Plan to transfer UOttawa Lees Campus to Vanier Ward kiboshed by OOECA appeal Hawthorne Avenue hydro wires – be gone! Sharing lunch with Old Ottawa East Pharmacist Scott Watson
Plan to transfer UOttawa Lees Campus to Vanier Ward kiboshed by OOECA appeal

Plan to transfer UOttawa Lees Campus to Vanier Ward kiboshed by OOECA appeal

By John Dance The old adage “you can’t fight City Hall,” took a beating when Ottawa City Council recently reversed its December 2020 decision to transfer the University of Ottawa… Read more »

Hawthorne Avenue hydro wires – be gone!

Hawthorne Avenue hydro wires – be gone!

By John Dance Enfin! City Council has approved burying the hydro wires and removing the poles when Hawthorne Avenue is reconstructed between Colonel By Drive and Main Street over the… Read more »

Sharing lunch with Old Ottawa East Pharmacist Scott Watson

Sharing lunch with Old Ottawa East Pharmacist Scott Watson

From humble beginnings in 2006, Watson’s Pharmacy in Old Ottawa East has grown into a neighbourhood staple over the past decade plus. As Ottawa Magazine once wrote, “stepping into Watson’s… Read more »

Demolition Derby! Old Ottawa East chapel, historic church and local residences all fall to the wreckers

Demolition Derby! Old Ottawa East chapel, historic church and local residences all fall to the wreckers

By Mainstreeter Staff April and May proved to be a tough couple of months for bricks and stones and mortar in Old Ottawa East. Of late, it seemed that wherever… Read more »

A new safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists coming soon to Colonel By Drive and Main Street

A new safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists coming soon to Colonel By Drive and Main Street

By John Dance A much-desired safe pedestrian crossing of Colonel By Drive at the northern end of Main Street should be a reality this year, Councillor Shawn Menard recently announced…. Read more »

Worst infestation of Gypsy Moths in a decade hits pockets of Old Ottawa East

Worst infestation of Gypsy Moths in a decade hits pockets of Old Ottawa East

By Jason McLean Brenda Burke stands pointing up to the branches of a crabapple tree just starting to sprout some buds. With its greenery poking through for another year, the… Read more »

New Official Plan Really Rankles OOE Residents

New Official Plan Really Rankles OOE Residents

John Dance No other City project has rankled Old Ottawa East residents as much as the draft Official Plan (OP). Yet, despite the growing public concerns about the OP’s inadequate… Read more »

The Pandemic Puppies Are Settling In To Old Ottawa East

The Pandemic Puppies Are Settling In To Old Ottawa East

Lori Gandy If you’ve been out walking in Old Ottawa East this past year, you will have noticed an increase in the number of dogs strolling with their proud families…. Read more »

The Process: “This is no way to plan for the future…”

The Process: “This is no way to plan for the future…”

Lorne Abugov Dozens of Old Ottawa East residents have let the City of Ottawa know in plain words that they are concerned and, in many cases, displeased by proposals for… Read more »

AVTC threatens OOE’s essential recreational greenspace

AVTC threatens OOE’s essential recreational greenspace

Phyllis Odenbach Sutton Old Ottawa East residents have spotted a number of inconsistencies in the City’s draft Official Plan (OP), but none is more glaring than the disconnect between the… Read more »

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