The terrace is located adjacent to the Fairmont Château Laurier, Major’s Hill Park and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
About the project
The NCC has been maintaining the terrace year-round since winter 2017–2018. The terrace has provided a valuable and continuous connection from the Alexandra Bridge to Wellington Street through Major’s Hill Park. Unfortunately, winter salt applications have impacted the concrete pavers on the terrace, and they are now at the end of their life cycle. The project goal is to partially rehabilitate the terrace pavers that have been affected by the impacts of winter maintenance.
To renew this important pedestrian and tourist connection, the central portion of the terrace will be demolished and replaced with new pavers. This will create a safer and more welcoming environment for users, and will ensure that this important link remains accessible at all times.
Rehabilitation scope of work
- Demolition and removal of pavers in the existing central section of the terrace.
- Re-level granular base to ensure positive drainage.
- Install new pavers in the central section.
- Replace damaged pavers with existing undamaged pavers.
- UPDATE | December 2 until the end of December 2019
- Work will be undertaken Monday to Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.
Closure and detour
The terrace and a small section of the pathway in Major’s Hill Park will be closed to the public for the duration of the work. Signage will be installed on-site to inform users about the closure. A detour will be in place throughout the project. Detailed directional signage will be installed to ensure that pedestrians are able to easily and effectively navigate the closure.