Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals Mayor Watson Asked to Undo Mysterious Transfer of Lees Avenue Campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward From Spenceville & Archville to Greystone Village: The “villages” of Old Ottawa East Have Evolved for More Than 150 Years
Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals

Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals

Our “Model Community” gets drawn and quartered in the new draft plan… RON ROSE In the December issue of The Mainstreeter, Alain Miguelez, the City of Ottawa’s manager of policy… Read more »

Mayor Watson Asked to Undo Mysterious Transfer of Lees Avenue Campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward

Mayor Watson Asked to Undo Mysterious Transfer of Lees Avenue Campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward

JOHN DANCE City Council has approved the transfer of the University of Ottawa’s Lees Avenue campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward, but the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA)… Read more »

From Spenceville & Archville to Greystone Village: The “villages” of Old Ottawa East Have Evolved for More Than 150 Years

From Spenceville & Archville to Greystone Village: The “villages” of Old Ottawa East Have Evolved for More Than 150 Years

JOHN DANCE After about 150 years of settlement, the development of Old Ottawa East (OOE) has resulted in about 10 linked villages, each with distinct characteristics and relatively clear boundaries…. Read more »

Sustaining Biodiversity in Old Ottawa East

Sustaining Biodiversity in Old Ottawa East

Old Ottawa East webinar panellists, participants were eager to explore what individuals can do to protect our local environment PIPPA NORMAN Supporting biodiversity in urban environments can be as easy… Read more »

Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne –  OOE Community Association Urges Need for Delay and Improvements to Massive Roadwork Redesign Project

Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne – OOE Community Association Urges Need for Delay and Improvements to Massive Roadwork Redesign Project

JOHN DANCE The $20.6 million reconstructions of roadways and underground services for much of the northern part of Old Ottawa East – known as the Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne (GMH) project… Read more »

At the170 Lees Avenue Tower… Local Apartment Complex Finally Begins to Address Refuse Blight

At the170 Lees Avenue Tower… Local Apartment Complex Finally Begins to Address Refuse Blight

CAROL ALETTE Far too often over the past two decades a mess of scattered water bottles, boxes, shopping bags, packing materials and other trash has greeted users of the Rideau… Read more »

Old Ottawa East Volunteers – Meet Lynda Colley – The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Old Ottawa East Volunteers – Meet Lynda Colley – The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

THERESA WALLACE Sometimes one moment is branded on the heart. The phone call with your mother when she forgot you have three children. That first time your father went for… Read more »

Quest for Quidditch – Grassroots Opponents to the Alta Vista Traffic Corridor Emerge

Quest for Quidditch – Grassroots Opponents to the Alta Vista Traffic Corridor Emerge

JOHN DANCE An unusual coalition of Community and Recreational Groups Now Seek to Block the Use of the Springhurst-Lees Park Greenspace for a New Four-Lane Roadway An unexpected community ally… Read more »

What’s Next for the Convent of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Building – Some Options Worth Considering to Preserve the Historic Roots of Old Ottawa East

What’s Next for the Convent of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Building – Some Options Worth Considering to Preserve the Historic Roots of Old Ottawa East

PETER FROOD Domicile Development, the current owner of the former Convent of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 15 des Oblats Avenue, is in the process of… Read more »

The Rideau Winter Trail is a Recreational Gem That’s Right On Our Community’s Doorstep

The Rideau Winter Trail is a Recreational Gem That’s Right On Our Community’s Doorstep

TERRY & PEGGY WEST There’s excitement in the air as outdoor enthusiasts in Old Ottawa East (OOE) discover that when it comes to winter activities, far away fields aren’t always… Read more »

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