The West Block building is now set to be in full use as the House of Commons’ interim home in January 2019.
There will 40 per cent less space for visitors in the galleries that ring the interim Chamber, with seating for 346 people, down from the 581 seats available for visitors in Centre Block. Visitors will access the galleries via catwalks that connect from the third floor, going through archways that used to hold windows. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With seven years of renovations nearly complete, the media got a tour on June 15 inside the West Block building, the interim home for the House of Commons Chamber for at least a decade once Centre Block closes in 2019.
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