Old Ottawa South Community Association

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Green Dreamers: Welcome to our Fifth Season!

Green Dreamers: Welcome to our Fifth Season!

Yes, we’re back! So, if you see us in the neighbourhood wave, stop for a chat, share some of your gardening insights and suggestions. We are always delighted to see and hear from you. It’s why we garden in Old Ottawa South's public spaces; aside, that is, from the intrinsic rewards of gardening itself.

Spring 2018 begins our fifth season tending public beds along Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. And with the passing of winter we are preparing to rethink and “rejig” how we work as volunteer gardeners. So, if you have an opinion or some ideas about how we might do things differently, we’d like to hear from you.

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Anna Belanger.

Anna Belanger Up for Businesswoman of the Year

Although last month I hinted that the April Business Beat would be dedicated to the exciting new development at the OTLBC restaurant, those interested will have to wait one more month to get all the details. In communicating with the tennis club and the people behind the restaurant it became clear that it makes more sense to do a write-up for May so that I can include details like decor, menus, etc. Work is already underway and the goal is for the restaurant to open in early to mid May. So stay tuned.

Instead, this month’s Business Beat features a number of different updates.

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Helene Lacelle with new works.

Spring Has Sprung: A New Life of Pie Art Show

Ottawa winter’s can be much too long and this one is no exception, so Helene Lacelle and Peter Evanchuck made images from summer’s languid, colourful days as a reminded to all that this beauty will return sooner than later – “Spring has Sprung.”

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Corner of Bank Street and Echo Drive, ca 1950s.

History Of The Sunnyside Library

The Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library is one of the gems of our Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Much loved and very well used by young and old, it has been in existence almost as long as the entire Ottawa library system itself, but of course it looked very different in the beginning.

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Local Apparel/Barbershop and New Pizza/Grill Joint

After some long waits, two businesses opened their doors in the past few weeks: clothing store/barbershop Arkadía in part of the former Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street), and Pizza/Grill take-out spot Roost and Grills in the former Papaz Pizza spot (1202 Bank Street).

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A multi-generation celebration!

A Silver Anniversary for The Clothes Secret

Twenty-five years is a big deal! For a friendship, for a marriage, but especially for a small business. In September 2017, The Clothes Secret, our very own Old Ottawa South women’s consignment boutique, celebrated 25 years of doing business in the heart of our neighbourhood.

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