Block 2 Redevelopment

Block 2 is the city block immediately south of Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. It faces the Centre Block and Peace Tower to the north. It is the threshold between city-owned and Crown-owned lands. The block is bounded by Metcalfe, Wellington, O'Connor and Sparks streets.

Our goal is to transform the block into an innovative complex that will meet the needs of Parliament and the public. The redesigned block will service parliamentary functions and will also include renovated retail space.

In order to commence construction, as part of the site mobilization, the Construction Manager will be installing construction site hoarding to ensure safe construction operations and to maintain public safety during the construction period. 


Latest update

February 24, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The authorities are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Block 2 Redevelopment - January 24, 2024


Environment, Health and Safety
Public Services and Procurement Canada
11 Laurier Street
Portage III, Place du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5

  • Location

    • Block 2 (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • National Capital Commission
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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