When the redevelopment of Lansdowne was first considered, it may have been difficult to imagine to what extent the multi-phased project would impact the area. Although Lansdowne remains a hot topic of conversation for Glebe residents and for those living in surrounding neighbourhoods, a 2014 survey of Ottawa businesses showed that 50% of respondents felt the Lansdowne redevelopment would have a positive impact on their business.
Taking a look around all that site has to offer, it’s not hard to see how the project as a whole – a modern example of the positive impact of design and careful urban planning – has breathed new life into its downtown Ottawa neighbourhood.
TD Place opened its doors and hosted the inaugural season of the Ottawa RedBlacks, Ottawa’s new CFL Expansion team, and is home ice for the Ottawa 67s, Ottawa’s OHL hockey team. In addition to the new stadium, the reinvented Lansdowne features residences within condominium towers designed by Barry J. Hobin and Associates for Minto and in adjacent townhomes on Holmwood, retail, sports and entertainment, and public amenities at Lansdowne Park, managed by The City of Ottawa.
Lansdowne Park is a well-organized blend of amenities (including a public skating rink, sledding hill, a basketball court, skateboard park, public park, and heirloom orchard, among others) and events, courtyards, heritage buildings (Aberdeen Pavilion and Square have been repurposed for community use and to house a Farmer’s Market), and green space.
For home buyers, Minto@Lansdowne offers several unique condo options in the Rideau and Vibe buildings, as well as in townhomes on the north edge of the park. Units in both buildings are still available (4 in The Vibe, 19 in The Rideau) while only one townhome is still available for sale. All designed by the Barry J. Hobin and Associates team, the residences at Lansdowne take full advantage of their location while protecting and respecting the neighbourhoud culture.