Laroche park will not be getting it's contaminated soil remediated as planned.

Mechanicsville Community Association is extremely disappointed to learn from Councillor Leiper that there are currently no funds allocated for the contaminated soil remediation of Laroche Park, as planned. The MCA will continue to push the City of Ottawa to consider a smaller clean up to accommodate the new Field House and the Sens Multipurpose Rink. Our community will continue with the design/consultation process so we have completed plans for Laroche Park that meet all our needs. MCA will continue to fight for this project as Laroche Park is important to this community and we need your continued support.

Posted on April 17, 2019 .

O train noise complaints

The O-train is currently being tested by the city. If the community has any noise complaints, they can be sent to Damon Berlin with Stakeholder Relations with O-Train Construction and O-Train Planning/Transportation Services Department - City of Ottawa tel: 613-580-2424 ext/poste 12764

The city wants to know of any noise issues so they can address them now.

Posted on April 14, 2019 .

JHS Carruther's programs for it's residents

As part of it’s mandate, the JHS Carruther’s offers programming for ti’s residents. They have been kind enough to share their March programming with MCA.

  • Board games and tea on Monday

  • Health literature on Tuesday

  • Nicotine replacement therapy on Tuesday

  • Bingo on Wednesday

  • Paint night on Thursday

  • Changing Direction group discusison on Friday

  • Different activities on Friday (Making butter, clay plya, cleaning pods, plants)

NOTE: These are activities for JHS Carruther’s resident only.

Posted on March 24, 2019 .

Wednesday Tea

Somerset West CHC is organizing a tea get together so that people can learn more about what’s happening in the community.

The first meeting is on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10am-12pm at Laroche Field House. Free childcare is available.

Posted on January 17, 2019 .

Laroche rink is open!

Get your skates on, the Laroche Rink is open! The "Learn to Skate" program starts soon and will bring duffle bags of skates to swap and accept donations. If you need to swap skates this weekend, go to the Plouffe Room behind Plant Pool as they have lots of skates to swap! Their ice rinks are open too!

Posted on January 4, 2019 .

ALERT: Agressive and intimidating panhandling

If you are approached by an aggressive person asking for money and feel intimidated:

CALL POLICE immediately @ 613-236-1222 and be sure to state that this person is “AGGRESSIVE” for immediate response.


You can also file a report online at:

Provide a description of this person and the location:

  • The address for the store on Lyndale Avenue is: 60 LYNDALE

  • The address for St. Vladimers Church is: 89 STONEHURST

Also email so we can track this activity.

Our community needs more police reports filed on this behaviour and we continue to work with City Police on this problem.

Posted on October 25, 2018 .

Comment for liquor license and outdoor patio dining at Hinchey and Lyndale

Comments are due October 22nd. The Grunt Hog Roastery cafe are proposing outdoor patio dining on both Hinchey and Lyndale. The Hinchey side will have a garage door opening similar to cafes on Wellington. No City approvals for those items yet. If you have concerns about hours, patios, noise or smell, you must go on the link below and you must provide your name and email in order to receive a formal reply. Anonymous comments will not have any impact.

A guide for residents objecting to a liquor sales licence application.

Search for Notice of Liquor Sales Licence application. Search for “Grunt Hog Roastery

Posted on October 14, 2018 .

Second Open House for Laroche Park renewal project

The second Open House is coming up on Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Innovation Centre, Bayview Yards (7 Bayview Road). The meeting will take place in meeting room L204 on the second floor.

Community members are invited to attend and review the final concept plan for the field house and overall park design for Laroche Park and provide their feedback. There will be a presentation and a Q + A. There is also a City of Ottawa website for this project.

Posted on October 14, 2018 .