Meeting the 75:25 Office Space Target

In April 2006, the Minister of Public Works and Government Services announced an action plan to achieve a 75:25 ratio of office space between Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec. At that time, the ratio was 77:23. Simply put, this means that in 2013, 75 per cent of occupied office space owned or leased by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), calculated in square metres, would be located in Ottawa, while 25 per cent would be found in Gatineau.

The 75:25 space ratio was achieved in 2013, upon completion of the client migration to the new Gatineau towers located at 22 Eddy Street, 455 De La Carrière Boulevard and 30 Victoria Street. As of March 2015, the ratio was 72 per cent in Ontario and 28 per cent in Quebec.

It is important to note that PSPC's priority is managing its large and diverse real estate portfolio in a cost-effective manner that respects the Canadian taxpayer, and that meets the changing needs of a dynamic public service. PSPC will therefore continue to monitor the 75:25 ratio as changes in programs occur within the departments and agencies that it accommodates, and will report on it after the end of each fiscal year.