Apartment complex named after Chuck Charlebois

This vacant multi-unit building at 1 Prince Arthur Street in Cornwall, Ont. will be torn down to make way for the Bayview Apartments, which will be named after area visionary Chuck Charlebois. The developers held a sod turning ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The four-unit townhouse development at 2-4 McConnell Avenue by the same developer can be seen in the background. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A soon-to-be-built apartment complex at the foot of Prince Arthur Street will be named after the visionary for the area.

The Renaissance Land Development Corporation held a sod turning Wednesday afternoon for the Bayview Apartments – a six-unit complex with rents starting at $2,100 a month.

Corporation President Mark MacDonald was joined by Mayor Bernadette Clement as well as Pam and Ray Carson of the city’s Adopt-a-Street program at the ceremony.

It’s being built right next to the four-unit townhouse at 2-4 McConnell Avenue which was built by the same developer.

The site overlooks the St. Lawrence River and is roughly in the middle of the Chuck Charlebois Recreational Trail – a section of the waterfront trail dedicated in May 2019 to the former councilman who was seen by many as a great visionary for the Renaissance District.

Chuck Charlebois died at the age of 69 in February 2018.