Centre Block

Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Parliament Centre Block
Photo: Andrijko Z. License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The Centre Block is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex. It contains the House of Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of a number of members of parliament, senators, and senior administration for both houses.

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  • Government

    In the east wing of the Centre Block is the Senate chamber. The western wing of the building contains the House of Commons chamber. The Centre Block also houses offices and facilities, including the prime minister's office.
  • Man-Made

    Built in the Gothic Revival style, the present Centre Block is the second version of the building, after the first was destroyed by fire in 1916. Work on the interior continued through the 1970s.


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