by Friends of Lansdowne

Heritage Advocacy Group Urges Council to Protect Heritage Buildings at Lansdowne Park

Heritage Ottawa opposes the City staff recommendation that Council ignore the recent recommendations of the Ontario Conservation Review Board regarding the Horticulture Building.

“Of the 16 formal appeals and objections to various aspects of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan, ours was the only successful one,” says Heritage Ottawa President, Leslie Maitland. “Unfortunately, City staff are recommending that Council ignore the CRB recommendation and proceed with the repeal of the designation by-law for the Horticulture Building so it can relocate the structure at a cost of $6 million of taxpayers’ money.”

Heritage Ottawa has always supported the revitalization of Lansdowne Park, with its heritage assets (the Horticulture Building and the Aberdeen Pavilion) in situ and in toto, integrated into a successful project of which all Ottawa could be proud.