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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 1:44 PM
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Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague church
in the village of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
53 km south of Montreal

Église de Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague by Jean-Guy Duc, sur Flickr

Église de Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague by Jean-Guy Duc, sur Flickr


Saint-Alphonse church
Town of Thetford Mines

Église Saint-Alphonse by Jean-Guy Duc, sur Flickr

Église Saint-Alphonse by Jean-Guy Duc, sur Flickr
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2019, 3:38 PM
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Église de la Visitation (Montreal) circa 1749.

Interior restored in 2017/18


Église de La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie / Church of La Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie by Domica Photo on Flickr









All interior pictures (taken yesterday Friday 24th of august 2019) from Ahuntsic en Fugue on Facebook
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2019, 5:03 PM
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Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox churches down the street from each other in Oshawa. I wonder if they have a rivalry.



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Old Posted Aug 28, 2019, 6:29 PM
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Not to turn this into a city vs. city debate or province vs. province thing, but Quebec really has an unbelievable collection of churches. The interiors are just spectacular. Next time I visit I am going to make time to see some of them in person.

Also, thanks for the extensive Edmonton post, Citizen Dane.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 6:28 PM
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After being desacralized, the stunning chapel at 1420 Mont-Royal in Outremont is now a space for venues. It's better than being demolished :-)


https://www.instagram.com/p/B1-T4fdjt9Q/


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Build in the 1924 on the flank of Mount Royal, the enormous convent is being turn into luxury condos (with average 14' ceilings!)


https://portailconstructo.com/actual...a_coproprietes




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One of the few Norman church in North America.


Église St-Hippolyte de Rivière-au-Tonnerre

Source:Bert Lavoie Photo (https://www.facebook.com/Bert_Lavoie...53/?tn-str=k*F)



Source: Réal Jauvin (https://www.pbase.com/laer/profile)

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Old Posted Jan 23, 2020, 9:43 PM
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Was looking at an apt. proposal for a heritage building and did a street view to see what was around and wow the heritage architecture on Brant Ave. in Brantford is amazing for this small city.

I have only ever been to Brantford to check out the charity casino on the way back from London and I know this city gets a bad rap so I wasn't expecting so many and such nice heritage buildings in one area. They're a mix of homes and businesses.

Stumbled upon this church and was trying to figure out what it was called. Then I discovered it was converted into apartments. It's not a grand church, but pretty damn nice exterior for an apartment. Though I might be creeped out if I had to live there.



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One of the few Norman church in North America.


Église St-Hippolyte de Rivière-au-Tonnerre

Source:Bert Lavoie Photo (https://www.facebook.com/Bert_Lavoie...53/?tn-str=k*F)


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What makes the style Norman rather than Romanesque?
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How did Guelph end up with such a bad ass Cathedral?

Completed in 1883, at the time Guelph had just over 10,000 people living in it and the surrounding area.

Guelph Fall by Doug Schaefer, on Flickr

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate — in Guelph, Ontario. by Robert Ingram, on Flickr

Church of our Lady, Guelph, Canada by DeZ, on Flickr

R0000790.jpg by Vinson Zhang, on Flickr

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate by Franklin McKay, on Flickr
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How did Guelph end up with such a bad ass Cathedral?

Completed in 1883, at the time Guelph had just over 10,000 people living in it and the surrounding area.

Guelph Fall by Doug Schaefer, on Flickr

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Particularly impressive as the RC community in 19th century Guelph was neither especially large nor prosperous.
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2020, 3:04 AM
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When John Galt founded Guelph in the 1820s, he saved the highest spot of land for the Catholic Church and said "Some day a church will be built here to rival St. Peter's in Rome", so I guess he envisioned Guelph being like a Canadian Holy See?

Considering the prominence of the site, the architect put a lot of effort into the design and the local building community put all their best skills into it since they all knew it would become a major focal point, so it's basically the culmination of Guelph's efforts in the 1870s. The towers themselves were actually finished in the 1920s, which is a fairly common thing for large churches in smaller communities. Winnipeg has quite a few buildings that are just the basements of grand churches that were started but never completed. I found this one at the intersection of Burrows and Andrews in Winnipeg back in 2012:

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Don't recall if this church in Galt, Cambridge was posted before. Don't watch Handmaid's Tale but I'm guessing this could have ended up in the show at some point?


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Winnipeg has quite a few buildings that are just the basements of grand churches that were started but never completed. I found this one at the intersection of Burrows and Andrews in Winnipeg back in 2012:

I literally remember riding the bus to preschool past that building every day, looking at it, and wondering why it was the way it was. Thanks for solving the mystery nearly 40 years later

Do you know which church it was originally intended to be?

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How did Guelph end up with such a bad ass Cathedral?

Completed in 1883, at the time Guelph had just over 10,000 people living in it and the surrounding area.

Guelph Fall by Doug Schaefer, on Flickr
That picture gives me cathedral jealousy. I know I've mentioned it before, but Winnipeg's main English language Roman Catholic cathedral (there is also a French language one in St. Boniface) is a bit underwhelming. It dates back to 1880 when Winnipeg was basically a frontier town, and was expanded in 1896 when Winnipeg was still a small city. It's a nice enough cathedral and has been well maintained over the years, but it's way smaller than what you would expect to see. I find it surprising that Winnipeg never got a bigger, newer, grander one after the boom during the years leading up to WWI.


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Old Posted Mar 2, 2020, 2:17 PM
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Getting some Paris vibes from the river here, although I guess you'd be unlikely to see a church like that there
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When John Galt founded Guelph in the 1820s, he saved the highest spot of land for the Catholic Church and said "Some day a church will be built here to rival St. Peter's in Rome", so I guess he envisioned Guelph being like a Canadian Holy See?

Considering the prominence of the site, the architect put a lot of effort into the design and the local building community put all their best skills into it since they all knew it would become a major focal point, so it's basically the culmination of Guelph's efforts in the 1870s. The towers themselves were actually finished in the 1920s, which is a fairly common thing for large churches in smaller communities. Winnipeg has quite a few buildings that are just the basements of grand churches that were started but never completed. I found this one at the intersection of Burrows and Andrews in Winnipeg back in 2012:

Fascinating post, vid. Thanks for the history lesson!
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I think I posted photos of Central Presbyterian from Galt a while back, since I took photos of it while I was there. But here are a few in case I didn't:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidioman/48261809456/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidioman/48332367416/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidioman/48332365461/

Note the bird's nest in the above photo


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidioman/48332501057/
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One Sunday morning a few years ago on the way to Waterloo I stopped in Galt for coffee and out of curiosity went into those churches for a few minutes: very strange small town old stock vibe kinda freaked me ha.

Trinity Anglican -- the best of the lot from a spiritual/community pov but sad to see everyone's so old -- I wish the Anglican Church could modernize (I may be biased because I went to an Anglican Church as a kid.)
Central Presbyterian -- trying to be hip but failing. Cringe.
Knox - very "proper" and conservative. Not my cup of tea.

Beautiful if somewhat shabby interiors (especially Central Presbyterian.)

(I think I feel most at home in the Unitarian Church although aspects of its leftwing hippy activism alienates.)
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Galt is definitely the shittiest part of Waterloo Region. Nice architecture, crappy everything else.
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I think I posted photos of Central Presbyterian from Galt a while back, since I took photos of it while I was there. But here are a few in case I didn't:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/vidioman/48261809456/
Agree with esquire, this scene looks European.

(Thinking about it, the concrete river walls and the style of that bridge are two factors that help with that feeling.)
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Well it's 150 years old, so it has many contemporaries in Europe, I'm sure.
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