A historic area with roots going back to 1847, Lansdowne has transformed with time to better fit the increasing modernity of the great world capitals. Located in close proximity to downtown, this community is vibrant and lively. Easily accessible using public transit lines 1 and 7, and flanked by the Rideau Canal and Bank Street, Lansdowne has numerous amenities that make it a unique space. A trade hub whose history began with the construction of the Aberdeen Pavilion in 1898, today Lansdowne is firmly focused on the future with a completely renewed space dedicated to sports, culinary experiences, the art of living, culture and leisure.
A place for sports
The TD Place Stadium alone shows the community’s ambitions. It’s an ultramodern sports complex, which regularly hosts Redblacks football games and Fury soccer matches as well as the young and talented 67’s, who are progressing in the Ontario Hockey League, in the arena located under one of the stands. Up to 24,000 fans can fit into these stands for the big nights, which makes for a great atmosphere.
The stadium also hosts large international competitions, like the last FIFA Women’s World Cup, which energized fans of all the countries represented at Lansdowne Park.
To get in on the action, whether you prefer football, soccer or hockey, don’t forget to reserve your seats at www.tdplace.ca/events
A place for culinary delights
For the simple pleasure of sharing a good meal with friends or family, before or after a game, Lansdowne offers many possibilities for dining in a casual and accessible atmosphere. Take, for example, the famous Jack Astor’s franchise, known for its tacos, nachos and burgers and its large selection of beers, or JOEY with its menu full of flavours and specialties from around the world. More classic, but just as popular, South St. Burger Co. serves their burgers in a New York–style atmosphere, while Milestones puts a brilliant spin on the great culinary classics. Regardless of your tastes and budget, you’ll definitely find the fare for you at Lansdowne!
A place for the art of living
What would Lansdowne be without its traditional and much-anticipated Farmers’ Market? Year-round, inside the Aberdeen Pavilion or outside, many merchants, farmers and artisans sell their fresh products, creations and prepared dishes. Seasonal fruits and vegetables, practical ideas, local bread and pastries, drinks, organic product stands… the market is brimming with great ideas for your table. Whether you like to cook for your family, your friends or yourself, or you just want to taste the local specialties, the market is the perfect occasion.
Just a five-minute walk away, on Bank Street, the famous Whole Foods Market also has a particularly well-stocked establishment that emphasizes products that are organic, local or environmentally friendly. Good values to shop well and eat well, with direct access to the underground parking lot connecting all the stores in the area.
Finally, the art of living also includes “living well” at home. Beyond the ultramodern and luxurious apartments that surround the area, the Structube store, specializing in modern designer furniture, should give you countless ideas for interior design or renovations!
A place for culture
The TD Place Stadium isn’t just a hotspot for sports. It’s also a major venue for world famous musical acts. Plenty of concerts take place each year in the arena and the stadium, such as Def Leppard, AC/DC and The Piano Guys.
And if your favourite band isn’t playing yet, be sure to plan a special night at the Lansdowne Cineplex, a brand new complex with features such as VIP theatres to watch your favourite movies in the utmost comfort with luxurious seats, in-seat service and a special menu. What’s more, parking is free with your movie ticket!
A place for leisure
Lastly, Lansdowne is also a lively area for solo or family leisure activities. Winter is full of adventures with free skating on the rink in the heart of the area, or on the Rideau Canal, which is very close to the park. In the summer, the skate park, kids’ play structures and fountains will delight young and old. And if you want to just take your time, the park that surrounds Lansdowne is great for walking, with its numerous green spaces.
In short, a beautiful area that’s well worth visiting on a weeknight or weekend!