Lansdowne Proposal includes Shuttle Loop, Children’s Playground and Refrigerated Ice Rink

The urban park at the redeveloped Lansdowne Park will be ready for public use when the CFL kicks off in 2014.

The city recently awarded the construction contract to Ottawa firm D&G Landscaping.
Workers will begin installing the underground utilities this summer and building Aberdeen Square, the future home of the farmers market. A bus shuttle loop, courtyards, a children’s playground and the refrigerated ice rink will follow.
Planting work will continue into 2015, but the city is expecting people will be enjoying most of the amenities by this time next year.
The frame of the new south side stands is up and the steel beams are being pieced together in the northwest quadrant where townhomes will be built. The foundation for the condo tower near the Bank St. bridge is being dug out.
The urban park which includes the costly relocation of the Horticulture Building slightly east on the site, is the one bright spot for many who opposed the redevelopment from the beginning.
 A curling rink won’t be built to professional curling standards and is meant to give amateurs the opportunity to try the sport.
The annual cost to maintain the urban park is projected to be $2 million.
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