15 Minute Neighbourhood

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What is 15-minute neighbourhood? It is a neighbourhood where you can access most of your day-to-day needs within a 15-minute walk from your home, including when using a wheelchair or other mobility aids, on sidewalks or pathways.   The City of … Read More

ASH is looking for your input!

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    ASH is looking for your input! A member of the community would like to change the name of Sandy Hill Park (250 Somerset Ave) to Annie Pootoogook Park. You can read about Ms. Pootoogook’s legacy here: https://www.gallery.ca/magazine/artists/remembering-annie-pootoogook Anyone … Read More

SHCHC Community Needs Assessment Survey

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From Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:   Dear community members, We are reaching out to you during the COVID-19 pandemic to gain an idea of the most urgent community needs. Please respond to this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2LHBM2. (For the Arabic version, click here.) Any … Read More

Facebook live with Councillor Fleury

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Received from Councillor Fleury’s office: Salut à tous, Our office will be hosting another Facebook live session on May 20th, from 7-8PM where Mathieu will be available to answer questions related to the evolving COVID19 situation and the City’s response. … Read More

Plastic bags in the time of COVID-19

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From Centretown Community Association:   April 19, 2020   Plastic bags in the time of COVID            Safety is vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so is accurate information. Lately, there has been a resurgence of support for single-use plastic … Read More

Development in Sandy Hill: update on the City’s R4 review

  (For earlier background on ASH’s position on development in our neighbourhood, please read: https://www.ash-acs.ca/savesandyhill/ashs-position/ This page was developed prior to the 2017 municipal election. For a definition of the “missing middle”, see here: https://missingmiddlehousing.com/ Currently, the City of Ottawa is … Read More

Have your say – Rental Accommodations Study consultations

Please attend! Rental Accommodations Study consultations | Avis : Les consultations sur les logements locatifs   The public consultations described at the website https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/rental-accommodations-study (en français: https://ottawa.ca/fr/hotel-de-ville/engagement-du-public/projets/etude-sur-les-logements-locatifs) are very important if we want the City to know how much we … Read More

May 2019 Newsletter/Bulletin de mai 2019

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Hello Action Sandy Hill Members! / Chers membres d’Action Côte-de-Sable, This email contains information about the activities of your community association and neighbourhood events that may be of interest to you. You may contact us at info@ash-acs.ca with any questions, … Read More

ASH AGM 2018 Update

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Annual General Meeting 2018 The ASH Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Borden Hall, allsaints, Sandy Hill. Agenda Included: Presentation from our Councillor Presentation on Prime Ministers’ Row Update on last year’s Special Resolution on … Read More

ASH AGM 2017 Update

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Annual General Meeting 2017 The ASH Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the Main Hall of the Sandy Hill Community Centre (250 Somerset Street East). Agenda Included: Special Resolution on Development in Sandy Hill  – … Read More

Mauril Bélanger

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Déclaration d’Action Côte de Sable (ACS) suite au décès de Mauril Bélanger Nous sommes vraiment peinés d’apprendre le décès de Mauril Bélanger, notre député dévoué de la conscription d’Ottawa–Vanier depuis plus de 20 ans, et notre grand ami. Nous offrons … Read More

ASH AGM 2016 Update

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Annual General Meeting 2016 The ASH Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Main Hall of the Sandy Hill Community Centre (250 Somerset Street East). This year’s agenda included: A review of the last year’s … Read More

Campus Station Closes April 24

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Images courtesy OC Transpo Starting April 24, 2016, the transitway will be closed between Laurier Avenue and Lees Station; Campus Station will be closed. See the map below for details of replacement services Laurier Station (at Laurier and Waller) will … Read More

Survey on Strathcona Park Fitness Equipment

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Image: courtesy City of Ottawa   The ASH survey on fitness equipment in Strathcona park closed February 21st.  Here is the summary of responses: 85 responses in total 44.7% in favour: 55.3% against: 31.8% against the idea in general 23.5% … Read More

Update: Petition to Preserve the Vision for Uptown Rideau

September Update For more than a year city planners, representatives from Lowertown and Sandy Hill and Rideau Street property owners have been meeting to update the Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan (CDP). However, Richcraft, the owner of the 560 Rideau … Read More

ASH AGM 2015 Update

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Annual General Meeting 2015 The ASH Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the Main Hall of the Sandy Hill Community Centre (250 Somerset Street East). This year’s agenda included: A review of the last year’s … Read More

UofO to Convert Quality Inn to Student Residence

On March 18, 2015, despite an statement made in December to the contrary, the University of Ottawa announced that it was converting the former Quality Inn at the corner of Rideau Street and King Edward Avenue into a new residence … Read More

ASH’s Ward 12 Councillor Wish List

Building on our recent Vision Sandy Hill Initiative (partnering with the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre), ASH’s Block Representatives and Board are publishing a “wish list” of qualities they expect from any candidate running in our ward. “Action Sandy Hill would like … Read More

Rideau-Vanier Local Election Debate – Sat Sept 20 – 3 to 4 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Democracy Week, an all candidates debate will be held on: Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre (300 Pères-Blancs Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario) Refreshments … Read More

Paint the Pavement Pilot Project – Fri Sept 12 – 8 am to 5 pm

Date: September 12, 2014 (September 19, rain date) Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00/5:00 p.m. Location: Lowertown at the base of York Street All Sandy Hillers are welcome to swing by and lend a hand with various non-painting tasks throughout the … Read More

Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards / Prix de la conservation de l’architecture d’Ottawa

Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards The City of Ottawa recognizes outstanding achievements in heritage conservation with the Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards. The application period for the 2012-2014 awards is now open. Awards will be presented in five categories: Restoration Adaptive Reuse … Read More

Information Session on the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act – Apr 22 or 23

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The City of Ottawa in partnership with Volunteer Ottawa presents: Topic: Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act There has been much discussion in the non-profit sector about the benefits of incorporation and the new Canada not-for-profit corporations Act. Should you incorporate? What … Read More

Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan Update Open House / Mise à jour du Plan de conception communautaire du secteur est de la rue Rideau Réunion portes ouvertes

ASH recently received the following public invitation from Councillor Fleury’s office. It follows the City’s recent announcement that it would like to revisit the Uptown Rideau Community Design Plan (CDP) (created in 2005). Please consider attending the meeting, which could … Read More

Proposed Solution for Chapel and Beausoleil Intersection

On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 Mathieu Fleury and City staff met with about 25 residents of Lowertown and Sandy Hill to present the proposed solution for re-closing the Chapel/Beausoleil intersection to cars while also fulfilling the Highway Traffic Act’s (HTA) … Read More

UofO Henderson Ave Residence Presentation – Feb 18 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The University of Ottawa has scheduled a pusblic presentation on their planned Henderson Avenue Residence on February 18th. The following details have been provided to ASH:   Public Open House about new U of O residence at 206 Henderson You … Read More

Update: Chapel & Beausoleil Intersection

ASH has been in contact with Councillor Fleury’s office to echo the concerns voiced by many residents regarding the implications of opening the intersection at Chapel/Beausoleil to pedestrian safety and increased cut-through auto traffic that it may induce on Chapel … Read More

ASH’s Response to the Lees Transit Oriented Development Study

December 9, 2013 Christopher Zwierzchowski, Committee Coordinator Planning Committee City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa (ON) K1P 1J1 Re: Lees Transit-Oriented Development Study Dear Mr. Zwierzchowski, Action Sandy Hill (ASH) is a volunteer-led community association that represents and … Read More

Community Perspectives on Heritage Sensitive Infill in Mature Heritage Districts

Heritage Ottawa Lecture / Patrimoine Ottawa – Une conférence gratuit Community Perspectives on Heritage Sensitive Infill in Mature Heritage Districts   Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street For further information: … Read More

Petition for On-Campus UofO Residences Exceeds 1100 Signatures

3 November, 2013 Action Sandy Hill’s Petition calling on the University of Ottawa to build on-campus student residences has now closed.  It has gathered more than 1100 signatures, exceeding its original target. It has become even more clear since the … Read More

ASH’s Letter to the Citizen on Preserving Sandy Hill

In response to the Ottawa Citizen’s Article “Waking the Neighbours” Oct 21, 2013 We choose to live in Sandy Hill. Who wouldn’t? It’s an urban, eclectic, ethnically diverse and socio-economically mixed neighbourhood.  It’s a 15-minute walk to downtown, the Rideau … Read More

Action Côte-de-Sable et les résidences Ud’O | Action Sandy Hill and the UofO residences

7-oct-2013 La Rotonde – Le journal indépendant de l’Université d’Ottawa Translation in English follows.  Cliquez ici pour voir l’article original. ========================================================================================================= Construction De Résidences Étudiantes Action Côte-de-Sable contre les projets de l’U d’O Marc-André Bonneau Adjoint actualités Face  à  ses  … Read More

Other Community Resources

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Other Community Resources and Sources of Information: [list style=”list5″ color=”green”] Sandy Hill Seen Blog – Diversity is our Strength – Ottawa’s Eclectic Urban Neighbourhood [/list]   Last Updated: 09-October-2013

Sign Our Petition for On-Campus UofO Residences

We have now exceeded our 1000 signature target! The electronic petition closed at midnight, November 2nd. +812 signatures on paper/sur papier (31/10/13) Petition for On-Campus University Residences Petition pour des Residences Étudiantes Sur le Campus (un texte en français suivera) … Read More

New ASH Committee Planning Widespread Survey to Define Neighbourhood’s Future

[22-August-2013] Click here to view original article. Ottawa Community News by Laura Mueller – A new initiative of the Sandy Hill community association is looking to enlist a wider swath of residents to define the future needs of the neighbourhood. … Read More

ASH’s Response to the University of Ottawa’s Letter Regarding the RFI

Subject: Re: Action Sandy Hill – University of Ottawa Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:31:19 -0400 From: Robert Forbes To: Marc Joyal CC: ASH Board, Michel Guilbeault, Vice-Recteur Ressources Dear M. Joyal, Thank you for your recent letter.  We welcome … Read More

Launch of the Ottawa Sustainability Tour – Sat Sept 14

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Date: Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Location: Richelieu Park, Vanier The Ottawa Sustainability Tour is a self-guided tour that you can take by car, bicycle or bus in order to visit 10 sites in Ottawa that demonstrate a … Read More

$12M ‘Henderson Residence’ planned on University of Ottawa campus

[16-July-2013] Click here to view original article. Ottawa Citizen, Neco Cockburn – A 165-bed residence planned by the University of Ottawa should have suites designed to be easily converted to condominium units “in the far future,” say tender documents. Current … Read More

ASH Community Information Session on Zoning, Infill and other Development Issues – July 6, 2013 – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

ASH will be providing a Community Information Session on zoning, infill and other development issues in Sandy Hill on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This session will be held alongside the Farmers’ Market on the … Read More

Correspondence from MPP Regarding University of Ottawa’s Student Residences

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A follow-up message from Madeleine Meilleur’s Office regarding the issue of insufficient on-campus student residences for University of Ottawa students: From: McLellan Michael J. Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 16:15:51 To: Christopher Collmorgen Subject: ASH – AGM student residences As … Read More

Quantifying the Magnitude of the Truck Problems on Waller, Rideau and King Edward

Information Memo: Waller/Rideau Street, and King Edward Ave. have served as the major interprovincial truck route in the National Capital Region for 47 years since the Macdonald-Cartier bridge was constructed in 1965. The effects of the resultant high volumes of … Read More

Public Meeting for Zoning Amendment Request for 560 Rideau Street – Wed May 8th – 7 pm to 9 pm

You are invited to attend a public meeting regarding the Richcraft application (D01-01-13-0003 & D02-02-13-0021) on: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ottawa Public Library, Rideau Branch 377 Rideau Street, Ottawa K1N 5Y6 La ville d’Ottawa vous … Read More

Interim Bylaw to Stop Conversions of Single Family Homes into Student Bunkhouses

An interim control bylaw to stop the conversions of family homes into student bunkhouses in Sandy Hill and Old Ottawa South was passed the morning of Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at the City’s Planning Committee. The ban will be in … Read More

Electronic Recycling Event – Sat May 4th – 9 am to 2 pm

The University of Ottawa is hosting an Electronics Recycling Day for the National Capital Region. This is an opportunity for any person or organization to recycle their waste electronics, subject to eligibility. This event includes small household electrical items (e.g. … Read More

Town and Gown Committee Looking for More Members, Student Engagement a Stumbling Block for Sandy Hill Group

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[14-February-2013] Click here to view original article. EMC News – A new committee aimed at bridging the gap between students and homeowners living in Sandy Hill says it needs more volunteers to make the endeavour a success. The Town and … Read More