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This week at Lansdowne

April 25 - Algonquin Grad Show

April 27 to 29 -  Ottawa Guild of Potters

April 28 - Palooza (Aberdeen Pavilion)

April 29 - Ottawa Farmers' Market (Aberdeen Pavilion)


Spring fun

Call for Performers - Lansdowne Summer Arts Showcase

Submission Deadline: May 28, 2018

We are thrilled to offer opportunities for local artists to participate in Lansdowne Park’s fourth outdoor Summer Arts Showcase.

Family-friendly performances by local artists will take place in Lansdowne’s beautiful outdoor spaces at no charge to the public. Performances will be on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 pm throughout July and August.

Project goals:

To make Lansdowne Park a lively, welcoming space for the community to gatherTo showcase local talent and culturesTo give members of the community the opportunity to experience a wide variety of arts performancesTo provide family-friendly entertainment within the beautiful setting of Lansdowne Park

Local performers who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for the 2018 season.

Artists are local Performances are dynamic, unique and visually appealingEntertainment is appropriate for family audiences and appealing to a wide range of agesPerformances present minimal logistical requirementsPerformance is suitable for an outdoor venue

To express interest in participating in the 2018 Lansdowne Park Summer Arts Showcase please send a detailed application via email containing all of the following information:

  • Name/name of group
  • Name of principal contact along with a daytime phone number & email address/website
  • Indicate the type of performance & describe what is involved including the number of performers
  • Outline the experience and background of the group/performer
  • Identify your logistical/equipment needs
  • A video or link to video of a performance

Lansdowne Park thanks all artists for their interest. Only those individuals and groups selected will be contacted. All submissions are filed for consideration for future events and activities.


Jeanine Anderson, Program Coordinator Lansdowne Park

613-580-2424 x17323

Workshop Wednesdays

Hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) workshops for all ages! Join us for an evening of fun and learn something new. This is a drop-in program with a small fee to cover costs. Children are welcome to participate with a parent or when accompanied by a person 16 years or older.

May 30 - Mandala Print-making: Explore print-making techniques and radial symmetry to create beautiful mandalas.

June 27 - Kaleidocycles: Make a colourful, kinetic toy that is mesmerizing and relaxing to play with.

Free Bike Maintenance

Bring your bike for a quick tune-up by a professional bike mechanic from Right Bike. They'll take a look at your brakes, gears, wheels and tires to make sure that you are ready to ride. These are quick and free tune-ups, so there may be procedures and replacement parts that you will need beyond what can be done on site. But that's okay! The mechanics will tell you what needs to be done and will refer you to a fine bike shop on your own neighborhood that can help you. Sponsored by Safer Roads Ottawa. Learn more about RightBike.

East court - across from the fron of the Horticulture Building, Tuesday May 22 to Thursday May 31, 3pm to 7pm

World Orienteering Day

May 23

For full information check out Oreinteering Ottawa's website.

Sidewalk Astronomy

Join Speaking of Space in the East court of the Aberdeen Pavilion to observe the moon and learn about worlds beyond ours.

May 25 or 26

August 17th or 18th

Recreation programs

Spring/Summer programs

Need assistance or more information? Click here or phone 613-580-2424 x17323. Register online at or . Register in-person at a recreation facility or by touch tone by calle 3-1-1.

Need a recreation 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? Call Jeanine Anderson at 613-580-2424 x17323 or by email at 


Loose Parts Playground-Parent & Me

Loose parts are materials that encourage children to invent, create, construct, and experiment. Preschoolers and their caregivers will explore early science and engineering concepts through play and explorations using unique large scale materials and equipment.


Loose Parts Playground

Loose parts are materials that encourage children to invent, experiment and explore. Children engage in engineering and physics challenges using creativity and ingenuity to solve problems and build amazing things using unique and engaging large scale materials and equipment.


Get started on the right foot. Learn the basic skateboard skills, how to maintain your board as well as overall skate etiquette for skate parks. Your own skateboard, helmet, elbow and kneepads are required.

Cycling-Private Lesson

A customizable 1-on-1 cycling course that addresses the specific needs of the participant.


Rollerskating – Open skate

Want a blast from the past? Join us for a retro roller disco and fun on eight wheels. Family friendly with rental quad skates available. Skate rentals must be arranged in advance.

Regular sessions are on Monday evenings in the Horticulture Building. Aberdeen family roller disco with a DJ is August 11.

Rollerskating – Level 1

Learn the basics of quad roller skating or sharpen your skills. Beginners will focus on balance, start/stop, falling safely, rolling and basic forward strokes. Intermediates will add advanced forward strokes, backwards basics, maneuvering, and turns.

Family Maker Studio – Electrical Gizmos

This Maker Family workshop involves playing with simple circuits to create imaginative and exciting gizmos like mini-bots, and stuffed critters that light up when squeezed. A great way for the whole family to learn and play together!

Family Maker Studio – Things That Go!

This Maker Family workshop will have you designing and building a variety of projects from flying machines to crazy cars. A great way for the whole family to learn and play together!

Family Maker Studio – Crafty Builds

This Maker Family workshop brings Art and Science together in fun and exciting ways. Imagine, design, craft and build creative projects using a wide variety of materials.

Family Maker Studio – Light & Sound

This Maker Family workshop explores the world of light and sound through exciting and inventive projects.

Family Sketching En Plein Air

Let fresh air and nature inspire your creativity. Explore drawing fundamentals such as using light, perspective, composition, texture and gesture while discovering outdoor environments. Experiment with different mediums like pencil, charcoal, and ink. All levels welcome.


Intro to Bullet Journaling

Simplify your life, manage your time, reduce stress, set goals, plan for success and do it all in a colourful and creative way. Create personalized productivity tools while enjoying the relaxation of doodling and colouring.

Dog Obedience Level 1-Low Ratio

For dogs five months and older. Entry level training course will focus on good manners and basic skills. Proof of current vaccination is required.

Dog Obedience Tricks and Games-Low Ratio

Reduce stress in your dog and help your pet become reliable at basic good manner exercises. Perform a variety of tricks such as bow, wave, sit pretty, say your prayers, spin, weave-figure eight, crawl and roll over. A tail wagging good time!

Cycling-Private Lesson

A customizable 1-on-1 cycling course that addresses the specific needs of the participant.

Course Requirements

Family Roller Disco - Aberdeen Pavilion

Children 14 years and under are required to register with an adult who will be responsible for their supervision.

Children 10 and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

Rent quad skates in advance from the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club. Sizes are limited so arrange your rentals early. Feel free to bring your own quad or inline skates.

Entry will be by the WEST doors of the Aberdeen Pavilion. Please check in upon arrival to receive your wristband.

This City of Ottawa program is offered in collaboration with the Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club and Neon Skates

Rollerskating - Open Skate

Skate rentals must be pre-arranged at least one week in advance to ensure that you get the required size. Email your rental requirements to:

Children 14 years and under are required to register with an adult who will be responsible for their supervision.

Children 10 and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet.

Family Maker Studios

Pre-school children are required to attend with an adult.

Get the most from the experience by registering with your children. These workshops are best when the whole family plays and learns together!

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.

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.

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.

Event Square

Photo of Event Square 

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.

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.

Skating Court

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

South Court

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



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.


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.


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.


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


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.