Stornoway

541 Acacia Ave., Rockcliffe Park, Ottawa, ON

Canada's Official Residence of the Leader of the Opposition

Stornoway is the official residence of Canada’s leader of the Opposition and a recognized federal heritage building. Over the years, Stornoway has been home to a number of historic figures, including the exiled Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and many future prime ministers. Since 1970, the house has been owned by the Government of Canada. Few major alterations have been made to the residence since that time. Since 1986, the house has been managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC).

From 1998 to 2000, the Architecture Section of the NCC planned and managed repairs and upgrades to various building components at Stornoway.

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Résidence officielle du chef de l'opposition du Canada

Stornoway est la résidence officielle du chef de l’opposition du Canada et un édifice fédéral du patrimoine reconnu. Au fil des ans, nombre de personnages historiques ont habité Stornoway, dont la princesse Juliana des Pays-Bas en exil et plusieurs futurs premiers ministres. Le gouvernement du Canada est propriétaire de la maison depuis 1970. Peux de travaux majeurs ont été entrepris à la résidence depuis cette date. La Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN) gère la propriété depuis 1986.

De 1998 à 2000, la section d'architecture de la CCN a planifié et géré des travaux de réparation et de mise aux normes à Stornoway.

Plans

(in AutoCAD dwg format)

[click] Stornoway Basement plan.dwg

[click] Stornoway Elevation North.dwg

[click] Stornoway Elevation South.dwg

[click] Stornoway Elevation West.dwg

[click] Stornoway Facade.dwg

[click] First floor.dwg

[click] Second floor.dwg

[click] Third floor.dwg

Images

Stornoway 1913-1914

Stornoway - This residence was built by A. J. Major, 1913–14.

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Stornoway, 1914

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Canadian exile of Princess Juliana (Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina).
Credit: Yousuf Karsh,Library and Archives Canada, PAC-206618

On 12 May 1940, during the invasion of the Netherlands by Germany in World War II, Prince Bernhard and Princess Juliana were evacuated to the United Kingdom to be followed the following day by the Queen Wilhelmina and the Dutch Government, who set up a government in exile. The princess remained there for a month before taking the children to Ottawa, the capital of Canada, where she resided at Stornoway in the suburb of Rockcliffe Park. Her mother and husband remained in Britain with the Dutch government-in-exile.

Stornoway 1958

Future Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and Mrs. Maryon Pearson at Stornoway, 1958

Stornoway aerial view

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Stornoway garage roof replacement, 2000

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