Government of Canada

Government of Canada

August 18, 2016 20:00 ET

Have Your Say on Future Public Use of a Prominent Ottawa Heritage Building

Government of Canada launches 100 Wellington public consultations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 18, 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 M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement launched, the public consultation on the future use of the 100 Wellington building, during a public information session tonight in Ottawa.

Canadians can 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 six potential public uses proposed for 100 Wellington are:

CANADA HOUSE - a venue to bring all of Canada to the nation's capital, giving a taste of the country's diversity and achievements and showcasing the best of the provinces and territories from coast to coast to coast.

CAPITAL INFORMATION CENTRE - a centre providing information and orientation services for visitors through the grouping of complementary services from federal, municipal and tourism organizations.

GALLERY - a space to house a collection of artwork of national significance.

INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FACILITY - a use to be determined in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to showcase culture, achievements and the prominent role of Indigenous Peoples in the history and future of Canada.

INTERPRETIVE CENTRE FOR PARLIAMENT - a space to engage visitors with Parliament, how it works and its history.

MUSEUM - a venue to exhibit national artifacts of historical and cultural interest.

In addition to these six, we also welcome Canadians to share their own original and creative ideas for the future of this building.

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

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"This building is a keystone within the Parliamentary Precinct. This consultation process is about getting feedback from Canadians on how they want to shape their capital, and about the type of experience they want to have in their capital."

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

"Everyone is invited to take the online survey from now until September 9, 2016 to shape the future of 100 Wellington in Ottawa. To get the ball rolling we're suggesting six potential uses for the public space. And we welcome other ideas for this unique destination, so we want to hear from all Canadians. It's your capital no matter where you live - have your say!"

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MP for Ottawa Centre

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