Tag Archives: Lansdowne

Ottawa Proposed As 2026 World Cup Site

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. Click on hotkeyed words below:

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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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Lansdowne Isn’t Watson’s Project

Sheridan has been one of our best and most reliable commenters. This comment deserves bigger play. Here he looks at Mayor Jim Watson’s policy initiatives or lack of them. Feel free to debate and discuss his forthright comment: OSEG are … Continue reading

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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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Year-End Review Looks At Fatal Bus Crash: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look back at the tragic events of the OC Transpo bus crash near Barrhaven and the odd issues of procurement and bridge-building at the City of Ottawa in a year-end wrap-up on … Continue reading

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Guilty

Brilliant commenter Sheridan, who helps make Bulldog Comments a joy to read, says we need a new citizen’s lobby group, The Friends of Public Consultation, to bring Ottawa City Hall in line. If not, the Friends should be prepared to … Continue reading

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Carleton’s Hyperlab Probes Lansdowne

Carleton University’s Hyperlab brings the digital realm to the social sciences. — This is a release from Carleton University: Carleton University students and researchers are working on innovative projects involving interactive technologies applied to public areas around Ottawa, including Confederation … Continue reading

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Light Rail: This Is Just Wrong

Light-rail project changes are being muzzled by city politicians and municipal staff. — The no-fuss, no-muss mayor, city staff and council have struck again. First there was the controversial site-plan exemptions that no longer have to go to city council … Continue reading

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20 Big Problems At City Hall: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA journalist Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the many problems at Ottawa City Hall right now. In fact, Gray says he’s never seen city hall running worse than it has now since he first started covering municipal … Continue reading

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What’s It Take To Get Fired At City Hall?

Light rail has just been one of the areas where major problems have occurred at Ottawa City Hall. — The last few of years at Ottawa City Hall have probably seen the worst failures in public policy since this observer started … Continue reading

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Yet More City Blunders

Last week, Bulldog Ottawa added the current baseball mess to a list of city blunders. Then a Tweep found, what we thought, were all the ones Bulldog Ottawa missed. But Bulldog Ottawa reader Phil McBride has found even more. His … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Economics

Here is Mayor Jim Watson on why he opted for Can-Am League baseball instead of the Double-A brand Eastern League that the city had tried to land for years. It’s a case of odd priorities. Watson massively overspends on light … Continue reading

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Baseball Another Business Blunder By City

The city of Ottawa has had hideous trouble trying to conduct business over the past few years. The absolute botching of the baseball file is just one of a long string of business faux pas that even financial novices wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Why The Casino Is Far Worse For Watson Than Lansdowne

Lansdowne is largely yesterday’s issue in Ottawa. Not so the casino which could run into the 2014 election year. — Here’s the good news about Lansdowne for Mayor Jim Watson. At least it just split the community so about half … Continue reading

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Show Good Manners At Lansdowne

Neighbours of the Lansdowne construction site are miserable with noise, dirt and vibrations. — If Mayor Jim Watson and planning committee chairman Peter Hume want to prove that decision-making at city hall is fair, best that construction on Lansdowne stay within the prescribed … Continue reading

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Lansdowne II: The Wrath of Melnyk

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk: What’s it take to catch a break from Ottawa City Hall? — Let’s just say not a lot of people are lined up with hundreds of millions of dollars of wealth ready to buy a National … Continue reading

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Urban Park Contract Awarded At Lansdowne

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Today the City of Ottawa awarded the contract to build the urban park at Lansdowne to D&G Landscaping.

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Environmental Hypocrisy From City

How can the City of Ottawa be in a position to offer up environmental awards when it’s first option for light rail is to tear up the green space on the Macdonald Parkway, it’s second option is to do the … Continue reading

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Why Jim Watson Is Vulnerable

A conservative candidate for mayor can brand the light-rail project as too expensive at $2.1 billion. —- As Mayor Jim Watson gears up for Jimapalooza 2014, his re-election campaign, he begins to look more vulnerable every day. Here’s why:

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A Better Way For Lansdowne

This is a suggestion from Twitter on how the whole Lansdowne controversy could have been shortened:

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Baseball Flop Shows Bankrupt City Government

Here are the teams in the Eastern League in minor league baseball. Akron Aeros, Altoona Curve, Binghamton Mets, Bowie Baysox, Erie SeaWolves, Harrisburg Senators, New Britain Rock Cats, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Portland Sea Dogs, Reading Fightin Phils, Richmond Flying … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Urban Park Goes To Tender

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Today the City of Ottawa issued a tender to construct the new 18-acre urban park at the new Lansdowne. The park will incorporate many features including a Great Lawn, refrigerated ice … Continue reading

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