Old Ottawa South Community Association

Temporary Road Closures and Bus Detour: July 2018

Construction of the road, sewer, and watermain has started on Seneca Street between Sunnyside Avenue and Grove Avenue. The work is required to rehabilitate infrastructure that has reached the end of its service life.

Temporary road closures and bus detour are required to facilitate construction. The road closures and bus detour will be from July 10, 2018 at 7 a.m. to late Fall 2018.

Megan Carty.

Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Exuberantly Oddball Masterpiece, Plays Old Ottawa South

Set out a lawn chair or a blanket as Bear & Co. brings you a summer outdoor touring production of Shakespeare’s ridiculously over-the-top Cymbeline. Follow a pair of lovers as they react to the mad world around them in a 90-minute version of the play Shakespeare packed with every plot device he could think of: star-crossed lovers, a wicked stepmother, a befuddled king, a loyal servant, separated siblings, wild men, exiled kin, cross-dressing, kidnapping, murder plots, and a Roman invasion.

Ed Kucerak and OSCAR Editor Brendan McCoy with the FCA Award for Media Excellence.

OSCAR Contributor Ed Kucerak Wins FCA Award for Media Excellence

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA), an umbrella organization of Ottawa community associations, has awarded their inaugural Award for Media Excellence to OSCAR contributor Ed Kucerak. The award was for “Excellence in-depth reporting on 2017 municipal/ neighbourhood issues”, and was given for a two-article report Ed wrote for the May 2017 OSCAR. The winning articles looked at the public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal. The report, comprising two separate articles, included many photographs and interviews with both Councillor David Chernushenko and local residents.

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Rideau Canal Crossing Public Art Project

Public Art Online Consultation

Four artists have been shortlisted to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench. Two artists will be selected to design benches that will be installed on the western side of the Rideau Canal, between the Rideau Canal and the re-landscaped wetland area.  One bench will be commissioned specifically to an Algonquin artist. 


Calling All Amateur Actors!

Be part of the world premiere performance of a new play by Old Ottawa South author Kate Jaimet. “The Royal Flush,” a two-act comedy set in the Canadian backwoods, will be performed October 12 at The Cameron at Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club. 

Auditions will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018 4-6 pm at the OTLBC. 

City of Ottawa graphic.

The Flora Footbridge

Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko tabled a motion a council on June 27, 2018 to propose a name for the pedestrian-cycling footbridge linking Fifth Avenue in the Glebe and Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East. The recommended name is Passerelle Flora Footbridge in honour of Canadian politician and humanitarian Flora MacDonald.


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