Fire Safety Testing - Smoke Abatement System at NRC Montreal Road Campus - Public Comments Invited

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is proposing the construction of a smoke abatement system at the building m 59. The new smoke abatement system will support Canadian industry, government and academia in fire resistance research, technology development and testing. The facility evaluates new products and novel assemblies that cannot be tested elsewhere in Canada providing a critical national service and efficient cost-effective pathway for new products to make it into the domestic construction industry market.  The proposed project would take place on National Research Council Canada (NRC) owned lands (building m 59), but is subject to a federal land use, design, and real estate transaction approval under the National Capital Act. The project consists to install one smoke abatement system of 65,000 Cubic Feet pet Minute (CFPM) attached to the building m59 to ensure clean effluent generated from fire tests. No vegetation removal is anticipated for this project. The project work would take approximately two years from start to completion (September 2023 to September 2025).

Latest update

November 30, 2023– The NRC and the NCC issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



National Research Council of Canada

  • Location

    • NRC - Fire Safety Testing - Building m59 (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    National Research Council of Canada
  • Authorities

    • National Research Council of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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