Canada House, located on Trafalgar Square in Central London, has been Canada’s diplomatic home since 1925. Indigenous wood from various parts of Canada is a motif that runs throughout the architectural design, representing Canada’s roots (both at home and in the UK) and new growth. But in recent years, the prices of prime West End London residential real estate has soared — up 30% to 60% since 2007, according to a report by estate agent Wetherell and Diplomat Magazine in August. Currently there are many countries affiliated to Abbeyfield International, with hundreds of Abbeyfield houses providing homes for thousands of seniors. Enlivening the west side of Trafalgar Square, Canada House is now open for business and working on behalf of all Canadians. Canada House hosts fetes for medalists, and a day is set aside when those with Canadian passports can visit and quaff one of 40,000 cans of beer imported from Canada.
As the chart—which is indexed to 1998, as far back as the Teranet-National Bank house price index goes—reveals, though U.S. housing prices have climbed back from the lows of the subprime mortgage crisis in some cities, only San Francisco, home to booming Silicon Valley, has kept pace with Toronto’s house prices—and no U.S. city comes close to Vancouver’s real estate craze.
A House Coordinator attends to the daily running of the house, the shopping and the preparation and serving of meals. Vancouver house prices soared 30 per cent in the year ended May 31, and prices shot up 15 per cent in Canada’s biggest city of Toronto. In September 2013, the commission announced it selected Savills to sell Macdonald House. In the event that you do not find your dream property in Canada, you can directly contact any of our member estate agents who advertise on property in Canada. Enter a place name or use the links below to begin your rental search in Canada.
Throughout the 8,000 sq m building – which links the Grade II-listed original Canada House on Trafalgar Square with an adjacent building on Cockspur Street – the renovations have been undertaken with one clear objective: to inspire and inform. Join Passive House Canada as an individual, company or organization and get access to technical Passive House resources and forums, enjoy discounts on our courses and events, and be part of a community of industry-leaders. Personally, I do not think Canada has a starting-up problem, we have a finishing-up problem,” OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo said recently.
Flooded with natural light and air (while carefully respecting the building’s heritage) Canada’s new cultural and diplomatic London HQ has been designed to reflect Canada in the 21st century: a vast country rich in natural resources and – evidently – talented designers and artists.