Lansdowne Park 'almost ready' for CFL kickoff in 2014

Construction workers continue work on the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park Monday, July 15, 2013....

Construction workers continue work on the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park Monday, July 15, 2013. Politicians were on hand to announce the beginning of work on the public multi-use green space. Darren Brown/QMI Agency/Ottawa Sun

JON WILLING, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:14 PM ET

Most of the $42-million urban park at the redeveloped Lansdowne Park will be ready for public use when the CFL kicks off in 2014, the construction manager of the historic project said Monday.

Marco Manconi said workers will begin installing the underground utilities this summer and building Aberdeen Square, the future home of the farmers market.

A bus shuttle loop, courtyards, a children’s playground and the refrigerated ice rink will follow.

Planting work will continue into 2015, but the city is expecting people will be enjoying most of the amenities by this time next year.


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