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This was taken while visiting quebec city for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands.

The Quebec City Armouries or Manège Militaire de Quebec was a Gothic Revival drill hall for the infantry regiment Les Voltigeurs de Québec. It was built between 1885 and 1888 and designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché.

The armoury was destroyed by a fire on April 5, 2008 and all but a rear wall and turrets from the front door survived. A museum in the amoury which housed various artifacts from the regiment was also lost in the fire. Though, officials estimate 90 percent of the artifacts were saved due to efforts by members of the Regiment and Quebec City firefighters.

The armoury was to have been one of the venues for the celebration of Quebec's 400th birthday.

The armoury wooden roof was one of the largest in Canada.

Calls have been made by politicians to rebuild the armoury, to which the federal government has responded postively

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