Open Embassy CANADA

About The Embassy of Canada:  The Canadian high commission in London is Canada’s oldest diplomatic posting, having been established in 1880. Canada House, in Trafalgar Square, became the site of the mission in 1923. In 1962.

In Mid-December 2014, all the activities of the High Commission were regrouped in the expanded and fully refurbished Canada House on Trafalgar Square. In order to expand the historic Canada House, the Government of Canada had purchased the adjoining building, at 2-3-4 Cockspur Street, originally built as the British Head Office of the Sunlife Assurance Company of Canada in 1927. It is remarkable that the Sunlife building had been built to match the architecture of Canada House. For that reason, it does look, from the outside, as if the building was built from the start as an extension of Canada House, although this is not the case. The historic Canada House and the former Sunlife Head Office now form a very coherent ensemble.

 

THE EVENT – May 2016

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