This article is part of a series about the Senate of Canada’s move to the Government Conference Centre. In 2018, the Senate will relocate to the conference centre, a former train station built in 1912 while Parliament’s Centre Block – the Senate’s permanent home – is rehabilitated.
With preparations to convert the historic train station into the temporary Senate on budget, the savings to taxpayers will be approximately $200 million compared to the original proposal to find an alternative location on Parliament Hill.
The Senate is expected to occupy its temporary location for 10 years.
The Senate’s first-ever podcast is here and ready to take you behind the scenes of the massive transformation underway at Ottawa’s historic, 106-year-old train station — the future temporary home of the Red Chamber.
In this episode, one of the architects behind the renovation talks about the joys and the challenges of breathing new life into a once-prominent heritage building.