Egan: LRT yard could ruin hidden, homemade Eden off Merivale Road
Ottawa Citizen

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 2016

Across the street from Howard Darwin Arena on Merivale Road, a big green space opens up, heading west in a 100-acre chunk to Woodroffe Avenue.

It is NCC land and there was a time, maybe 15 years ago, when the Crown corporation cut every blade of grass. “It looked like a billiard table,” one neighbour said of the 200-metre wide strip.

Then they stopped, and the buckthorn and scrub trees started to spread, the grass grew and the neighbours — especially on bordering Parkside Crescent — took matters into their own hands.