National Holocaust Monument
This important new monument will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust remain within the national consciousness.
On May 12, 2014, the Government of Canada announced that the design Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival had been selected for the future National Holocaust Monument, which will be located at the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets, at LeBreton Flats, in the heart of Canada’s Capital. The design was presented by Team Lord of Toronto — which consists of Lord Cultural Resources, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Claude Cormier + Associés, Edward Burtynsky and Doris Bergen.
The National Capital Commission (NCC), as the steward of the Capital, provided the required land use and design approvals throughout the project. It will also oversee the design development and construction of the monument. Afterwards, the NCC will be responsible for long-term maintenance, preservation and management of the monument. The remediation of the site, also an NCC responsibility, will start soon.
The official inauguration of the main elements of the monument is scheduled for the fall of 2015.
For more information about the National Holocaust Monument, please visit the Canadian Heritage website.