The National Capital Commission has released its draft 50-year plan for the capital.
Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067 lays out a wide-ranging vision for the future of Canada’s capital region.
It includes 17 milestone projects:
- An Indigenous welcome centre on Victoria Island.
- New and inspired sites for history and achievements, including a site to celebrate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a renewed Confederation Square and the completion of the Seven National Commemorative Nodes.
- National Cultural and Scientific Institutions on both sides of the Ottawa River, including a National Portrait Gallery, turning 100 Sussex Drive into a science and innovation hub, extensions and additions to museums and the establishment of The National Botanical Garden.
- Renovate the Prime Minister’s Residence at 24 Sussex Drive.
- An illumination plan to make the night-time appearance of the capital more attractive.
- Accessible and enhanced shorelines and green spaces
- Development of LeBreton Flats and the Islands sites.
- Improve the urban integration of federal work sites, such as Tunney’s Pasture and Place du Portage. Changes would contribute to development of neighbourhoods and urban densification, as well as better interaction with transportation.
- Reinforce and renew views protection on national symbols.
- Reimagine Confederation Boulevard and connecting streets.
- Improve Interprovincial Transportation, Transit Integration, and Multi-Modal Connections
- Rejuvenate Nepean Point and build a multi-use promenade between Rideau Canal and Rideau Falls.
- A 3-year program to regenerate the Capital Forest.
- Secure ecological corridors and protect the natural environment
- New Gatineau Park Visitor Centre and Improved trails
- Work with the City of Gatineau to revitalize the Ruisseau de la Brasserie sector.
- Complete the Greenbelt Pathway Network.