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Traffic Measures Related to Lansdowne Redevelopment

The Glebe Community Association has prepared a report recommending measures to mitigate the adverse traffic and parking impacts of Lansdowne. Read the February 8, 2013 report here: http://www.glebeca.ca/committees/traffic/GCA_Interim_Report_Recommended_Changes_to_Traffic_Plan.pdf

Friends of Lansdowne Re-Occupies the Elmdale!

Friends of Lansdowne Re-Occupies the Elmdale!

Now’s your chance to experience the Elmdale before it changes hands on January 1st. It’s a fabulous venue — not to be missed. The evening will feature music by Jeff Froggett and other local talent. Great beer on tap, as always! Thursday, December 6, 2012 7:30pm Elmdale House Tavern –… Read more

The View from Here

The View from Here

Demolition has revealed the extent of the Lansdowne giveaway. All the land from the foreground to the rear of the the yellow Aberdeen Pavilion and from the left of the photo to the stadium is being rented to OSEG for $1/year. All of it is to be covered by commercial… Read more

Local Hero: Fundraiser at the Mayfair Sat. Oct. 20, 2012

Local Hero: Fundraiser at the Mayfair Sat. Oct. 20, 2012

This fun-filled fundraiser has only one serious goal — raising some money towards our outstanding legal costs. It starts with a reception, followed by a screening of the uplifting comedy Local Hero, which pits a giant corporation against the determined citizens of a small Scottish town for control of their land…. Read more

Submission by Friends of Lansdowne to the City of Ottawa of Ottawa’s Finance and Economic Development Committee, October 2, 2012

Councillors, Friends of Lansdowne has long opposed the Lansdowne Partnership Plan. I know that most of you do not share our views. I also know that many of you will tend to disregard my remarks because the Friends of Lansdowne legal case was not successful.  But remember, the Courts did… Read more

City of Ottawa Risk Management Plan for Lansdowne Park

Part 2, Meeting with Kevin Shipley, XCG Consultants Ltd., Thursday, September 27, 2012. Multi-purpose Room, Glebe Community Centre at 7:30pm. This workshop will compile comments on the draft CPU for the Glebe Community Association’s Environment and Health and Social Services committees for the GCA to submit to the province. The province… Read more

So much for Lansdowne not costing taxpayers a dime

The City recently revealed its total debt level is now $1.4 billion—nearly double what it was when Jim Watson came into office. It’s not clear if this figure includes the debt that will be incurred for the Lansdowne development. But what is clear is that Lansdowne is costing taxpayers way… Read more

City of Ottawa Risk Management Plan for Lansdowne Park

Workshop, Multipurpose Room, Glebe Community Centre, September 20, 2012, 7pm When contaminated soil is stored on a property, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment issues a document called a Certificate of Property Use (CPU).  All the contaminated soil from the commercial and stadium parts of the Lansdowne site will be… Read more

Lansdowne Park – Certificate of Property Use Now Available

On August 21, 2012, the Province of Ontario”s Ministry of the Environment has finally provided the public with detailed information on the management of toxic soils at Lansdowne Park. There is a 45-day public comment period on the Certificate of Property Use (CPU) which outlines the risk assessment and risk management… Read more

Sylvia Holden Park: Then & Now

Sylvia Holden Park: Then & Now

Sylvia Holden Park, June 1995 Sylvia Holden Park, June 2012