SHARING LUNCH WITH….OOE’s Terra Firma Celebrating 25 years!! Two Families Joined at the Hearts By The War in Ukraine OPINION – The Manifestation of People’s Park
SHARING LUNCH WITH….OOE’s Terra Firma Celebrating 25 years!!

SHARING LUNCH WITH….OOE’s Terra Firma Celebrating 25 years!!

Mainstreeter Staff In this issue of The Mainstreeter, we toast the families of Terra Firma who recently celebrated their 25th year of community living within the visionary cohousing venture on… Read more »

Two Families Joined at the Hearts By The War in Ukraine

Two Families Joined at the Hearts By The War in Ukraine

Alexandra Peach and Mahdi Aouaj The Peach/Yetman Family When my husband Mike and I planned an ‘in-law’ suite in our new house, our plans were to have a possible space… Read more »

OPINION – The Manifestation of People’s Park

OPINION – The Manifestation of People’s Park

Rick Burrowes Located between Springhurst Park and the Lees Avenue apartment towers, People’s Park hosts thousands of user-hours per week. More than a dozen formal sports and event teams and… Read more »

No-Left-Turn Ban at Colonel By Drive and Main Street Leaves Residents Puzzled

No-Left-Turn Ban at Colonel By Drive and Main Street Leaves Residents Puzzled

John Dance Residents north of Highway 417 are pleased with the much-improved intersection of Main Street and Colonel By Drive (CBD) but, now that it is fully signalized and reconfigured,… Read more »

Rehabilitation or Replacement? Heritage Value of the CPR Bridge to be Considered

Rehabilitation or Replacement? Heritage Value of the CPR Bridge to be Considered

John Dance In an advanced state of deterioration and without any heritage status at present, the CPR railway bridge is a prime candidate for demolition and replacement; but a local… Read more »

Ottawa’s First Dedicated Children’s Garden Is An Oasis of Green and Growth

Ottawa’s First Dedicated Children’s Garden Is An Oasis of Green and Growth

Lori Gandy One of the delights of living in Old Ottawa East is its proximity to green spaces and natural beauty. Brantwood and Springhurst parks, the Rideau River Nature Trail… Read more »

BUSINESS BEAT – New Upscale Retirement Residence Offers 162 Units, Many Amenities – Preview Tour of Amica The Glebe

BUSINESS BEAT – New Upscale Retirement Residence Offers 162 Units, Many Amenities – Preview Tour of Amica The Glebe

Phyllis Odenbach Sutton With plans currently uncertain for Old Ottawa East’s (OOE) own senior’s building – the Greystone Retirement Residence – The Mainstreeter recently accepted an offer to tour Amica’s… Read more »

ART BEAT – OOE Artist Feature: Susan Bahen – Seeing The Beauty On Our Streets

ART BEAT – OOE Artist Feature: Susan Bahen – Seeing The Beauty On Our Streets

Tanis Browning-Shelp Street photographer Susan Bahen captures the beauty of Old Ottawa East (OOE), even in the most unlikely of subjects. Bahen first became interested in photography while playing with… Read more »

ART BEAT- The Old Ottawa East Art Tour Just Keeps On Growing

ART BEAT- The Old Ottawa East Art Tour Just Keeps On Growing

Tannis Browning-Shelp Imagine a lovely Saturday morning in early September…you enjoy your morning coffee; you pop over to the Main Farmers’ Market for some local produce and other treats, and… Read more »

OUR NEIGHBOURS – The Many Talents and Interests of Steve Fick

OUR NEIGHBOURS – The Many Talents and Interests of Steve Fick

Dianne Wing Perhaps best known to Old Ottawa East residents as a co-founder and co-owner of Terra Firma, Ottawa’s first and only cohousing community, Steve Fick is a renaissance man…. Read more »

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