The work around the National War Memorial is due to wrap up in early November. I noticed one day that the scaffolding that had been set up around the monument itself had been removed. That had been in place to allow workers access to everything for a full cleaning. Early this month, I photographed it first from the east and then the west sides; the busts and statues you see in the first shot are some of The Valiants, military figures from Canadian history that I've featured before. From the west side, the Chateau Laurier can be glimpsed in the background.
I was also in this area to take in some of the ongoing work around the National Arts Centre, where the addition of a glass enclosure will be finished in time for Canada Day next year. This is part of the ongoing series I've been occasionally documenting on the project, and you can find the previous post here. I came out from below Plaza Bridge, and got a look at the frame being erected on the east side of the building. Walking further along, I photographed the site as you see it if you're walking along the Canal.
I then took a staircase up onto a terrace at the NAC and followed the path to where it ended- a fence line, beyond which you can see the work site on the west side fairly up close, with the frame and the removal of some of the facade material. You can also glimpse Parliament Hill and the War Memorial through the frame.
Crossing back through the terrace gave me a view of work on the east side, with Parliament in the background.