As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the NCC is proud to present the Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067, the signature planning framework that will shape the vision for the nation’s capital until Canada’s bicentennial in 2067.
The NCC’s Board of Directors recently approved The Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067. The Plan will be launched officially on May 9, 2017, at a special breakfast event at the Shaw Centre, in collaboration with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. We will also host a panel discussion on the plan in our Capital Urbanism Lab on May 9, 2017.
This plan builds on previous plans and Capital-building projects which have made a lasting contribution and strongly influenced the unique character of Canada’s Capital Region.
In December 2015, we launched an online public consultation to identify 17 major milestone projects that will transform the Capital over the next 50 years. We heard that you cherish its waterways and natural spaces, as well as its national symbols and museums. We received over 1,200 big ideas.
The Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067 lays out the broad vision for the future of the Capital. In particular, the plan
Canada’s Capital Region is a symbol of our country’s history and diversity, a true reflection of our democratic values and our commitment to a flourishing and sustainable future.
Protect and highlight the inspiring symbols that reflect our national identity, celebrate our values and achievements, and represent our indigenous heritage and citizens from across Canada.
Support a livable, resilient and economically competitive Capital Region.
Protect and enhance the Capital’s ecological jewels and natural features, and improve access to and animation of waterways, shorelines and the Capital green space network.
Several plans guided the development of Canada’s Capital Region during the first half of the 20th century:
In the wake of the Second World War, this plan guided the transformation of Ottawa and Hull (now Gatineau), between 1958 and 1988, into an attractive, modern capital that inspires pride in Canadians. It focused on the following:
This plan helped to define an image of Canada’s Capital, in terms of its national significance and symbolic nature, through undertakings in the following areas:
This plan launched several projects that enhanced the Capital’s symbolic role as the seat of the government of Canada: