Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited (CF) has announced the start of construction of a 288-unit residential rental building, The Rideau Registry, integrated with CF Rideau Centre, Ottawa’s largest and busiest shopping mall, and the historic city building, the City Registry Office.
The Registry Office will be transformed into a modern cafe-bistro, with the project seeing the addition of significant public realm improvements, and an enhanced entrance to the shopping centre. The building will be connected to CF Rideau Centre, providing unparalleled access to shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as direct access to several of the city’s public transit options, including the O Train.
The introduction of the rental residences is the next phase of an ambitious redevelopment program beginning seven years ago, when CF invested $360 million to transform and revitalize the CF Rideau Centre. This included a four-level expansion, a new dining hall, and a complete facelift, including a range of enhancements and upgrades, new public art, and a rebuilt pedestrian bridge over Rideau Street.
The redevelopment also introduced a new wing which incorporated the historic Ogilvy Building. The preservation and integration of the historic Registry Office building as part of the new residences will feature it as an important part of the residential project.
“CF is pleased that the historic Registry Office will be given new life and purpose as a prominent feature of the Rideau Registry residences,” says Wayne Barwise, executive vice president, development at CF. “We are proud to have incorporated the Registry Office into the design of the new residential tower, thoughtfully integrating this historic gem with leading-edge architecture to create a beautiful new building that is sure to become a highlight of the Ottawa skyline.”
CF is a global owner, operator, investor, and developer of real estate across retail, office, residential, industrial, and mixed-use asset classes. Wholly owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the company’s Canadian portfolio comprises 68 landmark properties, including the Toronto-Dominion Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Tour Deloitte, CF Carrefour Laval, CF Chinook Centre, and CF Pacific Centre.