The NCC is seeking to lease and develop lands in the Flats District as part of the planned LeBreton Flats community. These mixed-use lands are the first available within the Flats District.

Our vision for this district is a residential community with local amenities, diverse housing and a focus on sustainability, including active mobility. It will become an important gateway to LeBreton Flats.

The latest on the project

We have completed the evaluation of bids. The target date to enter into a lease agreement is late 2023.

About the project

On June 29, 2022, the NCC launched a request for offers to lease (RFO) for parcels of lands at LeBreton Flats. Proposals were accepted until October 5, 2022.

These sites will become part of one of the most sustainable and inclusive communities in Canada, which will feature iconic public spaces. The LeBreton Flats area will become home to up to 7,500 residents and 4,000 workers.

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

Key features of the sites

The area available is up to 1.6 hectares (4.02 acres). It is suitable for the construction of approximately 844,000 square feet of residential and commercial space. The preferred developer will also be responsible for constructing local roads and infrastructure adjacent to the development parcels.

The location of the Flats Phase lands:

  • Within a 10-minute walk from two light rail stations (Pimisi and Bayview) on the O-Train Confederation and Trillium lines
  • Steps from the Canadian War Museum and Ādisōke, the future Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility, which is 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

Process and timeline

  • The NCC launched the RFO on June 29, 2022.
  • Proponents had until October 5, 2022, to submit proposals.
  • The NCC will evaluate proposals in October and November 2022.
  • Proponent conducts due diligence, including any municipal, provincial or federal approval process, and negotiations conclude.
  • The NCC will target early 2024 to enter into a lease with the successful proponent.
  • The successful proponent could begin work on-site as early as mid- to late 2024.