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Parliament Hill Grounds Plans
“The Parliament Buildings stand on a high plateau of some 30 acres [12.1 hectares] in area. The buildings form three sides of a quadrangular figure, and are widely detached. The Parliament or main building facing Wellington street, and the Departmental Buildings facing inwards to the square form the other two sides of the figure.”
from Hand Book to the Parliamentary and Departmental Buildings, Canada, by Joseph Bureau (1867)