|$42M for Temporary House of Commons under Glass Dome|
Canada’s federal government has approved plans to build a magnificent $42-million glass dome on Parliament Hill as a temporary new home for the House of Commons while the existing chamber on Parliament Hill is being renovated. The soaring glass ceiling is being designed to match the neo-Gothic architecture of the rest of the Parliament Buildings.
Artist's rendering of temporary Commons chamber under a glass dome in West Block courtyard.
The temporary Commons chamber will have exactly the same dimensions and layout as the existing one, complete with tiered seating for MPs and overhanging visitors' galleries.