Weekend closure of Bank Street southbound from Sunnyside to Cameron

Weekend closure of Bank Street southbound from Sunnyside to Cameron

Starting Friday, March 22, 2024 at 6 pm until Monday, March 25, 2024 at 6 am, Bank Street, from Sunnyside Avenue to Cameron Avenue, will be closed to southbound traffic. The southbound lane closure is required to accommodate sanitary sewer works beneath Bank Street as part of the Grove Avenue and Grosvenor Avenue Integrated Road, Sewer and Watermain Project. Bank Street businesses remain open for business as usual. Traffic impacts Vehicles heading southbound on…

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Personally, when I recall the Bank Street Bridge prior to fall 2023 from the perspective of a pedestrian or cyclist, it is not in a fond way. But fast forward to today, and for those traveling over the Bank Street Bridge in the last year, either walking or on a bicycle, the improvement is a massive leap. The Bank Street Bridge bike lanes have been in place for a year now and while there…

A Neighbourhood Gathering Place

A Neighbourhood Gathering Place

The Quickie convenience store, where so many of us head to buy milk or a coffee or a lottery ticket or post a letter, will continue to be our “go to” place after several months of uncertainty. This neighbourhood store has become one of my drop-in centers since I first came to Ottawa. It has been a place where we share stories about our countries of origin, our concerns for our community, our hopes…

How Your Roll: Transportation Survey on Bank Street in the Glebe and Old Ottawa South

We are conducting a survey of constituents and patrons of Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and the Glebe. The survey can be filled out by anyone who frequents or lives near the Bank Street in Old Ottawa South or the Glebe. Your input will allow any future conversations surrounding Bank Street to be community-informed, right from the start. Please take two minutes to complete the survey and feel free to share it with…

Reprieve for the Post Office

Reprieve for the Post Office

Old Ottawa South residents will be relieved to learn that the Post Office located in the Quickie Convenience Store will remain where it is, at least for the foreseeable future. OSCA has received a letter to this effect from Canada Post, which is reproduced below. All this means that there is no threat to an essential public service in the neighbourhood, though it is also reassuring to note that Canada Post already had contingency plans in place to retain a postal outlet across the street.

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

On September 14, 2023, Council approved a plan to add a bike lane in each direction on Bank Street between Riverside Drive westbound and Chesley Street, including on the Billings Bridge. The recommended plan proposes reducing the number of through-lanes for vehicles on this segment from two per direction to one, in order to accommodate the bike lanes. The plan also includes modifications at the Riverside Drive and Riverdale Avenue intersections to provide right-turn…

1166 Bank Street Public Consultation : RSVP Today

1166 Bank Street Public Consultation : RSVP Today

Have you heard about the latest proposed development in our community? A public consultation has been scheduled by Councillor Shawn Menard’s office for June 14th, and you won’t want to miss it. This meeting is your chance to delve into the details of the new proposal that will shape our neighbourhood for years to come. It’s an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, share your thoughts, and hopefully get the answers you need.

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