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Ottawa: Historic area opposite Parliament Hill to be redeveloped

"The most prestigious property in Canada is up for development and the federal government is asking architects from around the world to brainstorm ideas for the land known simply as “Block 2.”

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has launched an Architectural Design Competition for the site that it hopes will transform the current hodgepodge of buildings “into an efficient and innovative complex that will meet the needs of a modern Parliament as well as the public.”

Situated directly in front of Parliament’s Centre Block and across Metcalfe Street from the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council, Block 2 is 9,800 square meters of land bounded by Wellington, Metcalfe, Sparks and O’Connor streets. It’s home to 11 buildings, including the new Indigenous Peoples Space at 100 Wellington in the former U.S. Embassy building."


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