Re-purposed Heritage Buildings of the Parliamentary and Judicial Precinct
The former Union Station (and later the Government of Canada Conference Centre) will serve for the next few years as the Senate of Canada.
Jane Jacobs advised that re-purposing older buildings help nurture new ideas and new enterprises, and that their presence in the streetscape contributes to civic vitality and local identity.
Fifteen important heritage buildings on Confederation Square, Sparks Street, and Wellington Street have seen or will soon see major renovations by the Federal Government. Most of these have resulted in a new use that is quite different from the original intended use of the building. The most spectacular changes, completed this year, are to the West Block and the former Union Station/Government Conference Centre, now housing the House of Commons and the Senate.
The tour will be in English but questions are welcome in French.