Old Ottawa South Community Association

COVID-19 Resources

News, Updates on What's Open, and Quarantine Stories in Old Ottawa South.

If you have an OOS Quarantine Story you want to share with us, please email it to oscaprograms@oldottawasouth.ca or fill out our submission form.

OSCAR Advertising Rates & Content Deadlines

The OSCAR receives no subsidies. The publication is funded entirely by advertising.

Content and advertising deadlines for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • August 16 (September 2019 issue)
  • September 13 (October 2019 issue)
  • October 18 (November 2019 issue)
  • November 15 (December 2019 issue)
  • December 13 (January 2020 issue)
  • January 17 (February 2020 issue)
  • February 14 (March 2020 issue)
  • March 20 (April 2020 issue)
  • May 1 (May-June 2020 issue)
  • June 12 (July-August 2020 issue)
  • August 14 (September 2020 issue)

To place an ad in the OSCAR email the ad manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Download our rate sheet below.


Green Streets Can Calm Traffic

Recent articles have drawn attention to the unattractive trees and gardens on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and have raised the question — whose job is it to remedy this situation?

The Old Ottawa South Traffic and Safety Committee, chaired by Winnie Pietrykowski, has also asked that question.  The Traffic Committee, in addition to following up on the OOS Traffic Survey with the City officials and sitting on the Lansdowne Traffic Monitoring Operations Committee (LTMOC) has acted on the notion that greener streets can play a role in encouraging more respectful and safe driving by those passing through our community.  In this regard, a member of the Traffic Committee has become engaged with the Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Calming and Green Streets Project.


How a Tennis Club Found and Kept a Home Against All Odds

Free Heritage Ottawa Lecture about the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club

OTLBC-8857743-sThe Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) has been part of the Ottawa South neighbourhood since 1922 when the club purchased a 5-acre site on Cameron Avenue along the Rideau River, in an area then known as Ottawa South Playgrounds. George A. Crain & Sons constructed 2-storey clubhouse in August 1922, with the official opening in June 1923.

This lecture, by writer Janet Uren and architect Kris Benes, is a chance to learn more about the club's past and restoration plans for the future.


Welcome to the Old Ottawa South Website!

Bstgarden sumie  This website is by and for residents of Old Ottawa South. If you'd like to keep informed about news in and around the neighbourhood, sign up for the weekly newsletter 'News Between the Bridges': one email once a week and you're up to date on what's happening in Old Ottawa South. You'll also find out about OSCA programs and events. Or follow us on Twitter. Or the OSCA Facebook page.

Keep in touch!

Are you organizing an event in OOS? Do you have neighbourhood news, photos, or comments to share?  Know about something interesting happening in the community? Well, we want to know about it!   Send your information to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, login to the website (site contributor login found in the footer of each page) and add it directly to the online event calendar

Check out the OSCAR too!

You can also read in-depth local news and features, entertainment and the arts, OSCA Board updates, Firehall events, and neighbourhood special activities in the OSCAR, the monthly community newspaper.

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