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Lansdowne traffic – its impact on the Glebe so far

The following is an extract from a report presented by the Glebe Community Association (GCA) to the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee in April 2015 for their first annual review of the traffic and transportation issues related to activities at the redeveloped Lansdowne.

Glebe residents are invited to an open house presentation on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. on Lansdowne transportation issues, hosted by the GCA at the Glebe Community Centre.

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Glebe Parks

What can Glebe residents can expect over the next months in regards to the Park at Lansdowne? We saw many of the Park’s attributes prior to the snow falling, but construction has continued on several important features throughout the winter.

The Glebe Parks Committee (GPC) is the only one if its kind in the City of Ottawa — find out how to volunteer with efforts in park maintenance, park designation and funding, as well as hot topics like dog waste disposal, the “adopt-a-park” program and potential post office box locations.

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A statistical profile of the Glebe

In 1980, when my husband and I decided to buy our first house, location was our prime concern since neither of us drove. We wanted to be in a pedestrian-friendly environment near good public transportation and such amenities as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, parks and schools. We chose the Glebe. Why? Here is a brief look at the Glebe’s demographic profile and amenities in comparison with that of the rest of Ottawa.

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Glebe traffic files to watch in 2015

Like death and taxes, traffic and transportation issues are an unavoidable reality. Here are some traffic and transportation issues for which the Glebe Community Association’s (GCA) Traffic Committee will be monitoring, seeking community input, and liaising with City and provincial officials over the course of 2015. Residents are encouraged to share their views on these and other issues via

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Whole Foods Market opens at Lansdowne

The day before the opening, as I sat chatting about Whole Foods, I asked Lisa Slater, “Why Ottawa?” Slater said the company had done market research to find the right location for expansion before settling on Ottawa. “It was a combination of landlord and market.” Ottawa’s population is well educated and has a reasonably high income. Now, people are more aware of the connection between food, health and the total well-being of a person.

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Lansdowne News

Lansdowne continues to make headlines this month. Check out the coverage of the Urban Park grand opening, the Princess Patricias re-dedication ceremony, and the return of the Panda Games.

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Lansdowne: Then & Now

It’s the name on everyone’s lips this summer: Lansdowne.
With an Open House that happened on July 6 and several sold-out home games for both football and soccer, the atmosphere surrounding Lansdowne was certainly one of excitement and anticipation over these past few weeks.

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Memories of Lansdowne… it wasn’t just the Rough Riders

By Joe Scanlon The return of football to Lansdowne Park – under the new name of Redblacks – brings back many memories, not just of the Rough Riders and not even just of football. Football at Lansdowne back in the day Between 1943 and 1947, there were two football teams in Ottawa – the Rough […]

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Soccer at Lansdowne – the Ottawa Fury FC

By Kendra Lee The Ottawa Fury, Ottawa’s soccer club, opened their new stadium, TD Place, in style on July 20. They hosted their first home game in the new stadium in front of 14,593 fans, making history by breaking the all-time attendance record for the North American Soccer League (NASL)! The game was against the […]

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