Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Winter 2018 Program Guide

    Winter 2018 Program Guide

    What are you up to this winter?
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  • OSCA's Annual Breakfast with Santa

    OSCA's Annual Breakfast with Santa

    Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Breakfast with Santa at The Firehall! It was a huge success thanks to all of the holiday cheer you brought with you! Happy Holidays to all!
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177 Hopewell Avenue

177 Hopewell from My Side of the Hedge—or at Least Where my Hedge Used to Be

What is worse: a developer, hired planner, and architect who promise a twelve-bedroom building in order to get approval, then file plans at the Building Code stage for a 27 bedroom building, or the City that allows this to happen?

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Commemorative Naming Honours Deirdre McQuillan

In recognition of Deirdre McQuillan’s extensive service to the community of Old Ottawa South, on November 23, 2017, the City of Ottawa named the lounge in the Firehall the “Deirdre McQuillan Lounge”. Councillor Chernushenko, OSCA Board Members, friends and family members were present at the ceremony.

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Planning Primer Heritage Elective

The Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of free, half-day courses. 

You can register for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective course until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

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Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation

The Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of free, half-day courses. 

You can register for the Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation course until October 19, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

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Development Watch Southminster

Windmill Developments proposes to build a 19.2(+) metre 6-storey condominium on property currently owned by the Southminster United Church.

Residents have been consistently asking that our neighbourhood’s maximum height limits be protected by lowering the height of the proposed condominium to 15 metres. The proposed 6-storey 19.2(+) metre condo would be taller than the Church and taller than anything currently allowed in our neighbourhood.

Please send your comments by September 30, 2017 to Allison Hamlin, Lead Planner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Planning Primer Program

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of free half-day courses. 

Primer I topics covered:

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Saving Southminster Church and Old Ottawa South Too!

How and why should Southminster Church, this important part of Old Ottawa South, continue to thrive in our community and why should Old Ottawa South fight to keep our R3—three storey residential zoning? At first blush, the current proposal to rezone the church property to allow a nominally 6 storey, but practically a 7 storey condominium, to be built behind the church seems like the perfect answer. But is it really so? Yes, the money the church will receive from the developer, Windmill Development, will pay for repairs that are urgently needed. But what will happen five years down the road when more repairs are required? And, has the church really gotten the best value for the property to be severed from the back? Is the only way to keep the church alive to encroach on the current residential zoning of the neighbourhood with a twenty-plus metre structure as opposed to the current R3 allowance of eleven metres? How can we save the church and the neighbourhood too and why should we care about preserving either?

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1040 Bank Street, Ottawa

Southminster Plans: Zoning Bylaw Amendment

The City wants to know what you think of the Windmill Development proposal to re-zone the church property to allow for a six-storey apartment building and four townhouses to replace the community hall. Due date for comments is July 11, 2017. Your feedback should be addressed to Allison Hamlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 613-580-2424 x25477. 

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