Old Ottawa South Community Association

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Work in Progress: Local Coffee Shops

When we moved to Ottawa, I left my job in marketing research to become a full time caregiver to our children, and I have been in that role ever since. But with the kids now being older and more independent, I have started taking on some freelance projects. And as these things tend to go, things went from 0 to 60 really fast and I almost had to skip this month’s Business Beat. But while I was working away on my first report, I realized it gave me the perfect topic to write about: work/study/meeting spots in Old Ottawa South.

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Pumpkin Alley 2017!

Come out and join the fun — 500 pumpkins to be carved! And, of course, drop by Percy Taverner Park and Woodbine Place between Carlyle and Seneca Avenue on Halloween night for this Old Ottawa South extravaganza! 

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Canada 150 Awards

In recognition of Canada 150, a limited number of commemorative pins containing copper from the West block of Parliament Hill, from 1916-1996, are being awarded to Canadians across the country who embody the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, youth, and the environment.  

The deadline to nominate is October 31, 2017.

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Music at Trinity: Sat. Oct. 21, 2017

Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet-one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet) and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and myself, Fabien Tousignant (piano). We invite you to experience a wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and “velouté” of these instruments. We have put together a nice programme of some favorites of the classical repertoire arranged for two clarinets and piano, along with pieces written specifically for this kind of ensemble. You will have the opportunity to hear works by Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Dvořák, some Klezmer and more.

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Ontario Bill 139 and OMB Changes

The Ontario Legislature's Standing Committee on Social Policy is accepting written submissions regarding "Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts".

Bill 139 will change the planning appeal system in Ontario. The Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") would be replaced by a new Local Planning Appeal tribunal. Among the proposed changes, a Local Planning Appeal Support Centre would be created to provide free planning advice and legal representation in certain cases.

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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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613-247-4946