The O-Train leaving Pimisi Station at LeBreton Flats, adjacent to one of the major attraction sites.

The National Capital Commission is looking for attractions that will amplify excitement and energy for one of Canada’s premier city-building initiatives: Building LeBreton. Through this process, two sites will become innovative and ambitious destination anchors.

About the project

On December 1, 2021, the NCC launched a request for expressions of interest (REI) to seek proponents and ideas for two major attraction sites. Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2022.


Addendum 1

The NCC is soliciting interest in one or both of the following sites.

  • Parcel A2–4: 2.56 hectares (6.32 acres)
  • Parcel AD1: 0.5 hectare (1.2 acres)

The major attractions are expected to be a regional and international draw for sports, entertainment, cultural and/or recreational purposes.

These sites will become anchors for the surrounding development, which is planned as one of the most sustainable and inclusive communities in Canada. Steps away, the community will feature iconic public spaces, including a hilltop park with spectacular views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills. It will become home to approximately 7,500 residents and almost 4,000 workers.

Read the Master Concept Plan to find out more about the vision for LeBreton Flats.

Key features of the sites

  • Within a five-minute walk from two light rail stations on the O-Train Confederation Line (Pimisi and Bayview stations)
  • Steps from the Canadian War Museum and Ādisōke, the future Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility, a $306-million central library opening in 2026
  • On the edge of Ottawa’s downtown, only two kilometres from Parliament Hill
  • Close to the Ottawa River waterfront and scenic pathways, surrounded by unique features

Process and timeline

The REI will launch on December 1, 2021.

A non-mandatory information session for proponents will be held at 10 am EST on January 13, 2022.

The deadline to submit questions about the REI is February 11, 2022.

Proponents are invited to send in submissions by the REI submission deadline: 12 noon EST on February 28, 2022.

Evaluation of proposals will take place in March and April of 2022.