Old Ottawa South Community Association

A Look Back at the "Out of the Cold" Supper Program

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.

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Development Watch Southminster

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.

Please send your comments by September 30, 2017 to Allison Hamlin, Lead Planner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Music at Trinity Concert Series Opener

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.

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Wine & Food for a Good Cause

Wine & Food for a Good Cause

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.

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Is There a Cure for Traffic?

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.

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The Taming of the Shrew with The Company of Adventurers: September Performances

The Taming of the Shrew with The Company of Adventurers: September Performances

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.

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Planning Primer Program

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. 

Primer I topics covered:

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Southminster Redevelopment: Community Meeting and Comment Session

Councillor Chernushenko will host an information session on the plan to redevelop the Southminster United Church property. The proposal is to retain the existing church building and renovate the basement to house community uses. Memorial Hall would be demolished and replaced with four three-storey townhouses and a 14-unit, six-storey apartment building. 

Date & Time: Monday, 11 September 2017, 7:00 -  8:30 p.m.

Location: Southminster United Church (Lower Hall), 15 Aylmer Avenue

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