November 29, 2000
It is along this street that you will find the Prime Minister's residence at number 24. A stone mansion that is barely visible through the dense trees. This house was built in 1866 by mill owner and member of Parliament, Joseph Merrill Currier, as a wedding gift to his bride Hannah. He called the home, "Gorffwysfa," a Welsh word for place of peace. The home was bought by the government in 1943 and became the official residence for the Prime Minister in 1951. The first Prime Minister to live there was the Right Honourable Louis St. Laurent. Since Mr. St. Laurent's time, all prime ministers have lived at 24 Sussex Drive during their time in office. It is not open to the public, but is a nice stopover on your way to the Governor General's house.
From journal A Capital City