Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

Sammy’s Bottle Drive OOS wide

The generosity from our Old Ottawa South community is so deep and far-reaching, that we decided to cover all of OOS in our latest bottle drive. Over the past two years, we focused on our little corner of OOS, but due to popular demand, we will now collect bottles throughout all of OOS! As a result, we are adding a second day to our bottle drive, and extending our coverage to reach both sides…

A neighbourhood is its people

A neighbourhood is its people

We sometimes refer to a neighbourhood to mean a geographic locality within a city: its streets, buildings, businesses, institutions, and parks. A neighbourhood is all that, of course, but much much more. The quality of the infrastructure, and what happens in crucial institutions like schools, or community centres, such as our own Firehall, is essential to lives of the people who live in a neighbourhood. And at the end of the day, the neighbourhood means…

Your Community Association Needs You

Your Community Association Needs You

The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has a double mandate. It is responsible the camps, fitness and cultural programs and events we all know at the Firehall, as well as organising community events such as the annual porch sale. At the same time, it serves as the voice of the Sunnyside neighbourhood on planning, traffic, environment, and other municipal issues which affect our lives. And it communicates with the community through its excellent…

Hidden Harvest revealed

Hidden Harvest revealed

“Please help yourself to the apples. Take as many as you want,” called the homeowner as the Enviro Crew’s tree team started its survey of her backyard trees. Beautiful fresh apples dotted the ground and fell from the tree as we worked. I tucked a couple into my pocket and ate them later at home, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the wasted ones.A couple of months later, the EnviroCentre newsletter announced that it…

OSCA Board Recruitment

OSCA Board Recruitment

Residents of Old Ottawa South! Care about traffic, environment, planning, seniors, or Firehall activities? Get involved in your community association, OSCA, by volunteering for the board. Contact nominations@oldottawasouth.ca for more information.

Solid Waste Master Plan

Solid Waste Master Plan

The City has plans to change the way we manage garbage, recycling, and food waste. To share your feedback about the City’s draft Solid Waste Master Plan, see the Engage Ottawa website to take a survey and for an invitation to an open-house and information session.

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Personally, when I recall the Bank Street Bridge prior to fall 2023 from the perspective of a pedestrian or cyclist, it is not in a fond way. But fast forward to today, and for those traveling over the Bank Street Bridge in the last year, either walking or on a bicycle, the improvement is a massive leap. The Bank Street Bridge bike lanes have been in place for a year now and while there…

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