In 2017, we will roll out two major plans that will guide the improvement of the Capital Region over the next decade and beyond, to the bicentennial of Canada in 2067:
One of the real pleasures of exploring cities is discovering places of interest that are not marked on the usual visitor maps. As the steward of hundreds of properties in Canada’s Capital, many of great heritage significance, the NCC is well positioned to open some of those doors.
To celebrate 150 years of Confederation, we identified some of our most distinctive, but underused buildings, and set out to find inspired partners to breathe life back into them, as we celebrate this milestone year of 2017.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presents an exhibit on the NCC’s Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067.Visit the Pavillion
531 Sussex Drive will welcome the Polish diplomatic mission to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.Visit the Pavillion
In 2017, 7 Clarence Street will welcome 6 diplomatic missions to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.Visit the Pavillion
Visit 330 Sussex Drive in 2017, and explore the mission and work of the Global Centre for Pluralism.Visit the Pavillion
Maison Charron in Gatineau is home to the Association des auteurs et des auteures de l’Outaouais. In 2017, the Authors Pavilion will feature cultural and literacy programs, including “Concerts à la Maison.”Visit the Pavillion
We have restored the Dairy Building at Rideau Hall, and given it new life as the Winter Pavilion.Visit the Pavillion
The O’Brien House is being restored as the Kincora Boutique Hotel. In 2017, it will feature a special space called the Canadiana Room, where you can discover treasures from the NCC’s Crown Collection.Visit the Pavillion
Special 2017 programming is offered from March 21 to September 21: an exhibition on the history and present-day reality of agriculture and forestry in the Outaouais Region.Visit the Pavillion
The Strutt Foundation is rehabilitating the Strutt House as a teaching model in architecture and heritage conservation.Visit the Pavillion
Work on the property at 150 Middle Street on Victoria Island is almost finished and discussions continue with our Algonquin partners regarding possible programming for the summer.Visit the Pavillion
The Log Farm, at 670 Cedarview Road in Ottawa, will become the Pioneer Pavilion in 2017.Visit the Pavillion
We are working on several projects that will enhance the beauty of the Capital, including these initiatives:
We continue to work behind the scenes in support of partner initiatives, including major events organized by Canadian Heritage, such as Canada Day and Winterlude. We are also facilitating special events in the Capital in 2017, including Red Bull Crashed Ice in Ottawa and MosaïCanada 150/2017 in Gatineau.