The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa are moving into the renovated Dicks Restaurant and Bar building.
The former restaurant, which had been occupied by a local restaurant for years, will become a three-story downtown restaurant with a full bar and patio.
The renovations will take place in phases.
A full menu of food is expected to debut this summer.
The new restaurant will have a full menu that includes traditional French fare, like fish and chips, and new dishes like fried chicken and poutine.
The staff will be on hand for the opening day.
The project is being funded by the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the hospital.
The building will be closed to the public for several months while it is completed.
Ottawa Hospital, the hospital’s chief medical officer, said the renovations will help reduce hospital wait times and the impact on the hospital budget.
The hospital, which has two other locations in Ottawa, will pay for some of the renovations.
The restaurant is located at the corner of Dundas Street West and King Street West, just north of Lansdowne Drive and just north at Broadview Avenue.
The exterior of the restaurant was originally a restaurant called the Bistro, which closed in 2009.
The original restaurant was located on Lansdown, next to a bus station, but it was closed.
The Bistros’ owners sold it to the Ottawa Public Library in 2015, and the building has since become a restaurant.
“We’re really excited about this project and really look forward to opening our doors to the community,” said Paul Larkin, president of the Ottawa Hospitals Foundation, which is behind the renovation.
The foundation, which runs the Hospital’s Downtown Hospital branch, was awarded $250,000 in 2016 to help pay for the project.
The charity is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Health Foundation is also funding the renovation, which will take up to six months to complete.
The Hospital said the new facility will provide a more convenient, accessible and welcoming setting for patients, staff and visitors.