Representation on City Committees

Please see attached letter from the Glebe and Glebe Annex Community Associations and the Dow's Lake Residents' Association regarding Standing Committee membership. GCA GACA and DLRA letter to Mayor re standing committee representation - January 2019

2019-01-10T13:36:40-04:00January 10th, 2019|Advocacy, News|Comments Off on Representation on City Committees

Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Formal letter from the GCA persuant to the November 2018 board meeting and our motion to endorse the CAFES recommendations for the new Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives. An additional point was added by GCA regarding the importance of Parks maintenance and management. Click here to view PDF

2019-01-07T10:23:13-04:00January 7th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Speed limits in the Glebe

There have recently been some communications from the city bout traffic speeds in the Glebe which may have led residents to believe that the GCA was arbitrarily determining speed limits for various streets. This is not the case.   In fact, Ottawa City Council approved an overall speed reduction to 40 km for the entire Glebe-Dow’s [...]

2018-08-27T23:23:38-04:00August 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Board, News, Traffic Committee|Comments Off on Speed limits in the Glebe

900 Albert Street

Dear Mayor and Councillors, The Glebe Community Association, as members of the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa (FCA), is writing to offer its support for the FCA position related to the proposed  65 story building to be constructed at 900 Albert St. We are members of the Federation of Community Association and support the FCA position and [...]

2018-07-10T19:42:24-04:00July 10th, 2018|Advocacy, News|Comments Off on 900 Albert Street