Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Legislature of the Province of Canada
Le Parlement de la Province du Canada
Between 1850 and 1866, the Capital of the Province of Canada alternated between Toronto and Québec. In 1852, Parliament met in the Legislative Chambers of Lower Canada on the site of the old Bishop’s Palace, now Montmorency Park. When these buildings burnt in 1854, the legislators took up temporary quarters in the Music Hall on St. Louis Street until 1856. Pending the completion of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, sessions were held in newly built quarters in Montmorency Park. This building, the site of the 1864 Quebec Conference, was the Quebec legislative building from 1867 until burnt in 1883.
De 1850 à 1866, Toronto et Québec furent tour à tour la capitale de la Province du Canada. Le Parlement se réunit en 1852 au siege de l’ancienne Assemblée legislative du Bas-Canada, élevé en l’emplacement de l’ancien palais épiscopal. Un incendie le rasa en 1854 et les législateurs logèrent à la salle de musique jusqu’en 1856. Dans l’attente des immeubles du nouveau parlement à Ottawa les sessions se tinrent en un nouvel édifice sis au parc Montmorency. La Conférence de Québec, en 1864, y siégea de même que le Parlement du Québec de 1867 à 1883, alors qu’il fut encore incendié.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 48.829′ N, 71° 12.284′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is at the intersection of Rue Port Dauphin and Côte de la Montagne on Rue Port Dauphin. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Rue Port Dauphin, Québec, Quebec G1R 5K5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Patent in Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Diamond Jubilee of Confederation (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Premiers Colons de Québec (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapelle funéraire de Champlain / Champlain's Funeral Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); First Graveyard of Quebec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Home of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (about 120 meters away); hic lacet franciscus de Laval / Here lies François de Laval (about 120 meters away); Urselines de Quebec (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. This marker is in Parc Montmorency.
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