Green Dreamers and friends

Green Dreamers and friends

First, thanks to everyone who answered our call for volunteers to maintain the street gardens along Bank St. and the raingardens on Sunnyside Ave. Our neighbourhood is very proud of these gardens, and the volunteers who weed, water, and plant them are thanked profusely by passers-by. New and old volunteers have been hard at work since early May. You may also have noticed new signs in the gardens. We wanted you to know which…

Vacant Building Strategy Review

Vacant Building Strategy Review

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.

Community Update on the old West Coast Video Building

Community Update on the old West Coast Video Building

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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