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

Daxton Rhead
Julia Canning
Joel Harden
Tom Deadman
Don Smith
Bryon Allin
Kevin Dotoset
Laura Smith
Henry Morris
Serena Quicksilver
Serena
Aaron Webber
Josh Greene
Alex Millaire
Ellen Ramsey
Alyssa Morrison
Kaitlin Milroy
Ash Courchene
Ute Thomas
Josh Snider
Anna Cuylits
Wendy Shatnet
Liz MacKenzie
Chad Sehn
Sam Hersh
Chris Lee
Mika Hakonen
GOAL: 283 signatures

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  • Daxton Rhead
  • Julia Canning
  • Joel Harden
  • Tom Deadman
  • Don Smith
  • Bryon Allin
  • Kevin Dotoset
  • Laura Smith
  • Henry Morris
  • Serena Quicksilver
  • Serena
  • Aaron Webber
  • Josh Greene
  • Alex Millaire
  • Ellen Ramsey
  • Alyssa Morrison
  • Kaitlin Milroy
  • Ash Courchene
  • Ute Thomas
  • Josh Snider
  • Anna Cuylits
  • Wendy Shatnet
  • Liz MacKenzie
    Derelict buildings are a disgrace in all urban wards. We need changes to city policies to make it difficult and uneconomical to own a derelict building. There are solutions. Other jurisdictions in Ontario have taken action (increased taxes for derelict buildings, charge back for all city services sent to these buildings etc.). As long as developers run Ottawa city hall, we have little chance of making progress on this problem.
  • Chad Sehn
  • Sam Hersh
  • Chris Lee
    Sign the petition: Petition to Deal with Derelict Building in OOS https://www.shawnmenard.ca/west_coast_video?recruiter_id=1724
  • Chris Lee
  • Mika Hakonen
  • Miles Krauter
    Sign the petition: Petition to Deal with Derelict Building in OOS https://www.shawnmenard.ca/west_coast_video?recruiter_id=3
  • Miles Krauter