The Ingenium Centre is home to 1.2 million cultural artifacts from three of Canada’s national museums. It offers state-of-the-art facilities for research, conservation, curation, and collaboration.
DTAH is currently wrapping up the revitalization of the parkland and parking area, making the landscape more accessible and functional. The final phase of the site renewal, the improvements enable the adjacent Canada Science and Technology Museum to accommodate more visitors.
These Phase 2 improvements include a new entry road to the Collection and Conservation Centre as well as the Canada Science and Technology Museum and an extension of the bioswale along the entry approach with 100% native and pollinator friendly planting.
Three boardwalk bridges will provide connections across the bioswale. The new multipurpose parking and activity area includes accessible spaces and electric vehicle charging stations, and all improvements are compliant with AODA and the Rick Hanson Foundation accessibility standards.
The work builds on the Phase 1 improvements, which were completed in 2021. Exhibition display cases will animate the pedestrian experience, and a large entrance plaza with sustainable integrated seating provides ample resting space and a promenade along the bioswale. A dry stormwater infiltration basin has been created to capture and retain site water on site along with the service road bioswale to manage water on site. The plaza and the re-designed west parking lot introduce tracks for historic trains and cabooses, which can be rolled into public view for cultural and educational events.