Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | December 31, 2016

Historic Cornwall – Villeneuve

Villeneuve was one of the early suburbs in the former Cornwall Township that became a Cornwall neighbourhood on January 1, 1957 when the City annexed much of the Township.  The name Villeneuve no longer appears on Cornwall maps.

Villeneuve encompassed a three block area between Danis and Lefebvre from the River north.

This White Rose service station at 1401 Montreal Road was a popular spot. Note the staircase access to the boathouses and dock below. The boat houses and the station are long gone. A private residence occupies that spot today. The business across the street was Parent’s store, which is also a private residence today. Many guys have fond memories of the old baseball pinball machine at that store.



For a short time in the late 1960s the service centre was a Sunoco Station and then it was boarded up. Thanks to Thom Racine for these last two photos.


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