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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Winter Programs Are Coming

    Winter Programs Are Coming

    Our 2020 Winter Program guide will be available online no later than November 20th. It will be available in print when the December OSCAR is available (the week of November 25-29). Registration will open online and in person on December 4th at NOON for preschool, child, and youth programs and December 5th at NOON for adult programs and pottery studio memberships. 

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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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    Register for OSCA Programs

OSCA Winter Art Show & Sale

OSCA Winter Art Show & Sale

From November 13th - November 20th, OSCA will be taking submissions for the Winter Art Show & Sale at the Firehall. Artists working in any medium may submit one winter-themed piece along with a completed submission form. Pieces will be displayed in the Firehall lobby from November 24, 2019 - February 29, 2020 and 100% of the selling price goes to the artist.

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Westboro Academy is on the Move

Westboro Academy is on the Move

A fixture in Old Ottawa South for the last 20 years the Westboro Academy is on the move. Located in the City of Ottawa’s former training centre building in Brewer Park, in mid-August the school is moving to 1000 Brookfield Road, a former French Catholic elementary school, near Bank and Heron.

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Your Bench Your Location!

Your Bench Your Location!

SWOOS meets iGEN: June 1st – Come Out And Vote!

Senior Watch Old Ottawa South celebrates its first year with an invite to young and old  to vote for the best location for a city bench!

Where: Cast your votes at The Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30am to 11:00am.

This past year, May 2018-2019, the SWOOS team searched what we, as a watchdog for seniors in Old Ottawa South, could or should actually do.

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Ottawa South Fire Station

Front (north) facade (Mohammad al-Asad, 2008)
Front (north) facade (Mohammad al-Asad, 2008)

260 Sunnyside Avenue
1921
Institutional

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The elaborate Spanish Revival style tells us at a glance that this building was designed by Werner Ernst Noffke (1878 – 1964), one of Ottawa’s best-known architects of the early 20th century. It is also the third-oldest surviving structure built as a fire station in the city. Its construction in 1921 reflected the southward growth of the city and came at a transitional time in the evolution of firefighting technology. As built, it accommodated both horse-drawn and motorized equipment, with the stables for the horses located underneath. Instead of the traditional hose drying tower, this fire hall had a hose drying room in the basement.

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About the OSCA Website

Do you live, work, or own a business in Old Ottawa South, or just want to keep up on what's happening? Then this website is for you. Find out what the community association and residents are doing to make it a great place to be. Sign up for the newsletter, submit your own events, articles, and photos. Have a look around and be sure to subscribe to the weekly newsletter News Between the Bridges. It's free, and only one email a week keeps you up to date on what's going on in the neighbourhood. You can also follow us on Twitter or on Facebook.

You'll find all our popular seasonal programs here, too. Follow the links on the home page to download our program guide or to register for programs online.

Our online events calendar displays events in, around, or of relevance to Old Ottawa South, and when you subscribe, our weekly e-mail newsletter will appear in your email box weekly to keep you up to date on upcoming events and the latest news.

OSCA board meeting agendas, minutes and related reports are posted as soon as available, so you can keep abreast of current local issues and attend an upcoming meeting if there is a topic of interest to you. You can find out all about OSCA, its board members and committees, and discover volunteer opportunities  that let you contribute to the betterment of your community.

Current and past issues of our community newspaper, the OSCAR, are available online.

We are also the home of the Ottawa South History Project, a repository of ongoing research by local history buffs who want to discover and share the community's unique history.

We invite you to explore our website. Check back often to see what's new and happening. 

To post an event, please login to your website account and follow the prompts in the event calendar listing. To submit an article or photo, email the Web Editor, Kathy Krywicki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We welcome your feedback!

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Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community
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OSCA's mission

Our Goals

OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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Contact us

613-247-4946