BE THE CHANGE! – Old Ottawa East’s Bird Population Faces Increased Risk from Climate Change Architecture students and Saint Paul University – Conservation and Sustainability Guide Students’ Creative Imagination Queensway Bridge Replacement Question Abound, When, Where, Why?
Appearances Can Be Deceptive – Behind the Foreboding Cuban Embassy Walls, the Vibrant People and Culture Radiate Warmth

Appearances Can Be Deceptive – Behind the Foreboding Cuban Embassy Walls, the Vibrant People and Culture Radiate Warmth

Sandra Koch Mammoth dark grey concrete blocks and foreboding secured metal fencing – not exactly the mental images conjured up when one thinks of Cuba. For the many Canadians who… Read more »

Art Beat – Beautiful Monsters Take Over The National Gallery

Art Beat – Beautiful Monsters Take Over The National Gallery

Phyllis Odenback Sutton An appreciative audience was treated to a marvellous matinee performance at the National Gallery of Canada on January 25 featuring the Ottawa Baroque Consort, master storyteller David… Read more »

Art Beat – OOE Artist Feature: Mike Martin, Award Winning Mystery Writer, Story Teller and Connection Maker

Art Beat – OOE Artist Feature: Mike Martin, Award Winning Mystery Writer, Story Teller and Connection Maker

Tanis Browning-Shelp From our little corner of the world, Mike Martin writes stories to connect with people from all walks of life. He has published eight mystery novels – his… Read more »

Business Beat – New at Corners on Main – The Mindlight Collective: Helping to Shine a Light on Patterns of the Brain

Business Beat – New at Corners on Main – The Mindlight Collective: Helping to Shine a Light on Patterns of the Brain

Lorne Abugov Guessing is a game of the mind, and many minds within Old Ottawa East seem to enjoy guessing at the identity of new businesses poised to launch their… Read more »

Business Beat – NU Grocery Settles in on Main Street

Business Beat – NU Grocery Settles in on Main Street

Theresa Wallace Since NU Grocery (NU) opened in October, Old Ottawa East residents no longer have to leave the neighbourhood to buy basics such as milk, eggs or bread, and… Read more »

Be The Change! – Environment and Sustainability in Old Ottawa East

Be The Change! – Environment and Sustainability in Old Ottawa East

Peter Croal & Judith Kennedy The Mainstreeter is proud to publish the first in a recurring series of environment and sustainability columns entitled Be The Change and coordinated by Judith… Read more »

Celebrating the Rideau Canal Skateway’s 50th year

Celebrating the Rideau Canal Skateway’s 50th year

John Dance So what’s free, better than the Rockefeller Center, a recommended bucket-list activity, half a century old and with its heart in Old Ottawa East? The answer is obvious:… Read more »

20th Anniversary – A Chapter In The Life of the Lady Evelyn Book Club

20th Anniversary – A Chapter In The Life of the Lady Evelyn Book Club

Danielle Fontanine On November 15th, 2019, all 13 members of the Lady Evelyn Book Club met at Lady Evelyn Alternative School to celebrate 20 years of book club gatherings. Lady… Read more »

The Mainstreeter’s 2005 Survey – Main Street Revitalization 15 years Later

The Mainstreeter’s 2005 Survey – Main Street Revitalization 15 years Later

John Dance “Picture a village – with a bakery, fresh vegetable or fruit store and maybe a cafe or a coffee shop set back on wide, treelined sidewalks spilling with… Read more »

Way More Than A Bus Stop! Spotlight Set To Shine On That Strange Building… at 39 Riverdale Avenue

Way More Than A Bus Stop! Spotlight Set To Shine On That Strange Building… at 39 Riverdale Avenue

Lorne Abugov These days, it is more often referred to as “that spot to catch the bus on Riverdale” or “the building next to the snowboarding hill at Riverdale and… Read more »

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