Old Ottawa East is different City taxes set to rise again in 2020 Flora Footbridge wins urban design and construction awards
Old Ottawa East is different

Old Ottawa East is different

By John Dance The relative poverty of Old Ottawa East’s young adults, our unaffordable and non-subsidized housing, our high education levels, and our lousy walking are just some of the… Read more »

City taxes set to rise again in 2020

City taxes set to rise again in 2020

By Mainstreet Staff In 2020 Ottawa’s municipal tax rate will rise by three percent just as it did in 2019. And water rates will continue to increase by more: an… Read more »

Flora Footbridge wins urban design and construction awards

Flora Footbridge wins urban design and construction awards

The Flora Footbridge won two of the six available awards for this year’s “Ottawa’s best in urban design.” The project’s team was presented with the award for excellence in both… Read more »

No proof City analyzed impact of Immaculata field changes

No proof City analyzed impact of Immaculata field changes

By John Dance In response to a freedom of information (FOI) request from The Mainstreeter, the City of Ottawa provided no documentary evidence to show it analyzed whether the improvements… Read more »

LRT rolls at last: after a very long wait, we now get short waits

LRT rolls at last: after a very long wait, we now get short waits

By John Dance As keen inaugural day rider Dan Proulx put it, “It’s been a long wait”- but minutes later – and every five minutes after that – new O-Trains… Read more »

Sharing Lunch WIth Carol Workun: The Mainstreeter Interview

Sharing Lunch WIth Carol Workun: The Mainstreeter Interview

“CAG has been my life for the last 17 years. It wasn’t a job for me…it’s been a lifestyle…” In this edition of The Mainstreeter, we are glad to shine… Read more »

Street-involved Youth Paint It Up!  Big Bird Finds a New Neighbourhood Nest

Street-involved Youth Paint It Up! Big Bird Finds a New Neighbourhood Nest

By Lorne Abugov A new bird has recently landed with a splash of colour in our neighbourhood, and despite the seasonal dip in temperature, this feathered friend isn’t about to… Read more »

New Vision Unveiled for Aberdeen Plaza at Lansdowne Park

New Vision Unveiled for Aberdeen Plaza at Lansdowne Park

By Mainstreeter Staff In our August issue, John Dance reported that as we went to print Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) had undertaken a strategic review of the Lansdowne… Read more »

Appeal tribunal okays late night lights at Immaculata turf field

Appeal tribunal okays late night lights at Immaculata turf field

By Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay In our last issue, Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay reported on the appeals proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) at which the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) were… Read more »

OOECA launches appeals of City’s height increase ruling at 10 Oblats, seeks community funding

OOECA launches appeals of City’s height increase ruling at 10 Oblats, seeks community funding

By Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay Ron Rose reported in our August issue that the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) was mobilizing through a Special General Meeting (SGM) to seek funding to… Read more »

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