Demolition of Coliseum at Lansdowne Park to start Monday, city says

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The Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Demolition of the Coliseum at Lansdowne Park is to start Monday, says the city, as work to redevelop the Glebe site continues.

Crews are to start by removing the back pavilion of the building, work that will take about two weeks to complete, according to the city. Some equipment noise should be expected and the contractor is to water and take other steps to prevent dust, the city said Friday.

The front section of the building along Bank Street is to be torn down in about two weeks, the city said. Because it's close to the street, the sidewalk and a bus stop will be closed, but other bus stops in the area will be available, the city said.

The Coliseum is to be demolished and the Horticulture Building moved east as part of the city's plans to redevelop Lansdowne Park with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group.

The Coliseum was built in 1903 and underwent an expansion in 1926, most recently serving as a box office for the Ottawa 67's.

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