The Gilbert Léger Store is designated as a local heritage site for its value with regards to the major fires of 1922 and 1938, as well as that of the old general store (1920-1967) that contributed to business development, in response to the arrival of the railroad in Saint-Antoine. On March 11, 1922, flames destroyed eleven buildings in the village's commercial area and, in 1938, a fire completely destroyed, for the second time, the Gilbert Léger and Dominic Léger stores, which prompted the creation of the first fire brigade in Saint-Antoine. Despite the despondency, the Gilbert Léger store was rebuilt and kept its title of general store, until the sixties. Being the only establishment to have kept its business vocation since before the fire of 1922 and because of its strategic location, at the crossroads of Main Street and Avenue de l'Église, the Gilbert Léger store also serves as an example of a business (along with the stores of Langis, Urbain Breau and Willie Cormier) that took advantage of the arrival of the railroad to help grow the economic and business development in Saint-Antoine.

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The next municipal council public meeting will be this Tuesday January 30 at 7:30 pm in the council’s chamber. All are welcome!