TORONTO – Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, was known for her love of Canada and citizens of this country loved her back equally over the years.
Her passing, on Sept. 8 at the age of 96, will be felt worldwide for the days and months to come, but the built environment across this country has paid homage to her for years.
If you include overnight visits and aircraft refuelling stops, the Queen visited Canada no less than 31 times since her coronation in June 1953, according to the Canadian Heritage Department.
The Daily Commercial News begins our tribute coverage with a collection of photos of some of the notable buildings that feature her namesake from coast to coast to coast along with some of her memorable visits over the years, such as the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway on June 26, 1959.
During this trip the Queen was joined by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia at the lift-lock near St. Lambert, Que.