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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 »

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