Jane's Walk in Old Ottawa East on May 5

Old Ottawa East resident Stephen Konkle will be hosting a walking tour of Old Ottawa East on May 5, 2018. This walk will explore the history and street names of our neighbourhood as part of the Jane's Walk walking tour festival. The walk will start at Rideau River Dr. near the George McIllwraith Bridge at 8:45am, and complete a 1.5km walk over an hour. For more details, see the Jane's Walk details page.

Bike Ottawa Annual Report 2018

Bike Ottawa has published its 2018 annual report on the state of cycling infrastructure in the nation's capital. Major initiatives in Old Ottawa East, such as the complete street redesign for Main Street, and the upcoming Clegg St footbridge receive positive mentions. You can read the report here.

Immaculata field proposal concerns and response

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is proposing construction of a new turf field at Immaculata High School. The OECA has expressed some concerns with the proposal, and with the lack of community engagement in the process. For more details, see the OECA letter to the OCSB, a Q&A prepared by the OCSB, and a response from the OCSB to a community resident.

Request for consultation on dog policies in local parks

The OECA has requested that the City of Ottawa initiate a consultation process to consider a change in the current rules for dogs in parks within Old Ottawa East. Please note: this request for consultation does not imply support for or against the draft proposals. Here are details on the current draft proposals:

Response to Ecology Ottawa’s Request for the Top Environmental Concerns of Old Ottawa East

The top environmental concerns of Old Ottawa East are primarily based on the universal concerns, i.e., climate change (adaptation and mitigation) and biodiversity decline. Canada has international commitments on both these fronts and, as SLOE member Mary Trudeau says, “We will need much more energy behind them if we are going to meet our targets.” OOE also has specific and related issues that warrant mention.

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