Comment 120913

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted March 14, 2017 at 15:21:58

I forgot to mention much of the Lebreton Site has extremely toxic soil due to the railway, lumber industry and other heavy industries that used to be located there. The cost of soil remediation will be paid on a per development basis, as each new development begins construction. The Federal and Provincial governments using existing programs will put some money in, but only up to 15% of the total cost.

(What was there before)


(Below) Much of the Bayview station site was a Rail Yard, CP's famous Ottawa West Yards, with one of the largest Roundhouse Complexes in Canada. A big proportion of the large body of water you see, which is Nepean Bay, was filled in with rubble from the flattening of the Lebreton Flats in the late 1950's and early 1960's. The land has been vacant since expect for small developments and public housing on the south side of the extended Albert Street in the 1970's. The area of the roundhouse is now a local arena.

(Below) CPR's Broad Street Station alive and well in this early 20th century view on Lebreton Flats

(Below) All in one of view of the various plans in the Lebreton-Bayview Corridor with protected views of Parliament Hill.

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