For over a century, the St. Joseph church has served as a gathering point for the members of the community. It was a place where, for several hours a week, people would congregate around a set of shared values, regardless of their socio-economic background, their age or their gender. It was the heart of the community.
Le Salon 1861 will give a new life to the St. Joseph church, turning it into a multi-functional event hall, a restaurant and an entrepreneurial co-creation hub. This new beginning for this magnificent building will bring together business leaders, universities, cultural groups, community organizations and local residents who share a common set of beliefs and want to work together to make a better, more sustainable, inclusive, productive and happy society!