Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Winter 2019 Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Winter 2019 Guide NOW AVAILABLE!

    Check out what we have planned for 2019! We have plenty to look forward to. Registration opens December 4th and 5th, 2018.
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  • Saturday Night Fever: Movie at The Mayfair

    Saturday Night Fever: Movie at The Mayfair

    On Sunday, December 16th OSCA will be wrapping up our 40 year anniversary in style! We will be showing the original 1977 Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta! Join your neighbours from Old Ottawa South and beyond as we come together to celebrate all things 70's! Read more to find out the details.
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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    If you wish to vote for the OSCA Board, you must be an OSCA member. If you wish to stand for election to become a Board member, you must also have signed up as a member at least three months before the AGM. To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at nominations [AT] oldottawasouth [DOT] ca.
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Green Streets Can Calm Traffic

Recent articles have drawn attention to the unattractive trees and gardens on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and have raised the question — whose job is it to remedy this situation?

The Old Ottawa South Traffic and Safety Committee, chaired by Winnie Pietrykowski, has also asked that question.  The Traffic Committee, in addition to following up on the OOS Traffic Survey with the City officials and sitting on the Lansdowne Traffic Monitoring Operations Committee (LTMOC) has acted on the notion that greener streets can play a role in encouraging more respectful and safe driving by those passing through our community.  In this regard, a member of the Traffic Committee has become engaged with the Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Calming and Green Streets Project.

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No Left Turn at Bank Street, Please!

no left echo at bank In response to a complaint from the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee about ongoing illegal left turns at Echo Drive north on to Bank Street,  a new temporary sign has been installed on Echo Drive. As well, a police car has been stationed at the intersection during targeted peak periods. Thanks to City officials and the Ottawa Police for their assistance in discouraging this dangerous practice of illegal left turns.   

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From the Archives: Bank Street Snapshots 1957

From the Archives: Bank Street Snapshots 1957

In the midst of reconstruction along Bank Street, a June 2003 OSCAR article featured pictures of Bank Street businesses from 1957, namely Cutts Motors on Bank Street at Chesley Street plus the Esso (White Rose) gas station on Bank Street at Aylmer Avenue.

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Pedestrian Signals along Bank Street

In the November 2018 OSCAR, the OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee published an article outlining the current situation along Bank Street in Old Ottawa South regarding East-West pedestrian signals. In the article, the committee proposes to work with the City to implement two changes: 1) make all E-W pedestrian signals automatic, and 2) make sure that all E-W pedestrian signals have an advanced green for pedestrians.

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An Invitation to Explore Truth & Reconciliation

An Invitation to Explore Truth & Reconciliation

On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the new mural at Trinity Anglican Church was officially launched. Creative designer and artist Mique Michel and one of the many young artists who helped paint “Telling the Truth”, Marcus Kisa were on hand to celebrate and to describe a little of “what it takes” to pull together an art project of this size.

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Justin Holness with traditional indigenous dancers.

Moving Forward (with Telling the Truth)

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church launched its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.

Sunday’s celebrations began with a traditional indigenous welcome song at Trinity’s weekly 10 o’clock service. Reverend Arran Thorpe presided and mid-way through the service introduced Justin Holness, rap singer and founder of TR1BE Academy. Together with guest indigenous dancers, Justin Holness performed “Woke”, a rhythmic rap song that was both stirring and hopeful in its lean but dramatic presentation.

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Trinity Church Mural Launch

Trinity Church Mural Launch

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church will launch its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.

The mural launch will begin with a church service at 10:00 a.m. Guest presenter will be Justin Holness from TR1BE Academy. There will be guest dancers as well as Elder Barbara Hill who will welcome the community to unceded Algonquin lands.

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Back to School

Back to School

As young people head back to school this fall, a few changes have been made relating to traffic that will make their journey a little safer.

You'll notice that a second adult crossing guard has been added mornings and afternoons at Bank Street & Sunnyside Avenue. A request placed by the Councillor’s Office was reviewed last spring and City staff responsible for School Zone Traffic agreed that the intersection warranted a second crossing guard. Ian and Andrew have been hired to fill these positions.  Please take extra care at this very busy intersection.

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