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Brewer Park Reimagined Public Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7 – 9 p.m.
Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave.

How would you like to see Brewer Park in Old Ottawa South transformed?


Hopewell Band Showcase: Wed. Feb. 22, 2017

The talented students of Hopewell Elementary School share their music on February 22, 2017 at Southminster Church, featuring the Junior and Senior Concert Band & the Hopewell Jazz Band, with Marya Woyiwada, director. Freewill offerings for this noontime concert are accepted to help ensure the continuation of this great concert series.


Celebrating Our Prime Ministers

As a sesquicentennial project, OSCA's sister organization - the Old Ottawa East Community Association - will be holding monthly informal gatherings to celebrate some of Canada's 23 prime ministers. Old Ottawa East can lay claim to being the home of at least one prime minister: Jean Chrétien resided on Bower Avenue in the years before he became PM.  Sandy Hill  has had lots of first ministers, but what about Old Ottawa South?


Pitching Your Artistry

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get booked to perform at music festivals or at any artistic event? Bob Nesbitt, Founder and Producer of The Ottawa Grassroots Festival, will conduct a workshop specially designed to help participants build their confidence to approach Artistic Directors. Southminster United Church at 15 Aylmer Avenue near Bank Street provides the setting for this Sunday afternoon event, which will take place on March 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Celebrating Trinity's Anniversary!

Trinity Anglican jcdOn Sunday, January 15, 2017, Trinity Anglican Church is celebrating an anniversary and you're invited!

From the church announcement: Be part of the celebration of the “birth” of Trinity on January 15, 1876 (yes, we are that old). Elements of the 10 o’clock service will recognize this significant anniversary, and at the social time afterwards, there will be cake, and a display of a few memorabilia. Please invite family, friends, neighbours, and especially former parishioners.


Planning Primer II: Development Review and Implementation

The City of Ottawa offers free learning sessions on topics and issues related to city planning. A reminder: the next scheduled course is about Development Review and Implementation.

February 18 and 21, 2017 (Offered in English)


Ottawa Children's Garden Soil Contamination

The City’s Environmental Remediation Unit recently found shallow soil contamination at Robert F. Legget Park and the Ottawa Children’s Garden at 321 Main St. in Old Ottawa East. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds were detected at concentrations exceeding provincial standards.

Over the winter, the City will undertake a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to determine the full extent of the contamination, then develop a plan to implement appropriate risk management measures and/or remediation of the site.


Moose Relinquish Cup to Dominant Hosers

Climate change may ruin best laid plans with floods, fires, and hurricanes. But it couldn’t stop the 10th Annual Capital Ward Cup from going ahead January 28, 2017 at Windsor Park.

Despite above zero temperatures that had closed the canal and many outdoor rinks across Ottawa, the four teams that compete each year for the Cup were undeterred, scraping off the ice with shovels and intent to do battle.


Sidewalk Patio Review

In 2016, the City of Ottawa is creating a new Right of Way (ROW) Patio By-law to improve service to the restaurant industry and the public by rethinking how we regulate use of this public domain.

What is a Right of Way (ROW) Patio?

A ROW patio operates on City streets and boulevards using pedestrian space (corridors, city sidewalks) to provide services such as a restaurant, tavern or coffee shop. ROW patios can extend from the building face across a sidewalk, or between a curb and the sidewalk, or in a single row along the building face.