Welcome

 

Welcome to our website about the Mansion of Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine which is a historical site at risk in Montreal, Quebec.  This website was designed to raise awareness about who LaFontaine was and why it is important to preserve his former residence.

The website is broken down into four sections with different sub-headings.  One section is completely designated to LaFontaine’s biography in order to comprehend the legacy he left behind in Canada.  Another section specifically explains the significance of his mansion which is not only historically important, but architecturally and politically as well. The news feed section is meant to inform the public of instances when the mansion was mentioned in the media.

A documentary video has been added to this website concerning the issues represented on this website and advocates for the restoration of this fine piece of Canadian history. Below you will find the Heritage Minute about LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin.

 

If you believe the Mansion is important, please feel free to visit and sign our online petition. With the support of likeminded Canadians who understand the importance of preserving Canadian heritage, we can have the LaFontaine Mansion restored. Thank you for visiting and we hope you leave with a greater understanding of LaFontaine and his Mansion's significance within Canadian history.

 

Poll

What should be done with the LaFontaine Mansion?

Convert into a Historical site opened for the public (107)
98%

Become a Museum (2)
2%

Total votes: 109

News

Overdale Lot in the Works to be Sold!!

17/04/2011 23:10
In a recent article published in the Gazette by Allison Lambert ,she stated that Robert Landau the owner of the Overdale lot in which the LaFontaine mansion stands is in the works to sold.  Hopefully the city officals and government will step in on this matter.  Read more...

The Link Newspaper Article

11/03/2011 22:06
Fresh Eyes on an Old House Fighting to Protect Lafontaine’s Mansion Celia Ste Croix — March 1, 2011 | No Comments You’ve probably seen that Heritage Minute spot on TV where Baldwin and Lafontaine fight for responsible government in the 1800s. You know—responsible government, where...

MÉTRO MONTREAL Newspaper Article

31/01/2011 21:43
Here's the link to yet another newspaper that mentions our project. Despite certain inaccuracies, such as the number of students working on this project, we can't complain about getting more attention. Today's Metro Montreal Newspaper.

Our Project is Mentioned on The Gazette Website

29/01/2011 16:09
We've generated some interest from The Gazette! Read more here.

Website Under Construction

28/01/2011 23:23
Hello everyone, We will quickly be getting this website underway so you will have the most up to date information about the Mansion. We will try to update this site with current events and any news we hear about the mansion. Hope you also enjoy the historical information as well which we will...