Goode House: decision of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec

In a letter to Mayor Christina M. Smith dated October 3, 2022, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) informed her of the Minister’s decision not to proceed with the classification of the Goode House as a heritage property.

In this letter, however, the MCC commended the work of the City of Westmount in recognizing and preserving this heritage building. “ (Translated from French) The City of Westmount designated Goode House as a heritage property in 2020. We commend this initiative to protect and enhance your cultural heritage. Your city is one of the few municipalities in Quebec that has protected interior elements through its citation by-law. The work that has been done upstream with the owners to allow a renovation and rehabilitation project that preserves the essence of the old components of this house while maintaining a residential function adapted to the lifestyle of the 21st century seems exemplary to us.” Bruno Boisvert, Direction des politiques et de l’évaluation patrimoniale

On November 2, 2020, Westmount City Council designated the Goode property as a heritage immovable.

>> Click here to read the full letter from the MCC. (in French only)