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Monday, August 25, 2014

Chapleau Queen's Hotel plate found at Quebec antique market

Finding a plate from Chapleau at an antique market in Quebec puts a new twist on the old adage of taking boy or girl out of Chapleau, and so on.

Joan (Warren) Jones, who was born and raised in Chapleau, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morley Warren, found a plate with "Queen's Hotel Chapleau" engraved on it.

Her brother Donald advised  "not certain how the plate ended up in Quebec but was found in St Lazare antiques market."

Thus a new adage has been created, "You can take the plate out of Chapleau but you can't take Chapleau out of the plate."


The original Queen's Hotel was built in Chapleau in 1887, two years after the community was established, with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, according to 'Pioneering in Northern Ontario' by Vince Crichton.

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Over the years it had a number of owners, but in 1958 Nicholas Gionet who had bought it in 1945, sold it to Matt Castonguay.

It underwent extensive renovations and emerged as the Sportsman Hotel by 1960. The bar opened on November 29.

It was destroyed by a fire in 2003.

Thanks Donald and Joan. If anyone has further information on the Queen's Hotel, enjoy hearing from you. My email is mj.morris@live.ca


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