National Memorial to Victims of Communism

CSLA Suggests Options for the National Memorial to Victims of Communism

OTTAWA, 24 February 2015 – The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) respectfully requests that the National Memorial to Victims of Communism site be reconsidered. The CSLA does not believe that the proposed location, adjacent to the Supreme Court of Canada, is appropriate for this monument, as it sits on the location of the building site of the proposed Federal Court identified in the Long Term Vision and Plan (LTVP) for the Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts .This building would complete the Judicial Triad made up of the Supreme Court of Canada to the North, designed by Ernest Cormier, and the Justice Building to the East, designed by Burritt and Horwood Architects. The monument appears to be designed as a permanent fixture, whereas in this location only a temporary monument should be considered. The LTVP not only shows a building but also indicates underground parking, material handling and a connecting concourse spine in that very location. Clearly, placing any monument at this location would impede the construction of any other future parliamentary or judicial building, and hamper all long-term plans for the area. The CSLA's Statement on the National Memorial to Victims of Communism

Letters

Open Letter to Russell Mills, Chair of the NCC Board

Open Letter to the Board of the NCC

CSLA's Letter to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism

CSLA's Letter to The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development

Statements by our Allied Professions and Related Organizations

Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (Architecture Canada)

Canadian Institute of Planners

Heritage Ottawa

Council for Canadian Urbanism

Documents

Parliamentary and Judicial Precincts Area Site Capacity and Long-Term Development Plan

Building on a Solid Foundation: A New Approach to Implementing the Long-Term Vision and Plan

PWGSC Central Heating and Cooling Distribution System VE Study

Plan for Canada's Capital: A Second Century of Vision, Planning and Development (1999)