To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the NCC is offering unique experiences for visitors and residents. At the same time, we are working to fulfill our planning vision for Canada’s Capital Region and building a legacy for the next 50 years.
A unique opportunity to create a new vibrant community that will transform the heart of the Capital.
The NCC is constructing a new building at 7 Clarence Street, inspired by the heritage character of the neighbourhood. The design concept for the new building is the result of consultations with community stakeholders, heritage experts and other interested parties.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, we reached an agreement with a proponent to renovate O’Brien House and convert it into a boutique hotel. Construction is planned to start in October 2016 and is expected to be complete in time for Canada Day 2017.
Our vision is to reconnect people with the historic Ottawa River by increasing accessibility to its shorelines. Reimagining the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway corridor as a signature riverfront park will help us to make this vision a reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.