Peace Tower bells soon to fall silent as Centre Block reno reaches high-heritage spaces
PSPC says carillon performances ‘will pause in Winter 2022,’ with some of the Peace Tower’s 53 bells to be removed next spring.
The Centre Block building, as pictured on Nov. 2. Two cranes erected on either side of the building are being used as part of excavation, demolition, abatement, and masonry restoration work, which includes removal of damaged stones, with roughly one-third of the 400,000 stones that make up the building's exterior expected to be removed and replaced. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade