Dear Neighbours,

We hope that you are enjoying these summer days and nights and taking advantage of all the events and activities on offer. Here are a few bits and pieces going on in and around Williamsville.

1. Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

August 9th: 11AM (rain date August 16) Queen’s Barefoot Players present “All the Stage is a World !” This a family show.

August 23: Picnic in the Park! Corn roast,Watermelon, Games and a family performance by Gary Rasberry. The Williamsville Community Association is looking for volunteers to help with the children’s games for about an hour . Please email for details.

And don’t forget Yoga in the Grass every Sunday at 10am with Janati Yoga

More special market events are listed here.

2. Victoria Park Upgrade

Concept plans can be seen at this link, although comments are officially closed, the city is still happy to receive input. According to a city media release July 21st:

Consultations on a plan to redesign the central area of Victoria Park continue and a final plan is expected to be posted online later this summer. The project proposes to replace the wading pool with a new spray pad feature and expand the public gathering areas as well as reconstruct the basketball and tennis court. The park revitalization works are expected to be complete in 2016.

3. Official Plan Review Update

The City is hosting a public open house on August 5th from 5 to 8pm at the Tett Centre where “Members of the public are invited to review the 5 Year Update to the Official Plan and provide their comments. Learn about the changes that have been made, view displays about the Official Plan, and talk to staff. Presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m.” The first draft can be viewed here.

Online commenting takes place until August 16, 2015.

4. A couple of interesting and fun community events not in Williamsville

Really, Really Free Market! : August 9, Sunday, 12 – 3 PM, at Douglas Fluhrer Park (rain location, 75 Queen St) A RRFM is a place where all things are free (no trade, no barter, no money)! Bring stuff to give away (not necessary), take stuff you need.

Why a really, really free market? Because while the “free market” benefits big corporations, the “really, really free market” benefits the rest of us. And because as a community we have many more resources than we do as individuals. All are welcome, please bring your kids and friends! Also snacks and games.


Loving Spoonful’s 3rd Annual Food Fiesta: August 20, Thursday, 5 PM – 8 PM, Lake Ontario Park Pavilion, 920 King St. West. This is a fund raiser, by donation, with a wide variety of local restaurants, bakeries, suppliers serving foods of various kinds.

Contact: Phone: 613 507-8848 Email:

The next monthly Williamsville Community Association working group meeting is Monday August 17th, If you are interested in attending please contact us.