Terrasses de la Chaudière

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Terrasses de la Chaudière seen from Ottawa

Terrasses de la Chaudière is a complex of government office buildings in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The complex was built in 1978 as part of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's initiative to see more federal workers based in the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. It was built by developer Robert Campeau and then leased to the government. This arrangement caused some controversy as Campeau had close links to the governing Liberals. The complex was named after the nearby Chaudière Falls in the Ottawa River.

Today its three towers hold some 6,500 federal government office workers.[citation needed] The complex houses Department of the Environment,[citation needed] the headquarters of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada,[1] the headquarters of the Department of Canadian Heritage (Jules Léger Building (South)/Édifice Jules Léger (Sud)),[2] the headquarters of the Canadian Transportation Agency (Jules Léger Building (South)),[3] the headquarters of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC),[4] and several other government entities including Parks Canada. The centre also holds a shopping complex, a hotel, and a convention centre.

The Central tower of the complex is the tallest in the National Capital Region, with 30 floors and a height of 124 metres (407 ft).[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Contact Us." Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Terrasses de la Chaudière 10 Wellington, North Tower Gatineau, Quebec." and "Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Room 2107 10 Wellington Street Gatineau, QC." Address in French: "Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada Terrasses de la Chaudière 10, rue Wellington, Tour Nord Gatineau (Québec)." and "Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada Pièce 2107 10, rue Wellington Gatineau, (QC)."
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Canadian Heritage. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "Address: Canadian Heritage 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5." Address in French: "Adresse : Patrimoine canadien 15, rue Eddy Gatineau, Québec K1A 0M5"
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Canadian Transportation Agency. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "Office: Canadian Transportation Agency 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B3" Address in French: "Adresse municipale : Office des transports du Canada 15, rue Eddy Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4B3"
  4. ^ Contact Us." Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "At the Central Office Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Central Building 1 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B1." Address in French: "À l'administration centrale Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Édifice central 1, promenade du Portage Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4B1."

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Coordinates: 45°25′31.68″N 75°43′16.38″W / 45.4254667°N 75.7212167°W / 45.4254667; -75.7212167