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
ART BEAT: Artist Luke Goldsmith Pivots From Graffiti to Calligraffiti During the Pandemic

ART BEAT: Artist Luke Goldsmith Pivots From Graffiti to Calligraffiti During the Pandemic

Tanis Browning-Shelp Eight years ago, a group of high-school breakdancers helped Luke Goldsmith shift from feeling lost to feeling fired up about art. He found the students breakdancing in an… Read more »

The Mainstreeter’s Social Issue Discussion Series: Affordable Housing & Healthy, Diverse Communities

The Mainstreeter’s Social Issue Discussion Series: Affordable Housing & Healthy, Diverse Communities

Lorne Abugov Panelists delve into Old Ottawa East’s housing, diversity and inclusiveness during a wide-ranging and entertaining webinar Old Ottawa East ranks high as a diverse and inclusive community but… Read more »

Bird Friendly Old Ottawa East: Your unauthoritative guide on how to start birding in OOE

Bird Friendly Old Ottawa East: Your unauthoritative guide on how to start birding in OOE

Tristan Keyes   Birding is an odd hobby that will earn you questioning looks and the occasional half-interested question from the uninitiated. It is, however, hugely satisfying and an excellent excuse… Read more »

Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals

Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals

Our “Model Community” gets drawn and quartered in the new draft plan… RON ROSE In the December issue of The Mainstreeter, Alain Miguelez, the City of Ottawa’s manager of policy… Read more »

Mayor Watson Asked to Undo Mysterious Transfer of Lees Avenue Campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward

Mayor Watson Asked to Undo Mysterious Transfer of Lees Avenue Campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward

JOHN DANCE City Council has approved the transfer of the University of Ottawa’s Lees Avenue campus from Capital Ward to Rideau-Vanier Ward, but the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA)… Read more »

From Spenceville & Archville to Greystone Village: The “villages” of Old Ottawa East Have Evolved for More Than 150 Years

From Spenceville & Archville to Greystone Village: The “villages” of Old Ottawa East Have Evolved for More Than 150 Years

JOHN DANCE After about 150 years of settlement, the development of Old Ottawa East (OOE) has resulted in about 10 linked villages, each with distinct characteristics and relatively clear boundaries…. Read more »

Sustaining Biodiversity in Old Ottawa East

Sustaining Biodiversity in Old Ottawa East

Old Ottawa East webinar panellists, participants were eager to explore what individuals can do to protect our local environment PIPPA NORMAN Supporting biodiversity in urban environments can be as easy… Read more »

Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne –  OOE Community Association Urges Need for Delay and Improvements to Massive Roadwork Redesign Project

Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne – OOE Community Association Urges Need for Delay and Improvements to Massive Roadwork Redesign Project

JOHN DANCE The $20.6 million reconstructions of roadways and underground services for much of the northern part of Old Ottawa East – known as the Greenfield, Main, Hawthorne (GMH) project… Read more »

At the170 Lees Avenue Tower… Local Apartment Complex Finally Begins to Address Refuse Blight

At the170 Lees Avenue Tower… Local Apartment Complex Finally Begins to Address Refuse Blight

CAROL ALETTE Far too often over the past two decades a mess of scattered water bottles, boxes, shopping bags, packing materials and other trash has greeted users of the Rideau… Read more »

Old Ottawa East Volunteers – Meet Lynda Colley – The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

Old Ottawa East Volunteers – Meet Lynda Colley – The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County

THERESA WALLACE Sometimes one moment is branded on the heart. The phone call with your mother when she forgot you have three children. That first time your father went for… Read more »

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