LeBreton Flats Library Parcel will be the first major housing development in Ottawa built for a post-pandemic world—one in which the connections between sustainability and social equity have never been more apparent. Committed to realizing this vision, the design team is led by KPMB Architects and Perkins&Will and supported by Two Row Architect and Purpose Building. Other collaborators include PFS Studio (landscape architect), EllisDon (construction manager), and Innovation Seven (Indigenous engagement consultant).
Poised to be one of Canada’s largest residential zero-carbon buildings, the project will anchor the future development of the LeBreton Flats precinct, a dynamic transit-oriented community near the Ottawa River next to the city’s new central library. The development will create over 600 new rental units—31% of them designated as affordable housing. The development’s two towers include generous community amenities, views of Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River, and retail on the ground level frame a series of new public spaces on the same level. The project’s ground level links the neighbourhood with an LRT station, connecting residents to the wider city and region without needing access to a car.