Construction of an Equestrian Indoor Riding Arena at 5790 Russell Road in Ottawa, Ontario

The primary Brookson Riding Academy equestrian riding arena was damaged beyond repair on May 21, 2022 by the derecho storm system that swept across Eastern Ontario. The Brookson Riding Academy proposes the new construction of an equestrian indoor riding arena located at 5790 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario. The new arena is expected to be more durable as it will be built entirely of metal. The arena will be an essential part of the farm operation.

The proposed project would take place on leased National Capital Commission lands. The project is subject to a federal land use, design, and real estate transaction approval under the National Capital Act.

The new equestrian indoor riding arena would measure 26 meters by 80 meters. The arena will have a total footprint of approximately 2,000 square meters, which is approximately 60 square meters larger that the previous arena. While the new arena would be built in the same location as the previous arena, excavation to a depth of 1 meter will be required.

The construction process will involve the use of heavy machinery for excavation and preparation the arena base, and small construction vehicles for the final application of the riding surface.

The construction is proposed for September 2022 with a completion date of December 2022. All construction work will abide by all municipal by-laws, including noise. No trees are expected to be removed or impacted during the preparation and use of this land.


Latest update

August 4, 2022 – The National Capital Commission issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - August 4, 2022
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - July 1, 2022


National Capital Commission
Environmental Assessment
40 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A8

  • Location

    • Construction of an Equestrian Indoor Riding Arena at 5790 Russell Road in Ottawa, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The National Capital Commission
  • Authorities

    • National Capital Commission
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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