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Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

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Lansdowne Park is a 18acre 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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  • August 15, 2017
    The transformation of Lansdowne Park is nothing short of spectacular. Since a child with my parents, this is the place I used to go numerous times to the exhibition, trade shows, rock concerts, skate ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Have nothing to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning, then head out to Lansdowne Park and explore the neighbourhood. There are many restaurants, stores, a football field and a market inside the Aberdeen...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Made arrangements to attend the Red Blacks game vs Winnipeg. Parking was challenging but found free parking only a 20 min walk away. Had a nice dinner before the game on site, awesome evening for foot...  more »
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  • April 20, 2017
    Amazing area, have loved this area since I was a child and now that its all redone its amazing! Feels like you are in a much "Grander" city like New York.
  • March 6, 2017
    One of the few places in Ottawa that have a European feel. Nice ambience and good place for dining and shopping. Parking is paid though. Some establishments like Cineplex and Wholesome offer free parking validation.
  • June 2, 2017
    Love seeing the red blacks games, place is clean and has a good selection food products to buy from the vendors.
  • May 15, 2017
    Not as impressive, with just few tulip patches. Not sure if that was it was. There are better patches around here at Toronto or Niagara
  • February 20, 2017
    Very modern structures and soft ground to allow little ones to crawl while their older siblings play. Lots of nice places nearby. Come with plenty of time.in your hands.

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