The Plan for Canada's Capital
NCC approves Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067
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.
What is the Plan for Canada’s Capital?
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
- outlines the vision for the use of federal lands, buildings, parks, transportation facilities and symbolic spaces in the Capital;
- ensures that the Capital continues to be nationally significant and supportive of federal institutions;
- identifies three themes and the strategic principles in the Capital that will reflect our growth as a nation, build a lasting legacy for future generations, and serve as a platform for Canada’s influence in the world;
- outlines the role of government and its partners in implementing the plan; and
- includes 17 milestone projects that will guide the next 50 years of Capital building.