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  If you have any questions, please contact us at

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


  • 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

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

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 or phone at 613 725-9147.    No experience is necessary.

Posted by: HamptonIona | November 14, 2016

Break-ins on Hilson

There have been a number of overnight car break-ins in the past few weeks around Hilson Avenue and Island Park Estates. If you see anything or anyone suspicious please let the police know. Remember, particularly during the holiday season, not to leave any valuables in your car.

Posted by: HamptonIona | September 9, 2016

190 Richmond Rd – New open house

From the City of Ottawa:

Please note that Councillor Leiper and the applicant for 190 Richmond Road (Retirement Home proposal) have scheduled an Open House meeting on Tuesday September 13th.

All members of the public are invited to attend. Here are the details:

Tuesday September 13, 2016
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Van Lang Field House
29 Van Lang Pvt


6:30-7:00             Open house

7:00 – 7:10          Councillor Leiper introduction followed by applicant, 5 minute presentation.

7:10-7:20             Milieu presentation on feedback to date (from web tool)

7:20 – 7:40          Q + A

7:40-8:30             Open house & discussion

Details are also available on

Posted by: HamptonIona | July 28, 2016

594 Tweedsmuir & 253 Avondale

The following application will be going to the Committee of Adjustment on August 3 at 1:00 pm at 101 Centrepointe Drive.

File No.  D08-01-16/B-00205 & D08-16/B-00206

There is a proposed development of 2 semi-detached units at 594 Tweedsmuir Avenue (corner of Tweedsmuir Avenue and Avondale Avenue). This proposed development requires the severing of the existing property at the corner of Tweedsmuir and Avondate Avenue.  One house will face onto Avondale and one house will face onto Tweedsmuir.   Several minor variances will be required in addition to approval to sever the property. The proposed house on Tweedsmuir will meet the minimum required lot size of 180 m2 while the proposed house on Avondale will have a significantly smaller lot size than that allowed under the bylaw. The required variances are:

Property/Variance                        Request               Bylaw Requirement       % of Requirement

253 Avondale

Lot area                                                138 m2                             180 m2                             77%

Front Yard Setback                          2.48 m                               3.2 m                               77.5%

Reduced Rear Yard Setback          2.58 m                                4.0 m                              64.5%


594 Tweedsmuir Avenue

Front Yard Setback                          3.51 m                                 6.52 m                            53.8%

Corner side yard setback              2.48 m                                 3.20 m                            77.5%


If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Emily Monette ( ; tel: 613 580-2424, ext. 23255) or Paul Conner (; ext. 13459) or you can contact the Committee of Adjustment at

If you wish to make your views known on this development to your community association, please feel free to send us your comments so we will know the community’s view of this proposal.

Posted by: HamptonIona | June 13, 2016

Plant Share – Sunday, June 19th

Share Your Garden

June 17-19 are Garden Days across Canada, with events for anyone who loves all things garden. As part of the weekend, we’re having a neighbourhood garden plant share at 117 and 125 Wesley Avenue, across from the Iona children’s park, on Sunday, June 19 (10 a.m. to noon).

Come and share the plants you divided this spring or just want to move to make room for new plants, then take home any of the neighbours’ plants you want to try in your gardens. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if you have no plants to share — you can still bring home the flora. It’s all free and fun.

Posted by: HamptonIona | May 26, 2016

Superstore development application

From the City of Ottawa Planning Department.

I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that a Zoning By-law amendment and Site Plan Control application has been submitted for 190 Richmond Road (D02-02-16-0031 (Zoning) / D07-12-16-0055 (Site Plan)).

The applications were deemed complete for circulation on May 24, 2016.

The proposed development is for a six-storey retirement home with 193 units, below grade parking (109 spaces), bicycle parking (48 spaces) and other site alterations such as landscaping and possibly reconfiguring the existing surface parking lot. The proposed retirement home is situated to the rear of the site near the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Byron Avenue.

The purpose of the Zoning By-law amendment is to incorporate the entire site into a Traditional Mainstreet (TM) zone; the rear of the property is currently in an R2 zone. Specific to the proposed retirement home, the application also seeks relief for the rear yard setback and building height. Using TM zoning as a basis, the rear yard requires a setback of 7.5m, whereas 6.0m is proposed, and the height permitted in the existing TM zone on the property is 15m, whereas the proposal requests a height of 21m. Other zoning deficiencies may be identified through review of the application.

It should also be noted that given the size of the property and portion of the site being developed, the City will be requesting land to be conveyed and dedicated as parkland in accordance with the Parkland Dedication by-law. The size of the park will be approximately 1000m2. The ultimate location/shape will be subject to the review process and members of the public will be included for feedback. Comments on possible park programming are also encouraged.

A location map and context plan is attached for reference.

The target date for Planning Committee for the zoning amendment application is August 23, 2016.

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