Centre ice: Ottawa Senators considering move to LeBreton Flats

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!

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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