20 Goldenrod Driveway is the former home of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s (AECL) commercial products division, which was acquired by Canada Lands Company in the fall of 2000. This 4.9-acre (1.9-hectare) site is located in Tunney’s Pasture, a large federal government node in the City of Ottawa.
At the time of acquisition, the property contained the former AECL Commercial Products Building, a 3-storey office and manufacturing facility which had been vacant since 1984. Canada Lands Company designed a demolition program which commenced on October 23, 2000 and was completed in October 2001.
In 2003, Canada Lands Company constructed a surface parking lot on the site, which currently is used on a daily basis by federal government employees.
The property will continue as a parking lot for the foreseeable future. However, the property is part of a collaboration initiative on underutilized properties between Canada Lands Company and Public Services and Procurement Canada and will be considered in that context.