- Harry Hays Building in Calgary, Alberta - Harry Hays was a Mayor of Calgary, an MP who became the Minister of Agriculture in the Pearson government, and an advocate of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Harry Hays Building was sold in 2007 to Larco Investments.
- Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building in Ottawa, Ontario - Thomas D'Arcy McGee was a Father of Canadian Confederation, an Irish Nationalist; and he denounced the Fenian Brotherhood in the United States, which advocated the takeover of Canada by the Americans. He was assassinated on April 7, 1868 on Sparks Street in Ottawa, near the building that bears his name. The McGee Building was sold in 2007 to Larco Investments.
- The Lorne Building in Ottawa - recently demolished.
- The Sir John Carling Building in Ottawa - the Hon. John Carling was a businessman and politician from London, Ontario, and his father founded the Carling Brewery. John Carling was a Conservative MP in the House of Commons; Postmaster General and from 1885 until 1891, Federal Minister of Agriculture. The Grand Trunk Railway built railway cars in London, Ontario, thanks to his influence.The Sir John Carling Building was constructed in 1967, and became the headquarters of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.The award-winning building may soon be demolished, to make way for a private development, perhaps a hotel.
- Sinclair Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia - sold to Larco Investments.
- Sam Livingston Building in Calgary - sold to the Canada Lands Company.
- Joseph Shepard Building in Toronto, Ontario - sold to Larco Investments.
- Sir John Thompson Building in Halifax, Nova Scotia - Sir John Thompson was a Premier of Nova Scotia and a federal Member of Parliament. As a Minister of Justice, he created the first Criminal Code of Canada. Sir John Thompson was Canada's fourth Prime Minister. The Canada Lands Company acquired the Thompson Building.
- R.H. Coats - was Canada's first Dominion Statistician.
- Jean Talon - was Canada's first official statistician; he conducted Canada's first official census during the winter of 1665-66.
- Brooke Claxton - was a Canadian World War 1 Veteran; Federal Minister of National Health and Welfare and Minister of National Defence.
- Sir Frederick G. Banting Research Centre - Sir Frederick Banting discovered insulin; was a Nobel Prize Winner, and a CBC poll named the scientist and physician one of the Top 10 Greatest Canadians in 2004, behind Tommy Douglas, Terry Fox and Pierre Trudeau.
- C.D. Howe Building in Ottawa
- Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa
- Paul Martin Building in Windsor, Ontario
- L'Esplanade Laurier Ottawa
- Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport Montreal
- Joseph Smallwood Building
- Place Vincent Massey in Hull, Quebec
- Sir Charles Tupper Building in Ottawa
- Joseph Ghiz Building, Summerside. Prince Edward Island
- Edward Drake Building at 1500 Bronson Avenue Ottawa
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Many Canadian government buildings were named in honour of notable individuals.
Posted by savecfbrockcliffe's blog at 9:18 AM