Save the Central Experimental Farm

On November 3, 2014, Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, in his capacity as the Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, announced that the federal government would make 60 acres (24 ha) of the Central Experimental Farm available for a new Ottawa Hospital facility.  He was flanked at the announcement by National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson and Ottawa Hospital CEO Jack Kitts.

Here are the NCC’s news release and the CBC News story and video.

Exactly what 60 acres would be given up changed since the original announcement.  On this image the blue lines indicate the currently proposed 60 acres, the red lines show an initial assessment of total impact.  An image printed in the Ottawa Citizen shows the original 60 acres, the revised 60 acres and Field No. 1.

Social media links:

Initial media coverage

Other first reactions

Building a coalition

The importance of Field No. 1, and other research concerns

The Ottawa Hospital’s basis for wanting to move across the road

At a turning point NEWSFLASH!

A public meeting at last (March 7, 2016)

Letter writing campaign

The discussion continues

Over to the NCC DECISION! (with a 2022 Postscript)

The Sir John Carling site

Planning the new hospital (1)

Staying engaged with the Ottawa Hospital: the Campus Engagement Group

Planning the new hospital (2)