Tag: Quebec

Jailhouse library

Libraries are usually housed in structures specifically built for them. But sometimes they are located in buildings which have had previous uses. The Morrin Centre in Quebec City is a great example of this. The building opened in 1812 as…

Whispering among the books

There’s something about a church that makes people want to whisper, and it seems even more appropriate to do so when a church becomes a library. The Bibliotheque Saint-Jean-Baptiste is located in the former St. Matthew’s Anglican Church on rue St.…

Flowing day and night

The Fountaine de Tourny is stunning any time of the day or evening. It is a recent addition to the Quebec City scene, installed in front of the Quebec Parliament buildings in 2007. It was a gift from Simons department stores to the…