Old Ottawa South Community Association

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.


House of PainT Festival: Aug. 25-28, 2016

More than 200 graffiti artists, urban dancers, hip hop artists, and DJs of all levels will gather underneath the Dunbar Bridge to celebrate and elevate hip hop culture. While thousands flock to House of PainT’s breaking competitions, live concerts, artisan booths and outdoor food from local vendors, the 13th Annual House of PainT Festival is bringing the DMC DJ Competition (Turntablism) back to Ottawa on Friday, Aug. 26 at Brewer Park under Dunbar Bridge.


Coach House Zoning Amendments

The City of Ottawa has been working on a zoning study to determine appropriate zones and standards to permit secondary dwelling units within accessory structures in residential neighbourhoods. These types of dwelling units, often referred to as coach houses, are essentially a small apartment or suite in the backyard of a home or along a laneway.

The City already permits a secondary dwelling in a detached, linked-detached, semi-detached or townhouse dwelling in any zone where that dwelling type is listed as a permitted use. The current definition of a secondary dwelling unit is:


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