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…
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…
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.
From Shawn Menard’s Capital Ward Bulletin, an announcement about changes coming to Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and to Billings Bridge.
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…
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.
Beginning in June 2022, the City of Ottawa will begin construction on the Bank Street Canal Bridge Cycling Lanes Project. This work will include bridge rehabilitation work and the addition of cycling facilities. This work is being conducted to improve the aging infrastructure and to improve the safety for all road users.
Have Your Say Emergency and Protective Services is conducting a review of the City of Ottawa’s 2013 Vacant Building Strategy. This strategy introduced a proactive inspection and enforcement regime for vacant buildings and lots, with the aim of reducing community nuisance and public health and safety issues for these properties.
The last stage of a much-needed takedown of this blot on our Bank Streetscape : a longtime mess for our neighbourhood.
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.
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