Newsletter – December 18th, 2020

Hello Hintonburg residents,

Check below for some timely community news….

1. Christmas Dinner Available in Hintonburg

+ Opportunities for Donations

This year, due to COVID-19, the Carleton Tavernwill not be able to open the tavern doors and offer a sit-down meal.However, they are working with the Parkdale United Church and the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee to safely provide a take-out or delivery meal on Dec. 25.   Take out available at Parkdale United Church (429 Parkdale at Gladstone) Dec. 25 from 1pm-3pm.  Some delivery available in this area.More information is available here.The safety of the community, volunteers and proper food preparation are top of mind. As such, they cannot accept food or gift donations. Please consider making a cash donation to help them reach their fundraising goal.  

2. Donations Welcome to Support Meals at the Respite Centre

The Hintonburg Community’s generosity has been on display once again through the many cash and clothes donations to the Tom Brown Respite Centre.  The Centre is now serving a daily meal through ST. Luke’s Table program run out of ST. Luke’s Anglican Church in Chinatown on Somerset St. west.

Donations to the Table can be made through their website at or through

3. HCA Virtual Community Night – January 7th!
The Hintonburg Community Association Board invites you to join us over Zoom for an informal evening of mingling. With COVID-19 cancelling all of our traditional in-person events, we wanted to provide an opportunity for you to get to know us better, meet some of your neighbours, and just hang out.

We will begin the event with an interactive large group activity, and then split off into breakout rooms for smaller  informal discussions about whatever we want!

The event will take place on Thursday January 7 starting at 7pm.
Pre-registration is required to receive the zoom link. Click here to sign up.

All are welcome, so please spread the word to your neighbours.
We look forward to seeing you there!

4. Do you care about sidewalks being clear in the winter? 

Your few hours of help this winter can make a huge difference!

The HCA is supporting the Council on Aging in their Snow Mole Program (Jan 4 – Mar 30, 2021).  Snow Moles are volunteers who report on what it’s like to walk outside on a winter day in Ottawa. The information they gather will be used by the Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) to inform the City and others of ways that winter walkability can and should be improved.

Anyone can be a snow mole. If you are interested, contact us at and put “Snow Mole” in the subject heading.

Zoning, infill, & development news
Our volunteer-run zoning and development committee is always busy with a number of proposals for the neighbourhood.

If you want to stay up on development news in Hintonburg, we recommend that you sign up for Councillor Leiper’s e-newsletters as he provides a thorough summary of development and zoning information each week.

There have been a number of proposals in Hintonburg that have been coming up lately.  Councillor Leiper’s most recent newsletter outlines them.

If you wish to join the HCA zoning committee to hear about their upcoming meetings and topics being discussed, email and put ‘Please add to zoning committee’ in the subject heading.

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