Brewery Creek, or Ruisseau de la Brasserie, in Gatineau, in summer

The NCC is developing a detailed land use plan for Brewery Creek and the lands next to it.

This green area has mature trees and a shoreline walkway. There is also a public parking lot and a vacant building. Because of the site’s industrial past, this land will require decontamination prior to development.

About the plan

The Brewery Creek land use plan will guide the revitalization of the lands and waterways in this sector, and outline their future uses.

The aim of the land use plan is as follows:

  • support the emergence of a cultural hub
  • contribute to a cohesive urban environment
  • maintain public access to the land
  • preserve existing natural features and ecosystems

The NCC will work closely with stakeholders, including the Ville de Gatineau, on developing the land use plan. Together, we will explore future land uses, as well as improvements to the public realm and connectivity.

The plan will be guided by the Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan.

Process and timeline

Winter 2022

  • Assess current conditions, issues and integration of the site with the urban concept

Spring and summer 2022

  • Develop potential land use concepts
  • Hold stakeholder consultations

Fall 2022

  • Develop potential land use concepts (completed)

Winter 2023

  • Estimate design costs with a feasibility study (completed)


  • Closed for safety reasons. The National Capital Commission and the Ville de Gatineau are working together to revitalize the shoreline for public access and improve the land for the future use.

About the site

The study site is 14,500 square metres (1.45 hectares), and includes NCC lands between Brewery Creek, Montcalm Street and Wright Street. It is situated at the junction of downtown Gatineau, residential areas and a cultural hub.

The mouth of Brewery Creek and the creek itself are important sites in the history of Canada’s Capital Region. The area hosted industrial activities in the 1950s and 1960s, including the pulp and paper industry, sawmilling, hydroelectricity, and metallurgy. These activities resulted in lasting soil and groundwater contamination, which now requires remediation.

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