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Ontario Power Generation Rehabilitation

Robert H. Saunders Generation Station, Cornwall, Ontario

The rehabilitation of the six-storey Ontario Power Generation Administration building included a complete replacement of exterior materials, relocation of the Control Room and a visitor centre.

The Control Room relocation from the 3rd floor to the penthouse (6th floor) allowed for the expansion of services across Eastern Ontario. This expansion combines two existing locations and is, in essence, the most important impacted project for OPG in 2017. Through their Corporate Citizenship Program, OPG provides support to nearly 50 community programs and local not-for profit agencies. The station is an important part of Ontario’s electricity system, providing clean, renewable power all year round.

The visitor centre exhibits artifacts and video, depicting the colourful stories associated with the facility, including the flooding of the Lost Villages and relocation of residents. The centre also tells the history of power generation in Ontario, construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project and the more recent creation of OPG, when Ontario Hydro was split into separate generating and transmission companies. An exhibit also recounts the history of the Akwesasne First Nations People.