- Marius Dufresne and Jules Renard's lavish beaux-arts style building in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, was supposed to spur the development of the area. Its enormous cost and economic downturn instead left it largely derelict, and it fell into disrepair until its restoration in the mid-1970s. It now plays host to various art exhibitions: recent events have included Guido Nincheri, A North-American Retrospective and Diane Dufresne—Paintings. The extravagant décor and period furnishings are available for viewing year-round.
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