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
Joel Harden Retains Ottawa Centre for NDP

Joel Harden Retains Ottawa Centre for NDP

MAINSTREETER STAFF Bucking the blue conservative wave that engulfed much of Ontario in the June 2nd provincial election, Ottawa Centre incumbent Joel Harden managed to not merely hang on to… Read more »

Cross-Town Cycling Route Should Go Through OOE and the Glebe

Cross-Town Cycling Route Should Go Through OOE and the Glebe

John Dance An east-west cross-town cycling route going through Old Ottawa East should be included in the City’s new active transportation network, the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) says…. Read more »

Deteriorated Heritage Footbridge May Be Replaced

Deteriorated Heritage Footbridge May Be Replaced

John Dance The old railway bridge that runs parallel to the Queensway and is currently a footbridge serving four wards may be demolished and replaced by a new bridge 100… Read more »

The Mainstreeter’s Theresa Ann Wallace & Lori Gandy: Two OOE Rresidents Short-Listed for 2022 National Capital Writing Awards

The Mainstreeter’s Theresa Ann Wallace & Lori Gandy: Two OOE Rresidents Short-Listed for 2022 National Capital Writing Awards

MAINSTREETER STAFF In our August 2020 issue, The Mainstreeter’s reporter Lori Gandy interviewed Old Ottawa East resident Theresa Ann Wallace following the latter’s selection as the winner of the 2020… Read more »

OUR NEIGHBOURS: OOE Artist Louise Rachlis – Creating Art With A Sense of Fun and Place

OUR NEIGHBOURS: OOE Artist Louise Rachlis – Creating Art With A Sense of Fun and Place

Brenda Small Louise Rachlis didn’t realize that she had been having an effect on others for many years until she attended a student reunion from her elementary school days: “I… Read more »

Adoptive Parents Badly Needed…for Trees!

Adoptive Parents Badly Needed…for Trees!

MAINSTREETER STAFF We know Old Ottawa East (OOE) residents love their trees, so here’s your chance to add more green to your property and improve OOE’s tree canopy at the… Read more »

Old Ottawa East’s Five Year Population Growth Dramatically Exceeds Neighbouring Communities

Old Ottawa East’s Five Year Population Growth Dramatically Exceeds Neighbouring Communities

John Dance Recently released census data show that over the 2016-2021 period Old Ottawa East’s population grew five times faster than the Glebe’s and 10 times faster than Old Ottawa… Read more »

OUR READERS ON THE OCCUPATION – Shock, Disgust, Confusion and Sadness Among Many Emotions Expressed by Old Ottawa East Residents

OUR READERS ON THE OCCUPATION – Shock, Disgust, Confusion and Sadness Among Many Emotions Expressed by Old Ottawa East Residents

John Dance Of all of the major post-Second World War events that have affected Ottawa and its constituent communities, none has so profoundly torn at its fabric as did the… Read more »

Sharing Lunch With….Mika Weaver… Owner of Singing Pebble Books

Sharing Lunch With….Mika Weaver… Owner of Singing Pebble Books

“The cornerstone of my business is happy customers…” Thirty years ago, Mika Weaver finished university and started working full-time at Singing Pebble Books. She’s still there. Theresa Wallace spoke to… Read more »

Local Bites – Dining at Gray Jay – A True Culinary Gem

Local Bites – Dining at Gray Jay – A True Culinary Gem

Quinn Abugov When the iconic canal-front building at the corner of Hawthorne Avenue and Colonel By Drive became vacant in late 2020, many wondered what would become of the picturesque… Read more »

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