International Pavilion at 7 Clarence Street

In 2017, 50 Sussex Drive and 7 Clarence Street will welcome 10 diplomatic missions to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. These sites will become the 2017 International Pavilion where each diplomatic mission will exhibit and promote its country’s relationship with Canada. They will also showcase the best of their culture, commerce, ideas, values and traditions.

Exhibition dates by each diplomatic mission at 7 Clarence Street (dates subject to change):

Republic of Poland

June 2 to June 18, 2017

Federal Republic of Germany  

June 27 to July 26, 2017


August 17 to 27, 2017

Kingdom of Belgium

September 2 to September 23, 2017


September 29 to October 28, 2017

Delegation of the EU to Canada

November 2 to 12, 2017

Republic of the Philippines   

November 20 to December 8, 2017

50 Sussex Drive will also showcase a series of exhibits.

About 7 Clarence Street

The NCC has introduced this contemporary building as part of a much larger project to restore five heritage buildings in and around the Tin House Court. This restoration project includes universal accessibility upgrades to the Victorian structures. The new building at 7 Clarence, designed in close collaboration with the local community, also features universal accessibility, as well as sustainable design (in compliance with LEED® standards).

The building at 7 Clarence has been designed for flexibility of use—to house exhibits, offices or boutiques—but, even more importantly, to form a fitting gateway to the Tin House Court, a gateway that is in keeping with the historic character of the other buildings in this important heritage neighbourhood.