Milestones

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

Government of Canada proposes to contribute $73.3 million towards construction of the joint facility

May
19
2017
Request for Qualifications for design services issued

City of Ottawa issues Request for Qualifications to design facility.

Feb
08
2017
City Council approves joint facility

City Council approves in principal building new 216,000-square-foot joint facility with Library and Archives Canada at 557 Wellington Street.

Jul
12
2016
Site evaluation criteria approved

Ottawa Public Library Board approves site evaluation criteria for joint facility and stand-alone Central Library.

Jun
15
2016
Ottawa Public Library gathers public feedback on spaces and uses of Central Library

The public was invited to share their thoughts on the spaces and uses of the new flagship Ottawa Central Library. Two sessions were held at Ottawa City Hall and at Library and Archives Canada.

May
10
2016
Public engagement framework approved

Ottawa Public Library Board approves public engagement framework for Central Library.

Jan
12
2016
Partnership with Library and Archives Canada

Ottawa Public Library explores partnership with Library and Archives Canada to develop Central Library.

Jul
08
2015
Central Library approved as strategic priority

City Council approves new Central Library as strategic priority for 2015 to 2018 Term of Council.