Piece of the farm: Looking at the string of proposals for the Central Experimental Farm
Metro Ottawa

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By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, February 2, 2017

Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm has been a 1,055-acre oasis in the heart of the city since 1886

.But its central location has also made it a target for a host of development ideas.

Using an existing access to information request, Metro obtained all the proposals that Agriculture Canada has received for a piece of the farm since 2005.

The list of requests for farm land have included some well-known and well-publicized ideas, including a new Ottawa Civic Hospital, the Baseline Transitway proposal and a National Botanical Garden.

It also included less well-known ideas: wind turbines, a climate-change research centre and a community garden.