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A Story About Nine Storeys

A Story About Nine Storeys

By Ron Rose More than 50 residents of Old Ottawa East (OOE) turned out to a meeting on May 7th to express their concerns about a proposed nine-storey building. The… Read more »

Talks heat up on the future of Deschâtelets

Talks heat up on the future of Deschâtelets

By Don Stephenson Capital Ward Councillor Shawn Menard convened an April 24th meeting to discuss options for the redevelopment of the heritage-designated Deschâtelets building, the former Oblate Fathers’ residence on… Read more »

Springhurst toxic soil study leaves more questions than answers

Springhurst toxic soil study leaves more questions than answers

By: John Dance Finally, residents west of Springhurst Park have received the results of the soil contamination study conducted a year and a half ago, and the results, as outlined… Read more »

What’s on your plate? Embracing a plant-based diet

What’s on your plate? Embracing a plant-based diet

By:  Geneviève Gazaille Amy Longard is a plant-based chef and registered holistic nutritionist who has made Old Ottawa East her home for five years. The Mainstreeter met with her to learn… Read more »

The Story of Bread Box – Dough to Door Bakery

The Story of Bread Box – Dough to Door Bakery

By Justin Stefanik & The Mainstreeter staff. It all began with an idea Justin Stefanik had last year. He imagined a loaf of fresh bread and treats being delivered to… Read more »

The Development of the Oblate Lands: An In-Depth Report

The Development of the Oblate Lands: An In-Depth Report

A beast of unwieldy magnitude, and a symphony of collaboration  By Rebecca Aird BACKGROUND In mid 2012, Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE) began a process to identify and assess “deep”… Read more »

We remember Paul Dewar

We remember Paul Dewar

In our final Mainstreeter farewell, friends, neighbours, former students, and admirers of the late Paul Dewar provide our readers with some of their most cherished memories of an OOE community… Read more »

Community supports burying Hawthorne Avenue hydro wires

Community supports burying Hawthorne Avenue hydro wires

By John Dance It’s round two of “to bury, or not to bury, that is the question”. When Main Street was reconstructed a few years ago, the City refused to… Read more »

Exciting plans are in store for OOE’s new Happy Goat Café

Exciting plans are in store for OOE’s new Happy Goat Café

By Quinn Abugov Will coffee-enthusiasts begin to roam to Old Ottawa East in the summer months of 2019? That’s what Happy Goat Coffee Company owner, Henry Assad anticipates, as he… Read more »

Three sets of identical twin girls! Something in the water on Bower Street

Three sets of identical twin girls! Something in the water on Bower Street

By: Cassie Gibbons Bower Street in Old Ottawa East is framed in the bay window of the front living room, with late March snow drifting gently before melting on the… Read more »

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