Celebrating our community at the Main Event

Residents of Old Ottawa East celebrated their community at the annual Main Event, held on June 16. Congratulations to the Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) for organizing another successful event. The "Political BBQ" is part of the Main Event tradition and is a fundraiser for the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OECA). The BBQ was organized by board members Nick Masciantonio and Jamie Brougham, with support from Jan D'Arcy, Barbara Hicks, and over a dozen community volunteers and board members. Thanks also to the group from Celebration! Church. Approximately $850 was raised from the BBQ to support the OECA. Thank you!

We would also like to thank our elected officials who donned an apron and got behind the grill. They included: Ottawa City Councillor David Chenushenko, MPP Yasir Naqvi, OCDSB trustee Rob Campbell and OCSB trustee Kathy Ablett. Generous contributions were also made by the following: The Wheat Berry, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Mayor Jim Watson, McKeen Glebe Metro, Loblaws (Isabella St.), Shoppers Drug Mart (Glebe), Shoppers Drug Mart (Sunnyside), and M&M Meats.

Update on proposed mid-town footbridge open house

The City of Ottawa has recently announced that the open house scheduled for June has been postponed until the fall. More details are available here.

Brantwood dock installed

Brantwood Park's new dock is back home at the foot of Clegg Street and will remain until the end of October when the city will remove it before the return of ice and high water.

The idea to bring a dock back to Brantwood Park began five years ago when Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE) proposed the dock as one of the amenities that would enhance the Rideau River Nature Trail and the desire for a defined kayak-canoe launching site was shared over the years by many others.

The dock is similar to those previously installed at Windsor and Brewer parks: an aluminum ramp hinged to a concrete abutment embedded in the shoreline lands on a large floating raft so that the dock can adjust to varying river levels.

Closure of pathway through 200 Lees Avenue

This week the University of Ottawa will close the pedestrian and cycling pathway running through its 200 Lees campus so that the new stadium and playing field can be built. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured over the Lees Avenue bridge into Sandy Hill or across the Transitway bridge. The informal pathway along the river behind the university buildings will also be closed while the stadium/field are constructed. The planned closures will last until the end of August. The university is considering a request from the OECA to have the pathway reopened as soon as the soil remediation work is completed on the portion of the site containing the pathway. Click here to view a map.

New proposed mid-town footbridge design plans

The City of Ottawa has posted new design plans for the proposed mid-town footbridge. To view the design plans and provide comments, please see the Transportation page.

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