Engage Ottawa: The 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

Engage Ottawa: The 15-minute Neighbourhood Survey

A new survey on the City’s Engage Ottawa website needs our input as City planning staff moves forward with its vision for our future. The City survey questions deal with the 15-minute neighbourhood, one of the core concepts for the new Official Plan. The survey asks residents to prioritize the importance of things like schools, clinics, parks and transit. It takes more than access to services to make a neighbourhood a viable, livable 15-minute…

Traffic & Safety Committee Objectives for 2020-2021

Traffic & Safety Committee Objectives for 2020-2021

At the time of writing this article (April 23, 2020), traffic is calm in Old Ottawa South. There are fewer cars on the road and the Bank Street Canal Bridge has been re-configured to allow more space for pedestrians and cyclists. Isn’t it wonderful! But we are all looking forward to some degree of normalcy returning to our lives and our streets. Unfortunately some of the traffic and safety issues will return as well….

September Is The New May – OSCA Executive Committee and Board Update

Ever since the Firehall has been closed, OSCA’s Executive Committee, the OSCA Board, and OSCA Staff have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Association continues to provide some of its essential services and community support. They have also started to make preparations for OSCA’s new (operational and financial) reality, now that all City Recreational facilities have been mandated to stay closed until at least June 30th 2020. Below is a…

OSCA Bike Rally & Rodeo 2019

OSCA Bike Rally & Rodeo 2019

Capital Spokes Bike Rally Gaining Speed The Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo has a little bit of something for everyone! On the first weekend in June, beginning Friday, May 31st, the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) in partnership with the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) will host the second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo.

From the Archives: A Friendly Octopus

This editorial, originally published in the April 1976 OSCAR, upholds the importance of getting involved in our community. The Ottawa South Community Association is a human force. Community is a slippery concept, but it can be taken as those things its members hold in common. It represents not only our geographical area, but also our institutions and our view of ourselves as human, social beings. For many of us, Ottawa South is only one part…

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