Old Ottawa South Community Association

OSCA Board wants Restrictions on Digital Signage

At its January meeting, the OSCA board discussed and passed a resolution requesting that restrictions be placed on City digital signage. The City is holding consultations on the regulation of Digital Billboards, and there have been concerns about large digital signs, such as where they could be placed and what sort of community consultation will precede the approval of a sign. The OSCA Board passed the following resolution:


Art Installation Panels now in our Photo Gallery

Deborah Margo with her Art at the FirehallYou can now see Deborah Margo's winning art installation panels in our Photo Gallery. To view them, click here. Deborah won the 2010 City of Ottawa art competition for the display of works of art in public places, and the set of copper panels now holds pride-of-place in the vestibule of the Old Firehall—the Ottawa South Community Centre—at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.


2012 Planning Primer Program

Have you ever wondered how land-use planning is done? What those black and white signs in your community mean? How a zoning application is made? How to make a presentation to Planning Committee? What land-use planners do for your community? Now is your time to find out.


Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy

Parks Canada has committed to undertaking an assessment of the visual character of the Canal Corridor as part of what is being called the Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy. The goal of the strategy is to work with First Nations, federal and provincial agencies, municipalities, NGOs, property owners and others to build a new vision for the Rideau. The end result will be guidelines that can be implemented by everyone with a stake in the future quality of the Corridor.

The Rideau Corridor Landscape Strategy Committee (RCLS) has issued the following document:

Visit the Parks Canada website to find out more about this important initiative.


Centretown Community Design Plan Completed

For Old Ottawa South residents who have been interested in developing our own Community Design Plan, you may wish to have a look at the newly completed Centretown Community Design Plan, which can be read here (94.6 MB PDF).

Having incorporated feedback from this blog, our last community open house and a technical review undertaken by various City of Ottawa departments, the Centretown Community Design Plan is now released! You can download the CDP in its entirety here (94.6 MB PDF). Alternatively, you can download it by chapter by using the bar on the right hand side.

OOS Minority Report on School Board Decison

The OCDSB Working Group partners for Old Ottawa South and Hopewell Public School produced a "Minority Report" and presented it to the School Boad last night, Nov. 30, 2011. Written and supported by Jenny Haysom (for OSCA) and Neil Hill (for Hopewell Avenue Public School), it clarifies the position they are taking on the "Accommodation Issue" of inner-city school overcrowding and program imbalance. Read the full report here.


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