Milestones

Dec
19
2018
Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects to design facility
Public input will be an essential part of the design process, led by Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects.
Nov
15
2018
Preferred proponent recommended to design facility

Evaluation committee recommends negotiating with Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects to design facility.

Jul
16
2018
Future site of facility to be local and national destination

Mayor Jim Watson and Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, with Councillor Tim Tierney, Chair of Ottawa Public Library Board, dedicate future home of facility.

Jun
13
2018
City Council approves implementation plan

City Council approves plan to build facility, along with $104.2 million in City funding and $18.1 million for 200-space parking garage.

May
29
2018
Request for Proposals for professional design services issued

City of Ottawa issues Request for Proposals to design facility.

Apr
17
2018
City announces shortlist of five teams to design facility

City of Ottawa receives 33 submissions and shortlists five teams to participate in Request for Proposals to design the facility.

Feb
27
2018
Government of Canada 2018 budget proposes funding for joint facility

Government of Canada proposes to provide $73.3 million over six years for joint facility, with $4 million per year after 2019.

May
19
2017
Request for Qualifications for design services issued

City of Ottawa issues Request for Qualifications to design facility.