Regiment De Maisonneuve - Historic Places Days

Regiment De Maisonneuve

Montréal, Québec
691 Rue Cathcart, Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
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Regiment De Maisonneuve

Victoria Rifles Armoury

691 Cathcart Street

Montreal, Quebec H3B 1M7


Canada’s Register of Historic Places; Recognized – 1984

Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings


David Jerome Spence – 1933

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve is a Primary Reserve infantry

regiment of the Canadian Forces. The regiment is Canada’s twenty-sixth most senior reserve infantry regiment, and comprises one battalion serving as part of the Canadian Army Reserve



June 04, 1880 – This Reserve Force regiment originated in Montreal when the 85th Battalion of Infantry was authorized to be formed.

May 08, 1900 – It was redesignated as the ’85th Regiment’.

March 29, 1920 – Designated as ‘Le Régiment de Maisonneuve’.

November 07, 1940 – Designated as the ‘2nd (Reserve) Battalion,  Le Régiment de Maisonneuve’.

December 15, 1945 – Designated ‘Le Régiment de Maisonneuve’.

In November 2021, the Regiment escaped narrowly from a fire that destroyed two buildings directly behind on St. Catherine St.

The direct area suffered for almost six months from a terrible odour resulting from the fire.







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691 Rue Cathcart, Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
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