December 20, 2016
It is one of the most famous landmarks in Canada, visited by millions of people annually. However, few people know the place has a street address: 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, better known as Parliament Hill and home to Canada’s seat of government. Now there is a brand new address – located in the shadow of the Peace Tower – vying to become known as the place where the performing arts live. Presenting “1 Elgin”, address of Canada’s National Arts Centre. The change of civic address from 53 to 1 Elgin (or One Elgin) came as a result of an opportunity arising from the major renovations now underway. The address will adorn the entrance of the new National Arts Centre, which will soon present an open and elegant façade embracing one of the most historic and beautiful urban streetscapes in the country. One Elgin represents the first, the premiere, the most memorable of addresses, reflecting the NAC as the home for the finest performing arts the country has to offer: Canada is our stage. Meet you there.