The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh reopened Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, following the building’s renovation. Beach Attire, shorts and flip flops preferred, anyone with a suit and tie will be sent home! The Canadian Olympic Committee considered asking every Canadian in Rio with a passport to come to Canada House. A major criticism of larger houses is the effort required to keep them clean, right after the energy required to keep them conditioned. In general, the more people in a province or territory, the more Members it has in the House of Commons. Throughout the 8,000 sq m building – which links the Grade II-listed original Canada House on Trafalgar Square with an adjacent building on Cockspur Street – the renovations have been undertaken with one clear objective: to inspire and inform. Trying to compare the Olympic houses is impossible because their intent varies so widely.
The tragic irony is that this accident took place just a week before Angelo was supposed to return to Italy to pick up his wife Anna and his daughter Gigetta and bring them back to live a new life in Canada. Currently there are many countries affiliated to Abbeyfield International, with hundreds of Abbeyfield houses providing homes for thousands of seniors.
A military guard of honour will kick off an outdoor ceremony, and launch a series of multi-media entertainments for Canada Month in London, featuring celebrities, including photographer Yousuf Karsh, writer Margaret Atwood, director Robert Lepage and Egoyan.
There seems to be some bootlegging history associated with this address…I came across this newsclipping on the Vancouver Police Museum website… unfortunately, there is no date and no information about which newspaper it came from… Detective Donald A. Sinclair lived for a time at my old house at 1036 Odlum Drive in Vancouver’s Grandiew neighbourhood where my interest in house history research began.
From 1922 to 1927, the house was run as the Japanese Seamen’s Home, and in 1928 became the new home of the Catholic Japanese Mission run by the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement who are still there serving the needy in the East End and Downtown East Side.