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Construction Impacts on the Canadian War Museum

Until November 2023, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), in conjunction with Innovate Energy, is undertaking a construction project to install hot water and chilled water piping, from just west of the Canadian War Museum on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (SJAM), to the intersection of Wellington Street and the Portage Bridge.

This is part of a multi-phase approach by the Government of Canada to modernize the district energy system that currently heats and cools more than 140 buildings in the National Capital Region, and to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions the buildings produce.

To facilitate the construction, portions of SJAM, Wellington Street, Booth Street, and Vimy Place will be closed at different times throughout the project.

The War Museum will remain open and accessible. We recommend you consult road closure information and plan for additional travel time until the work is completed.

Road closure information and maps are available at (Interactive Traffic Map)

Public transit information is available at The O-Train station nearest to the Museum is Pimisi.

Innovate Energy invites people with inquiries or comments to contact them by phone at 343-882-5846, email, or through their website

Currently confirmed phases (all dates subject to change):

May 1 to June 30

Lane reductions on Wellington in and around Portage Bridge
Please follow all posted signage and/or detours.

May 17 to May 24

Booth Crossing Utilities Daylighting
Lane reductions on Booth St. near Vimy Pl. during work to confirm underground utility and pipe locations. Please follow all posted signage. Little to no impact on pedestrian access.

The information provided on this page was the best available information at the time of posting and is subject to change. The Museum is not responsible for any changes in the schedule.

Questions and Answers

1. How will this affect the events in and around the Museum?

We will be providing more information as needed for the rental and partnership events organized at the Museum.

We recommend that people planning to attend any events on LeBreton Flats over the next few months watch for communications from those event organizers and consult the City of Ottawa website for road closure information.

2. Will I be able to park at the Museum?

The parking garage will remain open and accessible throughout construction.

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