Posted by: HamptonIona | June 16, 2021

Clean Up the Park Campaign has been extended

Rather than specify a time for park clean up, please e-mail Eileen at for gloves and a garbage bag and she will arrange to meet you at Iona or Hampton Park.

The campaign runs until June 30th and is a good opportunity for high school students to earn community hours and a member of the Hampton Iona Community Group can sign your sheet.

Looking forward to your participation. All are welcome to help out! The bonus is a pair of blue plastic gloves and a nice warm feeling!!!

Posted by: HamptonIona | June 12, 2021


June 12th -20th are OTTAWA GARDEN DAYS, let’s do something special.

Packets of Wildflower Seeds are available for the first twelve people that contact Eileen,

June is a beautiful month for gardens, so do ‘stop and smell the roses‘ as you walk around the neighborhood, visit City parks or give someone a small bouquet of flowers. Communities in Bloom continue to ask us to Plant Yellow, the colour of Hope. Enjoy the day.

Lot’s of volunteer help needed in Hampton Park and Iona Park.

Posted by: HamptonIona | April 15, 2021

Carlington Hampton News

The Friends of Hampton Park have shared that the first issue of Carlington Hampton News is now available!

Download your copy at:

Posted by: HamptonIona | April 15, 2021

Urban Foraging 101 Webinar

“ZOOM” into a webinar on Earth Day at 7.30 p.m. on “Foraging 101”, hosted by Sharon Boddy. E-mail to register.

Posted by: HamptonIona | March 20, 2021

Proposed Official Plan Submission from HICG

The City of Ottawa will be holding a question and answer session on the proposed new Official Plan the evening of March 24.  To register for this call, please go to New Official Plan Q&A /Séance de questions sur le nouveau Plan Tickets, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite.

Hampton Iona Community Group made a submission in respect of the proposed OP.  The letter has been posted to our website below. 

The FCA’s (Federation of Citizen’s Associations) letter is also included below.

Posted by: HamptonIona | March 20, 2021

Upcoming Hampton and Iona Park Events

Look forward and mark your calendars for these upcoming events, supported by the HICG Board. These are events for the whole family. It’s all about celebrating our Parks.

Event #1. Urban Foraging 101

This will be a virtual event held on Earth Day, April 22nd. at 7.30 p.m. Presented by Sharon Boddy.

Event #2. Creating an Insect Friendly Pollinator Garden.

This will be hands on planting, with a Virtual back-up in case Covid limits our activities. 

It will take place on June 20th, in the Hydro One corridor, south of Byron to the Queensway.

Event #3. A Historic Walk down the Byron Linear Tramway Park.

To be held Sept. 12th or 19th, led by Dave Allston. This is a joint HICG and Wellington West event.

More details will follow.

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 28, 2021

McKellar Park Virtual Meeting on Official Plan

Residents of Ottawa are becoming more focused on the proposed new Official Plan and its implications for their neighbourhoods.  On March 4th at 7:00 pm the McKeller Park Community Association will be hosting a Zoom meeting with Alex Cullen, the president of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations.  This presentation will provide a brief summary of the plan and the FCA’s position on the plan, including the current deadlines set by the City.

If you are interested in attending, please go to to register for this event.

If you have any comments regarding the proposed Official Plan or wish to get involved with Hampton Iona Community Group in reviewing the plan, we encourage you to contact us through the website or at

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 10, 2021

Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) Review Project Update

The City is reviewing its Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS.  As part of this review, the City is hosting an online survey (available until February 19), found at  As well, the City hosted four virtual workshops in late January. More than 120 residents participated and had the opportunity to share their issues, concerns and priorities related to winter maintenance.

Posted by: HamptonIona | February 10, 2021

Request for Assistance from Westboro Residents Group

The Hampton Iona Community Group received the attached note from the Westboro Residents Group, an informal network of neighbours, who are fighting a City bylaw amendment that will allow Domicile Developments to build a massively overscaled mixed use condo/retail building on Roosevelt Avenue, a residential street containing singles and semis.  The Westboro Residents Group appealed the City’s decision before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, and they expect to get a decision this Spring or Summer.  Unfortunately, the challenge cost more than twice their initial estimate largely due to delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a change in LPAT adjudicators resulting in the hearing having to be re-held.    The pandemic has hampered door to door fundraising. The group still needs to $18,000 to pay professional fees resulting from their appeal.

As previously announced, the Hampton Iona Community Group has provided financial support to this challenge.  We encourage any community member who is concerned about this type of development and wishes to support this LPAT challenge to contact the Westboro Residents Group.  Contact details can be found in the attached letter.

Posted by: HamptonIona | January 2, 2021

Iona Park Rink

Now that we have snow, it is time to start building the Iona Park skating rink. With COVID this year, the rinks are an important resource for our children and adults to get some outdoor exercise this winter without having to go far. Since this year we won’t have paid attendants and our trailer is closed due to COVID, it is more important than ever that we have enough volunteers to work throughout the skating season (January – February 28). If you would like to join a group of volunteers (we always need more) with the Hampton Iona Community Group to help build and maintain our community skating rink, please let us know at No experience is necessary. Now that there is snow, we can start building the rink!

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