News release

December 1, 2021

The National Capital Commission (NCC) aims to make LeBreton Flats a world-class destination where people can live, work and play. To achieve this goal, the NCC is launching a request for expression of interest (REI) designed to identify the best opportunities — in areas such as sports, entertainment, arts and culture, or recreation — to make LeBreton Flats an attraction that will ignite the passion of residents and visitors in the National Capital Region.

Specifically, the NCC has set aside two sites within the 29-hectare LeBreton Flats Master Concept Plan:

  • A 2.5-hectare (six-acre) parcel of prime downtown land located along an arterial road and 5-minutes’ walking distance from two O-Train LRT stations that link directly to the east, west and south ends of Ottawa; and
  • A nearby half-hectare (one-acre) site that hugs an inlet of the Ottawa River, offering an outstanding location for a smaller venue.

These sites will become important anchors for the surrounding development, which is planned as one of the most sustainable and inclusive communities in Canada. Steps away, LeBreton Flats will feature iconic residential and public spaces, including a hilltop park with spectacular views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills.

Development is already under way to transform LeBreton Flats into a neighbourhood that will become home to 7,500 residents and 4,000 workers.

Interested proponents are invited to read the REI, and send in submissions by February 28, 2022.


This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. We are looking for visionaries and trailblazers who share our passion and excitement for the possibilities of this incredible place. We want to draw ideas for attractions that are both bold and transformational. LeBreton Flats has an exciting vision in place, and is poised to come alive again. It is time to breathe excitement and innovation into this spectacular site.

— Tobi Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission


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