The Centre Block rehabilitation: Exploring the heritage construction site

Kick-off seminar - October 2023
August 24, 2023 | By Webmaster

Take a peek into one of the most dramatic and challenging heritage restoration projects at the centre of Canada's democracy.


Date and time: 

Wed, Oct 11, 2023 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT 


 Canadian Museum of History, 
100 Laurier St. Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8 

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Refunds up to 7 days before event. 
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About this event

2 hours 30 minutes

The Parliament Hill Centre Block Rehabilitation
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT 

Canadian Museum of History – River View Salon 
100 Laurier St. Gatineau, QC K1A 0M8

Book your tickets now as the early bird discount ends September 11th!!!

The Parliament Hill Centre Block rehabilitation is the largest heritage restoration project in Canadian history. The home of the nation’s democratic institutions (including the House of Commons and Senate chambers) has been converted into a massive construction site.

Listen and discuss with our speakers who include Justin Houle (Project Superintendent) and William Coleman (Structural Lead) from the joint venture of PCL and EllisDon as they explore the unique challenges of this multi-year project including:

  • Developing a new underground visitors centre;
  • Modernizing the existing structure to meet modern seismic and functional requirements;
  • Temporarily dismantling the building’s foundation and supporting the structure with hundreds of piles and jacks, as 90,000 cu. m. of bedrock are excavated below;
  • A seventh floor addition; and
  • A glass roof!

W?e've reserved a room at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, with a background view of Parliament Hill for this special morning presentation. Enjoy some coffee, tea, and baked goods before the presentation while reconnecting with old friends and colleagues, and after the event, you can pick up a box lunch and enjoy the fall season.

The event is co-sponsored by the Ottawa Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).

Save 10% by reserving before Sept. 11.

Guests are encouraged to arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. for pre-presentation treats. Presentation will commence at 10:00 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities (see 'tickets' to confirm sponsorship interest)
G?old: $1,500 (2 available)
Sponsor will have a table next to the presentation podium and receive two free registration tickets.

Silver: $750 (2 available)
Sponsor receives a smaller size table at the back of room (or out of presentation room) + one free registration ticket.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.