Centre Block’s renovation of a century: inside the plans, possibilities, and priorities of the building’s overhaul
Alongside Centre Block's renovation is final construction of the new, underground Parliamentary Welcome Centre complex, which will serve as the new public route into Parliament Hill.
The now barricaded door to the Senate, pictured on Dec. 2, 2020. Centre Block is Parliament Hill's centrepiece building and is undergoing its first major renovation since its construction during the First World War. The largest-ever heritage restoration project in Canada, it's expected to take more than 10 years to complete, though total cost and timeline estimates have still yet to be released. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade