LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The redevelopment of LeBreton Flats offers a unique opportunity to create a new vibrant community that will transform the heart of the Capital.

The NCC is negotiating with the RendezVous LeBreton Group to transform the 21-hectare site just west of the Parliament Buildings along the historic Ottawa River. Negotiations are expected to continue for at least another year. Periodic updates will be provided at NCC public board meetings.

Negotiations with RendezVous LeBreton Group

In 2014, the NCC moved forward on its priority of revitalizing LeBreton Flats. In responding to the NCC’s call to the private sector for imaginative approaches, the Devcore Canderel DLS Group and the RendezVous LeBreton Group presented detailed proposals to the NCC in December of 2015.

As part of the evaluation process, the public provided extensive input through in-person and online public consultations.

Both teams passed the mandatory point-rated stage of the solicitation process, and RendezVous LeBreton Group scored highest. Following preliminary discussions, the NCC granted preferred proponent status to RendezVous LeBreton Group in November 2016, and the parties have since begun formal negotiations.

Discover LeBreton Flats

Discover LeBreton Flats

A look at the history and regional context of an evolving space within Canada's Capital Region

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Hightlights of the RendezVous LeBreton Group proposal

  • A major event centre, with 18,000-seat capacity, a green roof and new views toward Parliament and the Ottawa River
  • The LeBreton Square: A new cultural and social meeting place with capacity for 28,000 people
  • The Sensplex: A community rink housing two NHL-size hockey rinks
  • The Abilities Centre Ottawa: A multi-use sports facility promoting healthy living, rehabilitation and recreation
  • The Aqueduct: A linear water channel reborn as an engaging public space
  • Public Art Axis and the Innovation Promenade: A pedestrian concourse with an experiential digital pathway, in partnership with the Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Other public realm features: the Green Lining, Nation’s Plaza, Canada Drive and the Preston Canopy
  • Affordable housing
  • Easy access to the LRT system

Public engagement

A total of 7,939 Canadians submitted written comments on the proposals, and more than 3,000 participated in the open house and live broadcast in January and February 2016. The evaluation committee benefited immensely from the extensive comments provided by the public and stakeholders in 2016.

Next Steps

The NCC will continue negotiations with the RendezVous LeBreton Group, with the objective of reaching an agreement on the terms and conditions governing the future development of LeBreton Flats.

Once the federal approval phase is completed, the project will continue through the City of Ottawa’s municipal planning process, where citizens will have additional opportunities to engage and provide comments.

Proponent proposal

Devcore Canderel DLS Group

Devcore Canderel DLS Group

Learn more about Devcore Canderel DLS Group’s proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

Devcore Canderel DLS Group

RendezVous LeBreton Group

Learn more about RendezVous LeBreton’s proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

New Improvements

Pindigen Park

Pindigen Park

In partnership with the Algonquin First Nation communities of Pikwàkanagàn and Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, as well as Canadian Heritage, the NCC has created a new park highlighting Indigenous culture and heritage

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Fleck Fountain Plaza

Fleck Fountain Plaza

Fleck Fountain Plaza, a symbol of the regeneration of LeBreton Flats, is located at the southwest intersection of Wellington and Booth streets.

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History of LeBreton Flats

The NCC became custodian of LeBreton Flats in the early 1960s. This site, located just 1.5 kilometres west of the Capital’s Parliamentary Precinct and central business district, is steeped in Canada’s history.

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