West Block Exterior Lighting

The West Block, along with the Centre and East Blocks, is part of the core of Canada's Parliamentary Precinct. It's located on the western side of Parliament Hill, which is adjacent to the Ottawa River. The West Block has been restored and modernized in 2018 and now hosts Canada's members of Parliament in its interim House of Commons Chamber. 

The purpose of the West Block Exterior Lighting Project is to improve night-time building illumination, using long-lasting, energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. The new lighting will be provided from a combination of new lighting fixtures in the landscape around the building perimeter and new lighting fixtures discretely mounted to the building while respecting the buildings heritage characteristics.

Latest update

October 18, 2021 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 West Block Exterior Lighting DOCX (14 KB) April 1, 2021


Michelle Fairbrother, Environmental Analyst
Telephone: 613-736-3274
Email: michelle.fairbrother@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • West Block (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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