Egan: Stanley Park, a giant hole in the ground, 30,000 loads of muck
Ottawa Citizen

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By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, December 11, 2016

New Edinburgh is one of the city’s best preserved neighbourhoods, a place where Queen Victoria never really died and the odd house still passes for a castle.

So the news — about the giant hole in its heart — has struck hard.

As part of the “Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel,” the City of Ottawa is planning to dig a massive shaft on the edge of venerable Stanley Park — named for a governor general — a hole as wide as a house (13 metres) and as deep as a six-storey building (20 metres).