Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • We still have a long way to go

    We still have a long way to go

    All of us at OSCA (staff and volunteers) thank you for your generosity. Your pledges and contributions have surpassed $65,000! We still have a long way to go but you have added the equivalent of six additional weeks – that’s a lot to be proud of!



We are now “ringing the bell” and calling on all residents to help Save Our Firehall! We need your help to keep our community centre open. Restrictions due to COVID-19 have had a huge impact on our Firehall’s ability to sustain itself. To thrive, the Firehall relies on revenues from the programs it delivers. The City owns the Firehall and maintains it but doesn’t cover operational costs. If we are to make up the shortfall in operational costs, we need to fundraise. How can you help? You can help by pledging your financial support on a monthly basis. No amount is too small or too big. Every donation counts. Monthly pledges add up over time and with many families pledging their support we can make sure that our community centre remains open in 2021.


Discussion on the City of Ottawa's New Official Plan

Old Ottawa South and other inner urban areas are slated to provide housing for many of the 400,000 new residents expected in Ottawa over the 25-year term of the new Official Plan.

What will that look like? Where will we do it? How will we get there?  Join us to discuss these and other Official Plan issues.

Ottawa's New Draft Official Plan

Ottawa's New Draft Official Plan

The City of Ottawa has released its new draft official plan and is seeking public input. The Official Plan provides a vision for the future growth of the city and a policy framework to guide the city's physical development.

You can check out the full plan, or see one-pagers with corresponding feedback forms describing how the draft plan addresses key topics, on engage.ottawa.ca. City planners are seeking the public’s feedback via surveys posted alongside the one-pagers. These surveys are open until February 17, 2021.

177 Hopewell Ave photo by Karen Stevens-Guille.

More Bedrooms at 177 Hopewell

In October 2016 a total of 12 bedrooms was promised at the Committee of Adjustment (CofA) in order to get approval to “construct an addition and interior alterations to all units of a 3 storey, 6 unit apartment building” at 177 Hopewell Ave. Acting on behalf of Jordan Tannis the hired Planner told the CofA: “Many of the comments, the committee states, the public comments that this will translate into a tripling of the site population. I want the Committee to understand that that’s not in fact true. The existing building has four 1-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom units. The intention of the proposal is to actually have all 2-bedroom units. And it/in being a higher end nature of rental the expectation is that many of those 2-bedroom units will not necessarily mean that you’re going to have an increased number of people in the unit for example those people may want to actually have the flexibility of a second bedroom for visitors and so on so I don’t think it’s fair to say that this is a tripling of the density in terms of bedroom count in fact it’s not even a doubling…”

Planning Committee Recommends City Council Approval for New Development at 1050-1060 Bank Street

Planning Committee Recommends City Council Approval for New Development at 1050-1060 Bank Street

Ottawa’s Planning Committee recommended approval of the Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application for 1050-1060 Bank Street at its August 27th session.

Our Councilor, Shawn Menard, addressed the hearing and thanked the development team for having consulted with the broader community early in the process and for their willingness to work with his office, with the community, and with City staff and to modify the design considerably in order to address concerns.


Urban Boundary Expansion

An unprecedented video-linked joint session of Planning and Agricultural and Rural Affairs committees on the proposed expansion of the urban boundary took place this week. Public delegations were included on zoom, a first for City of Ottawa meetings. Many other residents followed via live-stream.

Plans for 1050-1060 Bank Street

Plans for 1050-1060 Bank Street

A community meeting on the proposed development for 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on January 27, 2020 at the Firehall with almost 60 people in attendance. The development team addressed changes that were made to the design in response to resident comments made at the first Firehall meeting held in June 2019. They responded to questions and comments from residents on topics including materials, parking, the best entrance/exit street for the garage, height, and landscaping.

The application to the City is online and comments are requested by February 27, 2020.

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