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Boomerang Kids Update

Sept 29-Oct 2 will be a chance for people to pick up some of their consigned goods and also use up their balances. Details as follows in this note from Boomerang Kids:

Bank St. fire 5-Feb-2009.

Demolition at Long Last

The last stage of a much-needed takedown of this blot on our Bank Streetscape : a longtime mess for our neighbourhood.

Demolition in progress on October 26, 2021; Photo by Brian Tansey.
Photo by Brendan McCoy

Community Update on the old West Coast Video Building

The two-storey building at 1123-1125 Bank Street has now sat vacant and boarded up for 12 years. It was gutted by fire in 2009 and has been a challenge ever since, a significant concern for us in Old Ottawa South and for small businesses on Bank Street. There has been regular graffiti on the building, bylaw complaints about garbage left out, leaks, animals, and other issues.  

Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration

Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration

Comments are requested by April 22, 2021 on the proposed changes for the Bank Street Canal Bridge.

What: The City is designing improved active transportation (i.e., cycling and pedestrian) facilities on the Bank Street bridge over the Rideau Canal. In September 2020, City Council members endorsed a concept design for the bridge crossing that included a reduction of vehicle lanes over the bridge from the existing four lanes to three lanes in order to accommodate active transportation facilities.

Bank St Bridge as of April 1, 2021.

Bank Street Bridge Changes

The City of Ottawa has once again converted the outside curb lanes on the Bank Street Bridge for more space, safety, and active transportation.

Reconfiguration of Bank Street Bridge Public Consultation

Permanent changes are also coming to the bridge, moving from a 4-lane model to a 3-lane model. The display boards showing the proposed changes have been uploaded to the project webpage.


Supporting Local

As we sit at home in this second lockdown, many of us have been enjoying the chance to watch movies together more than ever. For a lot of us, that means renting DVDs from a local small business, Glebe Video International. Film lovers in Ottawa know that Glebe Video International is an irreplaceable gem, the place where one can find thousands of films from around the world and through the decades—films no streaming service offers.

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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