Lansdowne Park 2.0 Press release

Lansdowne Park 2.0: Community Stakeholders call for informed and meaningful Public Consultations before new Council makes any further decisions Mayor Sutcliffe and his new Council are facing hard decisions over the future of Lansdowne Park. OSEG (Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group) wants a new deal with the city. The City is being asked to [...]

January 2023: Preserving the day-to-day quality of life of the neighbourhood and its parks, along with the viability of Ottawa’s film industry, through the regulation of vehicular parking by film production crews.

In recent months the GCA Parks Committee has been engaged with neighbours concerned with vehicular parking by film production crews and staging of off-duty/“base-camp” film crews. These residents have also met with Councillor Menard's office and have been pleased with the response they have received. On January 24, 2023 the GCA Board passed a [...]

2023-02-20T09:06:26-05:00January 29th, 2023|Parks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 2023: Protecting the culture, trees, habitat, and limited active recreational play spaces in small city parks adjacent to natural bodies of water and ecosystems.

The GCA Parks Committee has had several meetings over the last few months where, at the request of neighbours of Brown’s Inlet Park, we have heard about their concerns about protecting the park’s long-term health, usability, and culture. At the December Parks Committee meeting, neighbours came together again and, with collaboration from the community [...]

2023-03-05T13:47:11-05:00January 29th, 2023|Parks|0 Comments

Feedback needed on new play structure at GCC

In the spring of 2021, the city approved a plan to update the expiring play structure at Glebe Community Centre. This was made possible by fundraising efforts by The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG), Glebe Cooperative Nursery Schl, Ward 17 Cash in-Lieu of Parkland, and Community Partnership Funding. Construction is planned to start in Summer [...]

2023-01-23T16:26:33-05:00January 23rd, 2023|News, Parks|Comments Off on Feedback needed on new play structure at GCC

October 2022: The GCA continues to urge the City of Ottawa to adhere to its 2018 City of Ottawa Reconciliation Action Plan in the naming of new parks in our community.

Following up on the GCA Parks Committee recommendation made in June 2021 to the city’s public consultation on the parkette at 635 O’Connor Street at Fifth Avenue next to Fire Station Number 12 in the Glebe, along with efforts to proceed with such engagement at the community level (see October, 2022 Parks Committee Report below), [...]

2023-01-02T11:47:48-05:00January 2nd, 2023|Parks|0 Comments

Spring 2022: Working to create and enhance inner city urban parks and greenspaces that meet the world’s Carbon 2050 Neutral goal, provide a natural habitat for animal and plant life, and meaningfully engage the peoples on whose un-ceded and un-surrendered territory they are on in the spirit of stewardship and reconciliation

Notwithstanding delays due in part to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020-2022 and resulting supply chain issues, construction of the newly created parkette at 625 O’Connor Street at Fifth Avenue next to Fire Station Number 12 in the Glebe is set to begin in the Spring and Summer of 2022. Having pushed for the creation of [...]

2022-06-05T16:05:19-04:00June 5th, 2022|Parks|0 Comments

May 2022: Mobilizing Grassroots Community Energy as Stewards of City Parks – Renewal of Annual park clean-ups organized by the GCA Parks Committee as part of the City’s Spring Cleaning the Capital programme

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the GCA Parks Committee was pleased to renew its efforts to mobilize grassroots community energy to help out in keeping our neighbourhood’s city parks clean and safe as part of the City’s Spring Cleaning the Capital programme. On Saturday, May 14, 2022, park clean-ups were undertaken across the Glebe.

2022-06-05T15:32:52-04:00June 5th, 2022|Parks|0 Comments

January-April, 2022: Minimizing Urban Sprawl Through Densification while Preserving and Enhancing Urban Parkland and Greenspace

The GCA Parks Committee continued its work in the winter and spring of 2022 on the City’s current Parkland Dedication By-law Review and Replacement process as part of a broader inter-community effort organized through the Federation of Community Associations (FCA): the Parkland Dedication - FCA Working Group. The fundamental goal of this work is to [...]

2022-06-05T14:56:12-04:00June 5th, 2022|Parks|0 Comments

October 2021: A Call for Good Faith in the Planning & Development of High-Rise Projects: Preserve and Promote the Benefits of our Natural Urban Environments by Maximizing Green Space over Cash-in-Lieu of Park Payments; and Considering sites other than those Bordering Parks and Other Green Spaces for High Rise Projects

At its October 26, 2021 meeting, the GCA Board passed a Parks Committee motion which urged that the City, in its consideration of a project proposed at 770 and 774 Bronson Avenue, and other like it, continue in good faith to work to ensure that new developments be approved that: - are consistent with the [...]

2022-02-08T18:31:52-05:00November 20th, 2021|Parks|0 Comments
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