A $35-million investment from His Highness the Aga Khan has brought 330 Sussex Drive back to life as the new home of the Global Centre for Pluralism. This independent research and education centre, created in partnership with the Government of Canada, advances respect for diversity around the world.
From June 7 until the end of October 2017, the Pavilion will be open to the public for self-guided tours:
Around the turn of the 20th century, the Government of Canada created a number of new federal institutions to increase Ottawa’s prestige as a capital city. Among them was a new Public Archives, built in 1906 at 330 Sussex Drive. The Public Archives moved to a new facility in 1967, and the building served as the Canadian War Museum until 2005.
Federal designers looked to the past for inspiration, and chose the Tudor Gothic architectural style. The building was designated a Government of Canada Classified Federal Heritage Building in 1987, and has been a National Historic Site of Canada since 1990.