National Holocaust Monument

Rendering of the future National Holocaust Monument
Rendering of the future National Holocaust Monument

A national monument that will recognize the Holocaust as well as the incredible contribution Holocaust survivors made to Canada will be constructed at the corner of Wellington and Booth streets, at LeBreton Flats, in the heart of Canada’s Capital.

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. 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, as the steward of the Capital, provided the required land use and design approvals, and managed the design phase. It will also oversee the construction of the monument. Afterwards, the NCC will be responsible for long-term maintenance, preservation and management of the monument.

Construction of the Monument will take place in 2016 by general contractor, UCC Group Inc. The goal is to have the monument completed in 2017.

For more information about the National Holocaust Monument, please visit the Canadian Heritage website.