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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • OSCA's Summer Camp guide is here!

    OSCA's Summer Camp guide is here!

    We're ready and excited to welcome campers back to the Firehall and we have a fantastic lineup of camps prepared with safety always a top priority. Click the button below to check out the full guide!

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  • 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 $75,000! 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!

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 SAVE OUR FIREHALL

We’ve come a long way since March of last year! There is certainly a familiar (and at times frustrating) rhythm to COVID-19 restrictions but we continue to adapt, offering community programming when safe and possible under official health guidelines. 

Our in-person After-4 program has been running since September 2020 and continues to grow as we become more confident and more knowledgeable about how to manage groups safely. We are adapting to changing COVID-19 scenarios, developing in-person activities (especially for children) to explore and learn in an active, safe and fun setting, outside and inside.

Thank you for your support and generosity.  Whether it’s registering for a program or pledging your financial support on a monthly basis, every contribution 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.

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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.

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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…”

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Extension for the 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

Extension for the 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

The deadline for participating in the City's 15-minute neighbourhood survey has been extended to September 15, 2020. If you haven’t yet had a chance to take the survey, please take a few minutes and do so.

https://engage.ottawa.ca/the-new-official-plan/news_feed/15-minute-neighbourhood

The City survey questions deal with the 15-minute neighbourhood, one of the core concepts for the new Official Plan and asks residents to prioritize the importance of things like schools, clinics, parks and transit. It takes more than access to services to make a neighbourhood a viable, livable 15-minute community though.

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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.

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2020 Ottawa Ward Boundary Review

Ottawa’s population has risen significantly since the last major ward boundary review of 2005. Some wards now have significantly more residents than other wards.

For this reason, at City Council’s request, an independent consultant was hired to study viable alternatives that would lead to more equal representation. After public and stakeholder consultations, research and study, the consulting team presented 5 options for Council’s consideration. Council then passed a motion asking the consultants to present a sixth option based on different criteria.

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Engage Ottawa: The 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

Engage Ottawa: The 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

A new survey on the City’s Engage Ottawa website needs our input as City planning staff moves forward with its vision for our future. The City survey questions deal with the 15-minute neighbourhood, one of the core concepts for the new Official Plan.

The survey asks residents to prioritize the importance of things like schools, clinics, parks and transit. It takes more than access to services to make a neighbourhood a viable, livable 15-minute community though.

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860 Colonel By Drive - Potential Heritage Designation Under Review

The Heritage professionals and City councillors that make up the Built Heritage Subcommittee of the City of Ottawa voted six to one yesterday to reject a staff report recommending that the 111 year-old home at 860 Colonel By Drive not be designated. The home is already on the Heritage Inventory List and part of the Heritage Overlay that covers the houses between the Bank and Bronson bridges along Colonel By Drive and front the NCC path there.

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