Invest Ottawa moves into Bayview Yards

Invest Ottawa has moved into 7 Bayview Road — what is now being called Ottawa's Innovation Centre — in what the city hopes will be the beginning of the creation of a technology hub. We talk a look at what the building last looked like in 2007.

Building last used as city garage in 2007

The Bayview Yards garage was decommissioned in 2007. Here's a look at what it looked like back then (2007) and now. (Google/Jean Delisle/CBC)

A 1940s heritage building that was once part of a city maintenance complex had its anchor tenant move in on Monday.

Invest Ottawa has moved into 7 Bayview Road — what is now being called Ottawa's Innovation Centre — in what the city hopes will be the beginning of the creation of a technology hub.

The city is hoping the location, near the future LRT line and close to both Kanata and downtown, will help make it attractive to technology companies.

The building was once part of Bayview Yards, a large complex that included machinery storage, repair shops, stock rooms and offices.

But most of those facilities have been demolished and the remaining structure received heritage status.

To mark the occasion of Invest Ottawa's arrival, we thought we'd take a look at how the exterior has changed since 2007, the year the Bayview Yards garage was decommissioned.