Our Projects

To build a Capital that is a source of Canadian pride, the NCC undertakes many development and rehabilitation projects.

Current projects

Major Infrastructure Projects

The NCC provides new details on major infrastructure projects under way over the next two years.

LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

A unique opportunity to create a new vibrant community that will transform the heart of the Capital.

Nepean Point Redevelopment

Nepean Point Redevelopment

We launched a two-phase international design competition to redevelop Nepean Point in order to create a lively, 21st century green space. The winning design team and their concept will be announced in 2017 as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park

Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

This plan reconnects people with the historic Ottawa River by reimagining and transforming the riverfront lands adjacent to the parkway to create an iconic Capital park.

In 2016, we began major restoration and upgrading work on heritage buildings located between 445 and 465 Sussex Drive, at 13–15 Clarence Street, and in the Tin House Court.

Gatineau Park offers some 200 kilometres of official trails for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing. But it also has an unofficial trail network that exceeds the Park’s official network, and continues to grow.

The majority of the ash trees on NCC lands have been affected by the emerald ash borer.

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Our projects are based on three areas of action in the fight against invasive alien plants:

  • Preventing the introduction of harmful plants on our lands
  • Detecting invasive alien plants and taking quick action
  • Managing invasive alien plants that are already established or spreading on our lands

The new 2.4-kilometre railing will stretch from Dows Lake to Hog’s Back Road, and will retain the existing signature look of the Rideau Canal.

The City of Ottawa and the NCC are working collaboratively to provide enhancements to the pedestrian and cyclist multi-use pathway on the Rideau River Eastern Pathway.

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The Bronson Pulp Mill ruins and Richmond Landing shoreline projects will give the public a new way to discover and experience the Ottawa River shoreline and islands.

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Victoria Island will be gradually closed to the general public, as well as to tenants, and will be completely closed on December 31, 2018.

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Past projects

The new building is the result of several consultations with community stakeholders, heritage experts and other interested parties in the historic ByWard Market area.

This project, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Province of Ontario, aims to improve mobility on Confederation Boulevard by constructing dedicated cycling lanes on Mackenzie Avenue.

As part of the Greenbelt Pathway project, we recently completed a three-metre-wide, rural, stone dust pathway between Woodroffe Avenue and the Black Rapids Lockstation. This new segment adds 4.3 kilometres to the 28 kilometres already completed on the proposed Greenbelt Pathway.

The NCC completed a soil remediation and stabilization project on the Rideau River shoreline in Kingsview Park to preserve the shoreline integrity and ensure the health and safety of residents and the surrounding environment.

The NCC is continually working to improve infrastructure throughout Canada’s Capital Region to ensure the safety of all users: pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

We recently collaborated with the Ville de Gatineau to improve the waterfront area of Jacques-Cartier Street, between the Lady Aberdeen Bridge and Saint-Louis Street in Gatineau.

Rideau Hall is often referred to as “Canada’s House,” because it is where our Governor General welcomes the public. The number of visits to Rideau Hall is expected to swell in 2017, as residents and visitors make their way to the Capital to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The review aimed to ensure that this important health-care facility benefited from a strong planning foundation, and met the needs of patients who will depend on The Ottawa Hospital in the coming decades.

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The National Holocaust Monument will ensure the lessons of the Holocaust, as well as the incredible contribution Holocaust survivors made to Canada, remain within the national consciousness for generations to come.

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To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC offered unique experiences for visitors and residents. At the same time, we worked to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and built a legacy for the next 50 years.

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O'Brien House is located on Meech Lake, in the heart of Gatineau Park, and was acquired by the NCC in 1964.

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