Peter Simons, Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec
Peter Simons is a brilliant entrepreneur and patron known for his generosity, sensitivity to the arts, and respect for creators. In every Simons This link will open in a new window store owned by the family business, the public can admire a monumental work by a local artist, in addition to the distinctive architecture and thoughtful design. Peter Simons founded Fabrique 1840, which promotes the work of dozens of creators and craftspeople. The Simons family donated the Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale’s Fontaine de Tourny to Quebec City.
About the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec
The Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec is a distinction bestowed by CALQ honouring those individuals who have played a prominent role in Québec's artistic development.
The CALQ would like to thanks its partners, the Caisse de la Culture and the newspaper Le Devoir.