Officers with the National Capital Commission and Ottawa police removed an encampment within sight of the Peace Tower Tuesday, the culmination of a months-long standoff between the 20 or so homeless people who have been living there and officials who have been trying to find them somewhere else to go.

Officers descended on the encampment in a wooded area near Ottawa’s Bayview LRT station in the early morning hours and began removing tents, suitcases, bicycles and propane tanks, loading the items into large containers and a front-end loader waiting nearby.

In a statement, the NCC, which oversees federally owned land in the capital region, said the makeshift community’s remaining residents had accepted offers of temporary accommodation from the city.