Canadian Building Trades Monument Public Art Competition

May 6, 2015

CBTU intends to create a national monument in Canada’s Capital that will celebrate the contributions made to society by the women and men who work in the building and construction trades and will commemorate the losses they have endured in carrying out their work.

The site chosen for the monument is Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, a location steeped in Canada’s built history and boasting striking views of the National Capital Region. This landmark work of art will offer a unique and inspiring place for workers, visitors, and residents alike from across the nation and abroad to gather and reflect.

This is a national, two-phased, design competition open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

A jury of artists, design professionals, and construction trades representatives, as well as advisors from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Canadian Heritage (PCH), has been assembled for this competition.

Deadline for online receipt of submissions is June 18, 2015 by 5:00 pm (Ottawa time). If you do not have access to a computer, please call 613 263-9436 for assistance.

The monument unveiling is anticipated for May, 2017, and will be part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

For more info, visit the Canadian Building Trades Monument website

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The Upper Plaza of Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, Ontario was chosen as the site for the Canadian Building Trades Monument. It is approximately 100 square metres and sits on the central axis of the park.