Did You Know?
West Memorial Building, Canada’s historical landmark, honouring Canadians who served during the Second World War, is located in Ottawa’s downtown, and occupying an entire city block; it is a monumental seven storey, smooth stone building.
Built between 1954 and 1958, housed various government departments offices until becoming unusable in 2008 due to its age.
In 2020 EllisDon Corporation was awarded its rehabilitation. Through Walters Group, and under strict COVID-19 safety measures in June Benson Steel started fabricating the steel structure of the heritage building renovation and will continue to do so through mid 2023.
The project involves updating the building to accommodate the daily operations of occupants within the Supreme Court of Canada Building, who will occupy the West Memorial Building from 2023 to 2028.