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Lansdowne Park renewal takes first step; council to see proposal in early 2022

Challenges facing the area include aging infrastructure, as well as a lack of stimulating public activity and amenities. 
2019-06-12 TD Place Lansdowne Park
Aerial of TD Place and Lansdowne, June 12, 2019. Mike Vlasveld/ CityNews

City of Ottawa staff members will be investigating whether or not the Civic Centre and north side stands of TD Place need to be completely replaced as they explore options to sustain and revitalize Lansdowne Park.

City council approved a set of directions that will see the staff address current challenges at Lansdowne and come up with recommendations aimed at helping it become a year-round destination for all residents and visitors.
 
Challenges facing the area include aging infrastructure, as well as a lack of stimulating public activity and amenities. City council agreed that affordable housing needs to be taken into consideration.  
 
The aim of the renewal is to attract 5-million visitors to Lansdowne Park each year, while ensuring the sustainability and long-term financial viability of its operations and the city’s partnership with Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. 

Staff will conduct public engagement to find out what the public wants to see at an improved Lansdowne Park, and present a proposal to city council in the first quarter of 2022. 




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