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Rue de Buade in Quebec City in the 30's. The building with the dome belonged to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. It was founded as the Quebec Gazette in 1764, making it the oldest newspaper in North America.

The building right next to it was the Holt Renfrew department store, founded in Quebec City in 1837.


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I hate the way Bud and Coors light are listed as "domestic" beers in the lousy menus of Boston Pizza, Montana's, Swiss Chalet, etc. They are American beers (well, only if one uses the term "beer" very loosely to allow for steer piss beer made from rice). Make no mistake, imbev is marginalizing true Canadian mainstream beer brands like Labatt Blue. Perhaps not a great loss, but I decry the creeping Americanization of Canada.
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Anything left from this period?



Who's the gent on the far left? I'm guessing he was the highest ranking officer in the army. McNaughton? Crerar?
(Then) Governor General, Lord Athlone, I think.
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Rue de Buade in Quebec City in the 30's. The building with the dome belonged to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph. It was founded as the Quebec Gazette in 1764, making it the oldest newspaper in North America.
The Halifax Gazette was first published in 1752. But then the first newspaper in Boston was 1704.

You'll sometimes hear "oldest in British North America" but this is a bit odd since Massachusetts was a part of that back in the 1750's and 60's. It is closer to "oldest in the parts of North America that didn't end up in the United States".

It's interesting that there don't seem to have been any French colonial printing presses in North America.
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I hate the way Bud and Coors light are listed as "domestic" beers in the lousy menus of Boston Pizza, Montana's, Swiss Chalet, etc. They are American beers (well, only if one uses the term "beer" very loosely to allow for steer piss beer made from rice). Make no mistake, imbev is marginalizing true Canadian mainstream beer brands like Labatt Blue. Perhaps not a great loss, but I decry the creeping Americanization of Canada.
At least they don't sell Bud and Coors Light as imports and charge more for them...

And on the subject of Blue, I am not a beer expert but I have noticed that Labatt Blue is basically treated as a walking dead brand on the prairies with no marketing of any kind, yet in the US you see it advertised a fair bit in stores, at events, etc. I don't get why InBev wouldn't want to continue cultivating a well known domestic brand like that? To MolsonCoors' credit, they at least put some effort into selling Canadian and Export.
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Founded in 1778 by Fleury Mesplet, The Gazette is Quebec's oldest daily newspaper and Canada's oldest daily newspaper still in publication.
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^ It's kind of cool that it's still going, I can't imagine that there's much of an anglo population in Quebec City? Is it just a weekly paper now?
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Canadian cities didn't build many skyscrapers in the 1940's. But here's a couple from Montreal.
Shawinigan power building. Unusual because it is a legit art deco building, but it was built in 1949. It's still here today.


It was part of what was then the new downtown.


Another, the IATA headquarters, built in 1943. It's still here today, but has long been re-cladded by glass.





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1255 Phillips Square. Built in 1949.

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Shawinigan power building. Unusual because it is a legit art deco building, but it was built in 1949. It's still here today.

We have one of those too - the Bank of Nova Scotia Building, built in 1951. It was originally designed in 1929 but put on hold due to the depression and subsequent war. They then revived it post war but without bothering to "modernise" the design.



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Wow, is that ever a gorgeous banking hall. I had no idea that was in there. So many of Canada's spectacular banking halls are somewhat hidden in plain view, tucked away inside more unassuming buildings. I wonder if we need a Great Canadian Banking Halls thread???

I also love 1255 Phillips Square. Some real Bauhaus vibes there, which is not something you see much of in Canada. That building gives me a sense of deja vu... wasn't Crazy Irving Le Fou located in there?
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HUGO-SÉBASTIEN AUBERT, LA PRESSE

Le 119 Saint-Jacques, édifice de la Banque de Montréal.


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Le 360 St-Jacques, édifice des la Banque Royale.
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The Riviera in Ottawa, in a former Imperial Bank building. Consistently on the top 100 best restaurants in Canada.


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We have one of those too - the Bank of Nova Scotia Building, built in 1951. It was originally designed in 1929 but put on hold due to the depression and subsequent war. They then revived it post war but without bothering to "modernise" the design.



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I worked for a year in the penthouse. I used to love the banking hall - it whispered “your money’s safe with us”!
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Ive always loved the art deco bank of nova scotia building in Toronto. The fact that it was built in the 50's makes it even more interesting.
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Wow, is that ever a gorgeous banking hall. I had no idea that was in there. So many of Canada's spectacular banking halls are somewhat hidden in plain view, tucked away inside more unassuming buildings. I wonder if we need a Great Canadian Banking Halls thread???

I also love 1255 Phillips Square. Some real Bauhaus vibes there, which is not something you see much of in Canada. That building gives me a sense of deja vu... wasn't Crazy Irving Le Fou located in there?
Heres another great example that is so often overlooked.

The original first 6 floors of the Manufacturers Life Building on Bloor Street East was built in 1926 while the 11 story building behind it was topped out in 1953. Another postmodern (but restrained) addition was added sometime in the early 80s I believe.

A lot of people bemoan the lack of good highrise architecture north of college street, but many of the examples are hidden and not visible in the skyline.





And it dosent hurt that it's a stone's throw from this little gem either.



Bloor East is so underrated!

#justiceforbloorsteast lol

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Somewhere around 1982, the Westin Hotel u/c as part of the Rideau Centre and Congress Centre development.


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A sad before/after of McBride's Hill, a short little switchback connecting Water (lower) and Duckworth (upper).

1939 (the Bank of Montreal building on the left was gorgeous, with a tower, and corner entrance. And the ones on the opposite side of Water Street were lovely too):


(MUN Archives)

Impossible to get the same angle on Street View, but the old Newfoundland Telecom building on the right is the only one surviving:

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