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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Handel's Messiah with Rideau Chorale: Dec. 7-8, 2017

Handel's Messiah with Rideau Chorale: Dec. 7-8, 2017

This December 7 and 8, Rideau Chorale, directed by Roland Graham, will present George Frideric Handel’s splendid oratorio Messiah, HWV 56, with a 20-piece orchestra and four superb young Canadian soloists, under the guest direction of Maestro Matthew Larkin, at Southminster United Church.

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Southminster Development Proposal at City Planning Committee

Save the Date: Tues. Nov. 28, 2017

The Southminster Redevelopment Proposal will be heard and voted on by the City of Ottawa's Planning Committee on November 28th, 2017. The meeting will take place at City Hall, 110 Laurier West starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting room and order of the agenda are to be announced. Watch the City's e-agenda for details.

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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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Southminster Redevelopment: Community Meeting and Comment Session

Councillor Chernushenko will host an information session on the plan to redevelop the Southminster United Church property. The proposal is to retain the existing church building and renovate the basement to house community uses. Memorial Hall would be demolished and replaced with four three-storey townhouses and a 14-unit, six-storey apartment building. 

Date & Time: Monday, 11 September 2017, 7:00 -  8:30 p.m.

Location: Southminster United Church (Lower Hall), 15 Aylmer Avenue

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Contemplative Walks At Southminster United

Good For Your Heart, Good For Your Health

Southminster United Church is constantly searching for ways to serve the community and help people incorporate spirituality into their lives in practical and meaningful ways. Throughout time, walking has played a role in the devotional life of people, including prayers and mantra practice while walking, and pilgrimages to sacred sites, to name a few. For some of us, it’s just easier to focus our spirituality when we are moving.

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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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