Three groups will have the chance to bid for the contract to expand the Ottawa Art Gallery and redevelop the Arts Court, the City of Ottawa has announced.
The Arts Court, located across from the Rideau Centre. (Photo by Elizabeth Howell)
The city issued a request for qualifications in late November. That process was meant to ensure that potential bidders have the technical and financial capacity to take on the project.
Making the shortlist are a group of Montreal-based companies: EBC Inc., DevMcGill and Groupe Germain; a team from the Greater Toronto Area consisting of Mizrahi Developments and Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.; and the District Development Group, consisting of Montreal-based Broccolini and Ottawa’s Moriyama & Teshima Architects.
Each team will have until June to submit its proposal to the city.
The project, which has an estimated cost of $34 million, will see the building of a new, larger, art gallery and the redevelopment of the Arts Court. It will also include a commercial development – most likely office space, condos or a hotel – which will help fund the redevelopment.