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

Kelly Quinn
Jessica Marshall
Valerie Lane
Katie Brambley
Carri Cossais
Selena Redding
Aj Goldsmith
Babak Rashidi
Susanna Taylor
Ronaye Gilsenan
Donna Walsh
Cornelius von Baeyer
Eliza von Baeyer
Edwinna von Baeyer
Hannah Few
Kelly Mckie
Sheryl Bennett-Wilson
David Thompson
Lisa Dunnett
Theresa Gregory
Sarah Matthews
Johanna Hove
Ryan Matthews
Samuelle Stiles
Paul Weber
Susan Dallin O'Grady
Luka Andjelic
Josh Poole
Michael Spratt
GOAL: 283 signatures

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  • Kelly Quinn
  • Jessica Marshall
  • Valerie Lane
  • Katie Brambley
  • Carri Cossais
  • Selena Redding
  • Aj Goldsmith
  • Babak Rashidi
  • Susanna Taylor
  • Ronaye Gilsenan
  • Donna Walsh
  • Cornelius von Baeyer
    See the excellent scheme in Winnipeg to charge for “boarding permits” — the amount increases annually. The owner of 1123 Bank (Gor-Fay Realty) would have paid over $100,000 by the end of the tenth year! In Ottawa until recently owners got a REDUCTION in property taxes for vacant buildings — at least that crazy idea is off the table now.
  • Eliza von Baeyer
  • Edwinna von Baeyer
  • Hannah Few
  • Kelly Mckie
  • Sheryl Bennett-Wilson
    Thank you for doing this. There certainly is a different set of rules for business owners. The house that burned down on Hopewell a few years back had to be re-built in two years – city rules. It’s disgraceful that this vibrant neighbourhood has to put up with this burned out shell of a building. Where does our ‘green’ counselor stand on this matter? There are other candidates running in the local election – what are there thoughts? Enough already.
  • David Thompson
  • Lisa Dunnett
  • John Ramsay
    Sign the petition: Petition to Deal with Derelict Building in OOS https://www.shawnmenard.ca/west_coast_video?recruiter_id=55097
  • Theresa Gregory
  • Sarah Matthews
  • Johanna Hove
  • Ryan Matthews
  • Samuelle Stiles
  • Paul Weber
  • Susan Dallin O'Grady
  • Luka Andjelic
  • Josh Poole
  • Michael Spratt