Day and Night
The mansion at number 575 Grande Allée captures attention day and night.
In the light of day, you notice an eclectic combination of architectural features: on one side, a Tudor gable, with dark wooden timbers; on the other, a squat, conical tower, held up by Corinthian columns. The main entrance is sheltered by a recessed Gothic portico, its lancet arch taking you back to the Middles Ages. You can feel the moneyed, Victorian spirit of the house’s first owner – Sir William Price – as he sought to build a residence befitting his station.
At night, Sir William’s mansion reveals its new vocation as one of Québec’s trendiest nightclubs: Hard pounding music throbs from the interior, inviting the interest of passersby, while multicolored spotlights illuminate both the front façade and the cascade of terraces that flow from the main entrance. Drawn to this festive scene, the young and chic strut to and fro, hoping to draw some attention of their own.