Old Ottawa South Community Association

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Public Art Online Consultation

Four artists have been shortlisted to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench. Two artists will be selected to design benches that will be installed on the western side of the Rideau Canal, between the Rideau Canal and the re-landscaped wetland area.  One bench will be commissioned specifically to an Algonquin artist. 

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City of Ottawa graphic.

The Flora Footbridge

Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko tabled a motion a council on June 27, 2018 to propose a name for the pedestrian-cycling footbridge linking Fifth Avenue in the Glebe and Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East. The recommended name is Passerelle Flora Footbridge in honour of Canadian politician and humanitarian Flora MacDonald.

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Swallows Delay Underpass Construction

Swallows Delay Underpass Construction

Advance work on the construction of the multi-use path underpass at Bank Street and Riverside Drive has been postponed due to Barn Swallows nesting under Billings Bridge. Barn Swallows are protected under the Species at Risk Act. 

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Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo 2018

Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo 2018

We’re looking for cycling enthusiasts to help organize the 2018 Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo. If you’re interested contact OSCA’s Traffic & Safety Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Bank Street Underpass on the Multi-Use Pathway

Bank Street Underpass on the Multi-Use Pathway

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The National Capital Commission (NCC) and the City of Ottawa will be implementing an improved crossing at the intersection of Bank Street and Riverside Drive. We are proposing the creation of an underpass on the multi-use pathway, which will increase user safety by allowing cyclists and pedestrians to cross Bank Street under the bridge.

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Seneca Proposed for Safe Crossing of Colonel By Drive

Seneca Proposed for Safe Crossing of Colonel By Drive

Through the course of 2016 and 2017, the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee has been advocating for a safe crossing of Colonel By Drive at a location somewhere between Avenue Road and Bronson Avenue. At the request of the Traffic and Safety Committee, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission entered into discussions to determine if such a pedestrian and bicycle crossing could be possible.  It was agreed that it is indeed possible and Seneca Street has been proposed as the potential site.

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Construction progress 7 December 2017.

Canal Foot & Bike Bridge Update

Construction progress is on schedule although there was a minor delay in creating the Herridge pedestrian crossing of Colonel By Drive. Traffic on Colonel By Drive has largely returned to normal after the slight shifting of the parkway just north of Clegg (this was required to widen the Echo-CBD “island” to accommodate the switchback). 

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