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Public Consultation - Construction of the new Place des Pionniers Building
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Public Consultation - Construction of the new Place des Pionniers Building
Public Consultation - Construction of the new Place des Pionniers Building
The public consultation day scheduled for March 21 is cancelled. More details will be communicated as soon as possible.

Located right in the heart of the Aylmer sector, the new Place des Pionniers building will be a vibrant, active and diversified environment accessible to close to 70,000 local residents. The building will have three floors, two of which will be for the library, and the other for offices.

For this project, Gatineau will organize public consultation activities to give the public a chance to share their views about the library's layout and services, and the building's design.

How can you take part?

Public consultation day on March 21, 2020

Information booth: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the solarium of the Lucy-Faris library (115 rue Principale) – CANCELLED

  • Information about Gatineau's vision for the future Place des Pionniers.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions.

Site tours: between 9 and 11:30 a.m., every 30 minutes (limited space, registration required). Departure from the entrance to the Lucy-Faris library (115 rue Principale) – CANCELLED

  • Tour of Place des Pionniers and explanations about the issues related to the building's aging.
  • Opportunity to chat with a municipal representative.

Reserve your place now by clicking here. Be sure to indicate your preferred time for the tour. You can also call us at 819-243-2345, extension 7155.

Public workshop: from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Aydelu recreational centre (94 rue du Patrimoine) – CANCELLED

  • Information about Gatineau's vision for the future Place des Pionniers.
  • Round table discussion of the library's future functions and its relationship with the neighbourhood.
  • Identification of the design orientations and principles.

Click here to reserve your spot. You can also call us at 819-243-2345, extension 7155.

Architecture contest in April 2021 

People's choice:

  • The public will get to vote for its preferred design.

Setting up a library users' committee

  • Joint decision-making about certain things (furniture, services, etc.).
  • Opinions about the installation of a work of art.

Main stages

Dialogue and brainstorming with the public

  • Public consultation: March 21, 2020
  • Submission of the consultation report: spring 2020
  • Implementation of the library users' committee (review of the functional and technical program): 2020
  • Gatineau will work closely with residents and merchants to minimize the impact of the work.

Architecture contest

  • Selection of professional consultant for the contest: winter 2020
  • Contest opening: fall 2020
  • Choice of finalists: winter 2021
  • Review and choice of winner: spring 2021
  • Development of plans and specifications: 2021-2022

Construction

  • Temporary move of the Lucy-Faris library: summer 2021
  • Demolition of Place des Pionniers: fall 2021
  • Call for tenders for the construction: summer 2022
  • Start of construction: winter 2023
  • Completion of construction and move into new building: spring 2025
  • Inauguration of the new building: 2025

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About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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