Les and Bill,
I have made some major discoveries on the YMCA in Verdun in the 20th century. I am writing an article on the evolution of the Y from its inception up to the end. There where 5 different locations. I will not divulge all my research at this time as I am preparing an article in french for our society (SHGV), for the Verdun Messager and also in english for this site so I will keep the suspense going for a little while longer. However, I will mention at this time that I have discovered that all the YMCA Verdun branch files where taken over by the Concordia University and I made contact with a key person, arranged a meeting and spent the full day yesterday (tuesday) at the University going through several files going as far back to the 20s. Needless to say, a fascinating experience wich I hope to repeat in the near future.
With the help of Bill, I can now confirm that the building that he pointed out to me on the Google map, is the correct one situated at 7105 LaSalle Blvd, Verdun (extreme limit with LaSalle) on a former Douglas hospital piece of land. With the enclosed photo of the front page of the January 21st 1960 Annual Report, we can recognise the building.
One piece of information that I have not yet discovered is the date that the Verdun/Lasalle branch closed down for good, ending what has been approximately 70 years of valuable service to the youth of Verdun.
I think Bill can help me on this. Also, Bill, we would like to hear more anexdotes of your souvenirs at this Y branch. I seem to have read somewhere that Y members used the Douglas pool facilities.