The Carlington Community Chaplaincy has a non-denominational drop-in at 102-1465 Caldwell (the apartment building closest to Merivale). They are always grateful for donations of clean toys and clothing, as well as baby goods such as cribs, car seats and diapers. If you need information as to hours or suitability of an item, call them at 613-728-9933.
The Bellevue Boutique, also on Caldwell, accepts used goods to sell at very low rates to families in the area.
The Carlington Community Health and Resource Centre at 900 Merivale has a drop box for any clean clothes, toys or other small items. They are open from 0830-1630 Monday to Friday.
Local branches of the Ottawa Library would be pleased to take your used hardcover books. Just label them as a donation, put them in a bag and drop them off at the library or in the returns box after hours.
Too many plastic grocery bags? Drop them at either of the Carlington Community Chaplaincy or Bellevue Boutique, or in the Food Bank drop bins at the grocery stores. The food bank would also be pleased to accept clean used egg cartons.
Larger items will be collected free of charge by the Salvation Army, the March of Dimes, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Bought the wrong shampoo? Don’t like the bubble bath you got for Christmas? The Somerset West Community Health Centre at 55 Eccles has a shower for the use of homeless people. They are always happy to receive donations of toiletries and towels.
To report a streetlight outage, contact the City of Ottawa by telephone at 311 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The yearly community Garage Sale in Central Park is usually held on the first Saturday of June. Please check the Calendar of Events for the official date.
For all utility box issues, please call the City Call Centre at 3-1-1 and a Service Request will be produced. This information is then forwarded to our Right of Way staff who will ask an inspector to investigate. The inspector will then contact the appropriate utility.
Most non-profits are not subject to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) because they do not engage in commercial activities.
This is typically the case with most charities, minor hockey associations, clubs, community groups and advocacy organizations. Collecting membership fees, organizing club activities, compiling a list of members’ names and addresses and mailing out newsletters are not considered commercial activities. Similarly, fundraising is not a commercial activity.
However, some clubs, for example, many golf clubs and athletic clubs, may be engaged in commercial activities which are subject to [PIPEDA].
As the definition of commercial activity makes clear, selling, bartering or leasing a membership list or a list of donors would be considered a commercial activity. As a result, consent is required for the disclosure of this information. Assuming the information would not be considered sensitive, an organization could use a clear, simple and easy-to-execute opt-out process as a means of obtaining consent.
Prior to an area being developed, rainwater readily soaks into soils, is absorbed by trees and other plants, evaporates into the air, or travels over land to receiving streams, lakes, rivers or wetlands.
Stormwater Facilities (SWF) are built to temporarily hold stormwater runoff, often providing treatment to remove the pollutants. The water is then slowly released back to the waterway, mimicking the natural runoff rate and quality before development occurred. Without stormwater ponds, a large amount of water would enter a stream all at once causing flooding, stream erosion and potentially releasing pollutants to the water environment.
The Central Park Stormwater Facility treats runoff from about 57 hectares of land area and is designed to treat the “first flush”, which is described by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as “the first 10 millimetres of runoff from the paved areas”. The treated stormwater is then released back into a large stormwater sewer located on Merivale Road and ultimately discharges into the Ottawa River near Lemieux Island.
This facility is in operation from early May through early November. Runoff water is directed into the facility from the stormwater sewer on Central Park Drive by control devices (valves and weirs). At the time of operating the valves, the chamber is inspected for debris and sediment accumulations. The sediments that have settled in the pond are inspected and depth measurements are taken. A clean out of the facility will be done when the sediments accumulations reach specific levels. The pond was cleaned at the end of 2004 by the subdivision builder (Ashcroft Homes) before the City of Ottawa assumed the facility and took over the operation in 2005.
The intent of the design was to have a naturalized pond with minimal grass maintenance; wildflower growth with long grasses and dense shrubs were intended to provide habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs and urban wildlife species. A fountain was included in the design to provide aeration and to prevent stagnation of the water in low flow periods. The feeding of wildlife, both terrestrial and waterfowl, is discouraged as it promotes dependency of these wild animals on human food sources.
The water within the facility contains contaminants (bacteria, pathogens, nutrients) making it unsuitable for access by children and pets. Water depth varies substantially and presents a potential drowning hazard. During rain events, water depth increases as runoff enters the pond, then decreases slowly as it is discharged back to the stormwater sewer over the next few days. In winter, the ice thickness is unstable due to road salts and a small constant flow into the facility, and is thus not suitable for the walking on.
The facility includes perimeter fencing and dense brush plantings on the west side for the safety of pedestrians and park users. The eastern side of the facility is unfenced and was not intended for public use. The paved area on the east side within the fence is for facility maintenance and operational purposes without damaging the area by heavy vehicles.
The cpcg-general mailing list is a forum where citizens of Central Park can openly discuss issues in their community.
It is mainly intended for residents of the community but anyone with a valid email address may sign up for the list and post to it.
The postings on the list can be read by anyone so be careful about posting personal information.
|Subscribe to Ottawa Central Park Discussion Group|
|Visit this group|
There are noise bylaws with respect to construction given on the City of Ottawa website at: http://ottawa.ca/en/licence_permit/bylaw/a_z/noise/
7. (1) No person shall, between 2200 hours of one day and 0700 hours of the next day operate or cause to be operated, any construction vehicle or construction equipment in connection with the construction of any building or structure, highway, motor car, steam boiler or other engine or machine.
(2) Despite subsection (1), no person shall operate or cause to be operated any construction vehicle or construction equipment before 0900 hours on any Sunday or statutory or public holiday.
Call the City at 311 to register a complaint.
Ottawa eSubscriptions – Want to know more about what’s happening in your city? Sign up to receive City of Ottawa news through your e-mail! Choose from newsletters on courses and events or project and activity bulletins.
New Home Warranty Information – Complete details on Ontario’s New Home Warranty provided by Tarion
Fix My Street – Report, view, or discuss local problems (like graffiti, potholes, excessive garbage, or street lighting). Problems are immediately logged and emailed to email@example.com
Ashcroft Homes – Official builder for Central park
MLS listings for Central Park – Performs a search on the mls.ca site for homes for sale or rent in Central Park.
Garbage Collection Calendar – Use your address to get the complete Recycling and Garbage Collection calendar.