Saturday, 30 November 2013

Holiday Events and Activities

One of our community members shared this list of holiday events and activities. There's a lot to see and do around Ottawa this time of year. Enjoy!

Don't forget to send photos of homes in QTRS that are decorated for the holidays. It would be fun to have Christmas tree photos, too! Send them to:

Gingerbread House Day 1
Gingerbread House Day 7

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Winter Wonderland in our Neighbourhood

Be proud of our lovely neighbourhood!  Winter looks great in Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview!

If you have photos of  QTSR homes decorated for the holidays, please send to We'll add them to the blog. Let's showcase our lovely neighbourhood all dressed up for the holidays.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Rink of Dreams Open, Centrepointe Rink to follow

For those who embrace winter, you'll be glad to hear that the Rink of Dreams downtown at City Hall is now open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., including holidays. There is a heated change hut.

Look for the green flag at City Hall and for notices on for daily information on whether the rink is open.
Centrepointe rink is scheduled to open December 15, weather permitting.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Lock car doors

Hi QTSR Neighbours,

We've had another car break in last night, this time in the Ridgeview area. A van was broken into and a wallet stolen. The contents of the wallet were strewn around Kilreen Park where a dog walker noticed them and returned them to the owner.

Friendly reminder: Please lock your car doors at night. This will discourage these petty thieves from doing the "rounds" in our neighbourhood. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

WARNING: Door-to-door "energy" sellers

It has come to our attention that there are some door-to-door "salespeople" in our neighbourhood, claiming they want to help save you money on your energy bill. They often want to come into your home to look at your furnace or water heater.

Click on this link to read more. Let neighbours know about this issue, especially any single or elderly neighbours.

Transportation Master Plan

An important issue for QTSRCA is the City of Ottawa's Transportation Master Plan

To find out more, click here.

If you are interested in getting involved in issues related to transportation and traffic, join our Traffic and Transportation Committee. Contact for details.

Great First Executive Board Meeting!

We had a great first Executive Board meeting on Nov.12 at Sonny's.

Minutes will be posted next week.

Highlights include:
  • Great progress on a rink at Kilreen being made by the Recreation subcommittee
  • QTSRCA voted to join the Federation of Citizen's Associations
  • New subcommittees were formed, including:
    • Traffic and Transportation (Lead: Scott)
    • Recreation (Lead: Manon)
    • Outreach (Lead: Gina)
Volunteers from the community who are interested in joining a subcommittee are more than welcome. Send us a message at to let us know what you'd like to help out with.

NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING: Monday, Dec.9 at 7:30 p.m. Venue TBD.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Executive Board Meeting tonight

Just a reminder for Executive Board members: tonight we are meeting at 7:30 at Sonny's.

Agendas have been sent by email. Contact us if you want to add anything.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Executive Board Members Attend Budget Consultation, FCA

On Nov.4, QTSRCA Executive Board Members, Gina and Dawn, attended a 2014 Budget Consultation meeting for the community at Pinecrest Recreation Centre. A summary of the consultation will be presented to the rest of the Board at our meeting on Nov.12.

On Nov. 7, QTSRCA President, Andrea D'Agostino, attended a meeting of the Federation of Citizen's Associations. Topics on the agenda included infill and other issues common to  Ottawa community associations. Details of the meeting will be presented to the Board on Nov.12.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Women's Group Cocktail Hour CHANGE

Women of QTSR, there has been a change of venue for tonight's Cocktail Hour. 

It will be at the ROYAL OAK, 117 Centrepointe Drive instead of at Montana's.

Time is still the same.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Art sale to support local school Nov.17

On Sat., Nov. 17, there will be an art sale of posters, paintings, sculptures in the school gym at Our Lady of Victory. Come out to support a local school!

If you have art to donate, click on the tab "Community Events - Nov & Dec" in the menu bar above for details.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

QTSRCA President Attends Infill Meeting

On Wed., Oct.30, QTSRCA President, Andrea D'Agostino, attended the City's meeting (click here) to solicit  input from the public on  infill residential development in the mature neighbourhoods of Ottawa.

Infill is when large buildings (like the one at 2522 Thorson) are built in older neighbourhoods because it allows developers to condense the population in an area and build larger buildings on the lots (hence, "filling IN" the neighbourhood).

QTSR is a mature neighbourhood that will probably be dealing with these issues on a frequent basis in the future. We need to be vigilant about what is being allowed to be built in our community as it can have a major impact on the character of our neighbourhood.