WHITEHORSE—Historic Taylor House in downtown Whitehorse was officially dedicated today as Yukon’s Government House, the office of the Commissioner of Yukon.
Premier Darrell Pasloski and Commissioner of Yukon Doug Phillips were joined at the event by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
“The Government of Yukon is pleased to see this project to relocate the Commissioner’s office come to fruition,” Premier Pasloski said. “I know that Commissioner Phillips, and those who come after him, will serve as dedicated stewards of this important historic place.”
Dignitaries at the dedication were joined by members of the Taylor Family. Taylor House was constructed in 1937 as a residence for Bill and Aline Taylor, who contributed to the early growth and economic development of Yukon through the Taylor and Drury Company mercantile chain. It is designated as a historic place by the City of Whitehorse.
“Dedicating Taylor House as Yukon’s Government House is a great way to showcase the heritage value of this beautiful historic property,” Commissioner Phillips said. “I thank the Governor General for joining us on this special occasion.”
The Governor General is in Whitehorse this week for the Annual Conference of the Governor General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners. This conference is an opportunity for members to discuss matters of mutual interest and how they can better serve Canadians from coast to coast to coast.