City staff say those hoping to catch a glimpse of the demolition of the lower south-side stands at Frank Clair Stadium at Lansdowne Park will likely be out of luck.

Officials told CTV Ottawa, the public will likely see very little when a blast destroys old stands at the stadium at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Instead, the City is urging those who want to see the blast to log onto their website where the demolition will be streamed live.

The implosion, which will cause the south-side stands to crumble as if they're kneeling down, is scheduled to close stadium access points and roads within 250 metres of the site starting at 6 a.m.

The City says portions of the Rideau Canal waterway will also be closed east and west of Lansdowne Park.

Road closures include:

  • Bank Street - Holmwood Avenue to Euclid Avenue
  • Colonel By Drive - Rosedale Avenue to Clegg Street
  • Echo Drive - Colonel By Drive to Riverdale Avenue
  • Queen Elizabeth Driveway - Lansdowne Park, Gate 4 to Ralph Street
  • Queen Elizabeth Place - Wilton Crescent to Queen Elizabeth Driveway
  • Wilton Crescent - Bank Street to Wilton Lane
  • Monk Street - Woodlawn Avenue to Wilton Crescent
  • Oakland Avenue - Monk Street to Wilton Lane
  • Aylmer Avenue - Bank Street to Galt Street

Local traffic will be redirected and roads are expected to reopen by 8:30 a.m.

The farmers' market which is held every Sunday at Lansdowne Park is expected to be open as per usual.