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Disclosure of executed contracts and reports

As part of its commitment to accountability and transparency, on February 13, 2013, City Council adopted a policy to proactively disclose contract awards that have a value of $100,000 or more and are of significant public interest. In addition, reports of significant public interest are also proactively disclosed. 

Lansdowne Partnership Plan (“LPP”)

On October 10, 2012, City Council approved the legal close of the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (“LPP”) in order to move to the construction stage of the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park.  Council also approved at the same time several amendments to the LPP Project Agreement and the updated LPP Project Agreement Framework for the project.  The signing of the legal Agreements and legal close of the LPP occurred on October 12, 2012 and construction on the project commenced.  The construction phase of the LPP project will see the stadium completed in the summer of 2014 and the remainder of the redevelopment fully complete by the summer of 2015. 

Should you wish more information on the project you may access the final two Council reports through the following links: 

To request a copy of any of the legal Agreements please contact Marco Manconi, Manager, Design & Construction, by email at Marco.Manconi@ottawa.ca or by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 43229.

Contracts of significant public interest

As part of its commitment to accountability and transparency, on February 13, 2013, City Council adopted a policy to proactively disclose contract awards that have a value of $100,000 or more and are of significant public interest. 

If you are seeking information on any other contracts that would meet the description above, please contact the City Clerk and Solicitor Office at 613-580-2424 ext. 21215.

Contracts of significant public interest

Vendor Date of Award Value
Plasco Energy Group Inc. Plascoenergy Ottawa (1) Inc. Plasco Trail Road Inc.  December 14, 2011 $204,000,000
Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group - Lansdowne Partnership Plan October 10, 2012 $141,948,664.09 plus HST and a project management fee equal to 3% of the soft and hard costs of City’s portion of the Parking Structure.
Rideau Transit Group General Partnership December 19, 2012 (Council Approval) February 12, 2013 (Commercial and Financial Close)  Total investment during construction (including Highway 417 widening: $2.0 billion) Total 35-year investment, including the maintenance term: $4.4 billion 

Lease Summary Ottawa Baseball Stadium, 300 Coventry Road, Ottawa

Tenant: Inside the Park, LLC; owner of the independent Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League).

Term: 10 years commencing February 1, 2015; expiring December 31, 2024.

Renewal: Two renewal periods of 5 years each, subject to City Council approval.

Fit-Up Period: The League will have access to the Stadium in 2014 to plan and prepare for the 2015 baseball season.

Base Rent: $108,000 annually for the Term.

Additional Rent: $250,000 representing operating cost recovery on an annual basis.

Life Cycle payment: League to pay $50,000 each year for the first three years followed by $100,000 each year for the remaining years of the Term.

Security: Letter of Credit in the amount of $108,000 for security of all amounts owing to the City.

Use: To host professional league baseball games as part of the Can-Am League.

Lease Structure:

The League is allotted 70 baseball games a year (Event Days) with season commencing in May and ending in September of each year (commencing 2015).  Stadium seating area, field, concourse areas are leased on a non-exclusive basis. The City retains the ability to lease or program the stadium on all non-Event Days.  The Can-Am League has exclusive use of the office area, certain concession and food prep areas, home and visiting team dressing rooms, retail space, upper level restaurant and suites.   

Parking: The League will control all parking stalls at the Stadium on Event Days. The City will be paid $1.00 for each paid parking attendee.

Food and Beverage Concessions: Can-Am League to pay the City 10% of gross sales above $1.2 million.

Maintenance: In return for the $250,000 additional rent payment, the City will conduct all maintenance of the non-exclusive portions of the Stadium. Maintenance of exclusive areas remains the responsibility of the League.

Advertising: The League has limited exclusivity of commercial advertising sales throughout the Stadium.

Naming Rights: The League is permitted to negotiate the sale of a naming rights package for the Stadium subject to City approval of the location and terms of the agreement.  The City will be paid 50% of the naming rights amount paid in excess of $200,000 per year.

Score Board: The League will replace the existing score board at its expense with a more modern video display.

Membership Sale:  The League will have the ability to assign or transfer this lease to a suitable owner subject to approval of the City and the City will ensure that in its reasonable opinion that this new owner has a satisfactory financial background and business history.

**Should you wish more information on the Ottawa Stadium Lease you may access the Council Report through Ottawa.ca.

To request a copy of any of the legal Agreements please contact Peter Radke, Manager of Realty Initiatives and Development, at Peter.Radke@ottawa.ca or by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 21551.

Plasco long-term conversion agreement

On December 14, 2011, City Council approved a recommended framework for a Long-Term Waste Conversion Agreement between the City of Ottawa and Plasco for the processing of City residential solid waste at facilities located on City land at 4420 Trail Road and 4460 Trail Road and leases for those facilities.  The legal agreements between the parties are now operative as the legal close and signing of them occurred on December 15, 2012. 

It is anticipated that Plasco’s technology along with the City’s recently approved waste diversion targets will help the City achieve its solid waste management goal of extending the life of the City-owned Trail Road Landfill by an additional 28 years with a projected closure date of 2070.  The City will also defer costs for the same time period of finding a location for and building a new landfill, estimated at $250 million in today’s dollars. 

Should you wish more information on the project agreements you may access the Council report through the following links: 

To request a copy of any of the legal agreements please contact Tina C Ziten-Lyons, Program Coordinator, Material Processing, by email at Tina.Ziten-Lyons@ottawa.ca or by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 25815.

The Confederation Line – Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project

On December 19, 2012, City Council approved the final report for Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit Project. The commercial and financial close on the Confederation Line project occurred on February 12, 2013.  The OLRT project will enter into the construction phase in the spring of 2013 with work commencing on the Highway 417 widening and the Maintenance and Storage Facility.  The Confederation Line will enter into full revenue service in the spring of 2018.

To obtain additional information on the project you may access the final Council report through the following link: 

A summary of the agreements related to the project can be found through the following links:

To request a copy of any of the legal agreements please contact Claudio Colaiacovo, Manager, Light Rail Program Management Branch, by email at Claudio.Colaiacovo@ottawa.ca or by telephone at 613-580-2424, extension 22331.

Rideau Sinkhole Root Cause Analysis Report

Rideau Sinkhole Root Cause Analysis Report

In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between the English version and the French version of the Agreement, the English version shall prevail.

Orgaworld - Source Separated Organics Services Agreement

Source Separated Organics Services Agreement

This document is currently available in English only. The French version of this document will be available shortly.

Lebreton Flats Planning Rationale

The City has determined that the planning application and related planning rationale submitted to the City by RendezVous LeBreton Group are public documents. These are being made available to the public immediately:

Lebreton Flats Planning Rationale (This document is currently available in English only)

However, the development applications in respect of LeBreton have been deemed incomplete.  It is the practice of the City only to post on the Development Applications website documentation for those applications which have been deemed complete.