Trend Arlington Community Garage Sale

Come one, come all! The neighbourhood is holding our annual Community Garage Sale on May 13th from 8AM - 12PM. Residents from across the neighbourhood are encouraged to host their own yard/driveway/garage sale, and of course to visit everyone else's sales, too!

We also expect a lot of traffic from outside the neighbourhood, and some people come as early as possible, so let's get ready! 

If you have any questions, please contact the Trend Arlington Community Association president Sean Devine by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cleaning the Capital 2017

JOIN US at the annual "Cleaning the Capital" neighbourhood event, hosted by the Trend Arlington Community Association, and sponsored by GLAD and the City of Ottawa. 

This year's community "spring clean-up" will take place Saturday April 22rd from 9:30am - 11:30am. We're looking for participants to join us in a fun, healthy, and rewarding morning of tidying up our amazing neighbourhood. We're looking for families with their kids, students, local businesses, and any other community-minded folk. 

We'll be meeting at the Community Building at 50 Bellman Drive to hand out supplies and instructions. Hot dogs and snacks wil lbe provided when you return! If you'd like to help out, please send us a message, or email TACA President Sean Devine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


HOCKEY DAY IN TANGLEWOOD: On February 17, the Tanglewood Park Community Centre is hosting Hockey Day, an annual tournament of pick-up shinny. Since Trend Arlington has so many hockey players using our rink, we\'re hoping that someone might want to organize a team or two to represent our community. Each team must consist of 4 players (2 under 16yrs + 2 over 16yrs). For more info, or to register your team, please send an email to Niki Mintenko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to:

Announcing TACA\'s New Executive

The Trend Arlington Community Association is pleased to report that we had a successful Annual General Meeting on Tuesday November 29. There was a solid turnout of members from the community, who helped participate in the official business at hand, but heard several distinct and heart-warming perspectives on what an amazing community we’re fortunate to be a part of.


We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to outgoing directors Alison Harvey, Manuel Cruz, Caroline Crowe, and Stewart Kronberg for their long and dedicated service as members of the TACA Executive. 


The members on hand nominated and appointed the following new leadership team for the Trend Arlington Community Association: Sean Devine (President), Mark Nyvlt (Vice-President), Julia Addison (Treasurer), Cristian Lambiri (Secretary), Heather Millar (Director-at-Large / Building Manager), and James O’Grady (Immediate Past President). 


The new TACA Executive looks forward to continuing the history of service and engagement with our community

TACA Rink Announcement

Rink Announcement - Looking for Volunteers & Staff
Residents may have noticed that the City of Ottawa has installed the rink boards next to the Community Building this past week, which means that our winter programming is just around the corner. Each year, TACA works very hard to keep our ice rink open seven days a week, and we’re always looking for members of our community to get involved. We are presently recruiting for two positions. 

Rink Attendant is a paid position open to local youths and young adults who sign up for weekly shifts to supervise the rink and rink activities. Minimum age is 15 years old, and Rink Attendants must be good skaters. Physical activity is involved, and shifts may include weekend and night time hours. 

Rink Volunteer is a non-paid position, open to local parents and other adults. Each volunteer is normally assigned to a two-person team and assigned one shift per week. Rink Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the ice surface quality. Physical activity is involved, and shifts take place during night time hours. 

Those who participated in previous years are welcome to return this year, and we will actively be recruiting new participants as well. All interested persons should contact Rink Coordinator / TACA Executive Member Sean Devine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Revised Constitution

The latest version of the TACA Constitution


Tennis In Your Neighbourhood

Tennis season is almost upon us.

Sign up your child for after school and summer tennis camps.
Sign up for group, semi- private and private adult lessons.


Youth Softball and Tee-Ball

Calling all kids who just want to have fun!!

The aim of  this program is for our kids to have fun and learn a few skills in a non-competitive environment.  This is a development program that will teach players to catch, throw, hit and introduce the rules of play....FUNdamentals.  The idea is to get the kids off the couch and out to the park to play.

The Trend-Arlington Community Association will run Tee Ball (ages 4-6) and Softball Development (ages 7-14) leagues for six weeks starting in May.

T-ball instruction and games will take place on Monday evenings 6 - 7, with youth softball taking place Saturday mornings, 10 am - Noon.

Adult volunteers are needed, so if  you would like to get involved and help out, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Registration form

Alert From Your Community Police Centre

Alert From Your CPC

Information  has  been  received  that  Eco  Home  Energy  Service  representatives  have  beencanvassing in the west end on behalf of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and IndependentElectricity System Operator (IESO).   An alert community member followed up with IESO andwas told that the IESO (formally OPA) “does not solicit for participation in their programs andthe Heating &Cooling incentive program does not require door  to door sales calls or inspectionof heating or cooling equipment & they do not charge a fee for participation in any of theirprograms”.

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Information from Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario


Federal Election All-Candidates Open House, Wed. Oct. 7th

Nepean candidates

The Trend-Arlington Community Association is hosting an
All-Candidates Open House for residents of our community on
Wednesday Oct. 7th from 7:30 - 9:30 pm, at the Trend-Arlington Community Building, 50 Bellman Rd.

The Open House will provide TA residents the opportunity to interview the federal election candidates running in the new riding of Nepean, Ontario on the issues that are most important to them, in a 1-on-1 setting. All four major party candidates will be present as well as a couple of independents.

We expect it to be a relaxed and informative evening. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday,  Oct. 7, 2015
  • Location: 50 Bellman Drive
  • Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Come and have a discussion with any or all of the candidates.

We hope to see you out!

Brought to you by the Trend-Arlilngton Community Association

* Please note that TACA is no longer selling memberships as we consider everyone living in the community to be a member of the community association. In lieu of this, we would appreciate a small donation of $5-10 to help cover the cost of events like this. 


Infill 2 Corner Lot Division Result: A good first step

Dear Trend-Arlington residents,

I have good news to report tonight regarding our effort to draw attention to the need to protect the Arlington Woods white pine forest from future corner lot divisions in Infill 2. Councillor Egli and Councillor Cloutier from Alta Vista will be co-sponsoring a motion at City Council on Wednesday morning to help protect distinctive trees on corner lots where severance applications are filed. The motion doesn’t grant us what we were seeking but it’s a good first step toward achieving this objective. I have included Councillor Egli’s email below.

Looking forward, we have other options open to us such as seeking ‘Heritage’ status for the forest. Something I think we should be able to achieve given its connection to the Great Fire of 1870. Even though its not legally binding, achieving heritage status will help solidify our argument against corner lot divisions in our community if and when it comes up.

We also have the opportunity to file an application with the City to have our community rezoned. This presents an opportunity to acquire special zoning that reflects the unique and distinctive nature of our forest.

And, I’m hoping residents will support the Trend-Arlington Community Association’s initiative to reforest Arlington Woods with young white pine saplings next year. Our objective is to work with Tree Ottawa and the City of Ottawa to replant young white pines to replace many of the trees that have come down over the last 10 years. Tree Ottawa is hoping to plant 1,000,000 new trees in the capital by 2017 in time for Canada’s 150th birthday. We can play our part and help rebuild our forest at the same time.

None of this could have been possible without the support of our community. Thank you to everyone who signed the petition and wrote letters to City Hall for coming to the defense of our community. I’m confident we will eventually succeed in preventing lots from being divided in Arlington Woods, but until then we need to be vigilant. When new residents move into the neighborhood near you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and greet them, and pass on the history of our community. It will help them feel welcome while also passing on a sense of pride in what makes our community one-of-a-kind.

Wednesday’s Council meeting is open to the public if you would like to attend. It starts at 10 am at City Hall.


James O’Grady, President
Trend-Arlington Community Association


From Councillor Egli:


The memo and associated matrix and omnibus by-law that Planning Committee at its meeting of May 26th directed planning staff to prepare for release will be going live and will be accessible on the City website. The issue of Trend-Arlington is dealt with in the matrix attached to the memo.
Additionally, Councillor Cloutier and I will be cosponsoring a motion that will make the consideration of significant and distinctive trees on new lots proposed to be created through a severance and associated minor variance applications to the CofA to be an element of the matters to be reviewed when planning staff reviews such applications and in determining the position and comments that planning staff would provide on such applications to the CofA.
Finally, I invite you to the Council meeting where I intend to hold this item for questions and discussion so that it can be made very clear in a public forum that the possibility of divided corner lots in your community is practically impossible and certainly cannot happen as of right.
Councillor Keith Egli

Trend-Arlington requests exemption from corner lot divisions in Infill 2 to protect ‘heritage’ white pine forest from unsustainable intensification

Nepean, June 18—Following up on President James O’Grady’s presentation to the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee on May 26th, the Trend-Arlington Community Association has launched a petition to impress upon City Council the importance of preserving urban forests in Ottawa like the native white pine forest in Arlington Woods, as it considers Infill 2, a rezoning initiative for the outer-urban area.

Arlington Woods was carefully developed by Campeau Homes in the early 1970’s under the eastern wing of a native white pine forest. The forest which boast many trees over a hundred years old, extends from Graham Creek through the Greenbelt and into Bells Corners. It grew out of the remains of the Great Fire of 1870 that destroyed much of what is now western Ottawa. Bells Corners and Stittsville were wiped out. For this reason the Trend-Arlington Community Association believes the white pine forest has tremendous heritage value to both the City of Ottawa and to the communities of the old City of Nepean.

As a result of the devastation caused by the emerald ash borer beetle to Ottawa’s ash trees and overall tree canopy, Ottawa City Council has made trees a priority for the city this term. The Infill 2 rezoning initiative is a perfect opportunity for the City to build in protections to  preserve natural assets like Arlington Woods’ white pine forest, from unsustainable intensification”, Mr. O’Grady says.

Arlington Woods resident Dave Wood put it best when he wrote on the petition that his family moved to Trend-Arlington 2 years ago from Westboro Beach to escape the intensification. “It was the trees that drew us in to Arlington Woods.”

“I am for intensification where it makes sense, and in this case it doesn't. And, I speak as an owner of a corner lot who would benefit from allowing a severance under Infill 2. My biggest problem with Infill 2 is that there is no provision to consider the existing neighbourhood character unlike Infill 1. In our case the biggest character of the neighbourhood is the white pines and natural environment so consideration should be given to maintain that character!”

There is a reason City’s don’t develop inside native forests any more. Its because its unsustainable. “The forest is already under tremendous stress. It can’t sustain any increase in development. “Dividing corner lots in our community will mean many of these beautiful, mature trees will have to come down. The forest will be irrevocably hurt as will our community because we are one and the same.”

Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner concurs. “It is more important than ever to protect our urban forests with the devastation the Emerald Ash Borrow beetle is having on trees and forests across Ontario. The Green Party supports urban intensification, but it is only sustainable when it respects nature. Cutting down 100+ yr. old white pine trees fails to respect natural heritage and is not sustainable, especially when they are part of a forest with heritage value to the City of Ottawa.”

Despite its location just inside the Greenbelt, Trend-Arlington has always asserted that it is not an urban community. “We don’t feel it is right to treat us like Westboro and Hintonburg. Corner lot divisions may make sense in other parts of the City, but it doesn’t make sense in Arlington Woods because of our unique situation,” O’Grady says. “These trees are irreplaceable. We hope the City will realize that it is of more value in this instance to keep the baby, rather than throw it out with the bathwater.”

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Join the 'Save Trend-Arlington white pine forest from unsustainable intensification' letter writing campaign

Dear Trend-Arlington residents,

To compliment the petition that is circling the neighborhood, we have set up a letter writing camapign on to help residents connect with Ottawa City Council and the City's planning committee, especially Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Keith Egli, councillor for Ward 9, Rick Chiarelli, councillor for Ward 8 and David Chernushenko, Chair of the Environment Committee. 

To learn more please visit:

Thank you in advance for your help!


James O'Grady, President

Trend-Arlington Community Association

Trend-Arlington Canada Post Community Mailbox Open House, June 15, 2015

This coming Monday, June 15th at 7:30 pm, TACA is hosting an Open House at our community building (50 Bellman) to allow residents an opportunity to comment on their new Canada Post Community Mailbox. All comments will be recorded and shared with Canada Post represenatives, Ottawa City Councillor Keith Egli and Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre.

In our most recent meeting with them, Canada Post officials promised to adjust locations even after they have been built, if it is clear the chosen location is not working. Because this is an ongoing process, Monday's meeting is an opportnity for residents to have their comments recorded and officially conveyed by TACA to the appropriate parties.

We will also have a map of all the originally proposed Canada Post community mailbox locations so residents can compare it with where they understand their mailbox will be located.

For more information please contact James O'Grady by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please welcome TACA's new Executive

The Trend-Arlington Community Association elected a new executive at its 2014 AGM on December 3, 2014.

Please welcome our new team:

  • James O’Grady, President
  • Mark Nyvlt, Vice President
  • Leon Richins, Treasurer
  • Diane Daly, Secretary
  • Stewart Kronberg, Past-President
  • Manuel Cruz, Co-Building Manager
  • Heather Millar, Co-Building Manager
  • Carmen Parsons, Member at Large
  • Alison Harvey, Member at Large
  • Patrick O’Connell, Member at Large
  • Caroline Crowe, Member at Large

2014 TACA AGM, Dec. 3 - Seniors Night in Trend-Arlington

Trend Arlington Community Association 2014 AGM
Dec. 3 6:30-9:30 pm

Seniors Night in Trend-Arlington

Join us for a fun and informative evening this coming Wednesday, Dec. 3rd for TACA’s 2014 AGM. This year we have four presenters who will be discussing issues of particular interest to seniors living in our community.

Special Guests include:
St. Mary’s Coptic Church will discuss their plan to build a Retirement Home on Greenbank Rd. beside Shoppers Drugmart
Queensway Carleton Hospital will discuss their fundraising campaign for a new Seniors Care Unit
IDA will demonstrate the advantages of their new drug dispensing system
Constable Susan Wright will talk about senior safety
Councillor Keith Egli update

Where: Trend-Arlington Clubhouse, 50 Bellman Drive
Times:  6:30 - 9:30 pm

Doors open at 6:30 - Mark Nyvlt will play guitar for the first half hour
Presentations begin at 7 pm

*Coffee, Tea and Cookies will be served

<<Please share this event with your neighbors and friends living in the community >>

2014 Zoning Review | Révision du zonage 2014

2014 Zoning Review

Over 30 zoning reviews will take place throughout Ottawa in 2014. Why? In 2013, City Council approved new official plan policies to create a more liveable Ottawa. To put these policies into action, the Zoning By-law needs to be updated. The 2014 Zoning Review will make that happen. Learn more about the project, view maps of the review areas and get details on Public Information Sessions at You may also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 3-1-1 for more information. Sign up for the e-newsletter to receive all the news on the activities of the project.

Révision du zonage 2014

Plus de 30 révisions de zonage se dérouleront dans Ottawa en 2014. Pourquoi? En 2013, le Conseil municipal a approuvé de nouvelles politiques dans le cadre du Plan officiel de la Ville pour faire d'Ottawa une ville plus agréable où vivre. Pour que ces politiques entrent en vigueur, le Règlement de zonage doit être mis à jour. C'est ce que permettra la révision de zonage de 2014. Apprenez-en davantage sur le projet, consultez les cartes des secteurs faisant l'objet d'une révision et obtenez des détails sur les séances d’information publiques à revisiondezonage. Vous pouvez également envoyer un courriel à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ou composer le 3-1-1 pour plus de renseignements. Abonnez-vous à notre bulletin électronique et soyez au courant des activités entourant le projet.


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Join us for an exciting event celebrating the launch of the Ottawa Neighbourhood Study (ONS) website. This innovative research initiative is the first of its kind, worldwide, and will be used as a catalyst for social, educational, public health and community change in the National Capital Region. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Date: September 12, 2013 5:30 p.m. Registration 6:00 p.m. Main presentation 7:00 p.m. Light reception and networking opportunity with the ONS research leads Location: Jean Pigott Hall - Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West The deadline to RSVP is Friday, September 6th. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 613-228-6755.