Confederation Heights: Realize the Potential

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Canada Lands Company and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) are working together, along with a team of consultants, in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, landowners, and a broad range of stakeholders, to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Confederation Heights. The Master Plan will establish a vision for the site, which is expected to transition over the next 25 years from an automobile-oriented employment hub into a mixed-use, sustainable community with a continued strong federal government employment presence.

Assisting Canada Lands and PSPC is a consulting team led by Fotenn Planning + Design from Ottawa.

About the Partners

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Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate development and attraction management. Its mission is to obtain the best economic and community value from former government properties and the management and operations of certain attractions such as the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, and the Montreal Science Centre and the Old Port of Montreal.

Public Services and Procurement Canada Logo
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is responsible for managing office space for federal departments and agencies across Canada, including a significant portion of lands and buildings in Confederation Heights.

Objectives of the Master Plan

The current City of Ottawa Confederation Heights Secondary Plan is approximately 25 years old and requires an update to ensure that it meets the needs of a growing city. The goal is to turn Confederation Heights into a complete community that provides employment, amenities, connections, and housing that will appeal to a wide and diverse population.

The area’s history and context, including proximity to the Rideau River, National Capital Commission parkland, and planned public transit infrastructure, will shape the master plan and address aspects such as land uses, building heights, densities, site design, sustainability, housing, parks and open space, heritage considerations, as well as pedestrian, cycling, transit and vehicular connections and wayfinding.

Overview of the Site

Confederation Heights is a federal employment area located approximately five kilometres south of Ottawa’s downtown core, totalling approximately 188 hectares/465 acres. The site is bound by the Rideau River to the north and west, Data Centre Road and Sawmill Creek to the east, and Brookfield Road to the south. Property owners on and adjacent to the study area include the Government of Canada, the National Capital Commission, Health Canada, Canada Post, the City of Ottawa, and CN Rail.



Learn

Learn more about the history and evolution of the site here

Project Timeline

Next Steps

The public engagement process will offer several opportunities to participate as part of the master planning process. We encourage you to stay involved in the process and help us shape Confederation Heights for the coming decades.


Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that the City of Ottawa is located on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe People who have lived on this land for millennia. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land. We also recognize and respect the cultural diversity that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people bring to the City of Ottawa.


Canada Lands Company and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) are working together, along with a team of consultants, in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, landowners, and a broad range of stakeholders, to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Confederation Heights. The Master Plan will establish a vision for the site, which is expected to transition over the next 25 years from an automobile-oriented employment hub into a mixed-use, sustainable community with a continued strong federal government employment presence.

Assisting Canada Lands and PSPC is a consulting team led by Fotenn Planning + Design from Ottawa.

About the Partners

Canada Lands Company Logo

Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate development and attraction management. Its mission is to obtain the best economic and community value from former government properties and the management and operations of certain attractions such as the CN Tower and Downsview Park in Toronto, and the Montreal Science Centre and the Old Port of Montreal.

Public Services and Procurement Canada Logo
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is responsible for managing office space for federal departments and agencies across Canada, including a significant portion of lands and buildings in Confederation Heights.

Objectives of the Master Plan

The current City of Ottawa Confederation Heights Secondary Plan is approximately 25 years old and requires an update to ensure that it meets the needs of a growing city. The goal is to turn Confederation Heights into a complete community that provides employment, amenities, connections, and housing that will appeal to a wide and diverse population.

The area’s history and context, including proximity to the Rideau River, National Capital Commission parkland, and planned public transit infrastructure, will shape the master plan and address aspects such as land uses, building heights, densities, site design, sustainability, housing, parks and open space, heritage considerations, as well as pedestrian, cycling, transit and vehicular connections and wayfinding.

Overview of the Site

Confederation Heights is a federal employment area located approximately five kilometres south of Ottawa’s downtown core, totalling approximately 188 hectares/465 acres. The site is bound by the Rideau River to the north and west, Data Centre Road and Sawmill Creek to the east, and Brookfield Road to the south. Property owners on and adjacent to the study area include the Government of Canada, the National Capital Commission, Health Canada, Canada Post, the City of Ottawa, and CN Rail.



Learn

Learn more about the history and evolution of the site here

Project Timeline

Next Steps

The public engagement process will offer several opportunities to participate as part of the master planning process. We encourage you to stay involved in the process and help us shape Confederation Heights for the coming decades.


Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that the City of Ottawa is located on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe People who have lived on this land for millennia. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land. We also recognize and respect the cultural diversity that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people bring to the City of Ottawa.

  • Calling community organizations to join our Public Advisory Committee.

    To support ongoing engagement, we will be establishing a Confederation Heights Public Advisory Committee that will meet quarterly to share information and seek feedback on the activities that will unfold over time. Please consider applying if you represent a community organization or share this with a local organization that may be interested. Individuals may also apply.

    Please review the Terms of Reference prior to applying.

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