A Walk of Art 2022: Old Ottawa East community outdoor art tour now a popular fixture for local artists and art lovers Rideau River Nature Trail gains recognition in new book Affordable seniors housing confirmed: Inside the massive transformation of the Deschâtelets Building
A Walk of Art 2022: Old Ottawa East community outdoor art tour now a popular fixture for local artists and art lovers

A Walk of Art 2022: Old Ottawa East community outdoor art tour now a popular fixture for local artists and art lovers

Mainstreeter Staff Blue skies and warm weather combined to draw hundreds of Old Ottawa East residents and other art-lovers to our community’s third annual outdoor art tour on September 10th… Read more »

Rideau River Nature Trail gains recognition in new book

Rideau River Nature Trail gains recognition in new book

John Dance Who knew that Old Ottawa East has one of the best hiking trails in the Ottawa area? The Rideau River Nature Trail is flatteringly described as such in… Read more »

Affordable seniors housing confirmed: Inside the massive transformation of the Deschâtelets Building

Affordable seniors housing confirmed: Inside the massive transformation of the Deschâtelets Building

John Dance Back in 2015, saving the Deschâtelets Building in the centre of the Oblates Lands, which has become Greystone Village, seemed like a good idea. Ottawa City Council agreed,… Read more »

As OOE pet owners have learned…Dogs and skunks are a potent mix

As OOE pet owners have learned…Dogs and skunks are a potent mix

Theresa Wallace  In the opening days of the pandemic, when we were all told to stay home, I looked out my kitchen window and saw a skunk waddling down the… Read more »

Adding a little spice to the Main Street mix

Adding a little spice to the Main Street mix

Peter Tobin  As soon as the For Lease signs went up on the large storefront windows on Main Street, neighbours began anxiously speculating on what new shops would be coming… Read more »

Improvements made at the dangerous Main and Hawthorne corner

Improvements made at the dangerous Main and Hawthorne corner

  John Dance In August, The Mainstreeter reported on the dangerous southwest corner of Main and Hawthorne. The City subsequently took steps to improve safety and additional measures will be… Read more »

Capital Ward Councillor debate: Candidates present different approaches and priorities

Capital Ward Councillor debate: Candidates present different approaches and priorities

John Dance  The three candidates for Capital Ward councillor squared off in a community-association-sponsored debate in September with challengers Rebecca Bromwich and Dan Rogers both arguing that they would be… Read more »

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 »

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