Canadian Signs (page 3): Quebec & Elsewhere

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Chez Plumet [gone]
Canton-de-Granby, QC
The Chez Plumet signs were probably from 1956 which is when the restaurant opened. The restaurant had closed by 2018 but the signs remained until 2021. The chef sign is now in a private collection. I don't know if the text sign was saved. For more, see this website.

Auberge Le Caribou [gone]

Blanche Neige [gone]
Granby, QC
Chez Ben
Granby, QC
The Blanche Neige ice cream stand looked like it was from the 1950s. This photo is from 2009. The stand was demolished in 2013. The sign is gone. For more, see this website.

Cantine Ben La Bedaine features this 30-foot-tall sign that appears to be from the 1950s. Pot-bellied Ben's hot dog and hand are animated. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Motel Les Pins
Granby, QC
Motel Carnaval [gone]
L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC
Gene Venne [gone]
Longueuil, QC
The Motel Les Pins sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Motel Carnaval sign appeared to be from the 1950s. The motel was demolished in 2017. The sign is also gone.

The Garage Gene Venne featured this giant sign on the roof. It appeared to be from the 1950s. By 2022, the sign was gone. For more, see this website.

More Granby:
Royer Boot

Oscar Motel

Silver Dragon Cafe [gone]
Montreal, QC
The Silver Dragon Cafe, a Chinese restaurant, opened in the 1950s. It is now officially known as the Restaurant Silver Dragon II. Sorry about the poor photo quality here. It was pouring rain when I was there. The sign was removed in 2016. It is now part of the Montreal Signs Project collection.

Miss Villeray
Montreal, QC
Oxford Snack Bar [gone]
Montreal, QC
The Miss Villeray sign has been here since at least 1960. At the end of 2008, new owners restored the sign. Among other things, the bubbles are now gone from the champagne glass and wine has been added to it. The waitress' shorts have been replaced with a long dress. Swirly lines were added to the green (now blue) part of the sign. The red Sputnik-style ball has been removed. For more, see this website. [map]

The Oxford Snack Bar had an old plastic Canada Dry sign. I have not seen any signs like this one still on display in Canada or in the States. This photo is from 2009. It was gone by 2011.

Roy J. Omer & Fils
Montreal, QC
Eugene Hardy
et Frere [gone]
Montreal, QC
Bernard Lafond
Fourrures [gone]
Montreal, QC
Le Vendome
Quebec, QC
Wok N Roll
Quebec, QC
The Bijouterie Roy J. Omer & Fils jewelry store has been around since 1919. This appears to be an updated sign from the 1950s. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Eugene Hardy et Frere locksmith shop featured this giant neon key. The sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo is from 2009. The sign was still there in 2015. The store and sign were gone in 2016. For more, see this website.

Bernard Lafond Fourrures, a furriers shop, was gone but this sign was still there when this photo was taken in 2009. There was a produce stand/convenience store below the sign then. The sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

The Restaurant Le Vendome opened around 1953. This horse and carriage sign has been there since then. This photo is from 2009. By 2014, the restaurant had closed. In 2019, the space was still vacant and the sign was still there. For more, see this website. [map]

The Restaurant Wok N Roll opened in 1957. This Chinese restaurant must have had a different name originally. The top of the sign has been reworked. It is lit at night. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Montreal:
Archambault Musique
Meldrum the Mover

Cyclorama de Jerusalem

Hotel Montagnard

Solange Roy Fleuriste

Louis Restaurant [gone]
Windsor, ON
Glidden Dairy Bar [gone]
Windsor, ON
Vancouver, BC
BLVD Skateshop
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC
Helmar Confectionery [gone]
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
These vacuum-formed, plastic Coca-Cola signs seem to be unique to Canada.

The Louis Restaurant is still there but this sign is gone. It was there in 2012 but gone by 2014.

The Glidden Dairy Bar sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

This Coca-Cola sign hung above an unidentified grocery when this photo was taken in 2015. The space now houses Lines Clothing and the name "LINES" was added over the word "GROCERY" around 2019. [map]

The BLVD Skateshop opened in 2008 and added its name to the Coca-Cola sign. The building now houses The Drive Skateshop and the name has been changed at the top of the sign. [map]

There are/were others in Windsor, ON, Penticton, BC [gone], Vancouver, BC [gone], and elsewhere. There was also another version in Canada with the Coke spelling.

These 7Up signs also seem unique to Canada. I have never seen one like this in the U.S. This sign hangs above the NGE Commercial Convenience store. [map]

The Helmar Confectionery was gone but this Pepsi sign remained. My guess is that the sign was from the 1960s or 1970s. I had never seen one like it before. These signs may also have been unique to Canada. The sign was still there in 2012. By 2018, the entire building and sign were gone.

More Canadian Coca-Cola:
Calgary, AB
Calgary, AB
Dewdney, BC
Carrying Place, ON [gone]
Georgina, ON
Kingston, ON [gone]
Montreal, ON [gone]
Toronto, ON
Trenton, ON
Windsor, ON
St. Basile, NB [gone]

More Canada:

Esso (Bassano)
Tel Star Motor Inn (Brooks)
4 Seas Restaurant (Calgary)
Aboe Lockworks (Calgary)
Bubbles Car Wash (Calgary)
Dairy Bar (Calgary)
Gasoline Alley (Calgary)
King Edward Hotel (Calgary)
Lido Cafe (Calgary)
McLeod Trail Auto Body (Calgary)
Silver Dragon Restaurant (Calgary)
St. Louis Hotel (Calgary)
Superior Auto Body (Calgary)
Telstar Drugs: 1, 2 (Calgary)
Tigerstedt Photo Studio (Calgary)
Colinton Hotel (Colinton)
Waldorf Hotel (Drumheller)
Commercial Hotel (Edmonton)
Don Wheaton Chevrolet: 1, 2 (Edmonton) [map]
Edmonton Neon Museum (Edmonton)
South Park Motors (Edmonton)
Western Cycle (Edmonton) [gone]
Grill Cafe (Fort Macleod) [map]
Java Shop (Fort Macleod) [map]
Queen's Motel (Fort Macleod) [map]
Baxter's Gifts & Souvenirs (Jasper)
Hat Motel (Medicine Hat)
Ranchmen Motel (Medicine Hat) [map]
Satellite Motel (Medicine Hat)
Buffalo Hotel (Red Deer)
Walking Eagle Inn (Rocky Mountain House)
Stettler Hotel (Stettler)
Royal Hotel (Taber)

Chuckwagon Restaurant (Beausejour)
Highway Lunch (Boissevain)
Chicken Delight (Neepawa) [map]
Olympia Cafe (Portage La Prairie) [gone]
Boulevard Motel (Winnipeg) [map]
Brown's Drugs (Winnipeg)
Cafe 22 (Winnipeg) [gone]
Chicken Delight (Winnipeg) [map]
Del's Electric Motor Supply (Winnipeg)
Garrick Hotel (Winnipeg)
La Salle Hotel (Winnipeg)
Neon Factory (Winnipeg) [gone]
Palomino Club (Winnipeg) [gone]
Pollock's Hardware (Winnipeg)
Rae and Jerry's Steak House (Winnipeg)
Silver Heights Restaurant (Winnipeg)
Silver Heights Shopping Centre (Winnipeg)
Starland Theatre (Winnipeg) [gone]
Western Paint (Winnipeg)
Woodbine Hotel (Winnipeg)

New Brunswick:
Maple Leaf Motel & Restaurant (Clair)
Ritz Motel (Edmundston)
George's Clothing: 1, 2 (Fredericton) [gone]
Cote Furniture (Grand Falls)

Nova Scotia:
Chickenburger (Bedford)
Bluenose Motel (Halifax) [gone]
Diamond (Halifax)
Economy Shoe Shop (Halifax)
Esquire Coffee Shop (Halifax)
Look-Ho-Ho Restaurant (Halifax)
Pilcher's Flowers (Halifax)

Leslie's Drugs (Biggar)
Fysh Drugs (Moose Jaw)
Times Herald (Moose Jaw) [gone]
Queen City Glass (Regina)
Don't Say Bread (Saskatoon)
Golden Dragon Restaurant (Saskatoon) [gone]
Happy Tooth (Saskatoon)
Park Cafe (Saskatoon)
Melhoff Electric (Swift Current)
Safari Motel (Swift Current)
Royal Hotel (Weyburn)

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