A Slice of Quebec History
The hotel owes its name to the company that erected the building, Dominion Fish & Fruit Limited. In 1912, the eight-storey building was the tallest and most modern building in the capital! Its style was inspired by the Chicago school of architecture.
TheWall Street of Quebec...
At the time, Dominion Fish & Fruit enjoyed an enviable location on Saint-Pierre Street, which was close to the port and recognized as the Wall Street of Québec. The building shared the intersection with prestigious stone buildings that housed banks, brokers, insurers, notaries, lawyers and various merchants.
Vestiges From The Past
Today one can still read the name of the company that erected the building on its façade. In 2002, the hotel grew to encompass the neighbouring building, the former Hochelaga Bank that dates from 1902. The doors from the vaults, made by Ontario firm Goldie & McCulloch, were rearranged and placed on each floor. A floor plan from the bank was also uncovered. In the Germain lounge, located on the old trading floor, one can admire the original woodwork, while at the top of the building the pretty parapet with balustrade still sits overhead.