Main Street construction and upcoming lane closures

The northbound lane closure on Main Street from Clegg Street to Lees Avenue will remain in effect until September 2016. Beginning in May, the Main Street northbound lane from Riverdale Avenue to Clegg Street will also be closed to traffic until November 2016 (exact dates to be provided in April). Northbound traffic will continue to be detoured via Riverside Drive, Bank Street and Isabella Street. As a result of the northbound lane closure, OC Transpo buses will be detoured from Main Street.

When it will not be possible to have northbound traffic north of Riverdale Avenue, the OC Transpo routes #5 and #16 serving Old Ottawa East will run from Main Street to Elliot Avenue to Marlowe Crescent to Clegg Street and back to Main Street. Until the Main Street northbound lane north of Clegg Street is open to traffic, the OC Transpo routes #5 and #16 will continue to run from Main Street to Clegg Street to Colonel By Drive to Hawthorne (back on the regular route #5) and back to Main Street (for route #16).

SLOE meeting - March 14, 2016

The next SLOE (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) meeting will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7 pm at 166B Drummon Street. All are welcome to attend.

Temporary Closure of River Pathway on the Oblates Lands - begins March 14

Beginning the week of March 14, 2016, the river pathway from Clegg Street to the Deschatelets Building will be closed. This temporary closure of the pathway on the southern portion of the Oblate Lands is planned for no more than two months. The closure is necessary to complete the removal of fill and re-grading the area near Clegg Street where the future multi-use pathway will go, resulting in a more accessible connection with Clegg Street. It’s expected the pathway will reopen to the public in early May 2016 and remain open over the course of the summer. In order to bypass the construction, pedestrians and cyclists will be required to detour using Springhurst-Main-Clegg.

Grande Allée / Forecourt Park Update

The community association held an open house February 29, 2016 so residents could review the final concept plan for the new community park encompassing the Grande Allée and the Deschatelets forecourt within Greystone Village. The plan well reflects the ideas proposed by community members at the park planning meeting held last June at Lady Evelyn School. Over the last eight months the plan has been refined to reflect direction from the City's parks planning section and suggestions from OOECA's parks committee led by Eddie Gillis. The Regional Group is providing more land for the park than what the City requires and it will be built to a higher standard than what is generally the case for new parks. View the concept plan for more details.

Meeting to discuss Rear Yard Secondary Dwelling Units on February 22nd

Please join the Old Ottawa East Community Association at a special meeting on Monday, February 22 at 7:00 pm in the Old Town Hall for a discussion of Coach Houses with Emily Davies, a City planner. Note that the City of Ottawa has recently released a Guiding Principles and Draft Recommendations Paper that outlines how such dwellings will be permitted in our city. See for additional information. Old Town Hall is at 61 Main Street.

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