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Advisory to the Neighbourhood—West Side Update (Landscaping)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Canadian Museum of Nature invites those interested to a drop-in Information Session on Tuesday, June 2 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.), to learn about the final plans and timelines for landscaping and the creation of the Regions of Canada gardens on the museum's grounds.

At the information session, guests can view display boards outlining the plans. Representatives from the museum and the landscape architecture firm will be available to answer questions.

Following recent approval from the National Capital Commission, construction and landscaping will begin in June 2015 and will continue throughout the summer and autumn. The work will involve general excavation, soil preparation and grading; the seeding, and planting of new trees, grasses and plants for the regions representing Arctic tundra, boreal forest and prairie grasslands; and installation of the Arctic sculpture. The museum's popular mammoth sculptures will also be relocated closer to the front of the museum along McLeod Street.

To complete the work and to allow for the plantings to take root, the entire park area of the museum's west side will be temporarily fenced off. Throughout the project, the museum will continue to advise neighbours of any impacts from construction activity.

Plans and progress will be shared on the museum's website at nature.ca/west.


Margaret Beckel,
President and CEO
Canadian Museum of Nature