Ottawa Tourism

City In Transition

Ottawa 2017

Ottawa is a city undergoing an exciting transition, with major development projects transforming its urban landscape now and for decades to come. The city already successfully redeveloped its Lansdowne district into an exciting sports, entertainment, shopping and residential district that’s home to the 2016 Grey Cup Champion Ottawa Redblacks. A transformative redevelopment is planned for the historic Le Breton Flats area just west of downtown that will reshape the city’s orientation forever. As part of Canada 150 legacy projects, three national museums are launching all-new permanent exhibitions, the National Arts Centre is getting a massive makeover, and two other museums– the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Bank of Canada Museum – will open brand new buildings. That’s not all. There’s also an all-new Ottawa Innovation Centre, the new Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court, and a new Central Library and many more game-changers on the way. Finally, in 2018, Ottawa’s new light rail transit (LRT) system will open, connecting the city east and west via a tunnel through downtown that will likewise conveniently link hotels, meeting facilities shopping and the train station. In its second stage, LRT will link to the airport and further east, west and south.