Get ready for Lansdowne 2.0. 

The City and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group have big plans for the revelopment of the site, involving tearing down stands, building housing, and adding retail and restaurants.

The official development site is here but the City has made it largely impenetrable. The details are in this PDF, which again, if the City want you to read it they would have made it nicer.

But the City is asking for your opinion about Lansdowne 2.0 in this online survey. Let the City know what you think.

– Martha and Darrren



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    • ❄️ Periods of snow. High of 1°, low of 0°. 


    • $570,000
    • – The amount of money that a Constance Bay man paid for lifesaving surgery in the US after the Ottawa Hospital could not provide a date. The man has given up being reimbursed from OHIP. (Andrew Duffy at the Ottawa Citizen)

    Ottawans of the Day

    • The Carleton Ravens men’s and women’s basketball teams
    • Over the weekend, the Ravens women’s side beat the Queen's Gaels 71-59 to win the Bronze Baby Trophy for the 2023 U Sports Basketball championship. Despite the name, the Bronze Baby is awared to the winners. The men’s side beat St. Francis Xavier University 109-104 in double overtime, and were awared the much clearer in name WP McGee Trophy. (Josh Pringle at CTV)


    • I have not been contacted by any American public transit agencies for potential job opportunities
    • – Renee Amilcar, general manager of transportation for Ottawa, in a written statement over a reports Friday that she was the top candidate to take over the Boston area transit authority. This story notes that technically, if she was offered a job, it would be from Massachusetts governor Maura Healey and not the transit agency. But consider also that the writer spelt our city’s name as Ottowa. (Jon Keller at CBS Boston)


    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 1 – Calgary Flames 5 last night
    • 🏒 NHL Ottawa Senators 2 – Vancouver Canucks 5 last Saturday
    • 🏒 OHL Ottawa 67s 3 – Hamilton Bulldogs 6 last night
    • 🏒 OHL Ottawa 67s 3 – Niagara IceDogs 2 last Saturday
    • 🏒 OHL Ottawa 67s 10 – Missassauga Steelheads 3 last Friday
    • 🏒 QMJHL Les Olympiques de Gatineau 5 – Le Phœnix de Sherbrooke 2 last night


    🐴 Horses of courses

    • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have given a local horse, Noble, to King Charles for his coronation. The King had requested that the Mounties send a musical ride horse for him to use in trooping the colours when his current horse, George, retires. (Jordan Hoffman in Vanity Fair)

    🚨 Licence plate leniency

    • Ottawa Police will be giving Quebéc drivers who have not renewed their licence plates a temporary break. Québec drivers have been dealing with nightmarish computer problems at the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec, which now has granted an extention for insurance holders until Aug 29. Ottawa Police say they won't ticket until then if they see a plate with an expiry between March 9 and that date. (CBC)

    🐕 Rescue dogs

    • An Ottawa Valley shelter is looking for homes for 19 dogs. Police in Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township west of Ottawa found 38 dogs in distress at a house last week. Eighteen dogs went to other shelters, one was adopted, but Riverview Rescues is still looking to home another 19. (Michael Woods at CTV) (Riverview Rescues)

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    • Foster Family Farm in North Gower is seeking sales associates and harvest-hands for the 2023 growing season. There are full and part time positions. Contact for details. 
    • It’s March Break, and the Goulbourn Museum promises activities today through March 17. No registration necessary. 



    Just Announced

    • Amos the Transparent brings its “lush arrangements, layered harmonies, and captivating live show” to Red Bird on April 21. Tickets $31.59 


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    Calabogie Brewing’s St. Patrick’s Day Stock-Up means you’ll save 15% off every beer, until Wednesday the 14th at midnight. Use the code LEPRECHAUN at checkout.

    The March Break 24 Special at Overflow Brewing Company will get you a 24 mix of Roger That, Rearview, Forge Ahead, Missing Link, and Fair Warning for $67 (down from $76.88). You can pick it up from the taproom or buy online (the delivery charge is $8.

    There’s an online-only flash Spring Promo at Viens Avec Moi today. Get 15% off using the code FLASHVAM.

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    Brendan Fraser won the Best Actor award at the Oscars last night

    And since he’s a beloved hometown lad, you could say that Ottawa itself won an Oscar last night.

    And if Ottawa won, you could say that you personally won. Believe us, we've checked out the math – it works.

    So congratulations everyone one your win. Feel free to add it to your résumés.

    We will see you tomorrow  – Martha and Darren

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