Author Archives: Mitch Vandenborn

01 Oct

CCCA calls on City to release shortlist of potential sites for the New Central Library

September 30, 2016, Ottawa—Did you know the Main Ottawa Public Library on Metcalfe Street will close in 2020?   The City is choosing an undisclosed site for the new flagship Central Library. If it isn’t built in Centretown, there are no ...

29 Sep

Become a CCCA Board Member

The Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA) is seeking new volunteers to participate on its Board of Directors! If you’re passionate about the neighborhood and interested in playing a key role in influencing urban and community development in downtown Ottawa, please ...

10 May

Comments regarding the removal of trees on Gilmour Street

Last week, 6 mature trees on City property were cut down. They were in front of the Public Service Alliance of Canada building on Gilmour Street between Metcalfe and Elgin. The reason? To repair the waterproof lining protecting the underground garage ...

19 Apr

Check out our community resources page

We’ve put together a list of people, services, and community organizations located in Centretown that may be helpful to newly-arrived (and long-standing) residents of the neighbourhood. Ranging from healthcare services, housing, media, and places to have some fun, we hope ...

19 Apr

Hub & Spoke: Setting the Scene for 2017

With Canada’s big year just around the corner, the 150Alliance is hosting a community event at Impact Hub Ottawa on May 5th that’s about bringing together different community organizations to explore opportunities for partnership on Ottawa 2017 events. From the ...

15 Apr

City of Ottawa planning event: Building Better Connections

The City of Ottawa is organizing an event meant to bring together citizens members of Ottawa’s planning community to talk about the planning process in the national capital. May 4, 2016 7 to 9 p.m. Ottawa City Hall Council Chambers ...

13 Apr

Help us clean our parks

Spring is here, if only in name in the moment, but we promise that the warm weather is just around the corner. And to help get things set for the rest of the season and for summer, we’re gathering some ...

22 Mar

Streetfight: New York’s Urban Revolution Comes to Ottawa

The CCCA is proud to co-sponsor Streetfight: New York’s Urban Revolution Comes to Ottawa, an event organized by Ecology Ottawa featuring former Transportation Commissioner for New York City Janette Sadik-Khan. Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Location: Horticulture Building, ...

17 Mar

Information on Queen Street Renewal

Earlier this month, the City of Ottawa held a public open house on the renewal of Queen Street. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting, here are links to the boards that were posted at the meeting (via Councillor ...

10 Mar

CCCA March Update

Hello Centretowners! Here’s an update on several different files we’re working on at the moment and a look ahead to events and meetings coming up in March. Central library update We saw a flurry of activity around the new central ...