Government of Canada

Government of Canada

August 08, 2016 10:00 ET

Government of Canada to Hold Public Consultations on Future of a Prominent Ottawa Heritage Building

Have your say on the future public use of the 100 Wellington Building, facing Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2016) -

The Government of Canada wants your feedback on the best future public use of an important heritage building, located directly across from Parliament Hill in the heart of your nation's capital.

The Honorable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement encourages all Canadians from coast to coast to coast to join the conversation and give their opinion on how best to transform 100 Wellington (the former U.S. Embassy) into a key Canadian institution.

An in-person public information session will be webcast live across Canada on August 18 to kick off the public consultations. An online survey will be available from August 18 to September 9, 2016.

To get the most out of the public consultations, Canadians will have an opportunity to vote and provide input on several potential future uses. The list of potential uses will be presented on August 18 at the launch of the public consultations. Consultations won't be limited to voting on the list of potential uses-Canadians will also be able to provide their feedback and their own ideas on the best way to use this important building.

The results of the public consultations will be made public and will be used in making decisions on how to re-develop this significant heritage building. The results will also inform the broader strategy of restoring and modernizing the heritage buildings in the Parliamentary Precinct.

Quick Facts

- The Government of Canada wants your feedback on the best future public use of an important heritage building located directly across from Parliament Hill in the heart of the nation's capital.

- The public information session will take place on August 18, 2016 at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, located at 144 Wellington Street in Ottawa, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will also be streamed online via Facebook Live.

- Participants wishing to attend the event in person are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes to an hour before the start of the event, as a security screening will be required to enter the building.

- The online survey will be available at www.canada.ca/100WellingtonStreet from August 18 to September 9, 2016.

- The potential uses for the building will be shared on August 18 as part of the presentations during the public information session and will be posted online along with the survey.

Quotes

"We want to hear the views of Canadians from coast to coast to coast on how to transform this important heritage building into a Canadian institution for all to enjoy. Join the conversation and help shape your nation's capital."

- The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Associated Links

Consultations on the future public use of 100 Wellington

Former U.S. Embassy Building (100 Wellington); History and Architecture

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Contact Information

  • Annie Trepanier
    Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Services and Procurement Canada
    819-420-5501