Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

Tenth Annual Kilt Skate Returns to Lansdowne Rink

On Sunday, February 18, 2024, the skating rink at Lansdowne Park will once again celebrate Scotland’s contribution to Canada by exposing bare knees to the elements of a Canadian winter. This will be the 10th year the Scottish Society of Ottawa (SSO) has organized The Great Canadian Kilt Skate in Ottawa and in other cities across Canada. Even when the pandemic shut down community events, the SSO was able to bring together an online…

Lansdowne Redevelopment: OSCA urges Council to reject proposal

OSCA’s President, Richard Slowikowski, has written to the Mayor and all City Councillors, urging them to vote against the current proposal for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, known as “Lansdowne 2.0.“ We believe the proposal does not merit approval for two sets of reasons, one related to its financial implications, and the other related to its effect on the neighbourhood, notably the lack of transit. The full text of the letter is provided. If…

Lansdowne 2.0: Your chance to be heard 11 October 7pm Horticulture Building

Lansdowne 2.0: Your chance to be heard 11 October 7pm Horticulture Building

On 10 November 2023 City Council will decide whether to approve the current proposal for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, “Lansdowne 2.0“. Many neighbourhood residents, and your community association, OSCA, have grave doubts about this proposal, involving the construction of 40-storey skyscrapers, the loss of public space, and the implications for traffic and liveability. In addition, the proposal appears fiscally imprudent, especially given the lack of transparency around the finances of the last redevelopment….

Financial Fact Sheet on Lansdowne 2.0 for the Mayor and Councillors

Financial Fact Sheet on Lansdowne 2.0 for the Mayor and Councillors

Financial Fact Sheet for Councillors The three most-affected communities (Glebe, Old Ottawa East, and Old Ottawa South) have come together to send a fact sheet on the Lansdowne 2.0 proposal to the Mayor and the Councillors for consideration before any votes are taken.  On October 18, 2023 the combined Committees of Finance and Corporate Services and Planning and Housing will meet to discuss the proposal and prepare a recommendation for the full City Council meeting on October 25, 2023.

A Public Forum entitled “Let’s Talk Lansdowne” will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7pm at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park. Mark it in your calendar!

Project Update: Lansdowne 2.0 Project

Project Update: Lansdowne 2.0 Project

The City of Ottawa has received a proposal from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) to strengthen the partnership and redevelop Lansdowne to make it financially stable for the long term and to rehabilitate public infrastructure.

Proposal

The proposal is to demolish the existing north stadium stands and arena complex, and build a new, world-class event centre and north stadium stands. This new public infrastructure will make the venues accessible and sustainable, better positioning Lansdowne as an iconic, landmark site. A new retail podium and additional residential units are also included within the proposal. To learn more about the proposal, please visit the Lansdowne 2.0 Engage Ottawa page.

Project update

Lansdowne Park 2.0 Update

The City of Ottawa Lansdowne Project team has been preparing work to bring forward a final Funding Strategy and Business Case report forward to City Council for approval of the next steps. The city will also bring forward a re-zoning application should the final Funding Strategy and Business Case be approved by council. We do not agree with the current proposal for reasons we outline here and here. The city will host a virtual…

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