Another Controversy At Lansdowne

Singing the national anthem at TD Place after Ottawa’s terror attack. Do we really want to turn this into a winter parking lot?

Just when you thought that it was almost impossible to have one more controversy at Lansdowne Park, well here’s a new one. And not a good one.

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“We wanted this to be a site where cars are tolerated, but not invited.”

– Capital Councillor David Chernushenko on parking cars on the playing field at Lansdowne.

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LeBreton: We Should Listen To The Senators

Imagine a frigid Ottawa winter without the hockey Senators.

The Canadian Tire Centre is not exactly ideally located, but it’s not as bad a spot as some would have you believe.

Still if the Senators say they need a new rink, well they probably need a new rink.

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Charlie Farquharson Goes To Lansdowne

Charlie Farquharson, aka the late Don Harron, from the Hee Haw television program.


The mighty Sheridan, commenter extraordinaire, brings us the late actor-writer Don Harron’s Charlie Farquharson who gives a bit of a travelogue on visiting the redeveloped Lansdowne for the first time.

This is brilliant. Thank you, Sheridan:

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‘Severe’ Lansdowne Traffic Problem: City Report

This is a City of Ottawa report presented to the National Capital Commission this week.

The report was sent to The Bulldog by the NCC.

In it, the city says there were: “Severe operational and potential safety constraints of combined shuttle and bus service on Bank Street” on major event days at Lansdowne.

Please click on the highlighted words below to read the city presentation to the NCC on traffic at Lansdowne on major event days:

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NCC CEO Wants LeBreton Developed Privately: Podcast



National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson dropped a blockbuster of an announcement at a speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

Kristmanson floated the trial balloon that the NCC would soon be making a major announcement on the future of LeBreton Flats. As well, he talked of a major component of the project coming from the private sector.

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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 saw all this coming? They had lived through the Rough Rider years, after all.

Now residents of neighbourhoods surrounding Lansdowne are being assaulted by people peeing on their back fences and exposing themselves. Vomit is on the sidewalks or elsewhere.

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Get Over It On Lansdowne: Bulldog On CFRA

cfraCFRA’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

beerAh 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 Place at Lansdowne are experiencing the rare joys of excessive bladder PSI. Revellers to the new RedBlack football games are deciding in their beery way to empty their bladders on Glebe properties.

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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 Lansdowne in the PR sense, even by his voluminous standards.

Now Watson is joined by two councillors on this vote gravy train in a grip-and-grin event today.

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Lansdowne Traffic: Worth Repeating

OC Transpo

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 of Capital Councillor David Chernushenko ring true.

Of course we’ve known about the transit-challenged Glebe area for years but Ottawa went ahead to build a park, shopping centre, high-rises and refurbish the stadium. All will add more traffic:

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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 or years years that he has occupied the mayor’s chair is that he brought harmony to council.

No more long drawn out public ramblings by discontented councillors, no councillors sniping at each other in public. To paraphrase his comments of a year ago, we don’t have a gong show like in Toronto. The negative side of this outcome is that there are no meaningful discussions at committee and council meetings.

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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 entertainment, music and super fans to create the ultimate fan experience.

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Ottawans Must Demand Better Government

ottawa city hall

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 servants, politicians and taxpayers themselves.

Missing paperwork and misinformation on the organics program sent the way of council is completely inappropriate but something is much worse than this mess. That is bad and sometimes multi-million-dollar screwups are becoming the norm at city hall.

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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 the bad-news story coming out Wednesday at city hall.

Bet the bus is full.

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

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