Vandal, Wilfrid

VANDAL, Wilfrid (1887 - 1941) is an obscure figure from the Montreal area who opened his own office in that city in 1912. In 1914 he designed Adath Yeshurin Synagogue, St. Urbain Street, MONTREAL, QUE. (C.R., xxviii, 18 Nov. 1914, 60, t.c.) and later that year he entered into a partnership with Donat A. Gascon. Together they prepared plans for an major addition to St. Eusebe Roman Catholic School, Fullum Street, MONTREAL, QUE., 1916 (C.R., xxx, 18 Oct. 1916, 41, t.c.) and in 1920 submitted an elaborate design to the congregation of Holy Redemptor Roman Catholic Church, MONTREAL, QUE. but it is uncertain if this was built (C.R., xxxiv, 31 March 1920, 60). The partnership of Vandal & Gascon was dissolved in 1921, and in 1928 Vandal designed the Ontario Building, St. Lawrence Boulevard at Ontario Street, MONTREAL, QUE. (C.R., xlii, 30 May 1928, 545, illus.). His last known work in Montreal was that of the Balfour Building, St. Lawrence Boulevard at Prince Arthur Street, 1928 (C.R., xlii, 19 Sept. 1928, 52). Vandal died in there on 7 November 1928 (death notice Le Devoir [Montreal], 9 Nov. 1928, 2)