Statement from Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy M. Foote on land transfer to The Ottawa Hospital


For immediate release

Transferring Sir John Carling Site for the New Civic Campus

GATINEAU, Quebec, December 14, 2016 –

“On December 2, 2016, the Government of Canada announced the proposed transfer of the former Sir John Carling site to The Ottawa Hospital.

“Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will lead federal efforts to make the land of the former Sir John Carling site available for the new Civic Campus. PSPC, which manages the disposition of many federal properties, will liaise with all key stakeholders, including the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital.

“I thank the Minister of Canadian Heritage for the important role she has played in bringing the file to this point.

“I am proud to be part of such an important endeavour that will provide Canadians and their families in the Ottawa region with a new, modern health facility.”

The Honourable Judy M. Foote
Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Quick Facts

  • On December 2, 2016, the Government announced that it would make all necessary preparations so that the former site of the Sir John Carling Building could be used for the new Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.
  • The site is owned by the Government of Canada. PSPC is the custodian of 870 Carling Avenue as well as the building footprint and remaining annex of the former Sir John Carling Building located at the Central Experimental Farm. The remaining land is the property of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.



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