The Senate of Canada Building Architectural Tour

When:  Oct 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  The IES Ottawa Section

Tuesday October 22, 2019
First Tour 2:20 p.m.
Second Tour – 3:20 p.m.
Third Tour – 4:20 p.m. 

The Senate Building of Canada (also known as the Government Conference Centre)
2 Rideau Street, Ottawa

This is a free event. Guided tours begin at three different times, and are on a first come first served reservation basis. Please RSVP for your preferred time if you plan to attend.  Space is limited for each tour. Guided tours last approximately 60 minutes.Please arrive 20 minutes before your tour begins.

The Senate of Canada Building
The Senate of Canada Building

Paid parking at nearby parking garages (map)

Come join your IES Ottawa Section in discovering the history, functions, art and architecture of the Senate of Canada Building (also known as the Government Conference centre (GCC)) on a tour of the newly renovated building. Andrew Mackinnon will accompany each tour, adding details about the lighting design.

Tours of the Senate Building begin at the front entrance to the building, 2 Rideau Street, across from the Chateau Laurier Hotel. Only one bag smaller than 35.5cm x 30.5cm x 19cm is permitted per visitor. Loose items from the cargo areas of strollers or wheelchairs are not permitted. There is no bag check available.

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The Senate Building of Canada
2 Rideau Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4