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    Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

    The 6-hectare (15-acre) amusement park known today as "Playland" has been host to millions since its opening on the PNE site in 1910. Named "Happy Land" in 1926, the park moved to its current location in 1958 when the name was changed to "Playland.

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    Parliament

    The term Parliament refers to the Crown, the House of Commons and the Senate. Together, these institutions create Canadian laws. Parliament has two branches: the executive (the Crown, prime minister and cabinet) and the legislative (the House of Commons and the Senate). This system is a blend of parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It is based on the Westminster tradition in Britain. Each of the Crown, Senate and Commons must agree with (assent to) a law before it is enacted. The government of the day derives its authority from the people who elected it. It is therefore a representative government, even though it acts in the name of the Crown — a largely symbolic institution. In formal terms, Parliament includes all three bodies. But in common usage, the legislative branch is often equated with Parliament.

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    Plateau Hall/Auditorium le Plateau

    Plateau Hall/Auditorium le Plateau. Montreal concert auditorium built in the early 1930s by the Catholic School Commission.of Montreal. Adjoining the school of the same name, it is situated on Calixa-Lavallée St, in the centre of Lafontaine Park.

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    Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

    The Église du Précieux Sang, built between 1967 and 1969 in St. Boniface, Manitoba, was designed by Étienne-Joseph Gaboury, of Gaboury, Lussier, Sigurdson Architects.

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    Princess of Wales Theatre

    Considered a Toronto landmark, the Princess of Wales Theatre is located at 300 King Street West in Toronto's entertainment district.

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    The Rooms

    The Rooms is a cultural centre located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, that showcases the history, heritage and art of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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    Québec Sports Hall of Fame (Le Panthéon des sports du Québec)

    In the early 1970s, the project of a Québec Sports Hall of Fame took shape through the initiative of Carl Schwende, a Swiss émigré who had settled in Québec in 1948. Thus, on June 26, 1973, the Panthéon des sports amateurs du Québec took out its charter.

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    Queen Elizabeth Hotel

    The opening of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal took place on 15 March 1958.

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    Church Architecture

    Later in the 17th century, under Jesuit influence and with the arrival of more artisans and builders trained in France, certain traditional features of religious architecture were used to construct churches in Québec City and Montréal.

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    Rideau Hall

    A sophisticated estate that incorporated the primary elements of English landscape style, Rideau Hall was thought to be in keeping with the stature and lifestyle of the Queen's representative in Canada.

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    Riverboat

    The Riverboat. Coffeehouse in Toronto's Yorkville district. Seating about 100 in the narrow basement of a house at 134 Yorkville Ave, it was opened in October 1964 by Bernie Fiedler and became the best-known coffeehouse in Canada.

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    Roy Thomson Hall

    Roy Thomson Hall. 2,630-seat Toronto concert hall, located in the block bounded by King, Simcoe and Wellington streets. It is managed by The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

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    Royal Alexandra Theatre

     The Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, completed in 1907 at a cost of $750 000, is one of the few surviving large professional theatres found in numerous Canadian cities at the turn of the century. It was designed by John LYLE in 1906 for a group of prominent businessmen headed by Cawthra Mulock.

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    Royal Alexandra Theatre

    The 'Royal Alex,' as it is known affectionately, was designed by John Lyle who, using New York's New Amsterdam Theater as a model, incorporated novel features such as air conditioning which required tons of ice and.9 m-thick concrete floors which made it Canada's first fireproof theatre.

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    Royal Ontario Museum

    The Royal Ontario Museum owes its existence in large part to the vision of two remarkable men. The first, Charles Trick Currelly (1876-1957), was born at Exeter Ontario and originally trained as a Methodist minister at the University of Toronto.

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