This site became the 2017 International Pavilion where each diplomatic mission exhibited and promoted its country’s relationship with Canada.
The NCC has introduced this contemporary building as part of a much larger project to restore five heritage buildings in and around the Tin House Court. This restoration project includes universal accessibility upgrades to the Victorian structures. The new building at 7 Clarence, designed in close collaboration with the local community, also features universal accessibility, as well as sustainable design (in compliance with LEED® standards).
The building at 7 Clarence has been designed for flexibility of use—to house exhibits, offices or boutiques—but, even more importantly, to form a fitting gateway to the Tin House Court, a gateway that is in keeping with the historic character of the other buildings in this important heritage neighbourhood.