In the midst of reconstruction along Bank Street, a June 2003 OSCAR article featured pictures of Bank Street businesses from 1957, namely Cutts Motors on Bank Street at Chesley Street plus the Esso (White Rose) gas station on Bank Street at Aylmer Avenue.
In the November 2018 OSCAR, the OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee published an article outlining the current situation along Bank Street in Old Ottawa South regarding East-West pedestrian signals. In the article, the committee proposes to work with the City to implement two changes: 1) make all E-W pedestrian signals automatic, and 2) make sure that all E-W pedestrian signals have an advanced green for pedestrians.
In this announcement from the October 1978 OSCAR, Larry McDonald reports on a new name in the neighbourhood.
On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the new mural at Trinity Anglican Church was officially launched. Creative designer and artist Mique Michel and one of the many young artists who helped paint “Telling the Truth”, Marcus Kisa were on hand to celebrate and to describe a little of “what it takes” to pull together an art project of this size.
Many cities in Canada and around the world are using “Vision Zero” to guide their traffic and safety plans. And the City of Ottawa is no exception!
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church launched its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.
Sunday’s celebrations began with a traditional indigenous welcome song at Trinity’s weekly 10 o’clock service. Reverend Arran Thorpe presided and mid-way through the service introduced Justin Holness, rap singer and founder of TR1BE Academy. Together with guest indigenous dancers, Justin Holness performed “Woke”, a rhythmic rap song that was both stirring and hopeful in its lean but dramatic presentation.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church will launch its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.
The mural launch will begin with a church service at 10:00 a.m. Guest presenter will be Justin Holness from TR1BE Academy. There will be guest dancers as well as Elder Barbara Hill who will welcome the community to unceded Algonquin lands.
As young people head back to school this fall, a few changes have been made relating to traffic that will make their journey a little safer.
You'll notice that a second adult crossing guard has been added mornings and afternoons at Bank Street & Sunnyside Avenue. A request placed by the Councillor’s Office was reviewed last spring and City staff responsible for School Zone Traffic agreed that the intersection warranted a second crossing guard. Ian and Andrew have been hired to fill these positions. Please take extra care at this very busy intersection.
With my last "call-up" I promised an update of what's been happening behind the scenes during this hot & very humid weather. Green Dreamers rarely garden when the temperature is 30 or above but we do try to catch-up on a variety of tasks and activities that support our gardening between the bridges. These include:
Green Dreamers launched their fifth Season May 26th, 2018 at the Firehall. This year, instead of hauling compost from the City’s Field facility near Moodie Drive, we bought sheep manure and brown bags from our local Scout troop and associated Beavers, Cubs, and Venturers. We’re always trying to find new ways to make the work a little lighter, a little easier, so instead of wheelbarrows we moved sacks of manure from the front porch of the Firehall (where the Scouts dropped them off) to our vehicles and drove them to the garden beds.
By now you have likely seen the Green Dreamers along Bank Street, cleaning up, removing old growth & winterkill, weeding, turning soil, and yes once again replanting. We’re a determined bunch of gardeners! You may have also noticed that not all the gardens are getting the same amount of attention. As a way to conserve our energies, maintain our commitment and have more fun the Green Dreamers are focussing on gardens that have been adopted. By adopted, we mean the gardens that have designated overseers, or captains. Adopted gardens include the Library, Sunnyside/Bank (3 lots in all), the Firehall, Glen, Grove, Ossington, and Cameron.