W E L C O M E to City Hall or, as it’s known here, Hotel de Ville de Québec. This historic seat of local government was inaugurated on September 15, 1896 in what is now referred to as the Old Québec or, Vieux Québec. The building slopes downward as it was built on a hill and was once home to the Jesuit College from the 1730s to 1878.
The architect for this stately looking building was one George-Émile Tanguay. The complex is fronted by the town square which is also the home to the Catholic cathedral—Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral (directly across from City Hall)—as well as Holy Trinity, the Anglican cathedral—which is the first Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles.
So, as you can see, Québec is up there in having a lot of ‘firsts’ and rightly proud of each and every one of them.