National inventory of asbestos in National Defence buildings

This page features an inventory of all buildings owned by the Department of National Defence (DND), as well as those buildings with a lease that DND manages. The building inventory indicates which structures contain asbestos as of September 30, 2019. It also indicates where asbestos management plans are in place.

Consult the inventory

To find out whether there is a known presence of asbestos in DND buildings, locate the building in the inventory below. You can search by entering key words in the “Filter items” box. You can also sort certain columns to locate a building by its Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) unique number, region, asset name, city, province or territory, postal code or asset type.


  • Other government departments that own or lease buildings have their own inventories. Inquiries about properties owned or managed by other government departments should be addressed to the respective departments.
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) maintains its own National Asbestos Inventory, which includes many buildings that DND uses.
  • Where there is no asbestos in a building, an asbestos management plan is not required.

Properties listed in the national asbestos inventory

Abbreviations and acronyms

Directory of Federal Real Property
Not Applicable
Not Reportable to DFRP
Permanent Married Quarter
Provinces and territories
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
No. DFRP No. Region Internal
Asset name Street number Address City Province Postal code Asset type Known presence of asbestos? Asbestos management plan in place?

How the Government of Canada manages asbestos in its buildings

The Government of Canada carefully manages the risks associated with asbestos in its buildings. All buildings that contain asbestos are required to have an asbestos management plan. If asbestos has recently been discovered, an asbestos management plan may not yet be in place. DND is working diligently with landlords and leasors to ensure that asbestos management plans are developed for the few leased buildings that do not yet have them.

Asbestos in Department of National Defence-owned buildings

For most of the 20th century, asbestos was commonly used in both residential and commercial building products. Asbestos is a mineral that can be crumbled, pulverized or powdered when it is dry (friable) and will result in small fibres and clumps of fibres being released into the air. For more information on asbestos, please visit Health Canada’s website.

Non-friable asbestos has been used in limited applications by the Government of Canada and the construction industry in North America. The National Building Code permits the use of non-friable asbestos (not easily broken or able to crumble into pieces) and can be used in limited applications like resilient flooring, fire retardant boards, and for some piping.

Currently, the Department of National Defence follows the statements of the Asbestos Management Directive.

  • To not procure asbestos-containing material (ACM) in its new construction, renovations and works projects;
  • To “manage-in-place” any ACM found in its buildings and works; and
  • To identify, implement and keep a national registry (inventory) of existing ACM in all its real property assets and minimize risk for human exposure commensurate with provincial and territorial laws and applicable Government of Canada policies and regulations.

More information

Frequently asked questions

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: