Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada

August 16, 2016 13:48 ET

Government of Canada Launches Its National Public Consultation on Future Use of a Prominent Ottawa Heritage Building

Tour the building and have your say on the future public use of #100Wellington

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2016) -

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are invited to offer their input and ideas as we look to find a new public use for 100 Wellington, an important heritage building facing Parliament Hill.

The Honorable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement will launch a public consultation on the future public use of this building on Thursday, August 18, during an information session in Ottawa.

The public information session will take place at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, located at 144 Wellington Street in Ottawa, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for security screening; photo I.D. required. The event will also be streamed online via Facebook Live.

Canadians will be able to indicate their preference for six potential uses for the building or propose their own ideas on how to best transform this building into a key Canadian institution.

The results of the consultation will be made public and will contribute to the decision on how to re-develop this significant heritage building. The results will also inform the broader strategy of restoring and modernizing the Parliamentary Precinct.

Open house

Immediately before the public consultation, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the 100 Wellington building will open its doors to the public. Visitors will be able to stroll through the building's first and second floors and envision what type of experience they want to have in this building.

Quote

"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. Help us re-develop 100 Wellington for use by the public." - The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

"Let's transform 100 Wellington from an address into a destination for people in the National Capital Region, all Canadians and international visitors alike. Join me on August 18th in Ottawa or online to share your views and help turn 100 Wellington into a destination!" - The Honourable Catherine McKenna, MP

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada wants feedback on the best future public use of 100 Wellington, a prominent heritage building located directly across from Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
  • The public information session will take place at the Sir John A. Macdonald Building, located at 144 Wellington Street in Ottawa, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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. Photo I.D. required.
  • The online survey will be available at www.canada.ca/100WellingtonStreet from August 18 to September 9, 2016.
  • Tweet using #100Wellington

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
    media@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca