Next AVCA Meeting May 15th

Hello Neighbours,

Finally, Alta Vista is snow free and just time for our upcoming #AwesomeAltaVista Weekend on June 9th &10th!
Our next AVCA meeting is next Tuesday May 15th at 7:30PM at Rideau Park United Church. 
It is no secret, there are many things happening right now in our neighbourhood, some very exciting and some heartbreaking. Please join us as we continue to work together to share our experiences, expertise and time for the benefit of everyone in our community.
This month’s agenda reflects many ongoing items and emerging matters in our community. If there is an item that we missed or a new matter we need to address at this meeting please let us know.
Please share this message with your friends and neighbours.
We look forward to seeing you,
Clinton Cowan
President, Alta Vista Community Association

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.

Register now! Sign up now! Speak up now!

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

AVCA Meeting Agenda

Happy New Year Alta Vista!

Please join us for this month’s AVCA meeting (Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 7pm) at Rideau Park United Church.

This month’s meeting agenda includes the follow community topics:

  • Closure of Community Newspapers
  • Alta Vista Park Play Structure Grant
  • Awesome Alta Vista Weekend
  • Heron Gate (Timbercreek) Secondary Plan
  • 2018 All-Candidates Events
  • AVCA Winter Events Funding Grants
  • Alta Vista Drive Wreath Replacement*

Please refer to our agenda for more information and share this information with your friends and neighbours and we look forward to you at our meeting.

We welcome your ideas and participation to help make Alta Vista the best place to call home.

Your neighbour,

Clinton Cowan
President, Alta Vista Community Association

Attachment: AVCA AGENDA January 16, 2018