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.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/02/01/ottawa-central-expiremental-farm-has-many-proposals-.html