The Farm (Canada)
La Ferme (French)
The Farm in autumn 2007
|Town or city||Chelsea, Quebec|
|Current tenants||Anthony Rota, Speaker of the House of Commons|
|Owner||Government of Canada|
|Landlord||National Capital Commission|
The Farm (French: La Ferme) is the official residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada. It is in Gatineau Park in the community of Kingsmere, part of Chelsea, Quebec, Canada, near the country's capital, Ottawa.
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King privately purchased the farmstead, as part of his country estate at Kingsmere Lake in 1927. In 1935, The Farm was renovated to include two new wings, adding heat, and indoor plumbing. King died at the residence on July 22, 1950, he left the residence and grounds (231-hectare) to the government and people of Canada so that future Canadian officials & citizens could make use of the area.
After Prime Minister King's death, following his wishes, most of the estate was absorbed into Gatineau Park. While he also stated his intentions for his successors to enjoy The Farm as he did, 24 Sussex Drive was already the official residence of the Prime Minister.
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