Old Ottawa South Community Association

A Dangerous Business

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”     — Tolkien

This is a true story, (all the best ones are), of a young woman who joined a group and found more than she was looking for, changed, grew, and became an older woman with memories to last a lifetime.

Yes, that woman is me and 18 and half years ago I had what Dr. Phil describes as a Life Changing Moment. Many of you know this story, but for those who don’t……read on.


Firehall Re-Opens June 25, 2015

It can be easy to miss many of the invisible improvements that were made to the Old Firehall during maintenance, but a tireless effort has gone in to maintaining the balance between preserving a heritage building, and keeping our Firehall a safe and lively multipurpose space that is accessible to children, as well as to the wider community.


Egos & Icons Dance Party Cancelled

Put away your dancing shoes and save your costumes for another time, the Egos & Icons Dance Party has unfortunately been cancelled due to low ticket sales. It seems as though this long and frigid winter has left everyone in hibernation mode. The good news is there will be a next time. Stay tuned!

If you were an eager dancer and already purchased your tickets, the Firehall will reimburse you for the full amount.


Egos & Icons is "under threat of cancellation"!

egos and icons dance partyAlright fabulous friends, we are short some serious ticket sales! Our Egos & Icons Dance Party, the "ultimate party of April 2015", is under threat of cancellation! We need to sell a whole lot of tickets by next Tuesday, April 7th, or we will have to postpone this amazing party until the fall.

Don't want to dress up? The ultimate EGO is yourself! Come as you are — just be prepared to tear up the dance floor alongside Prince, Bowie, Kurt, Lady Gaga (please, someone wear the meat costume) and of course, Justin Bieber. 


Windsor Rink Needs Your Help!

Old Ottawa South's Windsor Rink has some of the best ice in the city thanks to the community volunteers who maintain it. Heavier snowfalls can damage the ice because it can be difficult to remove the snow using only shovels.

If you have a truck with a snow plow and are willing to volunteer your time to help with snow removal after the occasional heavy snowfall, please contact Baalqis Hassan, OSCA's Executive Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Ottawa Children's Garden Soil Contamination

The City’s Environmental Remediation Unit recently found shallow soil contamination at Robert F. Legget Park and the Ottawa Children’s Garden at 321 Main St. in Old Ottawa East. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds were detected at concentrations exceeding provincial standards.

Over the winter, the City will undertake a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to determine the full extent of the contamination, then develop a plan to implement appropriate risk management measures and/or remediation of the site.


Faith Communities Gather to Support Anna Maranta Following Hate Crime

The Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has invited all faith communities represented in the Glebe and environs to come together and show support for Anna Maranta. Anna Maranta, who leads the Glebe Minyan faith community and lives in the Glebe, woke up on November 15, 2016, to find a swastika and a racial slur spray painted on the door of her house.


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