From Russia with Much Love: “Old Ottawa East is a wonderful place surrounded by great people.” Taking DIY to New Heights… Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Good Grief, It Is a Plane! Sharing Lunch With…AIDS Committee
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 »

Quest for Quidditch – Grassroots Opponents to the Alta Vista Traffic Corridor Emerge

Quest for Quidditch – Grassroots Opponents to the Alta Vista Traffic Corridor Emerge

JOHN DANCE An unusual coalition of Community and Recreational Groups Now Seek to Block the Use of the Springhurst-Lees Park Greenspace for a New Four-Lane Roadway An unexpected community ally… Read more »

What’s Next for the Convent of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Building – Some Options Worth Considering to Preserve the Historic Roots of Old Ottawa East

What’s Next for the Convent of the Sisters of Sacred Heart Building – Some Options Worth Considering to Preserve the Historic Roots of Old Ottawa East

PETER FROOD Domicile Development, the current owner of the former Convent of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 15 des Oblats Avenue, is in the process of… Read more »

The Rideau Winter Trail is a Recreational Gem That’s Right On Our Community’s Doorstep

The Rideau Winter Trail is a Recreational Gem That’s Right On Our Community’s Doorstep

TERRY & PEGGY WEST There’s excitement in the air as outdoor enthusiasts in Old Ottawa East (OOE) discover that when it comes to winter activities, far away fields aren’t always… Read more »

OPINION – Neighbourhood Plans Are Key to Residents’ Quality of Life

OPINION – Neighbourhood Plans Are Key to Residents’ Quality of Life

ERWIN DREESSEN In 2017 and 2018, the TVO network broadcast a fascinating series by Canadian-Danish urbanist Mikael Colville-Andersen entitled “The Life-Sized City.” In each of the twelve cities he visited… Read more »

Progress Made on Grand Allée Park Design Planning

Progress Made on Grand Allée Park Design Planning

JOHN DANCE The plans for Grand Allée park in the heart of Grand Allée parkt now include distinctive entrance features, carefully designed stall areas for the Main Farmers’ Market and… Read more »

Anglophones and Francophones in Old Ottawa East Forge Links to Identify and Resolve Community Issues

Anglophones and Francophones in Old Ottawa East Forge Links to Identify and Resolve Community Issues

JOCELYNE CALOZ & ÉLISABETH BRUINS Building Bridges, a unique series of bilingual ideation online workshops, was staged successfully during November and December, bringing together diverse communities of Old Ottawa East… Read more »

Safety concerns mitigated –  Elgin/Pretoria Gets Cycling Improvements

Safety concerns mitigated – Elgin/Pretoria Gets Cycling Improvements

MAINSTREETER STAFF Cycling infrastructure at the south end of Elgin Street leading onto Pretoria Bridge has been changed with the replacement of the eastbound cycling lane with an off-road link… Read more »

New Community Centre Approvals a Key Step – Fall 2022 Completion Date Projected

New Community Centre Approvals a Key Step – Fall 2022 Completion Date Projected

JOHN DANCE Ottawa City Council’s approval in December to proceed to negotiate a deal with the Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE, the school board) for a new community… Read more »

BE THE CHANGE- On Reducing Plastics – Just Keep on Doing Your Best

BE THE CHANGE- On Reducing Plastics – Just Keep on Doing Your Best

ROWAN & BRIANA AIRD In this instalment of Be The Change, we answer a common question that many readers in Old Ottawa East can relate to, especially during these COVID… Read more »

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