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  • Evolution of Parking on the Museum's Site | Canadian Museum of Nature
    and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Evolution of Parking on the Museum s Site Evolution of Parking on the Museum s Site View copyright information Canadian Museum of Nature Close This aerial view of the museum shows the grounds prior to the 2004 2010 renovations There were 176 parking spots arranged in a ring around the building This parking accounted for about 8000 square metres of space on the museum s site View copyright information Canadian Museum of Nature Close This current site plan shows the 96 spots of permanent parking on the east side of the property left side of image and a proposed layout for parking on the west side grey box at right The proposed parking lot would replace the temporary parking lot that is currently on the museum s west side In this plan parking accounts for a total of about 6500 square metres of space on the museum s site The plans are preliminary and will be subject to approval

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/evolution-parking-museums-site (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—December 22, 2015 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighborhood Landscapes of Canada Gardens Advisory to the Neighborhood Landscapes of Canada Gardens Tuesday December 22 2015 This is an update about progress with the Landscapes of Canada Gardens the project nearing completion along the west side of the museumˈs property The main landscaping elements have now been installed for the boreal forest prairie grasslands and Arctic tundra ecosystems In general the work has involved excavation soil preparation and grading the seeding and planting of new trees grasses and plants installation of the Arctic iceberg sculpture and relocation of the mammoth sculptures There is still some work to be completed for the tundra section including planting among the granite boulders and around the mammoth sculptures Given the arrival of winter this planting will happen as soon as possible in spring when the contractors can ensure that the tundra plants can take root Accordingly fencing will remain in place until completion of the project We appreciate that some museum visitors and members of the community are keen to access the site but we want to ensure the long term success of the gardens and their enjoyment by all for years to come With fencing in place until spring we can ensure that the gardens are protected for one winter cycle which gives the newly installed plants a chance to become established and mature in this long term living outdoor exhibition I look forward to welcoming you to a grand opening of the gardens with full access in June 2016 once the final elements of the landscaping are completed Updates will continue to be shared through advisories and our

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-december-22 (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—May 26, 2015 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    History and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Landscaping Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Landscaping Tuesday May 26 2015 The Canadian Museum of Nature invites those interested to a drop in Information Session on Tuesday June 2 6 p m 8 p m to learn about the final plans and timelines for landscaping and the creation of the Regions of Canada gardens on the museum s grounds At the information session guests can view display boards outlining the plans Representatives from the museum and the landscape architecture firm will be available to answer questions Following recent approval from the National Capital Commission construction and landscaping will begin in June 2015 and will continue throughout the summer and autumn The work will involve general excavation soil preparation and grading the seeding and planting of new trees grasses and plants for the regions representing Arctic tundra boreal forest and prairie grasslands and installation of the Arctic sculpture The museum s popular mammoth sculptures will also be relocated closer to the front of the museum along McLeod Street To complete the work and to allow for the plantings to take root the entire park area of the museum s west side will be temporarily fenced off Throughout the project the museum will continue to advise neighbours of any impacts from construction activity Plans and progress will be shared on the museum s website at nature ca west Sincerely Margaret Beckel President and CEO Canadian Museum of Nature questions mus nature ca Connect

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-may-26-2015 (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—April 24, 2015 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Trees Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Trees Friday April 24 2015 This advisory concerns the removal of two maple trees on the museum s property at the corner of O Connor Avenue and McLeod Street The trees are in poor health and for health and safety reasons they will be removed on Tuesday April 28 Where possible stumps and large branches will be kept and incorporated into the landscaping plans for the Regions of Canada gardens Specific details about this landscaping including timelines will be shared once plans are soon finalized The landscaping is expected to start around mid to late May The plans include maintaining existing healthy trees as well as the addition of new greenery that includes trees and shrubs Also note that the museum continues to actively monitor the health and safety of trees on the site through its existing landscaping inspections Udpates will be shared through advisories and our web site at nature ca

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-24-april-20 (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—April 16, 2014 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Trees Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Trees Wednesday April 16 2014 As indicated in an advisory earlier this month the museum is proceeding with construction of the parking lot on the west side of its property This activity follows approval from the National Capital Commission of concept plans for the next five years 4 2 Mb PDF The museum takes seriously the removal of any trees on its site whether for health and safety reasons or others and looks for mitigations where possible The plans for the lot did require the removal of one maple tree No other healthy trees will be removed during the work and all efforts will be made to protect existing trees during the construction In the case of the maple tree the museum agreed that it would plant two new trees elsewhere on the site and the branches from the maple will be re used as mulch during the construction As mentioned previously the landscaping of the remaining part of the west side is subject to a separate approval process In general the plans for the Regions of Canada garden include maintaining existing trees as well as the addition of new greenery that includes trees and shrubs The museum also continues to actively monitor the health and safety of trees on the site through its existing landscaping inspections The concept plans and other information about the west side can be viewed at nature ca west Sincerely Margaret Beckel President and CEO Canadian Museum of Nature questions mus nature ca Browser Plug Ins In order to

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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—April 10, 2014 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Thursday April 10 2014 As advised in February following approval from the National Capital Commission the Canadian Museum of Nature will begin construction in April of a temporary surface parking lot on the west side of its property This follows review of a proposed five year concept for the area 4 2 Mb PDF Preparations for construction will start within the next week weather depending The area will be marked off with a construction fence for the duration of the project which is expected to be completed by the end of June First steps will involve removal of infrastructure including curbs the booth and the gate along Argyle Avenue A tree will also be removed as part of the plans Because of restrictions along Argyle and McLeod avenues trucks will exit by a temporary thru way across the park to O Connor Street Regular hours of construction will be Monday to Friday according to City of Ottawa bylaws The proposal was presented at a public information session on September 16 2013 The overall plan will reduce the footprint of the currently available parking on the west side and maximize the remaining area for public use The concept plans also include the Regions of Canada Garden and an Arctic sculpture These two elements are subject to a separate approval process The concept plans and other information about the west side can be viewed at nature ca west Sincerely Margaret Beckel President and CEO Canadian Museum of Nature questions mus nature ca Browser Plug Ins In order to

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-april-10-20 (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—February 14, 2014 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Wednesday February 19 2014 Please note that the Canadian Museum of Nature has received approval in principle from the National Capital Commission to proceed with the construction of a temporary surface parking lot on the west side of its property This follows review of a proposed five year concept for the area 4 2 Mb PDF that also includes landscaping of greenspace The proposal was presented at a public information session on September 16 2013 The overall plan will reduce the footprint of the currently available parking on the west side and maximize the remaining area for public use The museum s goal is to complete the construction of the parking lot and its immediately adjacent green infrastructure before July 1 2014 Construction will begin in spring 2014 The concept plans also include the Regions of Canada Garden and an Arctic sculpture These two elements are subject to a separate approval process The concept plans and other information about the west side can be viewed at nature ca west Sincerely Margaret Beckel President and CEO Canadian Museum of Nature questions mus nature ca Browser Plug Ins In order to fully access some of the content on this page you may need to download the following Adobe Reader Connect with Us Facebook Twitter WordPress YouTube RSS Email Canadian Museum of Nature Exploring our

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-february-14 (2016-02-07)
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  • Advisory to the Neighbourhood—September 6, 2013 | Canadian Museum of Nature
    Projects Science Experts Scientific Services Leadership Scientific Publications About Us Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings Skip Navigation Support the Museum Products and Services Careers and Volunteering Museum News The Museum Corporation History and Buildings News Newsletters For Media Press Releases Images and Video Subscribe to Email Updates Home About Us Museum News For Media Development of the Museum s West Side Property Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Advisory to the Neighbourhood West Side Update Friday September 6 2013 Public Information Session Monday September 16 2013 6 pm 8 pm Registration is not required The Canadian Museum of Nature invites those interested to a Public Information Session about the museum s proposal for surface parking and landscaping on the west side of its property Guests will be able to view display boards outlining the museum s proposed plan for the space over the next five years Representatives from the museum and the engineering firm will be available to answer questions Pending approval from the National Capital Commission the museum will be in a position to implement the plan in 2014 Overall the plans will reconfigure and reduce the footprint of surface parking allowing for 96 spots to meet museum needs This will maximize the remaining area for public space which will be landscaped for the benefit of museum visitors and the community As stated in earlier advisories underground parking was explored as a potential option but is not financially feasible Plans will be posted at nature ca west Sincerely Margaret Beckel President and CEO Canadian Museum of Nature questions mus nature ca Connect with Us Facebook Twitter WordPress YouTube RSS Email Canadian Museum of Nature Exploring our natural future Hours Admission Directions Our Exhibitions What s On

    Original URL path: http://nature.ca/en/about-us/museum-news/media/development-museums-west-side-property/advisory-neighbourhood-west-side-u (2016-02-07)
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