Old Ottawa South Community Association

Illustration by Bess Fraser.

Seniors Co-housing: Rethinking Retirement

After 30 years of living comfortably in OOS, I’m reluctantly looking around. There’s another “retirement residence” being built not far away. Maybe that’s a good thing. As part of the demographic bulge that includes baby boomers, I do wonder about how long we can comfortably live in a detached house that inevitably needs maintenance, has two sets of stairs and is really a bit bigger than we need. But is a “retirement residence” the only solution?

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Belmont Street Party, June 16 2018

Belmont Street Party, June 16 2018

The summer period is a great time to be catching up with neighbours and friends – and what is more fun than sharing music, food and laughter on the street. The Belmont Street Party has proven to be a great day outdoors for young and old. Read on to find out about this year's event!

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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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Biodome

Spring Seedling Sale at Brewer Park Community Garden

Brewer Park Community Garden will be hosting a seedling sale on the May long weekend! Please stop by the garden (located in Brewer Park across from the arena) to buy some seedlings and say hello! We will have tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), leeks, and basil for sale at very reasonable prices. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of our amazing biodome structure, which allows us to extend the growing season into the spring and fall. 

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Windsor Park Spring Cleanup

Windsor Park Spring Cleanup

It started as a crappy morning.  Rain (possible thundershowers) and 7° C; what to do? What to do?  Well, it seemed that Brian had picked up the coffee & Timbits, so there was no turning back. After a rather soggy start, we had 25+ brave souls turn up to what turned out to be a fantastic social gaggle and park cleanup.

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