Stornoway (residence)

Stornoway (residence)

Stornoway is the name of the official residence of the Leader of the Opposition in Canada, and has been used as such since 1950. It is provided in recognition of the opposition leader's position. Located at 541 Acacia Avenue in the Rockcliffe Park area of Ottawa, Stornoway has assessed value $4,225,000 (2008) (based on this value, which is only approximation of market value, the municipal property taxes are calculated) and is maintained with $70,000 a year in government funds. The property is owned by the National Capital Commission since April 1988. The lot size, with a frontage of 228 ft and depth of 225 ft, is slightly irregular.

It is some distance from Ottawa's Parliament Buildings, about 1.5 km farther than the Prime Minister's official residence. It is located in an area which contains many ambassadorial residences.

The current residents of Stornoway are Thomas Mulcair, the NDP leader as of March 24, 2012, and his wife Catherine Pinhas.

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... Stornowayis a 34 room mansion with eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, living room, sitting room (2nd floor), and dining room, and sits on extensive grounds ... Besides the residents in the home, Stornowayis served by a staff of three a chef, chauffeur, and house administrator ...