At an event on Thursda, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, Councillor Matthew Luloff, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, Chief Greg Sarazin, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and Band Councillor Frankie Cote, on behalf of Chief Dylan Whiteduck, Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg, celebrated the completion of the pouring of all five floors, also known as the “topping off” of Ādisōke, the Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility.
With the pouring of the floors now complete, work will soon begin on the iconic curved roof of the facility, constructed by PCL Construction. To honour this momentous occasion, the partners each signed a piece of structural steel that will be placed within the facility’s interior.
In addition to celebrating the completion of the floors, the partners also unveiled the official branding for the facility, as well as the new look of the project website, adisoke.ca. The branding reflects the power of storytelling, as well as the natural environment that surrounds the facility, supporting a space that is truly welcoming.
Set to open in 2026, the modern and iconic facility of Ādisōke will become a landmark destination in the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation’s territory, in what is now known as the National Capital Region. The site for Ādisōke is located on the unceded, traditional territory of the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation, who have occupied the area since time immemorial. Elders and members of the Host Nation have been key partners in influencing the design of the facility, as well as the selection of the name Ādisōke, which refers to the telling of stories in the Anishinābemowin Algonquin language.
Ādisōke, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, in joint venture with KWC Architects, will bring together the rich collections of a world-class public library and a national institution under one roof, giving life to the stories and histories that connect us.
For more information on the Ādisōke project, visit adisoke.ca.