Library of Parliament

Walking to the Library of Parliament, through Centre Block.

Designed by architect Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, this is the only remaining part of the original Parliament Building! It was designed with many fireproofing features, including heavy iron doors.

In 1916 when the Centre Block burned, the Library of Parliament was saved when the Librarian closed the iron doors.

There’s a reason why this is considered the most beautiful room in Canada. Hard to imagine that we won’t be able to visit this incredible space for at least a decade or so.