Fairmont Château Laurier
Structure in general
- Majestically situated between Parliament Hill, the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal, and the open-air Byward Market.
- Commissioned in 1907 by American-born Charles Melville Hays, General Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway of Canada.
- Fairmont Château Laurier was opened by its namesake, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, on June 12, 1912.
- Built in the French Renaissance style using granite blocks for the base, buff Indiana limestone for the walls and copper for the roof.
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