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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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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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