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Search for Central Library Sites

The following Search for Central Library Sites will be advertised in the Ottawa Citizen, La Droit, and is posted to MERX (ref # 366777), Canada’s electronic tendering service.
The Ottawa Public Library Board and Ottawa City Council have approved the development of a new flagship Ottawa Central Library as a strategic priority. The new dynamic and inclusive Ottawa Central Library will be developed either as a stand-alone facility or as a joint facility through a potential partnership with Library and Archives Canada.

An inventory of potential sites within the Ottawa Central Area (illustrated below) is being compiled. The site for the stand-alone Ottawa Central Library facility must be a minimum of 3,720 square meters (40,000 sq. ft.). The site for a potential Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada joint facility must be a minimum of 6,000 square meters (64,500 sq. ft.).


Property owners/managers who wish to have their property considered as a possible site for a stand-alone or joint facility are asked to contact the City’s Real Estate Office:

City of Ottawa
Real Estate Partnership & Development Office
110 Laurier Avenue West, 5th Floor
Telephone: (613) 580-2424, ext. 21549

The deadline for response is May 20, 2016. All information submitted is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the federal Access to Information and Privacy acts (ATIP).

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