Woodside National Historic Site, Federal Infrastructure Investment Project Funding, Grand Total Investment: $521 K
Woodside National Historic Site
Canadians are invited to explore Canada’s history at Woodside National Historic Site in Kitchener, Ontario. Woodside is the boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s tenth, and longest-serving, Prime Minister. This lovingly preserved Victorian home, filled with King family heirlooms and period reproductions, recreates the ambiance of Canada’s Victorian era. Surrounded by 11.5 acres of mature woodland, the site is open for walking year-round. Visitors are encouraged to take in the many special programs offered during Woodside’s operational season, from the beginning of October to December 23rd.
Projects: Building and site grounds improvements
Projects description: As part of the federal infrastructure investment program, approximately $521,000 is being invested in Woodside National Historic Site, for a number of projects.
The infrastructure projects include:
replacement of 400 metres of heritage fencing, completed in 2017;
the installation of a new heritage roof on the Woodside house using cedar shakes, completed in June 2018;
improvements currently underway to the security system with new wiring, sensors, and backup systems; and
improvements to the pathways, as well as lighting upgrades. This work is in development, with a planned spring completion.
These important infrastructure projects will contribute to a safe, high-quality experience for visitors, while ensuring the conservation of Canada’s built heritage.