Category Archives: Community

Brantwood Construction Continues into Spring

The City of Ottawa has begun to implement a temporary landscaping plan in the northern half of Brantwood Park, and some residents are unhappy with the development. The temporary field is being built because the City says it is too late for the usual grass surface and they want to open the field for users…
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Flora Footbridge Update for April 2019

The City of Ottawa has provided an update on the construction of the Flora Footbridge, which is scheduled to be completed in fall of this year. The project was put on hold during the winter months but work has now resumed. Work is ongoing on the east walls, the lookout has been backfilled, materials for…
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Artists Wanted for the Capital Spokes Bike Rally and Rodeo

The Capital Spokes Bike Rally and Rodeo will run from May 31st to June 2nd. You can see our previous blog post about the event, now updated with detailed schedule and route information, here. This year, an art component has been added to the event. Artists living in the Capital Ward are invited to submit…
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UPDATED: Get Ready for the Capital Spokes Bike Rally and Rodeo!

The second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo will run Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, featuring tons of great activities for cycling fans in Old Ottawa East. The full schedule for the event is as follows: Friday, May 31st: Dinner at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC), 176 Cameron Avenue, 6:00…
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Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Photo credit: Old Ottawa South Community Association The Old Ottawa South Community Association is partnering with the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club to deliver the second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo. Previously put on in 2017 with the assistance of community associations in the Glebe, Heron Park, and Old Ottawa East, the event…
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Brantwood Rink Hours

Brantwood Rink opened for the season on December 17. The field house will be opened by a rink attendant for the following hours: Monday - Friday, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. and weekends 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flooding is at 9:00 p.m. on weeknights and 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Holiday hours: Noon - 5:00 p.m.…
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Update on Immaculata Sports Field

By: Joanne Lostracco On 28 August residents of Old Ottawa East appeared before the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee related to the approval of the Site Plan Control for Immaculata field and requested limited hours for the new intensive soccer complex recently installed at the school.  Residents Hanya Soliman and Joanne Lostracco spoke on behalf of the many residents of…
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Old Ottawa East dog regulations update

The office of Councillor Chernushenko has been working with the City’s Parks group, By-law services and community representatives to come up with a plan to address changes at the former Oblate land, where off-leash dogs were regularly exercised.

Earlier this year, a group representing community dog owners presented at the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) and it was thought that a full consultative process would be possible this spring. Unfortunately, due to unexpected staff vacancies in by-law services, this has not happened.

Recently, Councillor Chernushenko met with community representatives from the OOECA, the Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) and the Old Ottawa East dog group to discuss next steps. The Councillor committed to working with By-law services to conduct the consultative process as early as possible, but due to election regulations, this will have to wait until the end of October.

The community will be invited to participate in the consultation process by official postings by by-law in the proposed parks and through the Mainstreeter and the Old Ottawa East eUpdate.

In the meantime, here are the plans that the dog group and the Councillor propose to present during the consultation:

Click here for downloadable version:  Proposed Brantwood and Springhurst Designation Maps

Dog Strangling Vine- it’s alive and well in OOE

By Kristin Kendall Be on the lookout for this invasive plant, also known as Swallowwort or Pale Swallowwort, the Botanical name is Vincetoxicum rossicum. It may not strangle your dog or cat but left to its own devices it wipes out native plants and destroys wildlife habitat. It’s a significant and ongoing problem in Gatineau…
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Two Maples on the edge of Greystone Property Saved

Story: Richard Deadman After a flurry of media reports, an upwelling of community activism, a "Tree Walk" to highlight the lost trees of Ottawa, and the involvement of several candidates for the upcoming municipal election, the two 100+ year old maple trees on the edge of the Greystone property have been saved. A tweet from…
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