Yukon Legislative Building

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Yukon Legislative Building (Yukon Government Administration Building)
General information
Architectural style Postmodern
Town or city Whitehorse
Country Canada
Client Government of Yukon
Yukon Legislative Building entrance
Yukon Legislative Assembly

The Yukon Legislative Building is home to the Yukon Legislative Assembly. Located in Whitehorse, Yukon, the building is a three-storey white steel-clad structure. The complex is located next to the Yukon River and Rotary Park.

History[edit]

Before relocating to Whitehorse, the legislature met at the Yukon Territorial Government Administration Building in Dawson City from 1907 to 1953 (and now home to Yukon College).[1] From 1953 to 1976 the Legislature sat in Whitehorse, first at the Old Post Office (Government Services Building built in 1901 and demolished in 1962), then in the Federal Building (demolished in 1990s), then in the Lynn Building on Steele Street. In 1976, the legislature moved to its current location in what was completed that year as the capital services building, commonly known to locals as "YTG".[2]

Tenants[edit]

The building houses most of Yukon Government's departments and is the home of the Legislature Assembly. Both the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council sit in the same chamber.

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Coordinates: 60°43′01″N 135°02′56″W / 60.7169°N 135.0488°W / 60.7169; -135.0488