by Friends of Lansdowne

Lansdowne Park Inflicted with Lack of Vision

Heritage Ottawa Press Release

Ottawa, May 27 2010 – It is the heritage of Lansdowne Park that is its value – historic, cultural and commercial. The City and OSEG, the developers, have prescribed a future Lansdowne that squanders that value to car parks, bad faith and damaged history.

The centrepiece of Lansdowne Park is the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building opposite its main facade. Both are designated heritage buildings. The Aberdeen Pavilion is subject to easements that severely restrict alterations to the building or interference with the site lines that lend distinction to Lansdowne Park and make a landmark from vantage points around the city.