Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Join Us for Community and Recreation Programming this Fall! Programs for All Ages.

    Join Us for Community and Recreation Programming this Fall! Programs for All Ages.

    Registration for Fall programming now open! Join us this Fall and reconnect safetly with your friends & neighbours. Register Today!
  • Fitness Classes In-Person and Virtual. Memberships options available - Join Today!

    Fitness Classes In-Person and Virtual. Memberships options available - Join Today!

    Fitness classes at the Firehall, Windsor Park, and online begin on September 7th. Get back into fitness this Fall with the Firehall. Register Today!


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.


Laura Wood, the city forester, inspects a well planted tree.

Old Ottawa South Residents Turn Out to Plant Trees

The Bridge-to-Bridge Reforestation Group, a collection of Old Ottawa South residents, has been planting and maintaining trees for more than a dozen years in the area between Bronson Avenue and Canal Woods Terrace. Many residents have remarked on the well-treed area south of the Bronson Bridge which comprises a healthy mix of trees including several varieties of spruce and pine as well as cedar, red oak, honey locust, and two progeny of the maple tree for which the Maple Leaf Forever was written. As an unintended acknowledgement of the group’s reforestation efforts, the neighbouring street, Bronson Place, was renamed Canal Woods Terrace.


Update: Airport Parkway & Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment Study Open House Thurs. Mar. 10, 2016

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Airport Parkway and Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements related to growth in the surrounding communities and airport lands.

View the display boards from the March 2016 open house here with details on comments received so far, recommended plans, and next steps.


New Signalized Crossing on Bronson

Bronson Avenue is gaining a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing south of Colonel By Drive. In addition to traffic signals, the improvements include new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use pathways, streetlights, and modifications to the ramps connecting Bronson to Colonel By and Bronson Place.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-September 2015. The crossing should be functional by the end of November, with final paving and landscaping to be completed next spring or summer.


Bronson Avenue Bridge House

Bronson Avenue Bridge House

The following research notes about the Toilet Facilities at the Bronson Avenue Bridge House are derived from the following Library and Archives (LAC) material: 

LAC description:    Buildings — Construction and Maintenance — Toilet Rooms and Facilities — Ottawa —  Bronson Avenue Bridge House — Toilet Facilities

File part of:               Canal Division


New Bronson Avenue Crossing South of Canal Proposed

Bronson Avenue Crossing near Colonel By Drive Ramps for Pedestrians & Cyclists

bronson-crossing-alt3-sThe City of Ottawa has recommendations for a new signalized crossing to facilitate foot & bicycle traffic across Bronson Avenue by the northend of the Carleton University campus.

The timeframe to implement this suggestion is to seek funding in the upcoming municipal budget process and for the work to start in 2015.


Bronson Street Canal Bridge

a009969_smallOn March 6, 1894, John G. Haggart, the Minister of Railways and Canals, received a petition from the citizens of Ottawa and residents of the Township of Nepean, Carleton County, requesting the erection of a bridge across the Rideau Canal near its outlet into Dow’s Lake, on a line with Concession Street (Bronson Avenue) in Ottawa.

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Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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