Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Winter Programs Delayed

    Winter Programs Delayed

    Our winter programming is delayed until at least Thursday, January 27th 2022. All programs will be extended to the week ending on Friday, April 1st 2022. Our fitness centre and pottery studio are closed until further notice. When plans are set to reopen we will be contacting all program participants and members to inform them.


We, all of us at OSCA (staff and volunteers), want to thank Old Ottawa South once again for your generosity to the “Save Our Firehall” campaign. Your pledges and contributions have surpassed $110K. That’s a lot to be proud of! You have made it possible to keep our doors open.

To those of you who pledged your support on a monthly or recurring basis, thank you for your ongoing support. No amount is too small and every donation adds up. It’s a tremendous financial and moral "boost" as we strengthen our capacity to offer more programs and services.

Safety remains our top priority and we continue to meet and even exceed Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 recommendations. We look forward to seeing more of you.



  • Transportation Master Plan Feedback Requested

    Transportation Master Plan Feedback Requested The City of Ottawa wants to hear from you on the new Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP is the city's overarching policy on road, sidewalk, and bike lane development and design. A draft policy document is available for review on the project website. The public is encouraged to review the draft policies and complete the associated surveys by February 18, 2022.
    Tuesday, 14 December 2021 22:45
  • Snow Mole Volunteers, We Need Your Surveys!

    Snow Mole Volunteers, We Need Your Surveys! Last year, Old Ottawa South submitted more Snow Mole questionnaires than any other neighbourhood in our city—can we do this again? Winter has arrived and with it the slipping, sliding, and winter grippers to prevent falls. Will this annual bane ever get any better? The city staff report and proposal for upgrades to their Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) has been finalised but unfortunately delayed for approval until the 2022-2023 budget. But the good news is that this year results of the Snow Mole audits will be shared with several city departments involved with public safety and accessibility as well as with Public Works, the Environmental Services Department responsible for snow clearing.
    Thursday, 06 January 2022 14:31
  • OSCA Postpones The Start of Winter Programming

    Given the exceptionally rapid spread of the Omicron COVID variant in Ottawa and Ontario, and the uncertainty with respect to how this will impact the risks we face locally in the delivery of recreational programming, OSCA has decided to postpone the start of its Winter programing for adults, youth and children from Monday, January 3 to Monday, January 17, 2022 as a safety measure to protect our clients and staff. As a result, winter programming will be extended for two weeks longer than normal and finish on Friday, April 1st, 2022. For the first two weeks of January only the Fitness Centre will be open for use, with a limit of 2 persons at any one time who must social distance and follow all screening and other safety protocols.
    Wednesday, 29 December 2021 13:04
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  • The Tennis Club Makes Heritage a Priority

    The Tennis Club Makes Heritage a Priority Frankly, an old wooden box makes a rather poor footing. As restoration of the OTLBC Clubhouse gathers steam in winter 2021-22 and a century of makeshift repairs is exposed, there have been some real surprises. One of these was the discovery of a wooden Coca-Cola box, filled with concrete and jammed in to support a beam holding up the floor. Clearly maintaining the Clubhouse has not been a priority in the past century. But why not?
    Monday, 27 December 2021 18:00
  • Xmas Tree Drop-off

    Give your Christmas tree a new lease on life after the holidays this year. Bring it over to the Rideau Canal Skateway Christmas Tree drop off so we can reuse them! Your tree will be used as a decoration on the Rideau Canal Skateway, and afterwards, will be transformed into wood chips to be used throughout the Capital.
    Sunday, 26 December 2021 08:15
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Featured Events

Community Events

Jan 25

Kindergarten Virtual Parent Information Night

Learn about the Hopewell Public School Kindergarten program, meet the principal and staff, and get useful tips to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. Connect via the live stream.

Jan 25

Development Consultation: Riverside at Bank

Capital Ward Councillor Shawn Menard hosts this session regarding development plans for the southwest corner of Riverside Drive at Bank St. Plans available for review here. Register for the Zoom event.

Jan 26

DOMS Concert: Dynamic String Duos

Doors Open for Music Southminster live-streamed  from Southminster United Church. An engaging and varied program of duo works from the classical era to contemporary: Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, violin/viola; Sonya Matoussova, cello. Support DOMS online via CanadaHelps.

Jan 29

Ontario Provincial Long Track Championships 2022

This meet is weather permitting and dependent upon COVID regulations and restrictions. Come cheer on the skaters!

Feb 04

Asinabka Festival Snow Screen

Experience films by Indigenous filmmakers from northern cultures projected outdoors in a theatre made of snow and ice, as well as live music and VJ’s.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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