Ingenium Landscape Renewal
Ingenium is revitalizing its parkland and parking at the Ingenium Centre and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Construction will begin this spring, and conclude in fall 2023.
We are enhancing our parking area to better serve our visitors. The new design will make our landscape a more accessible and functional space, all while fulfilling the demand for more parking on our site by museum visitors.
To better suit your needs, site features will include:
More accessible parking spaces
150 new parking spaces
More EV charging stations
Phase 1 (Early Spring 2023)
Temporary relocation of the locomotive on the front lawn of the museum.
Phase 2 (Beginning June 2023)
Construction begins on a new museum access road and parking area for the Ingenium Centre and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. The new parking area will be built, adding 150 parking spaces to the site, with more electric vehicle charging ports, and feature concrete pavers and planters.
Visitors can continue to access the site and existing parking via Lancaster Road.
Phase 3 (Fall 2023)
Once work on the new parking area is complete, visitors will access the site through a new roadway off Gladwin Crescent.
At this time, the existing parking in front of the museum will be revitalized into parkland, including trees and picnic tables for visitor enjoyment. This multipurpose space can also be used for outdoor events.
Ingenium is embarking on the final phase of our site renewal that began with the renovations to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in 2014, and continued with the construction of the Ingenium Centre in 2019. This final phase of work involves the renewal of the site parking and surrounding landscape, adding 150 parking spaces to the site and relocating the main parking alongside the Ingenium Centre.
The landscape renewal project will revitalize the parking and parkland on the Canada Science and Technology and Ingenium Centre site, create a more accessible and functional space, and fulfill the demand for more parking on our site by museum visitors. The redesign will also include a new main approach to the parking area via Gladwin Crescent.
The reimagining of the parkland and parking area at the Ingenium Centre and Canada Science and Technology Museum will align the outdoor space with the revitalized Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Ingenium Centre, making our site a world class destination for curiosity, education, research, and much more.
The renewal project is an opportunity to better imagine our outdoor spaces for public and staff enjoyment and experience. The 150 parking spaces being added are needed to accommodate the influx of visitors to the Canada Science and Technology Museum during holidays and special periods.
The work on site will not affect Museum access for visitors. Over the course of the work, machinery will be operating on site but visitors will continue to have access to the existing parking area and Museum entrances.
Once work is complete, visitors will access the Museum through a new access road along Gladwin Crescent.
Over the course of the landscaping work, there will be some dust and noise that may impact neighbours. Neighbours have been advised on the upcoming project and we will be collaborating with them to address any concerns.
The project was envisioned as part of the long-term site renewal, which included the opening of the new Canada Science and Technology Museum, and the construction of the Ingenium Centre. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project could not proceed as planned and was delayed. Ingenium has now secured the funding to complete the project in 2023.
Ingenium has carefully considered the environmental impact of the renewal project and consulted with the National Capital Commission to minimize negative impacts. While several trees had to be removed during the course of the work, upon completion of the project, 45 new trees will be planted to transform the frontage of the Canada Science and Technology Museum into a green parkland, and providing tree-lined shading for the surrounding parking spaces.