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.

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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.

IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE CALL: 911

You can also file a report online at: www.ottawapolice.ca

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 MechanicsvilleCA@gmail.com 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 .

Status update on the community garden at Innovation Centre

Despite some initial problems with a groundhog and other animal eating food in the community garden, a small group of volunteers harvested and cleaned the garden weekend of September 8-9th.


Two large baskets of vegetables (tomatoes, carrots, beets, green bell peppers, eggplants, yellow beans, onions, kale, chard and sage) were donated on sept 10 to Parkdale Food Centre. Below are some photos of what was harvested.

Tomatoes, chard, kale, greens, and cabbage remain  in the garden for a later fall harvest.

Special thanks to Brian Enright, Richard Q, ICBY and all the volunteers who have helped with the community garden.

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Posted on September 12, 2018 .