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Parliament Hill is an area of Crown land on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown Ottawa, Ontario.
Its Gothic revival suite of buildings — the parliament buildings — serves as the home of the Parliament of Canada, and contains a number of architectural elements of national symbolic importance.
Originally the site of a military base in the 18th and early 19th centuries, development of the site into a governmental precinct began in 1859, after Bytown was chosen by Queen Victoria as the capital of the Province of Canada. Following a number of extensions to the parliament and departmental buildings, and a fire in 1916 that destroyed the Centre Block, Parliament Hill took on its present form with the completion of the Peace Tower in 1927. Since 2002, an extensive $1 billion renovation and rehabilitation project has been underway throughout all of the precinct’s buildings; work is not expected to be complete until after 2020. ref: Wikipedia.
Location: Ottawa, On, Canada
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