Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Ottawa's best place to be on New Year's Eve is just down the road

Looking for a family-friendly event for New Year's Eve?  Check out Concillor Chiarelli's annual Alcohol-Free New Year's Eve Party at Ben Franklin Place!

Where: Ben Franklin Place,  101 Centrepointe  Drive

When: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

What: "Once Upon a Time" Theme, Family New Year's Eve Event

Why: To Provide a fun anti-impaired alternative  for families and to raise money and awareness for MADD and OSAID Ottawa Chapters. And a reason to put on the BEST FIREWORKS SHOW in Ottawa on New Year's Eve!

For more information:

Monday, 30 November 2015

From the history file...

Found the original Campeau marketing material for Queensway Terrrace. Check out what your house cost when it was new...

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Call for nominations for the QTSR Community Association Board

Do you know someone you think would be a great addition to the Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview Community Association board?  Do you think YOU'D be a great addition?

Nominate a friend, a neighbour, or yourself by sending their name and contact information to Then come to the Annual General Meeting November 15, 2015, 1:30-2:30pm, at Our Lady of Victory School, 1175 Soderlind Street, and vote!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

It's time for our Annual General Meeting!

The QTSRCA annual general meeting will be held from 1:30-2:30pm on November 15, 2015 at Our Lady of Victory School, 1175 Soderlind Street.

All are welcome - if you'd like to have a say in what our community association does, come out and take part!

Monday, 14 September 2015

City of Ottawa Budget Consultation Session

Want to have input on how the City of Ottawa allocates its budget?  Our City Councillor is having an consultation session on September 19th to hear what you have to say!

Pinecrest Recreation Complex Closed for Renovations

Reminder that the Pinecrest Recreation Complex is now closed for an electric systems upgrade and improvements to accessibility features.  It is scheduled to re-open on December 20, 2015.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

QTSRCA Splash Pad Summer Social Photos!

Wow - did we ever have GREAT weather for the Summer Social and Splash pad ribbon cutting ceremony!  Check out some pics of the fun!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Splash pad update

If you've had trouble turning on the new splash pad, you're not alone! There is a problem with the switch. The contractor is working on the problem and hopes to have it fixed early next week. 

Friday, 31 July 2015


The date for our community’s Summer Social has changed. The details are:

When: Saturday August 22, 2015
What Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Kilreen Park
Who: All members of our Community
Why: To celebrate summer as a community with various activities, great entertainment, and refreshments and inaugurate the new splash pad! 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Breaking ground for the new Kilreen Park splash pad

Goodbye squirtpost, hello brand new splashpad!  Follow us for an announcement about the big opening later this summer....  And thanks to Rick Chiarelli for all the help in getting this off the ground!

Friday, 29 May 2015

QTSR Community Yard Sale

The QTSR Community Yard Sale is this Saturday, May 30, from 8:00am to noon, rain or shine.

Set up a table in your laneway and check out what treasures your neighbours have available!

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Pinecrest Recreation Complex renovation schedule

We received the following notice from the Pinecrest Recreation Complex about their renovation plans.

To the clients of Pinecrest Recreation Complex

We wanted to inform all of you that Pinecrest Recreation Complex – Pool and Community Centre has been scheduled for an extended closure this year. The closure will begin Monday August 24 – Sunday December 20th, 2015. Our facility is in need of an electric systems upgrade as our current wiring is from 1967 when the building was built. During this planned shutdown the City will also be improving accessibility features as well in order to bring our building in line with current accessibility legislation. During this time there will be no access to the community centre and the pool as it will be considered a construction zone. Barbara Anne Scott Arena will remain open.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure however we look forward to the changes that will result from these upgrades.  We plan to reopen on Monday December 21st with our Winter session beginning on Monday January 4th, 2016. Registration for this session will follow the regular City of Ottawa registration dates and will begin August 10th for Aquatic programs and August 12th for all other recreation programs. Our summer programs are running as usual and registration is ongoing.

Thank you for including Pinecrest Recreation Complex as part of your busy lives!  Re-opening details will follow at a later date.

Julie Auchterlonie
Recreation Supervisor / Superviseure de loisirs
Pinecrest Recreation Complex/ Complexe récréatif Pinecrest
2250 Torquay Avenue/ 2250, avenue Torquay, Ottawa ON K2C 1J3
613-828-3118 x 305

QTSR Summer Events and Activities Schedule

Our 2015 summer events schedule is now live! Click on the "Neighbourhood Events and Activities" link for more information. Hope to see you out this summer!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Second Annual QTSR Winter Skating Party!

While some of us were grumbling about February's frigid weather, our volunteer rink team has been working hard to keep the Kilreen Park Rink in perfect shape for our second annual QTSR Winter Skating Party! 

We had relay races, tug of war, parachute games and lots of prizes...  and of course treats and hot chocolate to stay warm.

City councillor Rick Chiarelli, Nancy Cairns from Rick's office, and Cst. Sue Wright from the Greenbank Community Police Centre all took part in the fun.

Thanks to all our sponsors and prize donors: Ikea, City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, Loblaws College Square, and Mircheezzz Catering and Meal Planning Services. And a BIG thank you to all our QTSR volunteers that make these events happen!!!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Save the Date: Neighbourhood Skating Party

Mark your calendars for our second annual winter community event!

QTSR Winter Skating Party
Saturday, February 21
Kilreen Park, Southwood Avenue

Skate on our community rink, visit with neighbours, and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and snacks. Last year we had a magnificent turnout for our winter event, and we hope you'll join us again for this chance to warm up with friends and neighbours! A flyer will appear in your mailbox soon with more information...stay tuned.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Community Meeting on Gun Violence and Related Concerns

We are helping to spread the word that City Councillor Rick Chairelli has invited community members to an important meeting regarding gun violence and policing in our area.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bishop Hamilton Montessori School - Gymnasium

2199 Regency Terrace (near the Pinecrest Recreation Complex)

Please join Councillor Chiarelli and Ottawa Police Service representatives for this community gathering. This meeting will allow police to update residents on the progress of investigations and the status of the overall plan to tackle gang violence; and allow residents to learn what they can do to help.

Please note that the Question Period of the meeting will address only questions submitted in advance. To submit a question:

1) Please send your written questions for the Ottawa Police Service to before 3pm on January 12th. Only submissions with full name, address, and contact information will be accepted.

2) Submitted questions will be viewable to the public on in advance of the meeting. (No private information will be shared.)

3) Questions will be sent to Ottawa Police to ensure that they send the appropriate officers to answer the most frequently asked and top-ranked questions with precision.

For more information about the meeting, please contact Councillor Chiarelli’s Office directly at (613) 580-2478 or

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Kilreen Rink Open for the Season!

We're delighted to announce that our community skating rink in Kilreen Park is finally open for the winter season. Due to the mild December weather, the rink took longer to get started this year. We're grateful to the many community volunteers who patiently helped to prepare the base and flood the surface over the past weeks, keeping the faith through those warmer days. Now that the January deep freeze has finally arrived, we hope to see all our neighbours out on the rink!

Ice conditions will be posted on-line by our rink coordinator. Just go to and look under "Kilreen" to check conditions. 

An additional thanks to Appleseed Snowblowing Service for their help with the base ice, along with our community volunteers! Now get out there and skate!