Lansdowne rethink could include new north stands, canal access

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, April 3, 2019

Refurbishing the north-side stands at TD Place and improving access to the Rideau Canal could be part of a major rethink of Lansdowne Park following news of its disappointing financial results five years after its redevelopment, councillors heard Tuesday.

(...)"It's clear that the current vision for Lansdowne — a place of big events and bigger festivals — has failed, neither bringing sustained financial benefits nor fostering a consistent, active and animated urban environment," said Menard in a statement.

Recently, an electronics shop and trendy espresso chain left Lansdowne.

Among other things, Menard wants the Lansdowne site to be more pedestrian-friendly, with less surface parking.

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