YMCA building to be rebuilt in all its grandeur

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Photo: courtesy of Le Capitole de Québec

A sketch of the proposed Le Capitole de Québec expansion project which includes restoring the 19th century YMCA building on Rue St. Jean and des Glacis.

Amidst the controversy surrounding Le Capitole owner Jean Pilote’s proposed expansion of the dinner-theatre hotel complex, one important detail about the English community’s heritage in Quebec City has been continually overlooked: Pilote’s intention to restore the 19th century YMCA building to its original grandeur.