7 Rideau Gate

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7 Rideau Gate

7 Rideau Gate is the Canadian government's official guest house for distinguished visitors, such as heads of state and high-level government officials. The house is located in Ottawa, Ontario, near Rideau Hall and 24 Sussex Drive.


Designed by architect Alan Keefer, the house was built in 1862 by Henry Osgoode Burritt, an Ottawa mill owner, and was obtained by the Crown in 1966. The Victorian architecture home was restored and renovated in 1989 to reinstate historical features as well as to upgrade the guest facilities.

The house is decorated using art and furniture from the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Official Residences Crown Collection.

The house was included amongst other architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held June 2 and 3, 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ http://ottawa.ca/doorsopen Doors Open Ottawa

Coordinates: 45°26′38″N 75°41′32″W / 45.443964°N 75.692142°W / 45.443964; -75.692142