Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study

The City of Ottawa project manager for the Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study will be accepting input until July 12th, 2019 regarding future options for the redesign of Alta Vista Drive, construction upon which is slated to begin in 2023. The options, A and B, that are being considered are reflective of those that fit the criteria of Alta Vista Drive and its users from Bank until Smyth. This section includes over 100 homes, three schools, three churches and two shopping centres. Please feel free to provide your input to by July 12th, all input will then be rolled up and included on the project site at


AVCA meeting June 18th cancelled

The AVCA meeting scheduled for June 18th will be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with the Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study that is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church. Our AVCA meetings will resume in September. We encourage all Alta Vista residents to attend the meeting on Alta Vista Drive

Major Changes Coming to Alta Vista Drive

Water and sewer will be replaced in four stages, currently only two stages scheduled (completion of first two stages not anticipated for several years). The street will be narrowed and segregated bike lanes will be added. All intersections will change. Come to the open house on June 18th at St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8pm, your opportunity to learn and be heard.

You will see two options:

Option A- separate sidewalk and cycle track: roadway narrowed, raised cycle track where painted cycle track now is, sidewalk widened where it is.

Option B-bundled sidewalk and cycle track: roadway narrowed, cycle track next to widened sidewalk means boulevard shifted towards road and nearly all boulevard trees lost

Signalized intersections will change for both options and some corner lots may be impacted to some degree. The option of status quo-maintaining the present road width with surface bike lanes with flex posts is not currently being considered due to safety requirements.

Awesome Alta Vista Weekend coming up

This weekend, June 8th and 9th is the Awesome Alta Vista weekend. Lots of garage sales happening in the neighbourhood, if you want to add yours to our community map , please email

On Sunday June 9th, join us at Billings Estate Historical Site for our Annual Picnic from 11am to 2pm . Admission is free (although donations welcomed) and we have a petting zoo, wagon rides, carnival games, field games, face painting, a magician, Hoop Head and more. Lots of information booths on hand as well. Food available at a nominal cost. If you wish, bring a pie to donate to our pie contest, and at noon we will have judging taking place by our Federal election candidates.

AVCA Awesome Alta Vista Weekend

Our community garage sale will be held on June 8th, and our Annual Picnic will be held on June 9th from 11-2. If you would like to register your garage sale, please email ; we will publish our first map on May 21st and update it every few days after until the day of the sale. Our Annual Picnic is taking place on June 9th from 11-2, and will feature carnival games, bouncy castle, slide, field games, wagon rides, a petting zoo, and games for everyone. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to help support the AVCA’s activities. Food in limited quantities will be available at a cost. Your local politicians will be there, as well as your friends and neighbours. Hope to see you there.