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Loyola and Sir George Williams as early Neighbours

Between 1912 and 1916 Loyola and what would soon become SGW were neighbours.


Hotel Europa. Site of the former Tucker School, and of Loyola College 1240 Drummond Street south of Ste-Catherine, the Hotel Europa. Site of the former Tucker School, and of Loyola College from 1898-1916. April 2004. Photo: Kiki Athanassiadis. I049-02-750
Site of the Downtown YMCA 1441 Drummond Street, with construction underway. Site of the Downtown YMCA 1912-2001, including the program that became Sir George Williams College. April 2004. Photo: Kiki Athanassiadis. I049-02-749

After a fire in 1898 Loyola moved to Drummond south of Ste-Catherine, to the former Tucker School, on the site of what is now the Hotel Europa. Jesuit-run Loyola remained on Drummond between 1898 and 1916 until the move to the new west-end campus was complete. The YMCA and its education program, which would soon become Sir George Williams College, moved to its newly built facilities on Drummond Street north of Ste-Catherine in 1912. The two were a mere one block away from each other for a brief four years. After many decades of being cross-town rivals Loyola and Sir George Williams would join forces to create Concordia University in 1974.

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