However Robert Stanley Weir -a lawyer and Recorder of the City of Montreal - also wrote a version of O Canada and his was published for the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation in 1927. It later became the accepted English version of the Canadian National Anthem.
The O Canada House is now a Bed and Breakfast. If you want to learn more about staying there or its history be sure to visit the above link.
Just in case you were wondering the Bank of Hamilton merged with The Commerce (later to become the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, CIBC) on January 2, 1924.
The gardens surrounding the homes are tended by the residents.
This yellow home once belonged to Mrs. Margaret McLean, the widow of Vancouver's first mayor Malcolm McLean. Rumour has it that the Canadian poet, Robert Service (he wrote the poem The Shooting of Dan McGrew) visited this house while he was courting the McLean's daughter Mary.
This gate is from the old home of R.J. Leckie, a Vancouver pioneer. His home was further down Haro Street, near Denman and family members donated the gate to the Park Board.
It is open permanently as a welcome to the park.
Around the corner on Haro Street is another entrance to the park.
This was once the site of an 1880's house that was surrounded by this stone wall. There are wild rose bushes which bloom each summer as remnants of the garden that was once there.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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