The Embassy was closed in 1985 and reopened in January 1995. Lebanon opened a consulate in Canada in 1946. A Consulate General replaced the Consulate in 1949, and an Embassy opened in 1958. In Lebanon, Canada is represented by the Embassy of Canada in Beirut.
Canada established diplomatic relations with Lebanon in 1954, when Canada deployed an "Envoy Extraordinaire" to Beirut. In 1958, Canada sent its first Ambassador.