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About Us


The Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) is the volunteer run association representing the residents and businesses of Old Ottawa East.

Monthly meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

  • Meeting details and materials are posted to the OOECA home page.
  • All are welcome to attend.

The community association:

  • Encourages citizen participation in the planning and development of the community.
  • Provides a vehicle through which the opinions, wishes, and feedback of the people of Old Ottawa East can be made known to elected representatives and their staff.
  • Preserves and improves Old Ottawa East as a residential community and focus attention on its history and heritage.
  • Protects and enhances parks and greenspaces.
  • Enhances amenities in Old Ottawa East to help improve the quality of life for residents.

In addition to our overall mandate, the board has a set of strategic goals and priorities.

OOECA, along with other community associations, is a member of the City Centre Coalition, Citizens for Healthy Communities, the Coalition Against Queensway Widening, and Federation of Citizens’ Associations.

If you are interested in becoming a member, an annual membership to the OOECA costs $5 per household. Memberships are available for purchase at our monthly meetings.

Minutes from past meetings are found on the Archive page. Our annual general meeting is held the second Tuesday in November.

For full details about the operation of the OOECA and who can be a member, please view our constitution and bylaws (updated in November 2012).

OOECA Board Members

  • President – Bob Gordon
  • Past President – Phyllis Odenbach Sutton
  • Vice-President – Catherine Pacella
  • Secretary – Vacant
  • Treasurer – Don Fugler
  • Transportation & Infrastructure – Tom Scott
  • Planning – Vacant
  • FCA (Federation of Citizens’ Associations) – Ron Rose
  • Membership – Jayson MacLean
  • The Corners on Main/Greystone Village – Peter Tobin
  • SLOE (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) – Michal Samborski
  • Parks and Greenspace – Vacant
  • Lansdowne – Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay
  • Health and Safety – Georgia Blondon
  • Communications – Bob Gordon, Kristine Houde
  • Members at Large – John Dance, Greg Whetton, Suzanne Johnston

We partner with the Community Activities Group (CAG), other community organizations, and the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (SHCHC).

Our community newspaper is called The Mainstreeter, published six times a year (approximately every two months).

We also work closely with our elected officials at the municipal, provincial and federal level. They are:

For city concerns such as by-law enforcement, street, sidewalk, and snow maintenance, garbage and recycling, or community services, visit Service Ottawa online, call 3-1-1 or email

Old Ottawa East History

Old Ottawa East was originally the suburban community of Archville.

  • It was incorporated as the village of Ottawa East in 1888, then amalgamated with the larger City of Ottawa in 1907.

For a detailed history of Old Ottawa East, consult, written in part and compiled by Rick Wallace. This site includes over 500 photographs and 300 pages of text about the development of this community.