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Carrière House, 85 Victoria Street, 2002
© CMCC, photo: Harry Foster, no. D2005-00051

The Carrière House
85 Victoria Street

Built in 1888, this was the only stone house in the district. The architecture is related to the Second Empire style. It was originally a place of residence and a hardware store; it later housed several businesses, and then offices. The house was built by Basile Carrière, a businessman active in the community who was alderman for a brief period. The Carrière family were cultivated people who were involved in numerous events and in social and cultural organizations. They are even said to have entertained the famous pianist Arthur Rubinstein.

This building is a significant point of reference in this sector of the city. It has been a hardware store, a grocery store and a bank. Even with these multiple uses the original structure is not much changed. The interior has undergone many alterations over the years to cope with these diverse uses. At the present time, it houses business offices.

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Latitude North 45.4268836 Longitude West 75.7228776