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Lookin' Fabulous in Windsor Park

A big thank you to all who helped spruce up Windsor Park on Saturday, April 23rd in Old Ottawa South. The 19th(!) annual clean up by Windsor Pups and friends has made a great terrific start to the 2016 season!


Community Toy Bin in Windsor Park Welcomes Donations

Tired of carrying so many toys to the park? A group of caregivers and parents have started a bin for donated toys. Please feel free to use them, add to them and enjoy them. Please return them to the bin when you are finished playing with them.


17th Ottawa Southminster Scout Group’s 20th Annual Natural Garden Supplies Sale

Think Spring! The 17th Ottawa Southminster Scout Group’s 20th Annual Natural Garden Supply Sale is now on until April 19th. 90 youth, both girls and boys, from the Old Ottawa South community participate in Scouting, supported by 25 adult volunteers.


26 Aylmer Update: All Three Variances Denied

Last month the new Mature Neighbourhoods By-law and Infill Zoning Rules were put to the test. Thanks to the Committee of Adjustment’s ruling and the impressive seventy-six submissions by residents of OOS (all opposed) the owners of 26 Aylmer Avenue were denied outright all three variance requests. Present at the public hearing were fifteen residents of OOS, including representatives for Councillor David Chernushenko’s office and the OSCA Planning & Zoning Committee.


Age-Friendly Walkability Audits

Unsafe sidewalk, poor snow removal, unsafe pedestrian crossings, frightening intersections and a dangerous bridge over the canal. These are some of the hazards identified by volunteers who conducted age-friendly walkability audits in the Glebe and part of Old Ottawa South in the Spring, Winter and Fall of 2015.

The audits were part of a two-year project by the Council on Aging Ottawa (CAO), in partnership with Ecology Ottawa, local associations and the City of Ottawa.  Participants aged 2 to 85 (and several dogs) used an age-friendly checklist (measuring safety, accessibility, connectedness and comfort) in three different Ottawa communities.


Kids for Brewer Park

Do you love Brewer Park? Do you play in the park? I do! Let’s clean it up for summer! Help me clean up Brewer Park!

cleaning the capitalWhat are you doing on Saturday morning? If you are not busy, help me clean up Brewer Park…If you are busy…please still help me clean up Brewer Park!

I’m a 12 year old kid and my family and I want you join us for: Kids for Brewer Park!

Saturday, April 23, 2016  9:00 am – 11:30 am


Windsor Park Clean Up: Sat. April 23, 2016

windsor pupCome be part of this annual community event‏ — join our park spring clean-up as we all want to look our best...

We meet Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9 am at the play structures. Please note the date has been changed to give time for the snow to melt and the ground to dry.

Bring your bags, rake, gloves, coffee mug and gusto! Join us for a cup of coffee & treats to clean our park, clean up the riverbank, trim damaged trees, clear undergrowth, and to fix up the play area.


Public Consultation: Winter Maintained Cycling Network

For the 2015/2016 winter season the City of Ottawa implemented a winter-maintained cycling network of approximately 40km of cycling routes centred on the east-west bikeway and the downtown core. The winter-maintained cycling network is one of the current Term of Council Strategic Initiatives for 2015-2018.


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