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Metro Minute at the Laurier House

Nestled among the residences at the intersection of Laurier Avenue andChapel Street, Laurier House commemorates two of Canada’s most notableprime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Nestled among the residences at the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Chapel Street, Laurier House commemorates two of Canada’s most notable prime ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King.

From 1897 until 1948, the house was one of the focus points of political life in Canada as the residence of Laurier and Mackenzie King while they were leaders of the federal Liberal party. In his will, Mackenzie King bequeathed the house to the “Government and People of Canada” so future generations could see where they lived, entertained dignitaries and conducted the business of the country.

 
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