Lansdowne Park will finally get a new look!

Ottawa City Council  approved once and for all to move a head with plans to gentrify one of Ottawa’s biggest eye sores, Lansdowne Park. This has received mixed reviews amongst city councillors and community members a like.  Most who are opposed to the project are concerned about the obvious costs that the city will have to bare and the inevitable increase in traffic to the already very busy Old Ottawa South and Glebe communities. It is clear that something has to be done with the 16 hectares of concrete next to arguably Ottawa’s greatest attraction, the Rideau Canal, but it is this best solution?  Let me know what you think.

Below is an outline of what will be done over the next three years:

  • a controversial relocation of the historic Horticulture Building slightly to the east-side of the property
  • Frank Clair Stadium and the Civic Centre will be renovated
  • new retail buildings will be constructed just north of the stadium.
  • an urban park will be constructed on the east side of the property
  • condos, townhomes, offices and a cinema will be built on the northwest side.
  • an office tower, where the Ottawa Art Gallery will be relocated, will be constructed beside the stadium, near the Bank St. bridge.
  • the Ottawa Farmers Market will have a home in the Horticulture Building

About tylerlaird
Having been born and raised in Ottawa, this city is more than my home, it is a part of who I am and the basis from which all other cities must be compared. I have watched it grow and progress in its size and over time I found myself naturally drawn to the different neighbourhoods, with their varying characters, layouts and styles. After earning a BA in Law from Carleton University, Tyler discovered a new passion, real estate. In 2010, he began to use his passion for Ottawa’s various housing styles and diverse neighbourhoods, to help many people find that place that they can call home.

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