A Neighbourhood Gathering Place

A Neighbourhood Gathering Place

The Quickie convenience store, where so many of us head to buy milk or a coffee or a lottery ticket or post a letter, will continue to be our “go to” place after several months of uncertainty. This neighbourhood store has become one of my drop-in centers since I first came to Ottawa. It has been a place where we share stories about our countries of origin, our concerns for our community, our hopes…

Learn more about your community association and get involved

Learn more about your community association and get involved

The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has a double life. It advocates for and mobilises our community around issues affecting our neighbourhood. This includes zoning, traffic, environment, and similar matters. The association also is responsible for putting on the children’s and adult activities at the Firehall. It organises events such as the annual Porch Sale and publishes our monthly community newspaper, The OSCAR. If you want to learn more, express your views, or…

Federal redevelopment of Confederation Heights: Get in on the ground floor

Federal redevelopment of Confederation Heights: Get in on the ground floor

On the edge of Old Ottawa South, there are several important federal government buildings like the blue mirrored Canada Post’s headquarters, the former CBC heritage building, as well as Vincent Massey Park and Hog’s Back Park. It is important to note that the Confederation Heights area is located five kilometres south of Ottawa’s downtown core, and totals approximately 188 hectares/465 acres. The site under development is bound by the Rideau River to the north…

How Your Roll: Transportation Survey on Bank Street in the Glebe and Old Ottawa South

We are conducting a survey of constituents and patrons of Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and the Glebe. The survey can be filled out by anyone who frequents or lives near the Bank Street in Old Ottawa South or the Glebe. Your input will allow any future conversations surrounding Bank Street to be community-informed, right from the start. Please take two minutes to complete the survey and feel free to share it with…

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

Ottawa’s Heritage Register Public Survey

The City of Ottawa maintains a heritage register of 4600 non-designated properties with potential cultural heritage in the bounds of the City. The City of Ottawa has launched a survey to collect public opinions and background information on listed properties that may be significant to individuals or communities. Do you want to add properties that are important to your community to the register? Take this survey.

Old Ottawa South Community Association Annual General Meeting

Old Ottawa South Community Association Annual General Meeting

If you live in the Sunnyside area, and care about what is happening in your community, find out more and get involved at the the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA). Join us at the Firehall on Saturday 25 November 2023, from 3pm. The AGM will be followed by a wine & cheese. Please pre-register at this link: Annual General Meetings – Old Ottawa South Community Association See you…

OSCA Annual General Meeting

OSCA Annual General Meeting

Residents of Old Ottawa South! The Annual General Meeting of your community association, OSCA, will take place at the Firehall in Sunnyside Avenue on Saturday 25 November 2023, from 3pm. This is a chance to meet your neighbours, learn more about what’s happening in our neighbourhood, and highlight your priorities for the association. The AGM will be followed by a wine & cheese. Please pre-register at this link: Old Ottawa South Community Association – Activities…

Lansdowne Redevelopment: OSCA urges Council to reject proposal

OSCA’s President, Richard Slowikowski, has written to the Mayor and all City Councillors, urging them to vote against the current proposal for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, known as “Lansdowne 2.0.“ We believe the proposal does not merit approval for two sets of reasons, one related to its financial implications, and the other related to its effect on the neighbourhood, notably the lack of transit. The full text of the letter is provided. If…

Ottawa Budget 2024 Consultation

Ottawa Budget 2024 Consultation

Join Councillors Ariel Troster, Jeff Leiper, and Shawn Menard on October 18, 2023 at 7pm for a virtual conversation about the City of Ottawa 2024 budget including opportunities to enhance front-line services and infrastructure in the urban core. Virtual Zoom link: Budget consultation – Somerset, Kitchissippi, and Capital wards

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