Woodside National Historic Site of Canada

Commemorative Intent

A Statement of Commemorative Intent describes what is nationally significant about a national historic site. Such a declaration is based on the ministerially approved recommendations of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

The Statement of Commemorative Intent for Woodside is as follows:

Woodside National Historic Site is a place of national historic importance because of its association with William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th prime minister, whose home it was during his formative years, 1886 to 1893.

King family children (Bella, Willie, Jennie and Max)
A portrait of the King family children

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