How much of Ottawa came to be the way it is

How much of Ottawa came to be the way it is

Understanding all the complex factors that shape the neighbourhoods of Ottawa would require a graduate degree in urban geography, however, an influential historical plan and famous French town planner can be used as a starting point to better understand the urban form of Ottawa.   Before 1950, Ottawa developed what can be characterized as a laissez-faire system that led to competing […]

Three Big Changes Coming to South Keys Centre in 2024

Three Big Changes Coming to South Keys Centre in 2024

Planning for the future takes time. Things like building new transit, housing, parks, and transportation infrastructure go through multi-year budgeting and construction processes that can be difficult for the average person to keep up with. So it’s no surprise that for the first two years of BSKC’s existence, not much has visibly changed at South Keys Centre. But buckle up and get ready, because there are a lot of exciting things coming in 2024.

Happy Anniversary Better South Keys Centre!

Happy Anniversary Better South Keys Centre!

A big thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our One-year anniversary meeting last night. We had a fun little round of trivia, some recaps from each of our committees, an excellent presentation from our guest speakers at Fotenn Planning and Design and then we wrapped it up with some of our priorities for next year. […]

Join us to celebrate one year!

Join us to celebrate one year!

We hope you can join us for a celebration of our first year successes and all the great ideas for next! Please register in advance. We’ll have a special guest and even trivia!

See you on Zoom on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Talking South Keys with RM Transit

Talking South Keys with RM Transit

Perhaps the most important element of the transformation of South Keys Centre is the OC Transpo O-Train Line 2 expansion project currently underway. While the former Line 2 (“Trillium Line”) ended at Greenboro, after construction is completed next year the line will run to Barrhaven, with several new stations along the way, including at South Keys.

Hunt Club Widening Position

Hunt Club Widening Position

The City of Ottawa is proposing significant changes to the busy intersection of Bank and Hunt Club bordering South Keys Centre, and Better South Keys Centre has been excited to be a stakeholder in the process. While the project was initially proposed from the perspective of adding vehicle capacity, we would like this significant investment in our community to instead support more comfortable walking, cycling, and transit use.