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Registration open for last design workshops to inspire the OPL-LAC Joint Facility

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How often are we given an opportunity to contribute to a once in a generation project? Add your voice to the thousands who have inspired the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility and join us for the last design workshops on this future landmark destination. To complete the design, we want to hear your thoughts on what makes a building iconic. Registration is now open for the fourth and final Inspire555 design workshop.


At this workshop, participants will be asked to provide inspiration into the facility’s iconic features and finishing touches, such as the choices of building materials inside and outside of the facility, and the ways in which this facility can become an inclusive destination for all. The architects will also report back on what they heard throughout the Inspire555 process, and how public input has informed the development of an iconic design.


Register today for one of three workshops on Iconic Features and Finishing Touches:

  • Date:  Monday, November 18, 2019
    Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Place: Shenkman Arts Centre, Ritchcraft Theatre
    Register for this workshop 

  • Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Place:  Nepean Sportsplex, Hall A
    Register for this workshop

  • Date:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Place: Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street
    Register for this workshop

Anyone who cannot attend the workshops will be invited to provide input online at in November.