Bronson Pulp Mill Ruins and Richmond Landing Shoreline

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.

Bronson Pulp Mills Ruins

Bronson Pulp Mills Ruins and Richmond Landing

Our objectives for these projects are as follows:

  • To provide public access to the shoreline for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • To provide universally accessible routes via new pathways.
  • To provide docking access at Richmond Landing from the Ottawa River.
  • To stabilize and enhance the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins as an industrial heritage site.
  • To develop interpretation on our industrial, natural and settlement heritage, and include lookouts and wayfinding signage.

Public engagement

In October 2014, the NCC held public consultations and a site visit for this project. Participants had the opportunity to view and visit the islands and shorelines, and shared their thoughts about potential improvements to the area.

What’s next?

After public and stakeholder consultations and detailed environmental and habitat studies, we are currently in the design development and implementation phases of the planned major improvements for these two sites. The work is proceeding in several phases.

  • Structural and architectural repairs to the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins and landscape architectural improvements.
  • Enhancement of the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins site through recuperation of artifacts and installation of site-specific interpretation.
  • Addition of interpretation panels, viewpoints and wayfinding signage.
  • Landscape architectural features to provide universal access at the tip of Richmond Landing and connectivity to the new dock.
  • Pedestrian crossing to Amelia Island (location of Generating Station No. 2) though the Bronson Dam.
  • Design and development of a universally accessible pedestrian tunnel under the Portage Bridge connecting the pathway systems adjacent to Bronson Mill ruins and Richmond Landing (to complement the two Wellington Street tunnels).
  • Refurbishment of 1970s-era architectural lighting adjacent to Portage Bridge and on associated structures.
  • Universally accessible pathways connecting the intersection of the Portage Bridge and Wellington Street to Richmond Landing, and by extension to the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins.
  • Addition of interpretation panels, viewpoints and wayfinding signage.
  • Structural and architectural repairs to the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins and landscape architectural improvements.
  • Enhancement of the Bronson Pulp Mill ruins site through recuperation of artifacts and installation of site-specific interpretation.
  • Addition of interpretation panels, viewpoints and wayfinding signage.