Posted by: HamptonIona | June 13, 2017

Spring Gardening Party

The Hampton Iona Community Group is pleased to invite the community to our first Gardening Party.  Come to Iona Park on Saturday, June 17 (from 10 to 12 am) and help beautify our park as we extend our new flower beds, swap plants with your neighbours and participate in Yoga in the Park.  Free refreshments will be served.

See our flyer for more details.

Posted by: HamptonIona | May 16, 2017

Superstore Development at Planning Committee

The City of Ottawa’s planning committee will be considering the application being made to build a 6 story apartment building at the rear of 190 Richmond Road (the Real Canadian Superstore). The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23. Any residents who want to make their opinion on this development known should either travel to City Hall on that morning or contact members of the planning committee prior to the meeting.

A summary of what is being requested can be found here and a more detailed description of the requested changes along with details about the meeting itself can be found here.

Posted by: HamptonIona | April 5, 2017

Hampton Iona AGM – May 4th

Hampton Iona Community Group Invites the Community to our AGM on May 4th 

On Thursday May 4th at 7:00 pm the Hampton Iona Community Group will be holding our Annual General Meeting in the Community Kitchen (2nd floor) at the Loblaws Superstore on Richmond Road.

Since our last AGM,  Hampton Iona Community Group (HICG) has been active in running our skating rink, hosting our annual winter carnival, spearheading and planning an all-candidates debate for the past Federal election, addressing a number of in-fill projects throughout the neighbourhood and working with the Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) to address common community issues.

As always, we are pleased to be able to operate our community rink in Iona Park and hold our annual winter carnival.  Thanks to our rink volunteers and attendants we have been able to maintain excellent quality ice. This year also saw our park getting a new (used) trailer.   While not apparent in the winter, a group of neighbours also started to plant flowers around the new trailer and we hope to enhance this new garden in 2017.

In Fall 2015, we held one of our best attended all-candidates debate for the federal election.  The debate was organized by a team led by Judith Shane and moderated by Amanda Pfeffer of CBC.

I would like to thank our dedicated board members who have served our community well over the past 18 months:  Marg Hillier, Jen Stelzer, Dan Pascoli, Ken Hoffman, Grant McSheffrey, Judith Shane, Mira Svoboda, Joey Drouin and Ian Thomson. We wish to especially acknowledge Jen, Dan and Marg who are stepping down after several years of service to our community.

Unfortunately, there are many more things that we wished that we could have addressed since our last AGM, but with our volunteer base stretched thin, we have not be able to respond to many of the challenges facing our community.  With several of our members stepping down, we need more people to step forward to take their place. While we have not been able to address some of the larger policy and development issues facing the City and our community, we have been able to make our voice heard through the FCA on these issues.  If we don’t have new volunteers, our ability to address issues will be limited.

From helping to organize our rink and winter carnival and all-candidate debates, to assisting in enhancing our parks to development issues, there is a wide range of issues with which you can get involved.   We are always looking for new ways to engage with the community from developing community gardens, improvements to Iona Park to outreach with our new neighbours in the condos along Richmond Road.  We can only do these things if we have a strong core of engaged volunteers.  Many of you have benefited from the work we have done over the past years, and we hope that some of you will consider joining our board or committees.

Our keynote speaker will be our very own Grant McSheffrey, who recently appeared on the game show Jeopardy! over four nights.  Grant will share his experiences in getting on the show and what it was like to be a winning game show participant.

As per our rules regarding elections, if you are interested in running for an executive position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary) we ask that you submit your name to Marg Hillier (mhillier144@gmail.com) by April 23rd,  5 pm.  Non-executive board members can sign up right until the night of the AGM.  If more than one candidate is nominated we will have an election for that position.  If no one has put their name forward for an executive position in advance, the new board will select from within.  The candidates will be advised after April 23rd if there will be an election for their position.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Posted by: HamptonIona | March 31, 2017

LRT Stage 2 detours (Tunney’s to Dominion)

The City of Ottawa is hosting an information session about proposed detours related to the construction of stage 2 of the LRT. The detours will be along Scott Street from Tunney’s Pasture to the Dominion transitway station. Please see this notice for more information:


Please join the City of Ottawa to discuss the proposed traffic and transit detours along Scott Street between Tunney’s Pasture and the future Dominion LRT Station during construction of the Confederation Line Western Extension (Stage 2) of the O-Train Light Rail Transit Project.

The preliminary detour plans involve detouring buses on a temporary Scott Street extension to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between the Transitway and Workman Avenue, a temporary bridge over the Transitway near Roosevelt Avenue and intersection improvements at Scott Street and Lanark Avenue/Island Park Drive.

The meeting will outline, among other things, the rationale and implementation strategies for proposed traffic options and detours in this area, how the City will replace the Transitway while the LRT Dominion Station is under construction, the expected duration of the detour, the results of noise, vibration and air quality analysis, and mitigation strategies.

What: Public Information Session on the O-Train Confederation Line West (Stage 2) Extension Temporary Scott Street Detour between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Station

When: April 4, 2017 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road

Agenda:

  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Review display boards/meet with project leads
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – Staff presentation
  • 7:45 p.m. – Questions and Answers (Q&A)
  • 9:00 p.m. – Session ends

For more details on the information that will be presented at the public consultation, please reference the attached document.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email your request to stage2@ottawa.ca before April 3, 2017.

For more information, please visit our website at www.stage2lrt.ca or email us at stage2@ottawa.ca.

Regards,

The Stage 2 Team

Posted by: HamptonIona | March 23, 2017

Westgate redevelopment at Planning Committee

The City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee will be hearing an application to amend the official plan and zoning in preparation of the proposed redevelopment of Westgate Shopping Centre. The hearing will take place at City Hall on Tuesday, March 28th.

There is a fact sheet available that lists the currently permitted and proposed limits for building height and provided parking. There is also a more detailed document that provides details on the proposal as well as information about the meeting itself.

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 8, 2017

Hampton Iona Annual Community Skating Party – February 19, 2017

On February 19, the Hampton Iona Community Group is pleased to invite the community to its annual Community Skating Party from 2 to 4 pm in Iona Park.  Come out and meet your neighbours.  Enjoy the music; complementary snacks, hot chocolate and coffee; marshmallows at the bonfire, skating and more. Enjoy our brand new (used) trailer for warming up and changing into your skates.  For further information, please visit www.hamptoniona.ca.  If you have any questions, please contact us at webmaster@hamptoniona.ca.

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 8, 2017

Queensway Widening & Ramp Closing Open House

The MMM Group which is working with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on the proposed widening of the Queensway will be holding a public meeting to discuss their proposals for closing the on-ramp behind Westgate Mall and their thoughts for the Kirkwood/Carling intersection and on-ramps. Their first meeting was held in June 2016.  This second open house will be on Wednesday February 15 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall at 523 St. Anthony Street (off of Preston Street).

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 8, 2017

Iona Street Reconstruction Meeting

The City is planning to rebuild Iona Street, Broadhead and a portion of Helena.  The City will be holding an open house on Thursday, February 23rd from 7 to 9pm at the Fisher Park Community Centre (250 Holland Avenue)

From the City of Ottawa:


Please join us for the next round of consultations with the City of Ottawa as we present what we heard during the Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park consultation with residents and stakeholders that took place on November 15th, 2016.  We will have a discussion about what we heard during the previous consultation and review the proposed design concepts for Richmond Road Complete Street and Byron Linear Park.

What: Richmond Road Complete Street & Byron Linear Park Renewal Open House
When: January 31st, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Avenue

Agenda:

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Introductions/presentation – “What We Heard”
  • 7:20 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Q&A
  • 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Review boards (design concept) for Byron Linear Park, Richmond Road Complete Street and meet with project leads

Ward Councillors and City staff will be available to discuss the projects and answer questions.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please email your request before January 23rd, 2017. For more information, please email richmondbyron@ottawa.ca


Nous vous invitons maintenant à participer à la prochaine séance de consultation sur le projet de rue complète du chemin Richmond et le projet de réfection du parc linéaire Byron, où vous saurez ce qui a été dit lors des consultations menées le 15 novembre 2016 auprès des résidents et des intervenants. Suivront une période de discussion et une présentation des concepts proposés pour les projets en question.

Quoi : Séance portes ouvertes sur le projet de rue complète du chemin Richmond et le projet de réfection du parc linéaire Byron

Quand : Le 31 janvier 2017, de 18 h à 21 h

Où : Église orthodoxe ukrainienne Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, au 1000, avenue Byron
Ordre du jour

  • De 18 h 30 à 19 h 15 : Mot de bienvenue et présentation (« ce qui a été dit »)
  • De 19 h 20 à 20 h : Période de questions
  • De 20 h à 20 h 45 : Présentation des concepts proposés pour le parc linéaire Byron et la rue complète du chemin Richmond, et rencontre avec les responsables des projets

Des membres du personnel de la Ville et des conseillers de quartier seront présents pour discuter des projets et répondre aux questions.

La Ville d’Ottawa accorde une grande importance à l’accessibilité. Si vous avez besoin de mesures d’adaptation particulières, veuillez le signaler par courriel d’ici le 23 janvier 2017. Pour en savoir plus, écrivez à l’adresse richmondbyron@ottawa.ca.

Posted by: HamptonIona | December 29, 2016

Iona Park rink building

The Hampton Iona Community Group is currently in the process of building the community skating rink in Iona Park.  It has been our practice for many years to use community volunteers to help build the rink.  Once the rink has been built, we have staff who supervise skating and maintain the rink.

In order to get the rink up and running, it takes approximately 15-18 floodings depending on the weather.  The more volunteers we have the quicker this can be done.  We have lost many of our volunteers from previously years and are seeking more people to help out getting the rink up and running.  Many of us in the community either use the rink or our children do.

A typical flooding takes about 1 hour to do.  While some people are willing to do a flooding on their own, many of us prefer to do it with a partner as it is easier to operate the hose with two people.

Whether you want to help build a skating rink or have always wondered what it was like to operate a fireman’s hose, this is an easy volunteer opportunity.

If you are available over the next couple of weeks to help out (the fewer volunteers we have, the longer it will take to build the rink), it would be appreciated if you could please email Lorne Cutler at lacutler@magma.ca or phone at 613 725-9147.    No experience is necessary.

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