Old Ottawa South Community Association

Citizens Engagement Learning Experience

citizens-academyThe Citizens Academy of Ottawa is a grassroots, citizen-led initiative dedicated to developing civic literacy with Ottawans and getting individuals more engaged in critical municipal topics affecting us all.

The Academy is seeking residents who care about their city and want to better understand how it works in order to make a difference in their neighbourhoods and communities.


Comings & Goings on Bank Street

Jérôme Photography recently moved out of 1171 Bank Street. Opening soon in its place: Ottawa Blossoms fresh fruit arrangements. Welcome to the neigbourhood!

Trillium Bakery is relocating from 209 Belmont Avenue to 1181 Bank Street; Alta Vista Flowers will share the space too, starting in early December.

And Wag, located at 1071 Bank Street, has transformed the entire basement into a Doggie DayCare centre.

Drop by these local businesses to learn more.


Fond Memories of Summer

Photo by: Patrick NantelBid a fond farewell to summer with a look through Ed Kucerak and Patrick Nantel's photo essay of the building of the Brewer Park Community Garden. The garden was a few years in development, with many hands and many "motions" to do it, but it was finally successful, and here's a nice pictorial of the Garden's first summer.

For more information about the community garden or how to become a member, visit: www.brewerparkcommunitygarden.weebly.com.


Trillium Bakery Moving to 1181 Bank St‏reet

Trillium-is-MovingTrillium Bakery is on the move! A renovation at Majestic Laundry & Dry Cleaners, 1149 Bank Street, means that by next month the bakery will be re-located, but not too far away—new address: 1181 Bank Street, previously home of Art & Architecture.


Local Business Owner a Celebrate Mom Contest Winner

Anna-Belanger-storefront As you step inside the door at 1097 Bank Street the first thing you notice are the beautiful images of women and babies, the casts of women’s bodies and the inspirational quotes, all designed to honour women. Anna Bélanger & Associates is a massage therapy clinic dedicated to women of all ages and stages of life and the relaxing atmosphere they’ve created is immediately calming.


OOS in the News

Brighton Infill

A controversial development on Brighton Avenue has a new twist: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/11/05/ottawa-infill-home-referral-offer.html

Ottawa Farmers' Market

The market at Brewer Park continues for the month of November (Sundays, November 4-18th, 9:00am-3:00pm—open at 11:15 am on Remembrance Day, November 11th). But, if you're looking for the Christmas Market, you'll need to go a bit farther south:


Cycling Safety Forum

A recent session at Carleton University looked at ways to improve cycling safety, especially along the Bronson Avenue bridge:


See Citizens for Safe Cycling for more information about the forum.

Fighting Graffiti

Something new you'll see along our stretch of Bank Street:


Speed Limits on Bronson to be Studied

After the death of a student cycling to Carleton University who was hit at Bronson and Holmwood, the City has finally decided to look into the problem stretch of road and the Bronson/Sunnyside/Carleton University intersection. Essentially, the road turns into an expressway just south of Holmwood and drivers habitually speed through the Sunnyside interection. (Video)




Carleton Town Hall on Cycling: Nov. 6, 2012

Carleton Town Hall on Cycling and Free Bike Tune-Ups

All members of the Carleton and surrounding communities are invited to have their say at the Carleton Town Hall on Cycling. It's a must-attend for people concerned about safety and cycling advocacy. The discussion will start with comments from knowledgeable panelists:


Making the Grade: The Importance of an Education Saving Strategy

Linda Hancock, Senior Financial Consultant at the Investor's Group, presents a free seminar on saving for your children's education on Wed., Nov. 21st, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Firehall Lounge, 260 Sunnyside Ave. Topics of the presentation include:

  • The Importance of an Education Saving Strategy
  • The Advantages for You and Your Child
  • Your Education Savings Options
  • Building a Strategy around RESPs
  • The Canadian Education Savings Grant

Please call to confirm your attendance. There is no cost and no obligation but seating will be limited to 20 participants. Call Rose Marie Mondor at (613) 798-7700 ext. 224.

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