Tag Archives: Lansdowne

Stand Up For The Glebe, Jim Watson

Is this what Mayor Jim Watson and the people behind Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group envisaged when they opened and re-opened the various amusements at the former Lansdowne Park? Were they blind to the fact that residents of the Glebe … Continue reading

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Get Over It On Lansdowne: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray debate what residents of the Glebe should expect on RedBlack football game days. To listen to a broadcast of the show, click on the podcast below:

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Keep Your Urine To Yourself

Ah yes. Football and beer. A classic match. Except that even the best bladders cannot not withstand the onslaught of much malted beverage without exceeding their bladder PSI … emphasize the pee. So homeowners in the Glebe neighbourhood near TD … Continue reading

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Welcome To O’Brien’s Second Term

Facebook friends take on Lansdowne and Mayor Jim Watson:

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Lansdowne: It’s Not Watson’s Project

Might there be an election coming? Mayor Jim Watson has been milking Lansdowne for votes for some time now. Updates on the stadium, this opening, that opening. Watson, never known for turning down a photo shoot, has been all over … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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