Supreme Court of Canada Building: Rehabilitation

From: Public Services and Procurement Canada

Learn about the project to rehabilitate the iconic Supreme Court of Canada Building.

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Project overview

301 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
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Type of project
Lead department
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Construction firms
A construction firm will be hired through a competitive procurement process (tentatively planned to be launched in 2023).
A budget of over $1 billion has been identified for the entire project. This overall budget is not limited to the rehabilitation of the Supreme Court of Canada Building, but includes the rehabilitation of the West Memorial Building.
Project status
Not started
Next steps
The design phase is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2020.

Project description

Major repairs to the Supreme Court of Canada Building will include fully restoring its structure while preserving its heritage. The project includes:

When completed in 2028, the Supreme Court of Canada Building will provide a modernized workplace that meets current building code requirements, as well as health, safety, seismic, security, environmental and accessibility standards.

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Benefits to Canadians

The major repairs will preserve the iconic building for generations. The repairs will also bring the building to the latest health and safety standards for its occupants and visitors. It will be as modern and green as possible, while respecting its heritage designation.

The project will bring local and national economic benefits. Many jobs will be created in the construction materials, manufacturing and professional services industries.

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