- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:57
- Written by Brenda Lee
On Saturday, April 27, 2013 the 1980s were alive and well in Old Ottawa South as OSCA’s Back to the '80s Party was in full swing. This party was the kick-off to a year of celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Firehall.
The Firehall was filled with an assortment of people sporting teased hair, mullets, green and blue eyeshadow, shoulder pads, acid wash jeans, Madonna gloves, leggings etc. It was wonderful how much people really committed to the costumes, to the point that Michael Jackson’s clone arrived wearing a full red leather suit and Afro!
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:22
- Written by City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa has initiated a study to examine traffic concerns in the Old Ottawa South portion of Riverdale Avenue. The study includes the Riverdale Avenue corridor between Bank Street and Echo Drive including several adjacent side streets. The City wishes to solicit input on community traffic from neighbourhood residents as well as all interested parties. The input will form the basis of the technical evaluation and recommendations for area traffic management measures.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 15:18
- Written by Kelly Quinn
May 11th Tree Planting
We will be doing another tree-planting starting at 9am on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The focus will be planting red and white crabapple trees along Bronson, making for a lovely (and patriotic!) visual effect along this stretch. Noel Lomer has tracked down a great deal on 4-foot crabapples. We'll also be doing a general cleanup of the area, which is a mess of litter. The media has already shown interest in the tree-planting project (the Ottawa Sun has covered our efforts here, and Declan's contacts at the Ottawa Citizen are also interested), so there should be media coverage of the event. We will also do some tree-planting at the green space at Woodbine and Carlyle. It would be great to have a really strong turnout for this!
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 08:29
- Written by Peter Wells
A great crew showed up on a spectacular spring morning (Saturday, May 4th, 2013) and by noon the deed was done. Saplings had been cleared along the riverbank from Bank to Main, brush cleared, garbage removed dog waste (very little) removed, the many areas including the pool, tennis courts and play areas raked, the sand cleared/leveled and the asphalt swept.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:31
- Written by Kathy Krywicki
Jane's Walk is a weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours led by locals who care passionately about where they live, work and play. Jane's Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.
Many options are available for joining insightful tours of areas all over town, near and far.
Some that are happening in Old Ottawa South:
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 17:47
- Written by Carleton University Newsroom
Please be advised that construction on a new parking facility at the north-end of Carleton’s campus will begin on Friday, May 10 and will continue throughout the summer.
As a result, there may be traffic congestion near the Bronson entrance to campus and, specifically, near parking lots 6 and 7. There will be traffic control in place as required during peak periods or during deliveries to the site.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:48
- Written by Kathy Krywicki
National Volunteer Week is a chance to recognize volunteers for all they do for us in our community and around the world. This week let's take the time to appreciate and celebrate the work of the many volunteers in our neighbourhood!
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:20
- Written by Windsor Pups
Our parks need your help!
So bring your rake, bags, gloves, coffee mug and gusto to help get our parks into top shape for spring. For the 16th year running, the Windsor Pups will be having our annual spring clean-up of Linda Thom, Windsor & Brighton Parks (from Bank Street all the way to the Main Street bridge). All are welcome to join in Saturday May 4th from 9 am to Noon (rain or shine).