Lansdowne Legacy Project

Jan 2nd

2016

Author By leon
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2015 Construction Season Year In Review – Drones, Trains and Bridges

OTTAWA, ONT     The 2015 construction season was certainly one to remember. Bridge demolition, bridge replacements and new international bridges were all on our agenda this past season. I was on the committee that hosted the CTAA Conference here in Ottawa and Chaired the NCHCA’s AGM, gaining invaluable knowledge from Wade Clouthier, Russ Perry, [...]

Jul 6th

2015

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The New Horticulture Building At Lansdowne Park

  OTTAWA, ONT       It has been a while since I walked on the grounds of the new redeveloped Lansdowne Park and I had yet to step foot into TD Place Stadium.      I know, and have photographed, every single inch of the Horticulture Building. I started my tour with an exterior [...]

Feb 20th

2015

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Windmill’s Zibi Project, NCC & The OLRT Changing Mindscapes

OTTAWA, ONT   With my brother, Rick, coming into town over the X-mas holidays, I thought I would surprise him a “Take Your Brother To Work” day. He has been working at AECL, now CNL (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories), for the last 20 or so years and we rarely have time like this to get together. [...]

Jan 29th

2015

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Mayor Watson Unveils The Alstom Citadis Spirit In Ottawa

TD Place, OTTAWA     There is still a long road ahead for the Confederation Line in Ottawa, however, the public got a peek of a full-sized mock-up of the Alstom Citadis Spirit light rain train that will run the rails for the new transit system just a few short years from now. Ottawa Mayor [...]

Jan 19th

2015

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Front Page Media Group – Quality Construction And Event Documentation

Front Page Media Group provides construction documentation, photography and videography services that captures the evolution of construction projects from beginning to end. Company president, Leon Switzer, says over the years many great moments and people brought him to his current role within the construction industry. “After years of covering NASCAR, NHL, NCAA, concerts and world [...]

Jan 1st

2015

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Front Page Media Group 2014 Year In Review

YEAR IN REVIEW   2014 could not have went any better for us breaking new ground in the construction industry. We still have many challenges ahead to educate companies about the ROI our content can provide for owners, contractors and employees. We captured the RedBlacks first CFL win while flying along side an F-18 over [...]

Oct 19th

2014

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Brian “Killer” Kilrea Victorious Behind 67′s Bench On 80th Birthday

TD PLACE – OTTAWA, What do you get an OHL coaching legend for his 80th birthday? Well, a win of course! On Friday, Brian “Killer” Kilrea, took his familiar spot back behind the 67′s bench along side current coaches, Jeff Brown & Mike Eastwood. Although he may have down-played his roll with a one-N-done trip [...]

Aug 18th

2014

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Lansdowne Legacy Project Reaches Milestone With Grand Opening

Lansdowne Park, Ottawa. I have flown over Lansdowne 3 times in the last few months and cannot get over the mass effort put forth to prepare for the first RedBlacks game as well as the grand opening on Friday. Driving under a building CDS that sailed 484 feet across Lansdowne will never feel normal for me. [...]

Jul 19th

2014

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CFL’s RedBlacks Make History With 18-17 Victory At TD Place

Driving through downtown Ottawa on Friday afternoon, it was hard to believe the RedBlacks home opener was upon us. My first day at Lansdowne Park started with John Sweetnam of CDS Building Movers on April 11, 2012. Insurance photos for the Horticulture Building was first on the agenda, little did I know the journey ahead [...]

May 30th

2014

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Project Documentation & Aerial Photography By Front Page Media Group

THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO UPDATE YOUR WEB-SITE, SOCIAL CONTENT & PRINT MEDIA.   Over the past several years Front Page Media Group has been #1 in event coverage. Producing the best possible content with images and videos for our clients comes easy as that is what we specialize in doing. Combined with going [...]

May 21st

2014

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South Side Stands at TD Place Near Ready For CFL RedBlacks Opener

With less than 60 days to opening kick-off and the return of the CFL to Ottawa, TD Place is starting to show some character. The “South-Side” stands, curved, wooden veil, will be ingrained in the Ottawa landscape for years and will be just one of the many spectacular showpieces of the new redevelopment. The RedBlacks [...]

Apr 2nd

2014

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CDS Building Movers At The March House – Re-Visited

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY IAN WHITE Those of you who have been around the Kanata area for the last 20-30 years surely are familiar with the little brick building located at the corner of March Rd. & Klondike Rd. The March House Spa was erected in 1850′s and true to form was originally a family farmers [...]

Jan 20th

2014

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Lansdowne Redevelopment Moving Up In Ottawa

LANSDOWNE PARK, OTTAWA   For over 40 years CDS Building Movers have been leading the way in building relocation and preservation. It is an industry that has evolved in a number of ways but has fundamentally remained unchanged over the years. Recognized by their peers for innovation and the sheer size of this move, the [...]

Oct 1st

2013

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Lansdowne Legacy Project Continues Historical Documentation In Ottawa

OTTAWA, ONT.   John Sweetnam of CDS Building Movers & Leon T. Switzer of Front Page Media Group have partnered to form The Lansdowne Legacy Project. Our goals have been to document the largest building move in 2012 & the largest historical building preservation in Canadian history. Our coverage started in April of 2012 continues [...]

Jul 16th

2013

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Frank Clair Stadium Renovations In Full Swing At Lansdowne.

  July 12th 2013 Lansdowne Park renovations are in full swing this summer. Every corner of the 40+ acre park is being utilized, as focus has now turned from The Horticulture Building to the new Frank Clair Stadium design. CFL is set to return in 2014 and Frank Clair Stadium will be the new home [...]

Feb 20th

2013

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The Bobcat Company Helping Move History At Lansdowne

OTTAWA, ONT. Before the largest building move in Canada took place at Lansdowne Park, the CDS Team would put in place several safety precautions to prevent injury and assure everyone would be working together on the ground or while operating machinery. Several back-hoes were used to move steel plates during this entire process. Workers would [...]

Feb 12th

2013

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Guy Sergerie Saving Time & Money For Lansdowne Redevelopment

Lansdowne, Ottawa. A few days before the largest building move in Canada, site foreman Guy Sergerie took a walk around Lansdowne to inspect the new parking garage the 1700 ton Horticulture Building would soon be rolling on. Sergerie and the CDS team had spent the last several months preparing the building with massive steel beams [...]

Nov 30th

2012

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A Message From CDS Building Movers

Dear fellow house mover, We would like to thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to assist with the move of the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. It was a historic move and without your help, the day would not have progressed as smoothly. We hope that you had time to meet [...]

Nov 13th

2012

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Frank Clair Stadium Make-Over Begins

Renovations on Frank Clair Stadium has begun as several crews are currently on site making way for the new design. The north-side stands were built in the 60′s along with the Ottawa Civic Centre. A one point the stadium could hold over 30,000 fans. The south-side stands were removed early in 2012 and cranes are now [...]

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