Lane reductions on McIlraith Bridge - May 23 and 24

On Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, from 9 am to 3 pm, the McIlraith Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Main Street and Smyth Road, for the bridge warranty inspection. Traffic signage will be in place. Pedestrian and cyclist access will be maintained on the bridge during inspection. Flex posts will be installed after the inspection.

Brantwood Park Area Construction Update

Work is set to resume in May on sewer and water main work in the neighbourhood around Brantwood park. This work will include paving, infrastructure adjustments, and planting. For more details, read the April construction update on the City of Ottawa web site.

Greystone Development meeting to discuss height limits - May 7

The Old Ottawa East Community Association is hosting a meeting to discuss the proposed zoning changes at the Greystone Development. Regional Group has requested a planning change that would allow for buildings up to nine storeys on land currently zoned for up to a maximum of six storeys. This change could result in higher buildings in front of the historic Deschatelet Building, impacting the views of this iconic structure in the heart of our community.

Letter to the Mayor on the Climate Emergency

In view of the escalating impact of climate change, the Old Ottawa East Community Association calls upon the City to heighten its focus and efforts directed towards implementing measures that mitigate the effects of climate change, and that contribute towards the development of a resilient ecosystem. To help encourage these initiatives, the Old Ottawa East Association supports the declaration of a climate emergency in the City of Ottawa.
Toward this end, we have passed the following motion at our meeting of April 9,

Community Association Strategic Priorities and Goals for 2019

The OOECA board recently determined their priorities and goals for 2019 and beyond. You can read the document here. Interested in getting involved in one of the identified priorities? Please contact us at


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