Booth House (Ottawa)
|Location||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Original use||House owned by lumber baron John R. Booth|
|Current use||Laurentian Leadership Centre|
|Architect||John W. H. Watts|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
|Website||Laurentian Leadership Centre|
Booth House is a prominent heritage building in downtown Ottawa located at 252 Metcalfe St., just south of Somerset. The house was built by lumber baron John R. Booth in 1906, and it was designed by John W. H. Watts, who did a number of other Ottawa buildings.
It remained in the Booth family until 1947, when it then became home of the Laurentian Club, one of Ottawa's leading clubs. The club closed in 2000, however, and the property was bought by Trinity Western University to house its academic-internship program, the Laurentian Leadership Centre. It now houses Trinity Western students who are interning in various governmental, cultural, business, journalistic, or non-governmental offices.
In 1990, the building was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.