The Contrecoeur Shoe: A Family Story | Digital Museums Canada
The picture shows employees assembles in front of the Charron factory. It is a three-story wooden structure, built behind a house on St-Antoine Street.

The Contrecoeur Shoe: A Family Story

Culture C 2021
Stream Small

For more than a century, the small Quebec village of Contrecœur was a hub of Canada’s shoe industry, where several factories provided work to generations of families. Explore nearly a century of shoemaking in Contrecœur through firsthand accounts, images and village landmarks, and enjoy an inside look at a manufacturing sector that has all but disappeared in this country.



Gabriel Laprade

Julie Anne Tremblay

English translation

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Gabriel Laprade