Infographic: Facts about phase 1 of the East Block project
Learn about the work completed in phase 1 of the East Block project.
Facts about phase 1 of the East Block project
The first stage of the project is focused on restoring and repairing the exterior of 4 specific areas: the southwest tower, southeast tower, south entrance and Governor General’s entrance.
We will continue to monitor the condition of the building and determine the work to be carried out during phase 2, which will include the complete restoration and modernization of the building.
Built between 1867 and 1910, the East Block is one of the world’s finest examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture.
$97.5 million invested to dateAround 500 jobs created or maintained and around 100 workers on site every day, including 35 masons.
Repairing and cleaning masonry
Restored and reused 88% of stones.
Replaced about 665 square meters of copper roof.
Strengthening for earthquakes
Added 1154 seismic anchors.
Cleaned and restored 157 grotesques and stone carvings.
Visit our website for more information on how we are restoring and modernizing the East Block.
Restoring and modernizing the East Block
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