Petition to Deal with Derelict Building in OOS

Old Ottawa South deserves better than West Coast Video eyesore

Little has been done to address the eyesore that is the former home of West Coast Video and Elee Spa in the heart of Old Ottawa South. The building has been empty for 9 years following a 2009 fire. In addition to being an eyesore known to house racoons and other small animals (raising public health concerns), it is an example of how our city is putting developer interests ahead of the people of Ottawa. Old Ottawa South is a vibrant and growing community that deserves better. This space could be, for example, a youth drop-in centre, or it could house a tool co-operative and permanent farmer’s market.

I support action using all legal means necessary to ensure this building transforms into the positive space our community deserves.

Who's signing

Dave Bownass
Shelley Kennedy
Karen Froehling
Henrik Woods
Heather Murphy
Ute Gerbrandt
Vanessa Riddell
Fred Strong
Elizabeth Cain
Brian Murphy
Kerry Duffy
Andrea Ross
Shirley Anne Off
Brenda Lee
Jana Veltheim
Nancy Bickford
Bernard Moisan
Shawn Charland
Sebastian Stark
Kristann Rose
Lori Kelly
Hanna Stewart
Chelsea Pepin
Peter Thomas
Jean Currie
George Mastoras
Peter Heinermann
Debbie Grisdale
Helen Beck
Carol Goss
GOAL: 283 signatures

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Showing 240 reactions

  • Dave Bownass
  • Shelley Kennedy
  • Karen Froehling
  • Henrik Woods
  • Heather Murphy
    Yes. I’ve often asked people in the neighbourhood why nothing is happening with this building. It’s a vacuum of business and perhaps the flow of traffic for other neighbouring businesses. Among the other obvious issues. It would be great for it to be utilized for something productive in our vibrant community.
  • Ute Gerbrandt
  • Vanessa Riddell
  • Fred Strong
  • Elizabeth Cain
  • Brian Murphy
  • Kerry Duffy
  • Andrea Ross
  • Shirley Anne Off
  • Brenda Lee
  • Jana Veltheim
  • Nancy Bickford
  • Bernard Moisan
  • Shawn Charland
  • Sebastian Stark
  • Kristann Rose
  • Lori Kelly
  • Hanna Stewart
  • Chelsea Pepin
    I am the manager at The Clothes Secret across the street from this eye sore ever since it burned
  • Peter Thomas
  • Jean Currie
  • George Mastoras
  • Peter Heinermann
  • Debbie Grisdale
  • Helen Beck
  • Carol Goss