A report from iPolitics says renovations to the Prime Minister’s residence are estimated to cost close almost $38 million.
The news website says repairs to 24 Sussex include replacing the electrical system, replacing exterior windows and doors, as well as building a new sunroom, which would cost approximately $13.9 million.
The report says there is also a proposal to replace the pool house – built for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1975 – to add a new building on the south side of the main house.
This would cost approximately $11.9 million and would be used to accommodate state and support functions.
A 2008 report by the auditor general found there were major issues with the residence, including electrical and plumbing.
At that time, the total cost of repairs was estimated at $10 million.
There have been suggestions since that a cheaper option would be to demolish the residence and build a new one.