The new building at 7 Clarence Street is open

We recently finished construction of 7 Clarence Street while preserving the neighbouring buildings, the distinct character and the heritage value of the neighbourhood of one of Canada’s oldest public markets.

7 Clarence Street

7 Clarence Street

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

Features of the new two-storey building:

  • Similar footprint to the previous building
  • In keeping with the heritage character of the historic ByWard Market area
  • Aims to encourage vibrancy and activity in the Tin House Court area
  • Constructed using new materials, as well as materials salvaged from the previous building
  • Universally accessible

Today, the building is the NCC’s International Pavilion, which will be open to the public for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The pavilion will feature six international diplomatic missions in Canada, presenting public events and cultural programs.

This new addition to the Mile of History and the historic ByWard Market is another legacy of Canada’s sesquicentennial that will endure for decades to come.