Tag: westboro

Construction issues have forced organizers to postpone plans to bring free entertainment to Westboro’s Winston Square. Photo by Andrea Tomkins.

Winston Square delays

Launch of the much-anticipated Winston Square in Westboro has been delayed until the fall. “It’s not until you open up the ground that you know what you’re working with,” explains Mary Thorne, Executive Director of the Westboro Village BIA. The bedrock on one side of the square was […]

See how the West(fest) was won

From June 13-15, a substantial chunk of Westboro was taken over by the 11th edition of Westfest, an annual street festival that fills Richmond Road with music, food, street performers, and lots of free family fun. A smattering of rain on Friday night and cooler temperatures on Saturday […]

Hugh Gorman, principal at BridgePort Realty Capital Partners, officially broke ground at the new Westboro Connection development on McRae Avenue on May 5. Nearby residents want “as painless a procedure as possible.” Photo by Kristy Strauss.

New development breaks ground

By Kristy Strauss – The shovels are officially in the ground for a Westboro development that will bring people together to live, work and play. The development, Westboro Connection, officially broke ground at a ceremony that took place at its McRae Avenue location on May 5. “This is […]

Yoga instructor Megan Martin, along with Winston Square organizers Lee Ann McLellan, Westboro BIA Executive Director Mary Thorne, and McKellar Park resident Patti Church are leading the transformation of Winston Square. A call for talent has been issued. Photo by Andrea Tomkins.

Winston Square comes alive

By Anita Grace – Beside the Westboro Legion Hall on Richmond Road is the non-descript dead end of Winston Avenue. But in the coming months this space will be transformed into a vibrant public space. Winston Square will soon be transformed into a pedestrian plaza decorated with paving […]

Bella Crysler’s poem, along with the other winning stories and poems from Ottawa youth, will be published in potpourri, a bilingual anthology. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the full text of her winning poem. Photo by Sarah Tomkins.

Student poet to be published

By Andrea Tomkins – The winners of this year’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest, which ran from December 2013 to February 2014, were announced at a special event at Ben Franklin Place on March 25. Prizes were handed out to honour Ottawa-area youth between the ages of 9 […]

Saturday "swab-a-thon" at Gezellig!

Stephen Beckta of Westboro’s Gezellig, will be hosting a “swab-a-thon” at the restaurant between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on March 29. “We are trying to find a stem cell match for our friend Al Carpenter who is suffering from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)… while growing the bank […]

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