Old Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine, Walking Tour – click to enlargeOld Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine, Walking Tour
On Sunday October 14th, The Canadian Heritage of Quebec hosted at the Hurtubise House in Westmount a heritage activity organized by the Westmount Historical Society (WHA) in collaboration with the City of Westmount. This activity was part of Montreal Architectural Heritage Campaign 2012, called Les Belles Montréalaises and organized in collaboration with the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC), Ville de Montréal and Heritage Montreal. This campaign lasted for two weeks, from September 28th to October 14th (www.operationpatrimoime.com).
The purpose of this activity was to do a walking tour on the old Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine to show to the participants, from the street, very interesting heritage houses located on this old road. The Hurtubise House has been used as a welcome place and CHQ’s General Manager, Jacques Archambault, welcomed each group of people and took this opportunity to present CHQ’s history, founders, missions and involvement in Quebec. CHQ also welcomed guides inside and offered them tea, sandwiches and cookies in collaboration with the Westmount Historical Society.
Approximately 65 people did the walking tours in spite of the rain. The volunteers of WHA have prepared all the documents for the walking tour and trained their volunteers to relay properly this information to visitors. All the participants were very happy with the newly restored Hurtubise House which now serves as a key place for the Westmount’s heritage sector. Since the end of the restoration project, the house looks better and CHQ has received a lot of congratulations from Westmounters.
You can also find more information about the Hurtubise House in the September 2012 Newsletter.