Milestones

Jul
24
2019
“Artist on Design Team” chosen for OPL-LAC Joint Facility
Feb
04
2019
Inspire555 public and national engagement launched

The Inspire555 engagement series includes design workshops, pop-up events, and online engagement activities to inspire this new landmark destination.

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.