By Liz Payne, Ottawa Sun, November 24, 2016
The recommendation of the NCC’s board — which passed despite some key voices of dissent — now goes to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly for approval. If approved by Joly, it’s up to the hospital to decide whether to proceed.
In the end, it was access to public transit — the site is adjacent to the LRT line — and the fact that it would not require destroying a heritage site or agricultural land, that helped sway the NCC’s decision. The 50 acre site, on the western edge of the massive Tunney’s Pasture government complex, an NCC official noted, is already a sea of parking.http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/11/24/tunneys-pasture-recommended-site-for-new-civic-hospital