OSHP Overview

Welcome to the Home of the Ottawa South History Project

We are a group of local amateur historians whose interest is to research, document and present facts and information about the history of Old Ottawa South in a fun and informative way.

Natural Environment

Rideau River Rideau River

Buildings and built environment

Be sure to check out our inventory of the built environment of Old Ottawa South, which includes profiles of designated heritage properties & other properties of interest.


Library South Branch of the Carnegie Public Library of OttawaSchools SchoolsChurches ChurchesBusinesses BusinessesResidences Residences

People and Oral History

People People

Have a look at some historical photos we have collected. We plan have a small photo gallery on the OOS website.

The Ottawa South History Project (OSHP) is coordinated by John Calvert. You can contact us at 613-730-9851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Google Group at http://groups.google.ca/group/OttawaSouthHistoryProject and join the team to bring OOS history to life.

Special thanks to Prof. Douglas J. Franks, retired, whose wizardry with digital image manipulation helped to enhanced some of the historical photographs displayed on this website.

Special thanks to the Ottawa South Community Association for financially supporting the Ottawa South History Project and providing space for this website.