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At present’s letters: Metropolis impedes housing however focuses on Lansdowne Specific Instances

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Metropolis clued out on housing wants

Re: Denley, Metropolis’s plan to transform Ottawa’s vacant workplace house into housing isn’t actually a plan in any respect, Oct. 24.

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How disappointing to learn that the Metropolis of Ottawa is hindering the conversion of outdated, vacant buildings within the downtown core into housing. Once more, Ottawa falls behind progressive cities similar to Calgary in selling the sort of improvement that might revive the core and create new neighbourhoods with present infrastructure and reasonably priced rents.

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As an alternative, metropolis workers and plenty of councillors are targeted on subsidizing the Ottawa Sports activities and Leisure Group (OSEG) within the Lansdowne 2.0 venture. To commit a minimal of $419 million of taxpayer cash to prop up a failed Lansdowne 1.0 is alarming.

Do we actually have to tear down a stadium that the town’s personal reviews says will final one other 40 years to construct dearer condos on public land and retail that you will discover in any suburban mall, or take away inexperienced house from the general public garden?

And by diverting property taxes from this improvement to assist repay the huge debt the town would tackle, all wards will undergo from lack of funds.

Lansdowne 2.0 shouldn’t be a precedence when Ottawa has actual wants like fixing the LRT, offering reasonably priced rents and sure, offering incentives to revitalizing our downtown core.

Janice van Baaren, Ottawa

North-side stands want that roof

Re: Is that this model of Lansdowne the most effective Ottawa can do? Oct. 10.

No renovation of Lansdowne Park that sees the roof of the north-side stands taken down can presumably be an enchancment. Let those that vote sit outdoors within the sizzling solar for two-and-a-half hours; then attempt doing the identical in a torrential rain (or sleet or snow).

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Having no roof on the north stands will put lots of people off from attending outside sports activities, when your aim is meant to be to draw folks into the stands.

Michael Sarazin, Ottawa

Trudeau shameless in shopping for votes

Re: Trudeau pulls carbon tax from residence heating oil as ballot numbers plunge in Atlantic Canada, Oct. 26.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should assume Canadians within the jap provinces are silly, as he his waives the carbon tax on gas oil till after the subsequent election.

This man will cease at nothing to attempt to get re-elected.

Stan Painter, Kanata

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