Our regular program is on hiatus for the next few weeks, but we want to take the opportunity to bring you a special feature. An extended conversation with Dr. Walter Hendelman, a physician and the guy who literally wrote the book on Neuroanatomy.
In fact he wrote a lot of books about Neuroanatomy, Doctor Hendelman is a distinguished fellow whose storied career has spanned decades and former employee I should add, from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Hendelman now retired has been putting his efforts into the ongoing issues with the Civic Hospital proposal and the Central Experimental Farm. Dr. Hendelman is a member, of ReImagineOttawa and it was an absolute delight to speak with him.
In this in-depth discussion about the current plan for the proposed Ottawa Civic Hospital, we discuss issues related to the planning and selection process. The failed promises of two of the city’s most recent legacy projects, Lansdowne and the LRT.
Issues of accessibility which plague the current Civic proposal, the inevitable swelling of downtown traffic, and a whole lot more.
Dr. Hendelman brings up the question, if it's so important we get started on building the new civic hospital, why is the first priority the parking garage?