Here we go again.
In 2013, Mayor Jim Watson walked on a motion at Ottawa City Council to create exemptions to the noise bylaw for construction at Lansdowne.
Now the city wants to change the weekend noise bylaw for Lansdowne and the Canadian Tire Centre until 1 a.m.
Hard to understand why the noise bylaw needs to be altered for the CTC … it’s enclosed, in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by businesses many of which are closed.
Photo above: The city finds itself often in conflict of interest due to its participation in Lansdowne Park.
Maybe it’s just politics to mask the deal for Lansdowne noise.
The City of Ottawa repeatedly finds itself in conflict-of-interest at Lansdowne. The city stands to benefit money-wise if Lansdowne is allowed to stay open until 1 a.m. … at least sometime in the far-off future.
And of course long-suffering Glebe residents get to listen to the thump of rock concerts until the early morning.
The city should never get involved in such a project again.
Changing anything to Lansdowne brings up the question of motive with the city and it brings the municipality far too close to the development community … as though the builders aren’t already pretty tight with local politicians and administrators.
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