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Lansdowne Traffic: Worth Repeating

The problem with taking the bus to Lansdowne is that those vehicles are caught in the same traffic that drivers try to avoid by taking public transit. — Now that part of Lansdowne Park is about to open, the words … Continue reading

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Give Us City Hall Leadership

Mayor Jim Watson’s term has been marked by many administrative errors. — Frequent Bulldog commenter and community activist Ron Benn serves up this very interesting comment on the breakdown in municipal administration: Mayor Jim Watson’s most notable achievement in the 3 … Continue reading

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Glebe Readies For Redblacks

This is a release from the Glebe BIA: Glebe merchants are prepared to greet thousands of fans heading their way on July 18 for the Redblacks home opener. The Glebe BIA is planning a big welcome as they animate the street with … Continue reading

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Ottawans Must Demand Better Government

Too many things are going wrong at Ottawa City Hall. — The $8-million fiasco that is the result of the green-bin audit is part of a dreadful series of mistakes at Ottawa City Hall that is an embarrassment for public … Continue reading

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Watson’s Management Of The News

Here’s how you distract the media from the horrid audit of the Orgaworld contract. Take a bus-full of media to Lansdowne to open the stade. That means fewer media covering the green-bin train wreck and a good-news story to offset … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Retail Mix Not Developers’ Fault

This is a City of Ottawa video on construction at Lansdowne Park last year. — Developers are not in the business of charity. They’re in the business of making money. That’s what they do naturally. Birds chirp, fish swim, developers … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Prepares To Open

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) received a presentation and update on the opening and operation plans for the revitalized Lansdowne from City staff and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment … Continue reading

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Lansdowne A Flop As Stadium Site: POLL

Recent discussions in Ottawa concerning parking for football games at TD Place stadium prompted our poll asking if Lansdowne was the correct location for such a large venue. Well the votes are in: According to Bulldog readers, Lansdowne is an … Continue reading

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Tweep Backs Bulldog On New LRT Route

The Bulldog has been touting a new rail route from the Lees or Hurdman light-rail stations that would require short tunnels to access the transit-challenged Lansdowne and Glebe areas. This Twitter tweep agrees:

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VOTE: Should Lansdowne Have A Stadium?

Where Lansdowne Park construction stood last month. — This week Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group has been warning fans going to Ottawa Redblacks games to use shuttles from distant parking lots to get to TD Place. Is Lansdowne Park the … Continue reading

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The Lansdowne Shuttle: Bulldog On CFRA

Pierre Bourque fills in for Rob Snow on the CFRA Afternoon Edition Bulldog segment this week. Bourque talks with The Bulldog’s Ken Gray about the traffic and parking situation surrounding Lansdowne Park. Gray wonders why the discussion about traffic problems … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Parking Woes Just Tip Of The Iceburg

So we’ve been getting assurances from Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, the City of Ottawa (at least nominally run by Mayor Jim Watson) and city planners for years that traffic can be handled at the crowded downtown location for the … Continue reading

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Get Light Rail To Lansdowne

Ottawa’s light-rail line: A spur from the current route under construction could serve Lansdowne Park and the Glebe. — If the folks at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment really want to solve some of the transportation problems of getting tens of … Continue reading

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Fifth Avenue Construction Begins

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Significant work starts this week for the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Fifth Avenue to improve the safety and comfort level of pedestrians … Continue reading

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BIAs Offer Tulip Shuttle Service

This is a release from the Glebe Business Improvement Area: The Glebe BIA, in partnership with the Preston Street BIA and the Tulip Festival, will be offering a free, hop-on hop-off shuttle service from May 9 – 19.

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Here’s Where Lansdowne Stands

This is an internal update on the progress of the Lansdowne development sent to councillors and the mayor:

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Lansdowne Future In Question: Reader

Here’s a prediction on the future of Lansdowne Park from Bulldog reader Robert Roberts in an email:

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Mass Transit To Glebe, Lansdowne

One way of solving some of the transportation woes of the Glebe and Lansdowne would be to build a tunnel from the Riverside Transitway station under the Rideau River and the Canal to Lansdowne Park. — A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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We Rejected Lansdowne Rebuild: Reader

This avid Bulldog reader takes issue with a post that inadequate neighbourhood parking could kill the new Ottawa RedBlacks football club: Those in the Glebe never wanted this development.

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How To Kill The Ottawa RedBlacks

This new CFL team will be in jeopardy with inadequate parking. — For those of us who think the Ottawa RedBlacks will be good for this community, the actions of some Glebe residents concerning parking leave us cold. You will … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Name Should Be Retained

According to this Facebook friend, there’s an easy method to keep the word ‘Lansdowne’ at historic Lansdowne Park:

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Don’t Lose Lansdowne Name

Despite its old grey looks, there was heritage at Lansdowne Park. — God bless the folks at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. They want to make some money. Good. They’re creating something of a falling-down city property at Lansdowne. No matter … Continue reading

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Is Council Independent? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss party politics and civic government on Snow’s Afternoon Edition. The two also get into naming Lansdowne Park and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s plans for the site on The Bulldog segment … Continue reading

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How To Intensify: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for Afternoon Edition host Rob Snow, discusses the intensification debate in Ottawa with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray. To listen to the short podcast of the discussion, click on the podcast player below:

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Peck New Glebe BIA Chief

This is a release from the Glebe BIA: The Glebe Business improvement Area is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Peck to the position of Executive Director, effective December 9, 2013.

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