Old Ottawa South Community Association

Save the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre

Ottawa residents are organizing to save a government agency set up to help citizens fight big developers at the Ontario Municipal Board.

The Ontario government set up the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre in 2018 to help residents navigate bureaucracy and legislation involved in appealing municipal zoning decisions at the Ontario Municipal Board.
In its nine month existence, it handled 570 requests from 168 different communities about zoning appeal issues.
Then, on February 21, without fanfare or even a formal announcement, Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney told the centre’s director that she and her staff were being let go.
“This action dealt a blow to citizens across the province who may not be able to exercise their rights effectively without the advice [the centre was] set up to provide,” said Paul Johanis, chair of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital.
The Greenspace Alliance has set up an online petition to urge the Attorney General to reinstate the centre’s staff and keep the LPA Support Centre open.

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June Bike Rally & Rodeo

June Bike Rally & Rodeo

Is it too early to think about biking, too early to imagine a warm breeze, blue skies, cleared pavements, green parkland, trees in full bloom, days when sneakers are enough and gloves are a thing of the past? For some of us, biking is never far from the realm of possibility and this year we’re hoping that you will help celebrate Capital Spokes second Bike Rally & Rodeo June 1st & 2nd in Old Ottawa South.

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Spring & Summer Programs at OSCA

Spring & Summer Programs at OSCA

Despite the cold weather and abundance of snowbanks lining our streets, spring is just around the corner. Our OSCA team has been preparing its spring program lineup since early January and we’re really excited about some of the new programs we’re offering.

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Business Beat: Out to Lunch

Business Beat: Out to Lunch

There is not much to report regarding businesses opening or closing, so here’s another roundup post highlighting some of the places that make our neighbourhood so great.

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Kenny. Photo by Susan Jahudka.

The Responsibilities of Pet Ownership in an Off-Leash Dog Park: A Windsor Park Story

Anyone living in Old Ottawa South will appreciate the privilege of having an off-leash dog park. There’s nothing like the freedom to run, sniff, play, and to swim without a leash holding you back! As a pet owner, my little Kenny has enjoyed this privilege since we moved into the neighborhood in the spring of 2017. With this freedom comes pet-owner responsibility, to ensure your dog can be controlled and will not harm other dogs or humans. This includes the responsibility to train your dog especially if your dog is not friendly or is aggressive towards other dogs or humans; otherwise, stay away from an off-leash dog park or muzzle your dog.

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