Please Note: Long Pants, 6” high steel toed boots, safety vests, glasses and hard hats are required. Participants must provide their own safety gear to include boots, vest and hard hat. Anyone not coming equipped will not be allowed on the tour.
This tour will provide participants with a behind the scenes look at the construction of a landmark municipal arts centre.
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. This unique city-building project will expand the OAG and Arts Court at 2 Daly Avenue by utilizing vacant City-owned land and integrating it with complementary private sector development. This initiative represents a public-private investment of over $100 million, with funding for the public component from the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the University of Ottawa.
They are building a new, museum standard Ottawa Art Gallery, a multi-purpose screening room, a Black Box Theatre and classrooms for the University of Ottawa, and connecting to and renovating spaces within the Arts Court to improve facilities for artistic creation and production. Once complete, the new building will enhance the look of adjacent streets with the showpiece OAG box and outdoor courtyards. And inside, exhibition, lab, and administration space for the OAG and major resident groups at Arts Court will expand substantially. The new OAG and Arts Court will share the site with a private sector tower, consisting of a Group Germain hotel and condominiums by DevMcGill.
This project is a design-build and construction by EBC Inc Construction. taking place next to, and within, a fully functioning arts centre. Construction of the OAG will be in the final stages and it will be ongoing inside Arts Court. Participants will be led through the gallery, theatre, and arts administration spaces, and the advocate architects and the design-build architect will be on hand to answer questions.
Marco Manconi, Manager of Design and Construction, City of Ottawa
Richard Fouchard, Senior Project Manager, Design and Construction, City of Ottawa
Magalie Michel, Design Build Architect, Regis Côté et associés, architects
Mitch Hall, Advocate Architect, KPMB Architects
Barry Padolsky, Advocate Architect, Barry Padolsky Associates Inc.