Old Ottawa South Community Association

Carleton's Annual Butterfly Show

butterfly  The Ottawa Butterfly Show is an annual event that runs daily from Saturday,October 3, 2015, to Monday, October 12, 2015, in the greenhouses of Carleton University’s biology department. This 10-day show features 1,300 butterflies that arrive in five separate shipments and represent 41 different species worldwide. More than 1,000 area students and 10,000 visitors total entered the steamy greenhouse doors on Carleton’s campus during last year's Butterfly Show.


Got Tools? Support Ottawa’s Newest Library At the Porch Sale

At this year’s annual Porch Sale, the Ottawa Tool Library will offer you the chance to de-clutter your garage, basement, workroom and shed. This local not-for-profit organization works in a similar way to a public library, but instead of lending books, it provides unlimited access to a growing collection of tools, for a $50 yearly membership. This allows the community to share resources sustainably from the library’s 300+ inventory. The tool library will also offer a variety of workshops for different skill levels and a makerspace to complete projects at its permanent location, Makerspace North, 250 City Centre. 

The Ottawa Tool Library is looking for all sorts of donations—hand tools, kitchen tools, power tools and garden tools, including:


Delays on Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway and Colonel By Drive

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 09:00 am - Friday, August 21, 2015 - 03:00 pm.

Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway users and motorists on Colonel By Drive, between Rosedale and Leonard avenues, can expect delays from August 12 to August 21, 9 am to 3 pm, due to grading work taking place on adjacent land.


Brewer Park Pond Rejoins the Rideau River

Brewer PondThe landlocked Brewer Park Pond and former artificial swimming hole is once again part of the Rideau River. The transformation is complete, high hoes and shovels are put away. It is now up to Mother Nature to let things take their course and let the pond and shoreline flourish and grow.


Tennis Club Shareholders Defeat For-Profit Movement

Shareholders of the Ottawa Tennis and Lawnbowling Club turned out en masse at the annual general meeting on February 26, 2015, where they voted to defeat a slate of candidates who favoured moving the club toward a for-profit model. 

On the Monday and Tuesday before the meeting, more than 100 tennis club members bought shares in a last-minute rally to defeat the slate of candidates put forward by Mr. Ian Macdonald. Mr. Macdonald, who holds shares in the club dating back to 1939, had formed a “1939 Shareholders Protective Committee” and had been engaged in his own concerted effort to gather proxies in support of his favoured candidates. 


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