Ottawa’s Draft Official Plan – further update. Greystone Village Phase 3 development plans unveiled Calling all art buffs – The 2n Annual OOE Art Tour – Come and Walk the Neighbourhood and Gain a Sense of Artistry
Neighbours Helping Neighbours at Our Local Food Centre

Neighbours Helping Neighbours at Our Local Food Centre

Mainstreeter Staff The Old Ottawa East (OOE) community has been very generous this past COVID year in supporting the Centretown Emergency Food Centre at 507 Bank Street with food, toiletries,… Read more »

ART BEAT – Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches

ART BEAT – Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches

By Tim Hunt Tim Hunt explores his community outfitted with a small sketchbook, pen, and watercolour kit. In our regular feature, he shares the pages from his sketchbook and tells… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW – Reel Ottawa: A Memoir of One Man’s Love Affair With The Movies

BOOK REVIEW – Reel Ottawa: A Memoir of One Man’s Love Affair With The Movies

By Theresa Wallace From the age of five, when he went to see Snow White at the Regent Theatre at the corner of Bank and Sparks, Dan Lalande has been… Read more »

OPINION – The Lees Avenue Ward Boundary Fiasco Land Tribunal Blesses “Return” of UOttawa Campus to OOE

OPINION – The Lees Avenue Ward Boundary Fiasco Land Tribunal Blesses “Return” of UOttawa Campus to OOE

By John Dance In July, after a 40-minute “settlement hearing,” the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal) took the final step to reverse a misguided City of… Read more »

Catherine McKenna resigns, Yasir Naqvi secures federal Liberal nomination in Ottawa Centre

Catherine McKenna resigns, Yasir Naqvi secures federal Liberal nomination in Ottawa Centre

Mainstreeter Staff Things have changed since the last Mainstreeter report on Ottawa Centre candidates for the upcoming federal election. Incumbent Catherine McKenna, who originally was going to run again, has… Read more »

Gray Jay Hospitality Set To Take Flight at the Former Royal Oak

Gray Jay Hospitality Set To Take Flight at the Former Royal Oak

Mainstreeter Staff The Mainstreeter has learned that Gray Jay Hospitality, an innovative Preston Street restaurant focused on wild and Canadian foods, has leased the former Royal Oak at the corner… Read more »

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 »

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