The transformation of LeBreton Flats continues, with the development of the Library Parcel, an exceptional site located at the Pimisi O-Train station near the site of the future central library in Ottawa.

About the project

The NCC is currently seeking a proponent for a sustainable and socially inclusive development at this 1.1-hectare site located in Ottawa at 665 Albert Street.

In partnership with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation through the Federal Lands Initiative, the Library Parcel development will include at least 180 affordable housing units with rents of no more than 80 percent of median market rent. A successful proponent demonstrating an ability to meet or exceed the minimum requirements to deliver affordable housing, accessibility, energy efficiency and net zero carbon development is expected to be selected by early 2022.

Proponents shortlisted in Stage 1 of the procurement process

About the site

Key features

  • Directly adjacent to the Pimisi LRT station on the O-Train Confederation Line, with air rights to build over the station
  • Near the future Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility, the new $193-million central library opening in 2025
  • 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
  • Walking distance from iconic cultural institutions, including the Canadian War Museum

Process and timeline

Stage 1 of the procurement process, the request for qualifications (RFQ), took place from October 2020 to February 2021.

A shortlist of proponents from the RFQ stage was announced on April 22, 2021.

Three proposals submitted by shortlisted proponents will be evaluated throughout the fall of 2021.

A successful proponent is expected to be announced in January 2022.