The organization behind Lansdowne Live says it will offer small businesses a chance to open short-term storefronts at the 40-acre site starting this fall.
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It will be the 12th time Ottawa has staged the country's premier figure skating event.
OSEG managing partner and executive chairman Roger Greenberg made the pledge in a letter to Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Mathieu Fleury on Monday.
Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Mathieu Fleury, the city’s sport commissioner, are urging the teams' owners to commit to operating the franchises at TD Place until at least 2032.
Organization says limits on the size of public gatherings and other measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 would “interfere” with spectators’ enjoyment of the event.
A new city report recommends extending the public-private partnership with the organization by a decade and letting OSEG’s partners tap into a $4.7-million lifecycle reserve fund to cover expenses.
Deal will see new tenants pay the city $125,000 a year in base rent at 10,000-seat RCGT Park beginning in 2021.
Four-night engagement kicks off Thursday evening with a showing of Remember the Titans.
With public gatherings still banned across the country, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said Wednesday the league would not begin the regular season in June as originally planned.
The Ottawa Senators say owner Eugene Melnyk has now "personally pledged" to pay part-time arena staff affected by the suspension of the NHL season