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PODCAST: Architect talks about Red Chamber’s future temporary home
March 16, 2018

This article is part of a series about the Senate of Canada’s move to the Senate of Canada Building, formerly known as the Government Conference Centre. In 2018, the Senate began to move into the building, a former train station built in 1912, while Parliament’s Centre Block — the Senate’s permanent home — is rehabilitated. The Senate will begin operating from the Senate of Canada Building in early 2019. 

The savings to taxpayers will be approximately $200 million compared to the original proposal to find an alternative location on Parliament Hill. The Senate is expected to occupy its temporary location for at least 10 years.


The Senate’s first-ever podcast is here and ready to take you behind the scenes of the massive transformation underway at Ottawa’s historic, 106-year-old train station — the future temporary home of the Red Chamber.

In this episode, one of the architects behind the renovation talks about the joys and the challenges of breathing new life into a once-prominent heritage building.