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The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be built on a 50-acre site bordered by Carling Avenue, Preston Street, and Prince of Wales Drive, near Dow’s Lake in Ottawa.

Construction Update

Construction crews are busy on the site that will be home to one of Canada’s most modern, technologically advanced and accessible hospitals as the work to build The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus continues.

Blasting into bedrock will begin August 17 for several weeks as part of the final stage of excavation in the area where the parking garage will be built.  Nearby residents will hear a series of horns starting after 7 a.m. and ending before 6 p.m.  

In compliance with the City of Ottawa’s requirements, building owners within a standard radius of the blasting (within 75 m of blasts 0 to 5 m in depth, and within 150 m of blasts 5 to 10 m in depth) have been advised and offered a free pre-blast inspection by a third party prior to the start of blasting. 

New Campus Development Milestones

November 2022: RFP issued for main hospital​

Spring 2023: Start of parking garage construction

Fall 2023: RFP closes for main hospital​ 

2024/2025: Construction of Central Utility Plant​ 

2024/2025: Construction begins on main hospital​ 

2025/2026: Construction of parking garage complete 

2028/2029: Construction of main hospital complete