Canada Lands and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) are working together to find innovative ways to address underused federal sites such as the Confederation Heights campus.
The campus is approximately 465 acres/188 hectares and located roughly five kilometres south of Ottawa’s downtown core and located roughly five kilometres north of the city’s international airport.
Canada Lands and PSPC launched a public engagement platform on Nov. 8, 2021, to prepare a master plan for the property. The plan will guide the development of the campus into a sustainable, transit-oriented, urban mixed-use community that will also serve as a federal employment hub over the next 25 years. The plan is being developed through engagement with Indigenous Communities and a wide range of stakeholders including the National Capital Commission, federal government departments and agencies (Health Canada and Canada Post), the City of Ottawa and residents.
The master plan will outline future land uses, built form, heritage and commemoration elements, servicing and infrastructure, as well as establish a sustainable framework for urban and architectural design principles, public realm and amenities for the broader community. Canada Lands will be responsible for the development of land that it owns and PSPC will be responsible for the federal employment portion.