Today's letters: The gun lobby, the château, and love

By Brian Vachon, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, February 20, 2018

Casino LRT spur would help the South end

Re: Hard Rock wants rail spur to new casino, Feb. 15.

Do not think of it as a casino spur line, but rather a stop to relieve the commuter congestion from the South going into Ottawa. An LRT station and associated park-and-ride at Albion and Rideau Roads could be built on city-owned contaminated property that was to be “loaned” to the Central Canada Exhibition. That’s truly a better use of land than just a vacant block.

This site could be joined to the Riverside South LRT line at Earl Armstrong Road. All that would be needed is about 1.5 kilometres of track, pocket change to the city. We are spending more on artwork in the LRT system than this bare-bones extension would cost.

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