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Greener Homes Grant – Are You Eligible?

June 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

Last week, the Canadian government launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant program, which offers up to $5,000 of reimbursement for energy-saving home upgrades. 

Homeowners can claim up to $5,000 to implement eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020, and up to $600 for the cost of the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations, which usually range between $300-750. The reimbursement can be applied for and received once the post-retrofit evaluation has taken place.

list of eligible retrofits and the amount available for compensation includes:

  • Home insulation, up to $5,000;
  • Air-sealing, up to $1,000;
  • Windows and doors with ENERGY STAR certification, up to $5,000( Patio doors and windows between $125-250 depending on the ENERGY STAR certification level, hinged doors up to $125);
  • (Smart) Thermostat, up to $50;
  • Heating, up to $5,000;
  • Renewable energy in the form of photovoltaic solar panels, up to $5,000; and
  • Resiliency measures, including roofing membrane and foundation water-proofing (must be combined with another retrofit), up to $2,625.

Check the web-site Canada Greener Homes Grant program for all details and requirements regarding these grants.

Birds in Our Backyard

May 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you’re a birder, you might be interested in hearing Michael Runtz’ presentation, through Carleton University.  Runtz is one of Canada’s most highly respected naturalists, nature photographers, and natural history authors. An avid birdwatcher since the age of five, Runtz has worked as an interpretive naturalist in Algonquin Provincial and Point Pelee National parks, conducted biological surveys across Ontario, hosted an international television series Wild by Nature, published 14 natural history books and currently teaches natural history and ornithology at Carleton.

 Wednesday, June 2, 2021

10:00-11:00 AM ET
Location: Online via Zoom webinar

Register here

Be Ready for an Emergency

May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

From our friends in Tanglewood-Hillsdale Community Association, who survived the tornado in 2018, some recommendations for your Emergency Preparedness:

Naturalize the Neighbourhood

May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ecology Ottawa is offering the opportunity for you to naturalize your garden by purchasing native plants to support urban biodiversity, just in time for planting. Check it out… Blog — Ecology Ottawa’s Pollinator Plant Fundraiser

1356 Clyde Avenue – the Golpro Towers

April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

We need your help to prevent construction of these two mega-towers at the corner of Baseline & Clyde. 

The Planning Department needs to hear from more residents. 

The attached list of prompts was drafted by a resident of 1485 Baseline and kindly printed and distributed by Councillor Chiarelli. 

Please send your comments directly to the City Planner  Laurel.McCreight@ottawa.ca  with a copy to our Councillor   Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.ca   

You can download the brochure from Rick Chiarelli’s office here.

1375 Clyde Avenue – Dymon Warehouse

April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many months ago, the Dymon Storage Company asked the City of Ottawa for a zoning change that would allow construction of one of their self-storage facilities, near the corner of Baseline and Clyde.  City Council denied Dymon’s request. 

Dymon subsequently appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.  That hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 3 at 10am. 

You can watch virtually at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/687963877 using the GoToMeeting web application, available at https://app.gotomeeting.com/home.html

City Councilors’ Accountability

April 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Ontario government has launched a public survey to determine our thoughts regarding the accountability of our Municipal Councillors.

You can let the province know how you feel, by filling out this questionnaire:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-strengthening-accountability-municipal-council-members

Feel free to share this link with anyone you think might wish to have a say.

Ottawa Citizen , Letters to the Editor, March 23 2021

March 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ottawa Citizen publishes letters to the editor from neighbourhood residents opposing the development of 1356 Clyde Ave. by Glopro Holdings Inc.

Today’s letters: Towers aren’t a good fit for this Ottawa neighbourhood

Ottawa Citizen Article, March 23 2021

March 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jon WIlling reports on concerns from neighbourhood residents about the Glopro Holdings plan to build a high-rise complex that would be more than double the height of neighbouring buildings.

Controversial two-tower proposal near future busway highlights intensification anxiety

Glopro Application Summary for 1356 Clyde Avenue

March 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Here is the material submitted to the City Planning Department, by Golpro Developments, for their proposed construction of two high-rise towers at the north-west corner of Baseline and Clyde.  There is a tremendous amount of information in this document :

https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en/applications/__B2M4BV/details

If you have time to read only part of the package, scan through the Planning Rationale.  This is the second rendition of Golpro’s proposal. 

It is clear that they have not listened to the community’s concerns.  If anything, they have made this proposal less acceptable than the earlier version.

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