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Lansdowne Park, Ottawa
(3.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Lansdowne Park is a 40acre historic sports, exhibition and entertainment facility in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, owned by the City of Ottawa. It is located along Bank Street and is adjacent to the Rideau Canal, in central Ottawa. Lansdowne Park contains the TD Place stadium/arena complex, (formerly Frank Clair Stadium and the Ottawa Civic Centre arena, the stadium being integrated with the arena), the Aberdeen Pavilion hall, and the Horticulture Building. Until 2010, the park was the site of the annual Central Canada Exhibition (Ottawa SuperEx). The site was redeveloped. Around the arena and stadium complex is a retail and residential redevelopment. Along the Rideau Canal, the open space which used to be parking is being converted into an urban park with some recreation facilities.HistoryIn 1847, the then Bytown was deeded acres by the government of the Province of Canada, and acquired another bought from owners over several years, to make up the initial grounds of what is now called Lansdowne Park. Two notable exhibitions occurred prior to the first Central Canada Exhibition. In 1875 the City of Ottawa hosted the thirtieth annual Exhibition of the Provincial Agricultural and Arts Association. In 1877 an exhibition included the first public demonstration of the telephone in Canada.
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  • Lots of activities on busy days but can be very quiet and deserted when there are no special events. Still an amazing improvement over what existed before. 
  • Suprised at how built up the area has become. Lots of shops and restaurants. Great place for spending time before an event at the arena. 
  • Please update photos on here of Lansdowne park! One of the most dramatic and awesome updates anywhere in Ottawa. 
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  • A great place to spend the day. Maybe you are there for the farmers market, music festival, or game convention. There is always something to see and do. Little shops here and there for everyone and lots of food choices in the area. You will not go hungry.
  • Great restaurant options! I really like quite a few of them! I love the VIP cineplex. Really nice space to wander in the summer with a nice little (expensive) weekend market
  • The facilities are amazing but the underground parking facility is horrible! I used to come to Lansdowne for the VIP movie theater but stopped going because of the underground parking. I was driving my vehicle in the underground parking lot of the TD place and was directed by parking staff to turn right. I was one what was designed as a one way but the parking staff was using as a two way traffic. I ended up hitting a emergency blue call box This was caused by changing a one way into a two way and the parking staff was not directing traffic and blocking the main way with a barricaded forcing the traffic wrong way down a one way road. After the incident a parking staff said to me and my wife " I told management not to block off the road like this as it was going to cause accidents" The manager of the parking lot came and the parking attendant to change the procedure and let people through the barricade realize they were causing accidents by directing traffics the wrong way down a one way. I ask him "so you change your parking flow because you realized it causes accident" he nodded yes and then I ask him " so its the parking lots fault and he simply did not respond. When security came the manager left and was no where to be seen.
  • After living in the neighbourhood for over 40 years I left for the burbs I returned to a modernized Lansdowne beautiful friendly and spacious..love the atmosphere
  • Absolutely amazing renovations. Beautiful outcome with awesome stores and amazing scenery