Keeping it Close To Home for the Holidays

There’s a good chance your holiday season will look a lot different this year compared to previous years. Weekends in December are often filled with office parties, friend or family get-togethers, shopping trips, and special events like Christmas markets or visits with Santa. To put it simply, this year won’t be the same. It’s important…

New Businesses in Heron Park

Living in a quiet neighbourhood just steps from a commercial street with plenty of shops, restaurants, and offices sure has its benefits. Though we seem to have experienced a lull in new businesses opening during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few new businesses have sprung up recently on Bank Street. Here are…

One-Sided Parking Survey

Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey to gauge your support for one-sided parking, throughout our community, during winter months from December 1st to March 31st. One-sided parking during the winter is already in effect on some streets in our community (e.g. Clover St., Brûlé, Bavlie and Rockingham Aves.). On these streets…

Billings Bridge Mall Pedestrian Bridge Proposal

From time to time our community members propose ideas and solutions to problems. Xavier Bradbury-Jost is from Alta Vista and is currently a planning student at the University of Waterloo. He is proposing a pedestrian connection between our neighbourhood and the Billings Bridge Transitway station and Mall. Please give his proposal a look, and we…

Biking in Ottawa

We should count our lucky stars that spring 2020, a spring spent stuck indoors and away from friends and family due to COVID-19, happens to be one of the nicest springs we’ve had in quite some time. Families were out at the first sign of warmth, dusting out their bikes from winter storage to go…

Ottawa’s Urban Boundary

Dear Heron Park Community, City council will soon vote on whether to expand the city's urban boundary. The HPCA executive is against this expansion. Expansion will pave over farms and forests, increasing sprawl. Sprawl offloads living costs onto homeowners by requiring car ownership, and onto us as property taxpayers by increasing long-term infrastructure costs. Most…

New COVID-19 Information

The office of Shawn Menard has shared with us a pair of PDF resources that offer: Clarification on testingHelping children cope during the pandemicPhysical distancing for parents, teens and childrenOlder adult supportsMaintaining positive mental health Click here to view the English version and here for French. You can also sign up for Shawn's Capital Ward…