Centre ice: Ottawa Senators considering move to LeBreton Flats

sandyhillseen:

Ottawa Senators eye a potential move to Lebreton Flats. Looks like the Sens are recognizing what so many of us already know – downtown is truly the place for events and happenings. Glebe has got Landsdowne place but this location will beat everything with great transit links to boot. Like a proper world class city. Let’s root for this to happen!

Originally posted on Ottawa Citizen:

The Senators are contemplating a move downtown.

The group that operates the NHL team — Senators Sports & Entertainment — has confirmed to the Citizen that it is “actively considering the opportunity” to build a new hockey arena on the grounds of LeBreton Flats.

That means the Senators will be among those taking a long look at redeveloping the so-called second phase of the sprawling property on the south side of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway across from the Canadian War Museum.

On Sept. 30, the National Capital Commission launched a request for proposals to redevelop as much as 21.4 hectares of land at LeBreton Flats that sits south of the parkway and west of Booth Street. One criteria for the redevelopment proposal is the inclusion of “an attraction of a regional, national or international significance” that is also a “world-class capital destination.”

The Senators told the Citizen the sports organization has been “approached by numerous well-established private sector…

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NAC faces front with new entrance on Confederation Square: Feds invest $110 M

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We’ve long been saying that not having a glass entrance on Elgin so that guests can gaze toward Parliament is such a missed opportunity – but one that is about to be set right. Be great if they could incorporate a passage to both the Rideau Centre and to Sparks St. Liveable, walkable Ottawa.

Originally posted on Ottawa Citizen:

After about four years of planning and waiting, the $110.5 renovation of the National Arts Centre came together literally in about a week and a half, NAC CEO Peter Herrndorf said on Wednesday.

It may be that an election is in the air, or it may be that the stars aligned. It is certainly a result of a recent announcement by the prime minister of $6 billion in infrastructure projects for federal assets like building, bridges and bases.

No matter why, Herrndorf has what he has wanted for some time: a shiny new presence for his soon to be 50 year old centre.

The project, which will see a new glittering glass facade for the 45 year-old NAC, was revealed by Herrndorf and federal cabinet ministers John Baird and Shelly Glover in a packed media conference inside the Salon Wednesday morning.

I think the NAC has always turned its back on Confederation…

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Shop #Local Shop #NorthDal

Tuesday Dec 9th is Dalhousie Street’s Holiday Shopping Night.

Shop North dalFor the uninitiated North Dalhousie, or NorthDal as the aficionados call it, has transformed itself in to a boutique shopping and dinning destination with an array of independently owned eclectic and high-end offerings.

From 4-8PM the NorthDal businesses between Murray St & Bruyere will be offering tempting and tempting discounts. Adding to the festive fun for every purchase over 20$ you’re entered in to a draw with a chance to win a $700 shopping spree with participating businesses!

Participating #NorthDal businesses include:

AMANDA MAY LINGERIE: treats and drinks plus gift with purchase.

BRIDGEHEAD: Come in and take the chill off with a warm winter drink. This season bring along Erik Karlsson`s EK #65 Blend. $2 from the sale of each pound goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

COCOCO CHOCOLATERIE BERNARD CALLEBAUT: in store samples plus free chocolate bar for every $20 spent.

CRYSTAL DAWN: treats and store specials

CYLIE ARTISANS CHOCOLATIERS : free shot of hot chocoloate with $25 purchase.

DAS LOKAL KITCHEN & BAR: Gluhwein stand with firepit plus 10% discount off meal upon presentation of receipt from any participating merchant.

DAYA ORGANIC SPA: treats

ISABELLE BOUTIQUE: 10% off and 15% on selected items

LOCOCINA BY ELENA JONES: desserts + 25% discount storewide

SPORTIVE PLUS ACTIVEWEAR 14+: 20% off regular price Sportive Plus brand merchandise.

UPWARD DOG YOGA CENTRE: hot tea plus 10% off class packages and merchandise

VICTOIRE: treats & 10% off.

WORKSHOP STUDIO & BOUTIQUE: treats & 10% off.

WUNDERKAMMER: 40% off all Lissa Bowie jewellery.

Seasonal Fun @planetcoffeeott @gallerydotca @artscourt @daslokal & more

Tis indeed the silly season with loads of sparkly gear and nights out.  Here are a few events in and around the Ward that promise good times that won’t leave you too worn out.

Sing-a-long Sundays @planetcoffeeott Every Sunday 4-7PM from now til Xmas you can grab a cup of joe and belt out your favourite festive airs. Come to this local people place and join in the fun or for a giggle critique the warbling. Sing-a-longs rock – thanks for hosting Planet C!

photoParliament Hill Festive Lights Thursday Dec 3rd 7PM is the illumination ceremony on the Hill. Fun kicks off with a Peace Tower carillon concert at 6:30pm and there is free Beavertails and hot chocolate too.

Natl Gallery Tree Lighting Thursday Dec 4th 7PM. Don’t forget this is the evening the Gallery is free so art is accessible for all – so come early and enjoy.

Mayor’s Annual Xmas Celebration Saturday Dec 6th 2-6PM. Don’t forget a non-perishable donation for the Ottawa Food Bank as you take in this fun 14th annual event at City Hall. Enjoy the Rink of Dreams, meeting Mrs & Santa Claus,  get crafty and take in live performances. And leave your car at home – all OC Transpo routes to & from City Hall from 1:30-6:30 are free for kids 11 and under accompanied by an adult.

#NorthDal Holiday Shopping Night Tuesday Dec 9th Get out and shop #local this season on Dalhousie St.  If you like giving than consider that when you shop at a chain store less than 15$ stays in the community. When you shop at a local retailer 45$ stays #local.  Once you’re done consider a Gluhwein at Das Lokal!

HalaladaysBanner_EventKosher Jokes for the Halaladays Feeling left out of the festive season? Well no event list is complete without Arts Court so fear not Jewish and Muslim community as it’s the return of the 4th annual joke fest that unites all communities. Laugh on Dec 10th at Arts Court.

Inclusive Holiday sees Menorah Lighting in front of Ottawa City Hall for first time ever on December 16th.  Well done Ottawa. More of this please.

Eye Spy: Great news for a #local favourite as Dalhousie St qualifies as Trad #Mainstreet

Wonderful news just in from the planning dept that Dalhousie St home to such local gems as Cylie Chocolates, Das Lokal, Mellos, Wunderkammer and more will be designated as a traditional main street.

I hope our councillor takes it a step further and throws in a couple of parklets and bike corrals to further enhance the charm of this stretch.

Read more here in today’s Citizen article

Tis the Season to Support #Local & give Global @planetcoffeeott

Tomorrow evening Ottawa’s top coffee-shop Planet Coffee hosts a “Pearls for Girls” evening from 6-8PM in the Byward Market. Planet Coffee teaming up with a charitable opportunity means your on to a buzzing time and the opportunity to pair holiday shopping with fundraising aimed specifically at building the confidence and leadership skills of young women in Lesotho. The Pearls 4 Girls program has both fundraising and education components. Funds are raised through the sale of beautiful pearl jewellery in support of transformative leadership programs for girls in Lesotho. Each purchase is an important contribution towards something bigger than a piece of jewellery – it is a commitment to gender equity and the belief that girls can make a difference. All proceeds raised through the sale of Pearls 4 Girls jewellery goes directly to Help Lesotho. Pearls for Girls Thursday Nov 20 6-8PM Planet Coffee – 24a York St in the Byward Market

Eye Spy: Young Lady in White lights up @artscourt @tacticseries @evotheatre

A sold out opening night and rave reviews don’t stop the esteemed Counterpoint Players TACTICS’ Series from offering accessible theatre.

Today’s 2PM performance of “Young Lady in White” from local company Evolution Theatre is a Pay-What-You-Can affair at Arts Court.

The inventive play spans 76 years, from 1930-2009, from the vantage point of a young girl in an undeveloped photograph who witnesses history from her window in Germany as she awaits the return of the photographer. While war and progress unfold before her the historical context is tied to the personal struggle of her own hopes and dreams waiting to “develop”.

TACTICS’ gives local independent artists a chance to showcase their work in an affordable venue bringing quality theatre to the Ottawa stage. The TACTICS  series will run from November 2014 to April 2015 at Arts Court Theatre.

Please give generously to support the artists and to ensure PWYC theatre continues for those that cannot afford the arts.

Young Lady In White
Nov 7-15, 8PM – with 2PM matinees
20-25$
Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Ave