Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
September 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


James Ballantyne

Of the Heating and Contracting Firm of James Ballantyne.

Montreal, Can.

JAMES BALLANTYNE, Mayor of the Town of Montreal West, and the holder of many civic positions, was born in Dundas County, Ontario, July 15th, 1865. His father, John Ballantyne, his mother, Christina (Gordon) Ballantyne. He was educated at the ordinary schools of the county and began his earnings in a minor position with Robert Mitchell & Co., in the heating and ventilating line, and to which business he has devoted his entire time and attention. In 1891, he started the present house of James Ballantyne in Montreal, of which he is the head and it is in all probability the most extensive heating, plumbing and ventilating concern in the Dominion, having installed systems in the Transportation Building; the Royal Insurance Building; the Windsor Hotel; the Central Y. M. C. A. and Macdonald Colleges; the Eastern Township Building; the Liverpool, London & Globe Building; the Dominion Express Company and the new General Post-Office, all in Montreal, also systems in Ottawa; Quebec; ; Winnipeg; Regina; Saskatoon; Saskatchewan and in many other cities in Canada. Mr. Ballantyne was elected Mayor of Montreal West, in 1911, and holds that office at present, 1913. He is president of the James Ballantyne Co. Ltd., of Winnipeg; past-president of the Builders' Exchange of Montreal; is a life governor of the Montreal Western Hospital and of the Lachine General Hospital, and was chairman of the Road Committee at Montreal West for two years. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and of the Engineers' Club. Mr. Ballantyne was married to Georgina Loranger, at London, Ontario, November 1st, 1899 ; they are the parents of two sons and three daughters.

Source: Canadian History Makers. A Volume Containing Accurate and Concise Sketches of Men who have Done Things in The Dominion of Canada Past and Present Together with Photogravures Made from their Latest Photographs, Montreal, Canadian Publication Society, 1913, 159p., p. 87.

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