Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | February 24, 2019

Guindon Glenoco

Guindon Glenoco at 1310 Pitt Street in the summer of 2018

Guindon Glenoco demolished in February of 2019

1300 Pitt_Guindon_1956-10-12_Opening_photoAfter four months of construction, the  two bay full-service Fina gas station and home heating oil depot was launched by Pierre Guindon on October 13 of 1956. A second service station was added on Marleau Avenue. Fern Guindon managed the depot; he was our M.P.P. for many years.

1300 Pitt_Guindon_1956-10-12Guindon’s sons were also active in the business, including Luc, who succeeded George Samis as our M.P.P. (1985-87) and who now serves as a Justice of the Peace since 2003.

Reportedly there are no plans to replace the structure at this time; the neighbour to the north can enjoy the extra sunshine pouring through her large southern windows.

The Guindon family also own the car and pet wash immediately to the south; the wash replaced their auto service station on the corner. A house on the property was previously sold and relocated outside of the City.

St. Lawrence Glass occupied part of the property in the past.  This ad is from 1967; we have some of their ads from as far back as 1958.






  1. Too bad they weren’t able to salvage any of the construction materials.

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