The Canadian Canoe Museum stewards the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. This collection, with its more than 600 watercraft, inspires connection, curiosity and new understanding.

We are building this one-of-a-kind collection a new home alongside the Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent-Severn Waterway in Peterborough, Ontario. The new museum will offer extraordinary visitor experiences — in the building, on the land and on the water.

This 8,500 square-metre facility, with its award-winning architecture and 21st-century sustainability, aspires to be as innovative as the canoe itself. The structure is cast-in-place concrete with a serpentine glass curtain wall. The interior finishes are primarily exposed concrete and drywall with a water feature, café, event space, retail store, and a close to 5,000 square-metre intensive green roof.

Construction is scheduled to start in 2019 with the opening of the museum anticipated in 2022.

The new museum will be supported by a $65 million capital campaign and has received foundational financial support from municipal, provincial and federal governments, along with private donors.

The museum is interested in identifying potential partners in the construction industry, including trades, suppliers and contractors, who may wish to support the project through this type of donation.

Thank you for your interest in being part of history in the making.

The lead consulting team members are:

  • Design architects – heneghan peng of Dublin, Ireland
  • Project architects – Kearns Mancini of Toronto, Ontario
  • Building services and structural engineers – ARUP Canada – Toronto, Ontario
  • Exhibit Designers – GSM Projects, Montreal, Quebec

The Expression of Interest may be only submitted electronically and may be arranged and formatted as determined by the proponent.

The following project information is available for download here:

The Expression of Interest must contain at a minimum:

  • Name and mailing address of the proponent including contact name, title, phone number and email address
  • Description of proponent including main activities or product lines of the proponent
  • An understanding of the size and capacity of the proponent such as financial highlights, number of staff, annual sales, construction volume and/or number of completed projects
  • A compelling explanation of why the proponent is interested in working with the museum and contributing to the new museum project
  • An understanding of what products, services, labour and/or materials that the proponent is suggesting as a gift in kind or donation to the project
  • Any qualifications, stipulations or exclusions that may be related to the proposed gift or donation

The proponent may include such other information as it sees fit provided the submission does not exceed 10 (ten) single sided, letter sized pages at minimum 12-point font. Do not include hyperlinks, appendices or attachments which will not be considered. Do not include any proprietary or confidential information.

Submissions in electronic Adobe Acrobat 10 or later are due no later than July 16, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST (Submission Date) via the email [email protected]

The proposed gift in kind or donation will be considered by the museum, its architects, engineers and specialist consultants to determine if the proposed service, product, labour and/or materials is suitable and appropriate for use in the museum project. The museum will endeavour to respond to all submissions within six to eight weeks of the Submission Date.

EOI submissions are non-binding and are intended to identify members of the construction industry who may be interested in participating in the museum project and supporting its goals and objectives through an in-kind gift.

Queries on the project and gift in-kind Expression of Interest may be directed to Richard Tucker, Project Director, at [email protected] or on his mobile at 416 473 3279.

Acceptance of all, some or none of the Expression of Interest for further consideration and discussion with the proponent will be made by the museum in its sole discretion.