Main Street Construction Newsletter #1

City staff have published their first newsletter with updates on the main street construction. The newsletter is available in English and French, and has a corresponding construction map. The newsletter is posted on our Main Street page, along with other background information on the construction. You can also follow @ottawaeast on Twitter for regular updates.

Public Workshop on Proposed New Oblates Park - June 2

A public workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed new park at 175 Main Street (Oblates Park). The workshop will be held in the gymnasium of Lady Evelyn Alternative School on Evelyn Avenue. There will be no formal presentation; rather, at the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to drop-in, view and provide feedback on conceptual design options for the future park.

The City of Ottawa is also seeking feedback on the proposed Principles for Park Design and the types of amenities people would like to see in the park. The principles will be used both to help develop alternative designs for the future park space and to evaluate designs. Feedback on amenities will help determine what features are most important for the park. A list of amenities in the surrounding existing parks is also available for reference. Feedback is requested by the city by Friday, May 22. Emails can be sent to

The OOECA has already begun compiling community input on the proposed new park. A summary is available here.

(Originally posted on May 16; updated on May 24)

ACO participating in Doors Open Ottawa - June 6 - 7

AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO), located in Old Ottawa East at 19 Main Street, is participating in Doors Open Ottawa 2015, taking place this year on June 6 and 7. Doors Open Ottawa is the region’s largest heritage event, unlocking over 120 of the area’s most interesting and historically significant buildings, many of which are not normally open to the general public. This will be a great opportunity for residents of Ottawa to visit ACO’s new home on Main Street and learn about ACO’s work in the Ottawa community. More information about the event is available here.

Main Street construction set to start May 25

Construction on Main Street is set to begin on Monday, May 25, 2015. For updates on the construction, visit our Main Street page. Three maps have recently been added: Traffic Management Plan, Cyclist Detour Map, and Transit Detour Map. We will update the page as soon as new information is received, or follow @ottawaeast on Twitter for updates.

Seniors' Lunch in Capital Ward - June 17th

Councillor David Chernushenko is hosting a free seniors’ lunch and wellness event on Wednesday, June 17, at Revera Living Colonel By, 43 Aylmer Avenue. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. This event is exclusive to seniors living in Capital Ward - the Glebe, the Glebe Annex, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, Dow’s Lake, Heron Park and Riverside.

This registration-only event includes a complimentary lunch, a special guest speaker, and information booths featuring services by the City of Ottawa. Interested residents must register by calling the councillor’s office at 613-580-2487 or emailing

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