PLANNING AHEAD: NCC releases 50-year plan for Capital Region


(Via NCC)

The National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors today approved The Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067. The Plan will be launched officially on May 9, 2017, at a special event at the Shaw Centre, in collaboration with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. At 6 pm the same day, the NCC will welcome the public at its Capital Urbanism Lab for a panel discussion on the Plan.


The Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067, presents a long-term vision for the future of the region. It offers a direction for the Capital’s development to the bicentennial of Confederation and beyond, and a framework for land use and projects that will be implemented on federal land.


Canadians’ views on the Capital of the future


This iteration of the Plan for Canada’s Capital is the culmination of a national conversation undertaken over several years around the following key themes:


  • An inclusive and meaningful capital
  • A picturesque and natural capital
  • A thriving and connected

Milestone projects


In 2016, the NCC garnered more than 1,800 responses to its call for 17 inspiring ideas to help shape the Capital over the next 50 years. The implementation of these key projects by federal agencies will anchor the goals of this plan, and serve as a catalyst and inspiration for future projects in the Capital Region.

RELATED: Official launch event – NCC’s Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067


Public forums


  • September 20: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • September 27: Québec City, Québec
  • October 18: Toronto, Ontario
  • October 24: Vancouver, British Colombia
  • October 25: Victoria, British Columbia

OttawaStart Staff


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