Guillaume bakery, a favourite in the city, suffered damages in a fire that occurred early yesterday morning. No one was injured, but the establishment, known for its buttery croissants, cheddar and fig baguettes, and dark chocolate sourdough loaves, will be closed for the foreseeable future.
The news was first reported by Journal Métro, which shared that the fire originated in the bakery’s ventilation system before spreading and damaging the kitchen and oven, which are no longer functional. A call was placed to the fire department at around 6:15 a.m.
Owner and founder Guillaume Vaillant took to the bakery’s Instagram account yesterday afternoon to confirm the news that the bakery, located on Saint-Laurent between Fairmount and Laurier East, would be closed for an indefinite period depending on the availability of pieces and construction workers. “We will be closed until at least next Tuesday — if not longer,” Vaillant said.
Tempering the disappointment of Guillaume patrons, Vaillant took the opportunity to also share some positive news: The bakery is undergoing an unspecified expansion.