Bank of Canada – Head Office, Ottawa

Bank of Canada – Head Office, Ottawa



The Bank of Canada is undergoing a dramatic renewal of its office complex in the nation’s capital to modernize the interior and exterior spaces, ensure safety, comfort and maximum productivity. A key design objective is the preservation of the architectural integrity and heritage value of the original surrounding buildings which include the prominent head office at 234 Wellington Street built in 1938 and Arthur Erickson’s towers and atrium added in the 1970’s.

DTAH is responsible for the public realm and landscape architecture that transforms the East Plaza into a vibrant public space that invites people to gather and enjoy the outdoors, a feature praised by the National Capital Commission as a welcome addition to the landscape around Parliament.

Entrances to the Bank’s Museum and Conference Facility become more inviting while also meeting the necessary safety and security needs. The interior garden court, a soaring, light-filled gathering space for the bank employees remains a centrepiece of the building, and an indoor social and animated focal point.