Huge changes are coming very soon to Heron Gate!

Huge changes are coming very soon to Heron Gate!
Developer Timbercreek hopes to rush the biggest changes in our neighbourhood’s history.

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Heron Gate Secondary Plan Community Visioning Workshop

Saturday February 24th 9am to 12pm. Featherston Drive Public School

(Registration required / space limited)

This might be your only chance to share your thoughts and experiences unless you act now!

5 easy ways you can get involved right now:

  1. Try to register for the visioning workshop by email or phone: or 613-580-2488 (Please let us know if you were not permitted to attend this workshop
  2. Request an inclusive barrier-free meeting with childcare and in-person translation. (French, Arabic, Somali, Chinese, Bhutanese etc.)
  3. Contact Timbercreek Asset Management’s Senior VP Development Mr.Greg Rogers, via Include “Secondary Plan” in subject line.
  4. Sign an online petiton* via at
  5. Email the City of Ottawa planner and the planning chair

Please join us at our next AVCA meeting on Tuesday February 27th at 7pm at Rideau Park United Church to discuss our NEXT STEPS together.

*managed by an individual not affliated with AVCA.

AVCA’s February Meeting Postponed for Community Safety Resource Night

Hello Neighbours,

Please note: AVCA’s February meeting has been postponed to Tuesday February 27th at 7pm.

In response to the alarming uptick of shootings in our part of the city, a Ward 18 Community Safety Resource Night will be held tomorrow evening (Tuesday February 20th) starting at 6:30pm at Sainte-Geneviève Church 825 Canterbury Ave.

To support the goals of the Ward 18 Community Safety Resource Night, we have moved our AVCA meeting to Tuesday February 27th at 7pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

We encourage you and your neighbours to consider joining the us at this unique event, to share and learn how we can continue to use and our enhance our ongoing community-based approaches to crime prevention in our neighbourhoods.

Next week, please join us for our AVCA meeting Tuesday February 27th at 7pm, Rideau Park United Church. February’s agenda items and discussions will include the following topics:

Our Next Steps:

  • Heron Gate Secondary Plan (Major Neighbourhood Redevelopment)
  • Federal Study Centre Update
  • Crime Prevention and Community Safety
  • Awesome Alta Vista Weekend (Events and Theme)
  • Rooming Houses and Bunkhouses Zoning Bylaw Review
  • AIRBnB Concerns

If there is an emerging item you wish to see included on this or a future AVCA agenda, please feel to contact me directly at

We hope to see you tomorrow or next week!

Respectfully yours,

Clinton Cowan

President, Alta Vista Community Association

Community in a Cup

Tea is a tradition shared by many cultures and ages. Join the Alta Vista Public Library for a celebration of this wonderfully unifying drink. Students from Ridgemont High School will display hand-made, decorated teapots. A tea tasting will be led by David’s Tea. Enhanced with music by Moore & McGregor (Celtic Rathskallions). Weather permitting, the tea will be taken in the courtyard. Sponsored in partnership with MASC.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:00am – Alta Vista branch

Online registration required. / Inscription en ligne requise.

Community in a cup flyer


Online Consultation on Heron Road Multi-use Pathway

Sorry for the late notice.

On-line consultation: April 6 to 21, 2017

The City of Ottawa is developing a design for a raised one-way cycle track running along the south side of Heron Road from the multi-use pathway (MUP) beside Colbert Crescent to Jefferson Street and the Herongate Square shopping centre.  Heron Road is identified as a spine cycling route in the Ottawa Cycling Plan of 2013.

You have the opportunity to review and comment on the proposed configuration of an eastbound cycle track.