Since 1999 St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Old Ottawa South has been offering a Sunday evening meal to those needing a helping hand and a warm welcome. The “Out of the Cold” suppers had their beginnings in Toronto in 1987 and we celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year.
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.
On September 16 2017, the Music at Trinity concert series launches its third season. We are thrilled to have Emily Shaw and Craig Visser for 2017-2018 Music at Trinity opening concert. These two well established artists in Ottawa will perform a wonderful and varied programme for two guitars. It will include easily recognizable tunes and will also offer the opportunity to hear some of Mr. Visser’s own compositions.
Cameron Avenue east of Bank Street came alive with the sound of bagpipes this past Friday evening. A wine pairing fundraising event was hosted by Linda Hancock (OSCA Past President) and her husband, Mazen Soubra. About 60 guests were piped in by members of the Ottawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums group. The bagpipes were a fitting tribute to Robertson House, Linda & Mazen’s home, which is 130 years old this year. Robertson House is one of the heritage designated buildings in Old Ottawa South.
The lazy days of summer are over. But for many residents of Old Ottawa South, those lazy days in the past few years have been fraught with tension over increased traffic and parking woes. A few months ago our three young grandchildren and the family dog were steps away from a car accident at Ossington and Leonard; to our knowledge the third such accident to occur this summer. During the first part of the summer a construction trailer had been parked in our driveway and we experienced the daily angst of finding a parking space on the street.
This year marks the seventh season of The Company of Adventurers, an Ottawa South young people’s theatre company dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare. Founded in 2011, the Company has been entertaining audiences with shows designed to appeal to viewers of all ages, from last year’s Romeo and Juliet to tragedies such as Macbeth and Hamlet to comedies such as Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Official sod turning event is September 29, 2017.