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Lansdowne

Events and activities

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April

Recreation programs

Spring and summer 2019 recreation programs

View our recreation eGuides or visit JoinOttawa to browse and register for programs offered at Lansdowne Park.
Register in-person at a recreation facility or by touch-tone phone by calling 3-1-1.

The Great Egg Race

  • April 13: Three races, plus free family activities! Design an egg car, build it, and compete in The Great Egg Race at Lansdowne Park. All materials are provided.
  • Division 1
    • Register online with barcode: 1478494
    • 4 to 6 years with an adult
    • 9 to 11 am
  • Division 2
    • Register online with barcode: 1478495
    • 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • 7 to 10 years
  • Division 3
    • Register online with barcode: 1478496
    • 11-14 years
    • 2 to 4 pm

Creating an account

Create an account online or call  613-580-2588 Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm (except on statutory holidays) and follow the prompts.

Questions?

Please contact Jeanine Anderson at 613-580-2424 x17323 or by email at jeanine.anderson@ottawa.ca

Call for performers and facilitators: Lansdowne Park and City Hall programs

Dancing under the stars

Outdoor dances in a variety of genres with dance instruction for the public at no charge.

  • Sunday evenings in May and June
  • Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion
  • Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019

Summer arts showcase

Family-friendly performances by local artists will take place in Lansdowne’s beautiful outdoor spaces at no charge to the public.

  • Sunday evenings in July
  • Monday evenings in August
  • Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion
  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2019

City Hall programs

Family-friendly performances by local artists will take place in Marion Dewar Plaza at no charge to the public.

  • Monday to Friday in July and August
  • City Hall, Marion Dewar Plaza
  • Submission Deadline: May 12, 2019

Project goals

  • Make Lansdowne Park and City Hall into lively, welcoming spaces for community gatherings
  • Showcase local talent and cultures
  • Offer a wide variety of arts experiences to the community
  • Provide family-friendly entertainment

2019 season criteria

  • Artists must be local
  • Performances are dynamic, unique and visually appealing
  • Appropriate for a wide range of age groups
  • Performances present minimal logistical requirements
  • Performance is appropriate for an outdoor venue
  • Dancing Under the Stars: open only to schools of dance and professional dance instructors

Application

To apply, email one of the contacts below with all of the following information:

  • Which program(s) you want to apply for
  • Individual name, name of group or school
  • Name of main contact with a daytime phone number, and email address or website
  • Type of performance and description.
  • What is involved and the number of performers
  • Outline the experience and background of the group or performer
  • Identify your event requirements
  • A video or link to video of a past performance

Thank you to all those who apply. Only individuals and groups selected will be contacted.

Contacts

Lansdowne Park
Jeanine Anderson
Jeanine.Anderson@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 17323
City Hall
Caleb Abbott
Caleb.Abbott@ottawa.ca
613-244-4435

What’s at Lansdowne?

With old favourites, like the Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building, and exciting new features like the Water Plaza, Children’s Garden and Skating Court, Lansdowne has something for everyone. 

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect to find throughout the year at the new Lansdowne.

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Park is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination, situated right in the heart of city, offers programming on a year-round basis. It features events and activities for all ages and all seasons. 

Overview of TD Place, the Shops at Lansdowne and Lansdowne Park. All park amenities are outlined in the Park amenities table.

(Enlarge image of TD Place, the Shops at Lansdowne and Lansdowne Park)

Visitors are welcome to use the park daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Pedestrians and cyclists travelling through Lansdowne Park should practice awareness and caution around heavy vehicles and equipment. Your safety is our priority.


Aberdeen Pavilion Features:

Photo of Aberdeen Pavillion 

This Ottawa landmark, with capacity for 2,800 visitors, will be available for special events and community use.

Aberdeen Square

Courtyard - home to the Ottawa Farmers' Market

Just north of Aberdeen Pavilion, this courtyard is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.

Basketball Courts

Basketball courts at Lansdowne Park
In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.

In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.

Children’s Play Area

Children’s Play Area at Lansdowne Park
A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.
 

A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.

Civic Gardens 

An exhibit of local floral plants, is the perfect space for family picnics.  

East Court

Photo of courtyards
Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.

Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.

Event Square

Photo of Event Square
The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion, is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.
 

The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion, is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.

Great Lawn

Photo of Great Lawn
With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

Heirloom Orchard 

Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees.

The Hill

Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features "Moving Surfaces," a sculpture that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to project dynamic video.

Horticulture Building

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

This heritage building is a revitalized public space for special events and community use.

Shuttle Loop

During non-event periods, short-term parking for drop-off/pick-up is permitted along the shuttle loop at the northeast entrance to the park.

Skateboard Ramps

Skateboard Ramps at Lansdowne Park
A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

Skating Court

Ottawa’s newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink is featured prominently in the City’s winter programs.

South Court

Photo of South Court
South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.

South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.

Water Plaza

Enjoy the soothing sounds of cascading water from the “Uplift” monument or the 52 dancing water jets that encourage play throughout the summer months.

TD Place at Lansdowne

This stunning 24,000 seat stadium is home to the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian Football League) and the Ottawa Fury FC (North American Soccer League). The arena at TD Place has a capacity of over 9,000 and is home of the Ottawa 67’s (Ontario Hockey League). Both venues can also host concerts and special events.

Getting to Lansdowne

 

Google Map of Lansdowne

 

 

1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
613-580-2429

 

 

There are lots of options for getting to Lansdowne.

On normal days, you can take transit, drive, cycle or walk.

For special events, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is providing a range of travel options for you to get to and from TD Stadium.

Transit

OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne on routes 6 and 7. 

Enhanced transit service will also be available for major events at TD Place or Lansdowne.

Driving

An underground parking garage provides spaces for everyday visitors to shop, use the park, and visit the stadium. Spaces are also reserved for office tenants and residents. Please note that only Club Seat ticket holders will have access to parking on game days.

Cycle

The re-developed Lansdowne includes more than 600 bike parking spaces across the site. Secure bike parking will also be provided for major events.

The City’s improved network of multi-use pathways and cycle lanes make this healthy travel choice safer and easier than ever. The City has identified a number of routes for cyclists of all levels to get to Lansdowne. 

Cycling Map

Walk

All of the pathways leading to Lansdowne are fully accessible, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy all of the local sites and amenities on your way.

Park and Shuttle service

To get to games at TD Place, REDBLACKS ticket holders have the option to use a Park & Shuttle service offered by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). Event-goers will drive to nearby parking lots and take a free shuttle ride to the stadium.

Shuttles will enter Lansdowne from Queen Elizabeth Driveway for the first half of the season. OSEG, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) will monitor and assess impacts to the driveway and community and recommend a plan for the rest of the season to establish a long-term plan for reliable transit.

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