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Senate of Canada Building, The

The Senate of Canada Building is full of history, art, architecture and parliamentary treasures. It is the Senate’s temporary home in downtown Ottawa, while its permanent home (the Centre Block building with the Peace Tower) is closed for major rehabilitation work. Over the years, this building has hosted many important national events (the repatriation of the Canadian constitution) and has served many different functions (it opened in 1912 as a train station). Today, as the temporary home of the Senate, you can explore – through this virtual tour – where the Senate works.

Contact info

2 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Year built: 1912
Building type:Government building
Architect: Ross & MacFarlane
Architectural style:Beaux arts

Dates/hours open

May 27, 11:35am - May 27, 11:35am