Old Ottawa South Community Association

Fond Memories of Summer

Photo by: Patrick NantelBid a fond farewell to summer with a look through Ed Kucerak and Patrick Nantel's photo essay of the building of the Brewer Park Community Garden. The garden was a few years in development, with many hands and many "motions" to do it, but it was finally successful, and here's a nice pictorial of the Garden's first summer.

For more information about the community garden or how to become a member, visit: www.brewerparkcommunitygarden.weebly.com.


Trillium Bakery Moving to 1181 Bank St‏reet

Trillium-is-MovingTrillium Bakery is on the move! A renovation at Majestic Laundry & Dry Cleaners, 1149 Bank Street, means that by next month the bakery will be re-located, but not too far away—new address: 1181 Bank Street, previously home of Art & Architecture.


Local Business Owner a Celebrate Mom Contest Winner

Anna-Belanger-storefront As you step inside the door at 1097 Bank Street the first thing you notice are the beautiful images of women and babies, the casts of women’s bodies and the inspirational quotes, all designed to honour women. Anna Bélanger & Associates is a massage therapy clinic dedicated to women of all ages and stages of life and the relaxing atmosphere they’ve created is immediately calming.


OOS in the News

Brighton Infill

A controversial development on Brighton Avenue has a new twist: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/11/05/ottawa-infill-home-referral-offer.html

Ottawa Farmers' Market

The market at Brewer Park continues for the month of November (Sundays, November 4-18th, 9:00am-3:00pm—open at 11:15 am on Remembrance Day, November 11th). But, if you're looking for the Christmas Market, you'll need to go a bit farther south:


Cycling Safety Forum

A recent session at Carleton University looked at ways to improve cycling safety, especially along the Bronson Avenue bridge:


See Citizens for Safe Cycling for more information about the forum.

Fighting Graffiti

Something new you'll see along our stretch of Bank Street:


Speed Limits on Bronson to be Studied

After the death of a student cycling to Carleton University who was hit at Bronson and Holmwood, the City has finally decided to look into the problem stretch of road and the Bronson/Sunnyside/Carleton University intersection. Essentially, the road turns into an expressway just south of Holmwood and drivers habitually speed through the Sunnyside interection. (Video)




Carleton Town Hall on Cycling: Nov. 6, 2012

Carleton Town Hall on Cycling and Free Bike Tune-Ups

All members of the Carleton and surrounding communities are invited to have their say at the Carleton Town Hall on Cycling. It's a must-attend for people concerned about safety and cycling advocacy. The discussion will start with comments from knowledgeable panelists:


Making the Grade: The Importance of an Education Saving Strategy

Linda Hancock, Senior Financial Consultant at the Investor's Group, presents a free seminar on saving for your children's education on Wed., Nov. 21st, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Firehall Lounge, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Topics of the presentation include:

  • The Importance of an Education Saving Strategy
  • The Advantages for You and Your Child
  • Your Education Savings Options
  • Building a Strategy around RESPs
  • The Canadian Education Savings Grant

Please call to confirm your attendance. There is no cost and no obligation but seating will be limited to 20 participants. Call Rose Marie Mondor at (613) 798-7700 ext. 224.


Havana Cafe Fundraising Brunch Nov. 4

Havana Brunch 150Our Sunday Brunch is back and we would like all of you to come join us on November 4th to not only enjoy a lovely meal but also to help raise awareness of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. As many of you already know the Atlantic coast has and continues to be destroyed by this awful Hurricane. Santiago De Cuba was hit very badly and many people need help. Havana Café will be donating proceeds of the Sunday brunch to a hurricane relief program. 

We hope to see you there on Sunday, November 4th, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Havana Café
1200 Bank St.
tel: 613 733-1200


Colours of the Autumn Harvest

Photo by Ed KucerakThe Ottawa Farmers' Market in the fall season provides a wonderful opportunity to visually explore the colours and shapes of the autumn harvest. The intense oranges and yellows reflect the brilliance of this time of year, while hidden among the produce, you can find some interesting surprises. The photos were shot hand-held with a small point-and-shoot camera.


Sommet des États généraux de la francophonie d'Ottawa

C'est avec grand plaisir que l'équipe des États généraux de la francophonie d'Ottawa vous convie, le 17 et le 18 novembre 2012, au nouveau Pavillon des sciences sociales de l’Université d’Ottawa. Le Sommet des États généraux couronnera la vaste consultation citoyenne qui a eu lieu auprès de la population francophone et francophile d’Ottawa.


OSCA Fall Fest 2012

And a 40% Chance of Rain

Photo by Tom AlfoldiMy neighbour, Don Thom, often tells me that a 40% chance of rain means a 60% chance of no rain, or that if he had a prognosis of a 40% chance of dying he would think that was a pretty good chance of living. So with that in mind on Sunday Sept.30th, we decided to go ahead with our plans to run the OSCA Fall Fest in Windsor Park. Check out the photo gallery here.

There was indeed a fine mist that fell throughout most of the festival but in the end my fellow organizers and myself were quite happy with our decision to go on with the event and we hope that the 150 or so participants are as well. It was actually a very good mood that covered the event; everyone seemed very mellow and happy to be outside, even though it was a little wet. We Canadians are hardy stock and this was quite evident on this day.


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