Tunney’s Pasture is a 121-acre (49-hectare) campus located approximately four kilometres east of Ottawa’s downtown core. The site is bounded by the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway to the north, Parkdale Avenue to the east, Scott Street to the south and the Champlain Park community to the west. There are nearly 20 buildings on the campus, which include offices of Health Canada, National Resources Canada and the Department of National Defence.
Canada Lands’ 20 Goldenrod Driveway site, which was acquired in 2000 and measures 4.9 acres, is located within the Tunney’s Pasture property. The company expects to transfer this site to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for the development of a new district energy plant.
In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP) for incorporation into the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan, following a public engagement process led by PSPC. The TPMP will guide the campus’ redevelopment into a sustainable, transit-oriented and mixed-use community, with more than 5,000 residential units, shops, parks and offices.
At the request of the federal government, Canada Lands is working with PSPC to find innovative ways to address underused sites such as Tunney’s Pasture. Over the next year, the two organizations will continue working together to identify lands that can be sold to Canada Lands, while also working with the City of Ottawa to secure planning approvals and implement infrastructure upgrades for this site.