Old Ottawa East’s Five Year Population Growth Dramatically Exceeds Neighbouring Communities OUR READERS ON THE OCCUPATION – Shock, Disgust, Confusion and Sadness Among Many Emotions Expressed by Old Ottawa East Residents Sharing Lunch With….Mika Weaver… Owner of Singing Pebble Books
Old Ottawa East loses a bright light

Old Ottawa East loses a bright light

Mainstreeter Staff Kathleen McCrea, life-long resident of Old Ottawa East, respected multidisciplinary artist, and co-founder of the Old Ottawa East Art Tour passed away on September 5, 2021, of cancer…. Read more »

Springhurst Park official opening celebrations: Local kids abuzz with excitement over park improvements

Springhurst Park official opening celebrations: Local kids abuzz with excitement over park improvements

John Dance After the long pandemic and a lengthy effort, Springhurst Park’s many new amenities were officially opened in September at a celebration starring a gaggle of happy children and… Read more »

The ‘Dirty 30s’ – of Hobos and handouts: My memories of Old Ottawa East during the Depression

The ‘Dirty 30s’ – of Hobos and handouts: My memories of Old Ottawa East during the Depression

Marjorie Carver During the ‘Dirty 30s’ the depression was in full bloom, and people were hurting. So many people were losing their jobs, and there was no work to be… Read more »

EDITORIAL – An opportunity for Truth and Reconciliation in Old Ottawa East

EDITORIAL – An opportunity for Truth and Reconciliation in Old Ottawa East

Greg MacDougall There is a significant, and unique opportunity in Old Ottawa East for ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ with regards to the horrific history of residential schools in Canada. The opportunity… Read more »

Yasir Naqvi returns to Ottawa Centre as new Liberal MP; NDP place a distant second

Yasir Naqvi returns to Ottawa Centre as new Liberal MP; NDP place a distant second

John Dance Liberal candidate Yasir Naqvi soundly won the Ottawa Centre riding in the September 20 federal election, defeating the NDP’s Angella MacEwen by more than 8,000 votes. Conservative candidate… Read more »

ART BEAT – OOE ARTIST FEATURE: Poet Blaine Marchand Honours His Mother and Old Ottawa East in His Latest Collection

ART BEAT – OOE ARTIST FEATURE: Poet Blaine Marchand Honours His Mother and Old Ottawa East in His Latest Collection

Tanis Browning-Shelp Daily visits with his centenarian mother Dorothy Marchand in the Grace Manor for two years gave Ottawa poet Blaine Marchand the impetus to write creatively about the experience…. Read more »

Ottawa’s Draft Official Plan – further update.

Ottawa’s Draft Official Plan – further update.

by Ron Rose Since the publication of the August Mainstreeter, The City has changed some of the key dates for its consideration of the Draft Official Plan, and has provided… Read more »

Greystone Village Phase 3 development plans unveiled

Greystone Village Phase 3 development plans unveiled

By John Dance This summer, Regional Group will provide the City with its plans for completion of much of the remainder of the Greystone Village site, specifically proposing two “mid-rise”… Read more »

Calling all art buffs – The 2n Annual OOE Art Tour – Come and Walk the Neighbourhood and Gain a Sense of Artistry

Calling all art buffs – The 2n Annual OOE Art Tour – Come and Walk the Neighbourhood and Gain a Sense of Artistry

Mainstreeter Staff On August 21st, eleven of our community’s talented artists and photographers will exhibit their works in front of their homes throughout Old Ottawa East As the face of… Read more »

Old Ottawa East Will Be At the Heart of the City’s New Active Transportation Plan

Old Ottawa East Will Be At the Heart of the City’s New Active Transportation Plan

By John Dance Work on the City’s new active transportation plan (ATP) forges ahead with a number of potential improvements proposed to benefit local pedestrians and cyclists. At a consultation… Read more »

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