This is a large-scale national legacy project to transform Laurier Avenue East in the heart of the Nation’s Capital, once home to Canada’s political leaders, into a place for every Canadian to discuss, debate and shape Canada’s public policy.

This project has four components:

 

Street Museum

We will leverage the extraordinary architecture and history of this area - home to multiple Prime Ministers’ and Fathers of Confederation - to create an innovative, interactive, multi-block, multi-media outdoor ‘street museum’ that will offer Canadians a place to reflect on questions of governance, identity, culture, values and history.

 

Physical Transformation

Through the addition of a number of structural components, the physical environment of Laurier Avenue will be positively transformed to include: public art reflecting artists and landscapes from all ten provinces and three territories; monuments; way finding markers; illumination programs; entrance arches; and seating areas that will all help bring the streetscape to life and will create lasting symbols. The emphasis here will be forward-looking and inclusive.

 

Programming

We plan to leverage what is already a critical mass of civil society organizations located in the area, as well as connect with those located further away, to create a vibrant centre for political discourse. Through a curated series of programs and events, as well as conferences, debates, and speaker series we will engage Canadians from across the country and from all walks of life in contemporary governance issues.

 

Multimedia Platforms

 All material will be accessible via digital content, outreach materials, mobile apps, virtual tours, online forums and social media networks.