Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Island Park Community Association, to be held virtually on Thursday, June 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.


7:00 – 7:10  Introduction and welcome                                                            
7:10 -7:40    Guest Speaker: Ian Grabina
Land Manager National Capital Commission
7:40 – 8:00IPCA Board reports
8:00 – 8:30    Report by Jeff Leiper Councillor, Kitchissippi Ward  
8:30 – 8:45Election of officers  

There will be time to ask questions after each segment.

Island Park residents are encouraged to consider joining the board.

It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours!

                             Click on the Zoom link below to join the meeting at 7 p.m.

Meeting ID: 351 024 0796


Book Launch Event

Community members, we are pleased to let you know that one of our own Island Park Drive residents is launching a book.

You are invited to the first Official Book Launch of APSE THE GATE

Thursday May 30th, 2019, Doors open at 7:30pm
At The Royal Oak, 1217 Wellington St W., (just East of Holland Ave.)

On tap: A few old yarns poured in the APSE THE GATE flavor.
Live East Coast Music Performed by: Michael Coady’s band: “The G’ Wan B’ys”
MC: Scott Simms

Please RSVP by responding directly to this message, at: or

Thursday May 30th, 2019, Doors open at 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting: Thursday

Reminder !

Annual General Meeting
Island Park Community Association

May 24, 7 to 9 pm

Kitchissippi United Church 630 IPD

See you there!

Spring Newsletter

Please take a look at the latest Newsletter May 2018

Area Specific Zoning

The city will be contacting residents of Island Park Drive about Zoning Changes related to the upcoming expiration of the NCC Covenants.

Please reference the FAQ prepared by the Community Association, linked below, as additional information to the mailing from the city.

Area Specific Zoning FAQ

Area Specific Zoning Meeting


Invites you to attend a briefing on Area Specific Zoning

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Kitchissippi United Church 630 Island Park Drive


Area Specific Zoning is a tool is being offered by the City to preserve a unique feature of our street – our 25 foot setbacks – that will no longer be protected once the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) covenants begin expiring in 2020.


When the covenants expire, the street will remain R1 (residential, single family). However, the normal setbacks for R1 are between 9.8 to 19.6 feet, considerably less than what we currently have.


Representatives from the IPCA, the City and Councillor Leiper’s office will be at this meeting to explain fully what ASZ is and listen to your feedback.

Can’t attend but have questions?

Contact us
Councillor Leiper: phone (613) 580-2485 or email:

Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

Wednesday, January 10


Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)


Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Here is a link to a softcopy of the newsletter distributed through the neighbourhood, updating residents on recent activities and news from the Island Park Community Association.

Newsletter December 2017

Traffic Calming

The association is making available a study that was conducted on traffic calming in 1996.

Island Park Kirkwood and ChurchHill Area Transport Assessment and Traffic Calming Plan

An interesting read.

Thai Embassy at 180 Island Park Drive

Well the Thai Embassy is at it again!


They want to tear down 180 IPD and put up an office building!! They applied to the City to change the zoning in 2014-2015 to do the same thing. Our street is for people and families, not offices. Here are the details and where to send your thoughts:

proposed embassy

Click here to see the development plans:…

And here is where to go to send in your comments – by August 18, 2017…
or directly to Steve Belan:
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 27591 Fax: 613-560-6006