There is only one distinctively Canadian style of architecture. This is the National Style, also known as Chateau-Gothic or Chateauesque. It is a mixture of the Scottish Baronial and French Chateau styles. It was developed for the Canadian Pacific chain of hotels in the late 19th Century. Examples of it include the Banff Springs Hotel and the Chateau Frontenac. Donald Trump has spoken of making Colonial (ie. Georgian) architecture the standard style for federal government buildings in the United States. Maybe it is time that Canada had a standard style for federal government buildings as well. We could certainly do worse than Chateau-Gothic.
Joseph Kenneth Malone,