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10-05-2012, 12:56 PM
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OT - Lansdowne Construction Thread

Hey all,

Lansdowne construction has picked up steam big time. As anyone who has driven by the site lately knows, the whole place is a massive construction site with the underground parking lot nearly finished and the building of the east side berm is getting started.

Just wanted to know if anyone else wants a thread to keep up to date on the construction of the stadium and surrounding area!

Exciting next few months for Lansdowne, Ottawa, and the future CFL team!

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The tears from the "Friends of Lansdowne" sustain me...

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New sports merchandise franchise to open at Lansdowne.

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Better bring some high end retail to the area. It's one big chance for the city to get something people actually care about right. It's about time people don't feel the need to drive to Montreal, Toronto, etc to shop.

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Am I the only one here who thinks that the "fans" of Ottawa will not support the team well enough for the city to sustain a football team for long term

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Am I the only one here who thinks that the "fans" of Ottawa will not support the team well enough for the city to sustain a football team for long term
For the first little while at least, new Lansdowne park is going to be a place people want to be. That alone should make football sustainable short-term and give them a good chance to hold onto people long-term.

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Am I the only one here who thinks that the "fans" of Ottawa will not support the team well enough for the city to sustain a football team for long term
Hard to say really. But considering they also want to bring in MLS I see this being busy more than just football nights.

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Am I the only one here who thinks that the "fans" of Ottawa will not support the team well enough for the city to sustain a football team for long term
I despise this attitude. ANY sport can work if it is well managed. Wouldn't you like some kind of sporting distraction when the Sens are locked out twice a decade?

Not to mention the fact it is an embarrassment the Canadian CAPITAL lacks a CANADIAN football team.

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Better bring some high end retail to the area. It's one big chance for the city to get something people actually care about right. It's about time people don't feel the need to drive to Montreal, Toronto, etc to shop.
I'm hoping that Nordstrom sprouting up in the Rideau Centre will start a tide of reputable merchants coming to town. H&M has also said that they're particularly horny to get into this market as well - they may show up in Bayshore after the expansion.

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I'm hoping that Nordstrom sprouting up in the Rideau Centre will start a tide of reputable merchants coming to town. H&M has also said that they're particularly horny to get into this market as well - they may show up in Bayshore after the expansion.
Ya exactly. It's about time.

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I'm hoping that Nordstrom sprouting up in the Rideau Centre will start a tide of reputable merchants coming to town. H&M has also said that they're particularly horny to get into this market as well - they may show up in Bayshore after the expansion.
I think that anyone with a long enough memory to remember the horrific crash & burn that was Les Ailes Du Mode at Bayshore can tell you that it's not the right mall for large-scale high-end retail.

That being said, I think H&M is a pretty good fit for Bayshore, but anyone getting any ideas about anything glamorous and/or high-end landing in that mall can forget about it.



Speaking of crazy high-end malls, I was in Singapore a few weeks ago, and stayed in a hotel on Orchard Road, which is like the Rodeo Drive of Southeast Asia. I swear, I can't make this up - there was a Louis Vuitton store , and literally across the street from it, not 100 feet away?... yep, you guessed it: another Louis Vuitton store. It was kitty-corner to the Dolce & Gabbana store. I felt like I was going to get charged $100 just for looking in the general direction of that intersection.

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I think that anyone with a long enough memory to remember the horrific crash & burn that was Les Ailes Du Mode at Bayshore can tell you that it's not the right mall for large-scale high-end retail.

That being said, I think H&M is a pretty good fit for Bayshore, but anyone getting any ideas about anything glamorous and/or high-end landing in that mall can forget about it.



Speaking of crazy high-end malls, I was in Singapore a few weeks ago, and stayed in a hotel on Orchard Road, which is like the Rodeo Drive of Southeast Asia. I swear, I can't make this up - there was a Louis Vuitton store , and literally across the street from it, not 100 feet away?... yep, you guessed it: another Louis Vuitton store. It was kitty-corner to the Dolce & Gabbana store. I felt like I was going to get charged $100 just for looking in the general direction of that intersection.
How was Singapore? In respect to the thread topic, we'll keep this exchange short. I'm just interested.

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How was Singapore? In respect to the thread topic, we'll keep this exchange short. I'm just interested.
It was very cool. It seems like a really, really hella-fun place to be (which depends on your definition of "fun", I suppose, seeing as how alcohol is CRAZY over-taxed over there - a $7 bottle of wine in Ontario was like $25 there).

I wanted to stay in the world famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, with their infinity pool (if you have a fear of heights, do not google that), but the wife used her executive veto and instead we stayed in a Holiday Inn. A $600/night Holiday in (her work paid for it).

We did the Night Safari with the kids (basically a unique world-class zoo full of nocturnal animals, that you go at night to see them when they're up and active), which was good. And we did some other tourist-y things. Oh, and we drank a lot: There's a very ingrained "executive culture" there that caters to... well, executives. Which they foolishly thought we were, because my wife's work paid for our fabulously extravagant accommodations. Those accommodations got us access to a bunch of "executive lounges", which were ridiculously opulent. I mean, my daughter asked if they had hot chocolate, and the did not... so instead they melted $12 Swiss chocolates into warm milk for her. It was like a $48 hot chocolate. Ridiculous.

Also, the shopping was insane. You can easily tell why everyone in SE Asia goes to Singapore to shop, the whole city/country is built around malls. They're everywhere, and unlike the malls in Ottawa, they're built UP, not OUT. I was in a mall that had 14 floors. It was crazy.

So yeah, Singapore is good times. Expensive, expensive good times. I highly recommend it, if you are anywhere nearby, and have the good fortune of having your workplace subsidize your entertainment expenditures.

PM me with any other Q's, as I agree that this isn't the "Bonktastic's Adventures in Asia" thread.

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It was very cool. It seems like a really, really hella-fun place to be (which depends on your definition of "fun", I suppose, seeing as how alcohol is CRAZY over-taxed over there - a $7 bottle of wine in Ontario was like $25 there).

I wanted to stay in the world famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, with their infinity pool (if you have a fear of heights, do not google that), but the wife used her executive veto and instead we stayed in a Holiday Inn. A $600/night Holiday in (her work paid for it).

We did the Night Safari with the kids (basically a unique world-class zoo full of nocturnal animals, that you go at night to see them when they're up and active), which was good. And we did some other tourist-y things. Oh, and we drank a lot: There's a very ingrained "executive culture" there that caters to... well, executives. Which they foolishly thought we were, because my wife's work paid for our fabulously extravagant accommodations. Those accommodations got us access to a bunch of "executive lounges", which were ridiculously opulent. I mean, my daughter asked if they had hot chocolate, and the did not... so instead they melted $12 Swiss chocolates into warm milk for her. It was like a $48 hot chocolate. Ridiculous.

Also, the shopping was insane. You can easily tell why everyone in SE Asia goes to Singapore to shop, the whole city/country is built around malls. They're everywhere, and unlike the malls in Ottawa, they're built UP, not OUT. I was in a mall that had 14 floors. It was crazy.

So yeah, Singapore is good times. Expensive, expensive good times. I highly recommend it, if you are anywhere nearby, and have the good fortune of having your workplace subsidize your entertainment expenditures.

PM me with any other Q's, as I agree that this isn't the "Bonktastic's Adventures in Asia" thread.
That's awesome, I'm in a cross-cultural management class and this whole executive focus in Singapore is something we've touched on. We'll leave it at that, good stuff man.

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Confirmed (not surprisingly):

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...agreement.html

Let the shovels hit the ground!

I know a few people in municipal engineering and they think the underground parking garage could be done as early as this November, then the south side stands will start taking shape as a foundation is dug.

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Yipee!!!

This is great for Ottawa.

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Let the shovels hit the ground!

I know a few people in municipal engineering and they think the underground parking garage could be done as early as this November, then the south side stands will start taking shape as a foundation is dug.
Is it basically the same design? As in will the North be covered and the South side uncovered? I used to love that about the Frank Clair..

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Holy ****, Ottawa is building light rail and fixing Lansdowne.

Maybe the world is going to end in December.

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Is it basically the same design? As in will the North be covered and the South side uncovered? I used to love that about the Frank Clair..
The plan can be seen in this video (though slight modifications have been made since its release), with new stadium design, and surrounding area.


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Not pictured of course is the large underground parking lot (under construction now) which is going to sit underneath the retail buildings north of the stands.

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