Representing the Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park and Braemer Park neighbourhoods of West-end Ottawa.

Bel Air Drive Integrated Project Construction Update

Monday, May 16 signage is up at Field and Dublin to direct traffic as construction is now Bel Air and Field and will be closed.

The Project Team have notified Emergency Services, Charlotte Lemieux French School and the Ottawa Public Health site at Putman School to enter from Garfield at Maitland.

A reminder to everyone to be careful if you need to be in this construction area. There are a lot of construction vehicles on the move during the week. Residents affected are parking their vehicles on both sides of the streets making the streets narrow and only one vehicle can travel at a time.

Asking everyone to use safe driving and walking rules and be aware of everything going on.

BACA Community-Wide Garage Sale - Saturday May 14th - 7am to 1pm - Rain or Shine

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Bel-Air Community Association

Community-Wide Garage Sale

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, starting at 7 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine

WHERE in Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park, Braemer Park

1185 Agincourt Road

1250 Agincourt Public School

1285 Agincourt Road

1665 Ainsley Drive

1701 Ainsley Drive

1710 Ainsley Drive

1131 Albany Crescent

1229 Albany Crescent

1125 Bedbrooke Street

(Park on Dublin with construction)

2137 Bel Air Drive

Berwick Avenue

1226 Checkers Road

1245 Checkers Road

1128 Cline Crescent

1136 Cline Crescent

2139 Dublin Avenue + others

1143 Edgeland Place

1750 Emerald Avenue

1766 Emerald Avenue

1918 Garfield Avenue

1989 Garfield Avenue

1276 Hanbury

1730 Laxton Drive

1264 Major Street

1712 Mallard Crescent

2051 Navaho Drive

1034 Riddell Avenue South

WHERE in Copeland Park:

Amesbrooke Drive

1214 Bonnie Crescent

Trinity United Church Spring Sale - 1099 Maitland Ave from 9 am - 1 pm

Questions? Contact us:




Twitter: @BelAirCommAssoc

Protecting Trees In Our Neighborhood This Summer

The City of Ottawa’s Forestry Services team has reached to BACA to assist with protecting trees in our neighborhood this summer. Spongy moth or Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD), formerly known as Gypsy moth, is an invasive forest insect found in Ontario.

The City of Ottawa has developed a multi-faceted Response Plan for the Spongy moth (LDD). This plan includes monitoring, protection, communication, and community outreach. During its caterpillar stage, Spongy moths feed on the leaves of trees causing defoliation. In June and July, burlap can be installed around tree trunks to form a trap where caterpillars congregate. Frequent disposal of the caterpillars from the trap reduces the number of insects feeding on leaves and helps to protect trees from the infestation.

We have received a bundle of material including burlap, twine, and instructions on how to install the burlap and dispose of the caterpillars. BACA will be helping to coordinate groups of residents to help protect the tress in our local parks and will also distribute “kits” for residents to install independently on city trees on their property.

BACA will be distributing burlap kits at the Community Garage Sale at the Agincourt School parking lot on May 14th. After that, for the remainder of the month, burlap kits can be picked up at 1745 Ainsley Dr from 3pm to 6pm on Mondays and Wednesday, (special times by appointment, call Harry at 613-293-7173)

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Cleaning The Capital - Saturday May 7 2022 - 10am to 12pm

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Let's all pitch in to do a spring cleanup in the Bel Air neighborhood.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pick up at 10:00 - disposable gloves & garbage bags at

- Iris Avenue at NCC bike path entrance or

- Agincourt Park at Albany Entrance

Let us know what interesting garbage you find. Take photos of you and others or garbage collect to share on BACA social media.

Please incorporate the garbage collected with your home garbage.

Contact Kathryn Loyen at

High school students that want to obtain Volunteer Hours

Where you did a cleanup if on another day

If you have any questions or comments

Notice of Construction and Overnight Work Woodroffe Avenue (April 1st to June 25th 2022)

We received a notice from the city was to advise our residents that, as part of the Stage 2 O-Train Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Woodroffe Avenue between Iris Street and Baseline Road will be widened to add a northbound centre bus lane, to accommodate bus traffic during the Transitway closure at Iris Street on June 26, 2022.

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Bel-Air Community Association Community-Wide Garage Sale - May 14th - 7am to 1pm - Rain or Shine

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WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, starting at 7 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine

WHERE: Bel-Air Heights, Bel-Air Park, Braemer Park and Copeland Park communities and the Trinity United Church Spring Sale - 1099 Maitland Ave from 9 AM to 1 PM

WHY: Meet your neighbours! Clean out your basements! Find some great deals!

Important: Please email us your address to add to the garage sale list by May 11, 2022:

Road Closures: Bel-Air Drive from Checkers to Field - April 4 to May 27, 2022

Bel-Air Drive will be closed between Checkers Road and Field Street from Monday, April 4, 2022 to Friday, May 27, 2022 for the Bel-Air, Bedbrooke, Field, Iris Integrated Project for water and sewers.

Bel-Air, Bedbrooke, Field, Iris Integrated Project (Updated March 2022)

Join/Renew BACA Membership

It's time to renew your 2021-2022 membership with the Bel-Air Community Association. Or perhaps it is your first time hearing about us and you want to join.

Please update your information by completing the form on our Join/Renew webpage .

The $10 annual membership fee can be paid by e-transfer to OR in cash or by cheque made out to the Bel-Air Community Association and given to any of the board members.

Full membership ($10 annual fee) is for in-area members, and gives full voting rights. See "About Us" page for details of Bel-Air boundary.

Associate membership ($5 annual fee) is for those living out of the community boundary. There is no family membership.

If you have any questions, please use the form on the Contact Us webpage.

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond and Stage 2 LRT

O-Train West Extension: Construction Activities

Ward 8 – Iris to Algonquin Stations

60-Day Lookahead - November through December 2021

The O-Train West Extension is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The extension will add over 15 km of new rail and 11 new stations between Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie Drive and to Algonquin station. It also comprises a light maintenance and storage facility, 10 new bridges, 14 rehabilitated bridges and 2 cut and cover tunnels.

This notice provides an overview of upcoming activities that will take place between Iris and Algonquin Stations, as well as the expected community impacts including hours of work, noise from crews and equipment, pedestrian, and vehicular changes. While progress on the project is being made, construction activities are expected to continue to cause disruptions for area residents.

Project advancements will continue to the end of year with the completion of the Pinecrest Creek realignment and new drainage infrastructure at Iris Station, utilities relocation along Woodroffe Avenue for the bus detour in 2022, and station construction at Algonquin Station.

Major Works

Iris station

Work at Iris Station on the newly realigned Pinecrest Creek’s new culverts and drainage infrastructure will continue through the fall. In November drilling of supports for the new Iris Street bridge will take place near Parkway Drive. Widening of the Transitway from Highway 417 to Iris Street, to accommodate buses and construction in 2022, will continue through the fall.

Transitway Detour on Woodroffe Avenue

Utilities relocation will continue along Woodroffe Avenue, between Iris Street and Baseline Road, through fall, ahead of road widening construction in the spring. Road widening is required for the bus detour which starts in spring 2022, when the Transitway will close between Iris and Algonquin Stations. The bus detour from the Transitway at Iris Station will operate along Iris Street and Woodroffe Avenue. There will be a new bus-only northbound lane between Iris Street and Baseline Road, southbound bus-only queue-jumping lane at Baseline Road and a new southbound cycle track between Iris Street and the Pinecrest Creek Pathway.

Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond

The stormwater management pond near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road is progressing with structural installation of the pond reservoir basins, stone walls, and some excavation work, continuing through the fall. Approximately 200 new trees have been planted near Iris Street and Navaho Drive. The Pinecrest Creek Stormwater Management Pond will be completed in 2022.

Algonquin Station

Structural work on the future Algonquin Station and the bus operator building, adjacent to the Transitway, is advancing, as well as construction of a new parking lot, columns installation, and wall construction. Utility work will be ongoing this fall for the relocation of water and sewer lines on Woodroffe Avenue. Algonquin Station construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

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