A Walk of Art 2022: Old Ottawa East community outdoor art tour now a popular fixture for local artists and art lovers Rideau River Nature Trail gains recognition in new book Affordable seniors housing confirmed: Inside the massive transformation of the Deschâtelets Building
Proposed Development at 248 Main Street – Main/Hawthorne Zoning Agreement Threatened by City Planning Approval

Proposed Development at 248 Main Street – Main/Hawthorne Zoning Agreement Threatened by City Planning Approval

John Dance A unique and important feature of the “traditional mainstreet” (TM) zoning for Old Ottawa East’s Main Street and Hawthorne Avenue is not properly understood by some developers and… Read more »

Two Old Ottawa East Churches, One Riverdale Avenue Residence Added to Ottawa’s Heritage Registry

Two Old Ottawa East Churches, One Riverdale Avenue Residence Added to Ottawa’s Heritage Registry

John Dance The rich heritage of Old Ottawa East got a recent boost with City Council’s addition of two churches and a “prairie style” house to the built heritage registry…. Read more »

Tim Hunt’s – Main Street Sketches

Tim Hunt’s – Main Street Sketches

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 the… Read more »

NCC Will Consult On Car-Free Canal Parkways

NCC Will Consult On Car-Free Canal Parkways

John Dance The Canal parkway closure pilot continues. Last year, much of Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED) was closed for cyclists and pedestrians for the first part of the summer, then… Read more »

Transportation Master Plan – Community Association Contends That AVTC Draft Criteria are Biased

Transportation Master Plan – Community Association Contends That AVTC Draft Criteria are Biased

John Dance Draft criteria for assessing the value of proposed new roadways contained in the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) are biased and could lead to building the Alta Vista… Read more »

NOTRE COMMUNAUTE FRANCOPHONE – Le Logement Intergénérationel: Repenser la Cohabitation

NOTRE COMMUNAUTE FRANCOPHONE – Le Logement Intergénérationel: Repenser la Cohabitation

Zacharie Landry Parmi les changements que la pandémie du coronavirus a apportés au monde, beaucoup d’entre eux ont sérieusement modifié la façon dont des personnes ont mené leur vie. Travailler… Read more »

Will a Lansdowne 1.0 Redux Be A Better Deal for Taxpayers?

Will a Lansdowne 1.0 Redux Be A Better Deal for Taxpayers?

Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay Why the sudden rush? That question is on the minds of many in response to the Lansdowne Partnership Sustainability Plan and Implementation Report that sought approval from City… Read more »

The Greenfield, Main, and Hawthorne (GMH) Project: Big Improvements, But Big Problems Still To Be Resolved

The Greenfield, Main, and Hawthorne (GMH) Project: Big Improvements, But Big Problems Still To Be Resolved

John Dance This summer, the massive four-year Greenfield, Main and Hawthorne (GMH) road construction project will be well underway and it will yield many benefits. Yet the “final design” still… Read more »

Virtual Consultations Yield Details on New OOE Community Centre

Virtual Consultations Yield Details on New OOE Community Centre

Kristine Houde In late April, City of Ottawa staff held virtual consultations on the future Old Ottawa East (OOE) Community Centre, fire lane, and Forecourt Park at the Deschâtelets Building…. Read more »

Development Plans for The Sisters Convent Draw Mixed Support and Concerns From the Community During Consultations

Development Plans for The Sisters Convent Draw Mixed Support and Concerns From the Community During Consultations

John Dance As previously reported in The Mainstreeter, partners Smart Living Properties (Ottawa) and Forum Equity Partners (Toronto) propose to refurbish the four-storey Sisters convent brick building at 15 des… Read more »

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