Jacques Cartier monument restored
A close up of the Jacques Cartier monument (Oct. 2, 2012)
Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:59PM EDT
The monument honouring Jacques Cartier has been restored to its original glory.
Several local officials including borough mayor Benoit Dorais and Marie Cinq-Mars, the Executive Council member responsible for culture, attended the ceremony held Tuesday to coincide with the 477th anniversary of when the explorer arrived in what is now Montreal.
The fountain in Saint Henri park, at the corner of Agnes and Saint Antoine streets, was tarnished by age after being originally installed in 1893.
Montreal's public art office hired two companies, Arts Decoratifs Durisotti and Bronze Art Foundry Inverness to restore the work of sculptor Joseph-Arthur Vincent.
The project cost just over $83,000.