This term of City Council has been somewhat dominated by the Lansdowne Park redevelopment project. Though many residents still understandably resent how it came about, and how little true community consultation took place, it is happening. Meanwhile, planning for the new park in Old Ottawa South is proceeding with actual community consultation.
Lansdowne Park is re-opening in stages over the coming months, with a RedBlacks game (CFL) on July 18 and an Ottawa Fury FC game (North American Soccer League) on July 20. Construction is on schedule for the urban park opening in August, the return of the Ottawa 67's in October, retail stores and offices opening during fall and winter, and residential buildings next spring. The Ottawa Farmers' Market will return next spring.
Here's some additional information in question-and-answer form:
What is there to do at Lansdowne on July 18, besides watch the game?
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) is planning activities for ticketholders. While none of the on-site retailers or restaurants will open until late fall, there will, as always, be lots of activities, food, drink and shopping in Old Ottawa South and the Glebe.