Shepherds of Good Hope Expansion

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Dear Neighbours, Please join us on Monday September 27 at 6:30pm to hear from the Shepherds of Good Hope’s (SGH) proposed 216 Murray Project (see Project Website for more details Although the project will be built in Lower Town, … Read More

UPDATED Community Survey – 2 Robinson Avenue/Sondage communautaire sur un projet d’aménagement au 2 avenue Robinson

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Introduction   Update 10-Aug-2021 Responses to the revised plans (see update 6-Jul-2021 below for link to revised plans): ASH: 2Robinson_320Lees_ASH_Submission_210729.pdf Co-op Voisins: Co-op-Voisins-submission-July-2021_FINAL-1.pdf Sandy Hill Community Health Centre 2-Robinson-and-320-Lees-Sandy-Hill-Community-Health-Centre-comment-submission.pdf   Update 6-Jul-21 Project Update: 2 Robinson / 320 Lees Per … Read More

Election 2021 Debate – Sep 13 at 7:00 PM

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Please join us for a virtual debate of Candidates for the Ottawa-Vanier riding to the 2021 Federal elections, organized by a group of Community Health & Resource Centres, in collaboration with Community associations of Lowertown, Vanier, Sandyhill, Overbrook & Eastern … Read More

EarthHub drop-off in Sandy Hill

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There is now an Earthub Drop-off location in Sandy Hill. The poster shows what is collected and diverted from the landfill. Neighbours just need to collect the items and drop them off at their convenience. A large blue tupperware bin … Read More

Assistance to support the ByWard Market

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Received from Councilor Fleury’s office: Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 at 15:35 Subject: Inquiry OCC21-03 – Fleury – Demande de renseignement OCC21-043 – Fleury – Assistance to support the ByWard Market Good Afternoon everyone, As we have discussed with many … Read More

City of Ottawa Anti-Racism Secretariat

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Received from Suzanne Obiorah (Director, Gender and Race Equity, Indigenous Relations, Inclusion and Social Development | Directrice, de l’équité des genres et des races, des relations avec les Autochtones, de l’inclusion et la développement social) at the City of Ottawa:   … Read More

ASH Requests a Hazardous Waste Depot in Ward 12

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ASH Requests a Hazardous Waste Depot in Ward 12 The ASH Clean & Safe Committee requested through Councillor Fleury, to have a Hazardous Waste Depot downtown location for Sandy Hill residents to conveniently and safely dispose of dangerous household items. Councillor Fleury confirms his … Read More

Theft of vehicles – High end Lexus and Toyota

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Received from OPS: From: “Lemay, Sebastien J” <> Date: January 27, 2021 at 12:47:19 PM EST To: Undisclosed recipients:; Subject: Theft of vehicles – High end Lexus and Toyota Unclassified     Good afternoon,   I am reaching out to … Read More

Downtown Respite Centre – St. Paul’s Eastern

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UPDATED 2-Feb-2021 Information provided by City of Ottawa: Subject: FW: St. Paul’s Respite Centre Stats & Highlights – January 21-28, 2021 FYI Good afternoon,    Sharing the highlights of St. Paul’s Respite Centers between Friday, January 21 to Thursday, January 28, … Read More

Councillor’s Facebook Live November 24th, 7-8PM

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Received from Office of Councillor | Bureau du conseiller Mathieu Fleury Salut à tous, Our office will be hosting another Facebook live session on November 24th, from 7-8PM where Mathieu will be available to answer questions related to the evolving COVID19 … Read More

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: Anyone … Read More

Robinson Village Traffic

Robinson Avenue traffic and parking will be affected when planned construction begins at three sites in the neighbourhood. According to plans provided to local residents by Beacon Lite Traffic Control Specialists, Robinson Avenue will be one-way (clockwise) once the demolition … 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: (For the Arabic version, click here.) Any … Read More

Neighbourhood Policing Survey – Have Your Say

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An opportunity to have your say about Feelings About the Police in General, Contact with the Police, Feelings About the Ottawa Police Service, Community Safety, and Demographics The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) has committed to the redeployment of neighbourhood resource … 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

Winter Carnival / Le carnaval d’hiver 2020

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Pictures from the 2020 Winter Carnival A big success thanks to organiser and Action Sandy Hill member Christine Aubry, her team of volunteers and this years sponsors – listed after the photo gallery.       Sponsors / Parrains (to … 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: This page was developed prior to the 2017 municipal election. For a definition of the “missing middle”, see here: Currently, the City of Ottawa is … Read More

The Battle For Sandy Hill – Ottawa Citizen

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It’s an aging fixer-upper on a large lot just 800 metres away from the University of Ottawa. When prospective buyers came to look at her next-door neighbour’s house, Christine Aubry believes they saw its potential. And that’s what scared her. … Read More

Input into Ottawa’s Tree By-law Review

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Input provided by the ASH Sandy Hill Tree Group to support the City of Ottawa Tree By-law Review Project.     1)    The ideal would be avenues with stately, shade-giving trees and developments with large trees in sufficient space. Large trees … Read More

100 Debates on the Environment – Ottawa—Vanier

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100 Debates on the Environment – Ottawa—Vanier 100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada on October 3rd. Join us to hear where your candidates stand … Read More

Community Safety Meeting 11-Sep-2019 Report

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Report from the Community Safety meeting hosted by Councilor Fleury  September 11, 2019 6:00pm – 7:30pm 90 University (University of Ottawa campus) Notes by Betsy Schuurman   Stated purpose of meeting: Discussion related to ongoing safety concerns in our community. … Read More

June 2019 Newsletter/Bulletin du mois de juin 2019

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June 2019 Newsletter/Bulletin du mois de juin 2019   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. … 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 (en français: are very important if we want the City to know how much we … Read More

One & Only Arts and Crafts Fair+

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Mark the calendar – Saturday, November 9, 2019. Click here for the details – and to find out what this year’s plus is: One & Only Arts and Crafts Fair+

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 with any questions, … Read More

Winter Maintenance Info Session – March 20

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Information from the Office of Councillor Mathieu Fleury:   On March 20, residents of the City’s urban wards are invited to an information session and Q&A on winter maintenance and snow clearing on roads, sidewalks and bike lanes. This information … 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

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

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

Petition on the new CDP for Uptown Rideau

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AS mentioned in our earlier posting on the Upper Rideau Street Community Design Plan, a draft version of the CDP was published by the City in September, to be approved by City council in November. Although the objectives of the … Read More

SOS Beausoleil Rally – Mon Aug 31, 2015

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A rally is being organized by SOS Beausoleil to support their efforts to address the City’s decision to close the Ottawa’s largest urban Francophone daycare – the Centre éducatif Beausoleil – a francophone municipal service dedicated to the Ottawa downtown community … Read More

ASH AGM 2015 Update

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

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

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

Sandy Hill Heritage Study Update

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The City held an Open House Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Sandy Hill Community Centre to discuss the Sandy Hill Heritage Study. The study, initiated in 2007, covered a large portion of Sandy Hill between King Edward Avenue and … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandy Hill Toastmasters Open House – 5 Steps to Impact by Craig Senior – Mon Oct 29 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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Spending a lot of time preparing speeches? Have trouble assembling your ideas into coherent thoughts? Can’t connect thought with paper? Finally a solution… 5 Steps to Impact (Free Workshop) Helps you to consistently deliver simple powerful presentations that provide value … Read More

ASH Flyer

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A handy flyer, provided by ASH, containing important pieces of information and phone numbers for residents of Sandy Hill. ASH Flyer (May 2013) Circulaire ACS (mai 2013)   Last Updated: 16-May-2013

Traffic Calming

The Official City of Ottawa terminology for this is “Area Traffic Management (ATM)” and includes the issues of slowing down cars as well as reducing the volume of cars that may be using a neighbourhood‟s streets as shortcuts rather than … Read More

Cleaning the Capital 2012

Many people showed up to help out clean Strathcona and Sandy Hill Parks as well as other areas of our neighbourhood, from young to experienced garbage pickers, brownies, guides, pathfinders and scouts. Some volunteers started early before 5 May by cleaning the Strathcona Park stairs descending from the fountain and some finished tasks along the river and on streets. In addition to the cleaning here are some long-term results:

New Committee to Address Sandy Hill Concerns, Pilot Project to Engage Residents, University And Students

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The constant problem of noise, garbage, parking and poor property standards in Sandy Hill made residents finally say enough is enough. Christopher Collmorgen, president of Action Sandy Hill, said the community association began to investigate what happens in university neighbourhoods in other cities to shed light on some best practices currently in use.

Crime Concerns in Sandy Hill

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According to the OPS, the number of robberies in the Rideau-Vanier municipal ward—of which Sandy Hill is a part—has dropped from 131 incidents in 2007 to 103 incidents in 2008. Over the same two years, the number of assaults has also significantly decreased, from 720 to 605. Although the 2010 statistics have yet to be released, the OPS has emphasized that the numbers are continuing to decline.