Former military base of Saint-Hubert
The former military base of Saint-Hubert

The former military base of Saint-Hubert

The former military base of Saint-Hubert

Dismantled in 1995 by Ottawa

Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Canada

Dismantled in 1995 by the federal government, the former military base of Saint-Hubert is located close to the airport of the same name. In 1928, the Ministry of National Defence inaugurated the airport to connect by the sky Canada to the United States. But with the triggering of World War II, the airport will become a military airbase of great importance. In 1941, civilian traffic will be transferred to Dorval and an important part of the Saint-Hubert airport will become a real village in a city welcoming the rookies for their  war pilot license.

It was not until 1968 that the civil transport returns to the Saint-Hubert airport. With the closure of the military installations, it is a complete neighborhood who has been tear down. Today, several buildings were demolished including the military hospital and the Officers' Mess. And the owner, Habitations Trigone, began converting some buildings into condos.

Nevertheless, there are still some buildings where the paint is peeling quietly according to the seasons. The architecture of the buildings are very Cartesian and it is certainly not the most interesting, but there still prevails a special atmosphere. First observation: although time has done its work, the walls are not fully covered of graffiti. Of course, the toilets were vandalized and some weirdos have made holes in the walls, but I must admit that for a abandoned place located in an urban area, the buildings have been relatively untouched since their closure nearly 20 years ago.

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