Landmark hotel turns 75

Courtesy Lord Elgin Hotel
Then-prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and then-Ottawa mayor Stanley Lewis at the laying of the cornerstone.
The Lord Elgin Hotel, built not only to alleviate a chronic wartime shortage of visitor accommodations in the city but also to reflect then-prime minister Mackenzie King’s vision of a vibrant modern capital, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer.

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