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September 17, 2014 09:27 ET

Tunney's Pasture Master Plan Approved by National Capital Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2014) - Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, announced today that the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan has been approved by the National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors.

Tunney's Pasture is a 49-hectare site four kilometers west of downtown Ottawa. Currently, it is occupied by nineteen Crown-owned buildings which accommodate more than 10,000 public servants from several departments. The Tunney's Pasture Master Plan provides direction for future development of this site through a more effective and efficient use of the land, while ensuring best value for Canadian taxpayers. After extensive public consultation, the Master Plan has been developed to achieve a sustainable transit-oriented urban community. It also contains a vibrant mix of land uses as well as an open space network including a community park.

The Master Plan will be implemented over a 25 year horizon, serving as a decision making tool for the federal government, City of Ottawa and other stakeholders that will guide future development of the site and related infrastructure.

Quick Facts

  • Key features of the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan include an employment / retail hub and key Transit Station civic plaza at Tunney's Station, multi-residential areas providing 3,400 - 3,700 units, a block devoted to a major community park, integration with adjacent neighborhoods and enhanced access to the Ottawa River lands. It will also offer flexibility to support federal portfolio needs and address variations in real estate market demands.
  • The site has excellent access to a number of transportation networks including pedestrian and bicycle paths; parkways and major roads; interprovincial bridges; and the Queensway, Transitway and O-Train.
  • Since the fall of 2012, PWGSC has engaged members of the public, federal departments at Tunney's Pasture, and other stakeholders in an extensive and successful public consultation process.


"I am pleased to announce that after successful consultations with the public and other stakeholders, the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan was approved by the NCC. This plan will guide investments in existing buildings and future developments, while ensuring best value for Canadian taxpayers."

The Honourable Diane Finley
Minister of Public Works and Government Services

"This is great news for the National Capital community, which will greatly benefit from the Master Plan's long-term vision. This new plan will provide development flexibility, a more effective and efficient use of the site, while creating an environment that effectively responds to an existing urban fabric."

The Honourable John Baird
Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean

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Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada