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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 »

Pedestrian safety on Lees Bridge questioned

Pedestrian safety on Lees Bridge questioned

John Dance The reconstructed Lees Avenue overpass of Highway 417 is unsafe for pedestrians and does not meet approved standards, in the view of Old Ottawa resident Denis Rancourt of… Read more »

Milestone 100th anniversary in the offing for Glebe Collegiate Institute

Milestone 100th anniversary in the offing for Glebe Collegiate Institute

Connie Boynton Past teachers and alumni of Glebe Collegiate Institute (GCI) were among those in attendance at a recent community open house at the school to launch the planning of… Read more »

So, if you like Flora… How about another footbridge?

So, if you like Flora… How about another footbridge?

John Dance “Why should taxes be wasted on a bridge to nowhere?” one Glebe resident asked a decade ago when the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) and other community… Read more »

Jeremiah Kealey, Telmon and de Mazenod – New streets, New street names in Greystone Village

Jeremiah Kealey, Telmon and de Mazenod – New streets, New street names in Greystone Village

Peter Tobin Residents within the Greystone Village development and other OOE dwellers may have wondered about the historical background to some of the new names given to some of the… Read more »

Betty Hill, 103 years in OOE – We Mourn The Passing of Our Most Senior Citizen

Betty Hill, 103 years in OOE – We Mourn The Passing of Our Most Senior Citizen

Mainstreeter Staff Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Hill (nee Brown), Old Ottawa East’s most senior citizen, passed away peacefully on January 30th at the age of 103. Revered by her family, friends… Read more »

New school proposal for Deschâtelets progresses

New school proposal for Deschâtelets progresses

John Dance Talks to create a new elementary school in the storied Deschâtelets Residence have taken a step forward with news that the Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE)… Read more »

Breaking News!!!  Old Ottawa East Community Association and Regional Group Agree to Settlement

Breaking News!!! Old Ottawa East Community Association and Regional Group Agree to Settlement

Mainstreeeter Staff On February 18, 2020, the Old Ottawa East Community Association (the Association) and Regional Group (Regional) and the City of Ottawa agreed to a settlement – subject to… Read more »

Sharing Lunch WIth Carol Workun: The Mainstreeter Interview

Sharing Lunch WIth Carol Workun: The Mainstreeter Interview

“CAG has been my life for the last 17 years. It wasn’t a job for me…it’s been a lifestyle…” In this edition of The Mainstreeter, we are glad to shine… Read more »

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