Follow the rehabilitation of the parliamentary buildings

We are rehabilitating Parliament Hill and nearby buildings, preserving these heritage treasures for all Canadians. We are also ensuring the buildings meet the needs of the 21st century. This is a huge and complex job that involves careful long-term planning as we ensure that Parliament continues to function and the Hill remains accessible to visitors and tourists.

Our main priority is rehabilitating the three core parliamentary buildings on the Hill. We use the term "rehabilitating" to mean:

Rehabilitating the West Block

Work began on the West Block in 2007 and is scheduled to finish in 2017. We are currently building the interim House of Commons Chamber.

Rehabilitating the Centre Block

Rehabilitating the Centre Block will be PWGSC's largest and most complex heritage rehabilitation project ever. Planning is underway as the project is expected to begin in 2018.

Rehabilitating the East Block

The East Block’s exterior has some of the most remarkable examples of stonework and ironwork in Canada. Once the Centre Block project is complete, work will begin on this important building.

Building the Visitor Welcome Centre

Phase 1 of the project is underway and will be completed in 2017. This beautiful underground space will expand and enhance visitor experience while meeting security and infrastructure demands.

Rehabilitating the Government Conference Centre and office accommodation

Once Ottawa's former central train station, the Government Conference Centre will house the interim Senate Chamber during the Centre Block rehabilitation. Construction on this century old building will be completed in 2018.

Rehabilitating the Wellington Building

Completed in 2016, the Wellington Building will be used for parliamentary offices and meeting spaces. The interior features a new, central, multi-level atrium and a spectacular, restored ceiling mosaic in the lobby of the main entrance.

Rehabilitating the Sir John A. Macdonald Building

The project was completed in June 2015. The Sir John A. Macdonald Building is now the permanent home for large parliamentary meetings and functions.

Rehabilitating the grounds of Parliament Hill

Several changes have been made to the grounds since Confederation. Learn about recent improvements and the construction projects currently underway.

How parliamentary buildings are rehabilitated

Learn about the major work involved to conserve, rehabilitate and upgrade these buildings. The rehabilitation of the Library of Parliament, completed in 2006, serves as example.

The Long Term Vision and Plan

The Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) provides a detailed and coordinated approach to rehabilitate the Parliament Buildings and nearby buildings.