J. Pascal's Hardware and Furniture

J. Pascal's Hardware and Furniture was a Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based chain of hardware stores and furniture stores.

J. Pascal's Hardware and Furniture
FounderJacob Pascal
Defunct1991 (Hardware Stores)
1994 (Furniture Stores)
2008 (Pascal Hotel Supplies)
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Jacob Pascal
Maxwell Pascal
Arthur Pascal
Hyman Pascal
Cecil Pascal
ProductsHousehold hardware


J. Pascal had long been a hardware chain only, but subsequently expanded to furniture retailing. Until the 1970s, the company's name was J. Pascal Hardware Co. After the furniture division was created in the 1980s, the company's corporate name became J. Pascal Inc. Although both operated under the trade name "Pascal", shared a common logo, the hardware and furniture chains were kept separate in terms of operations and outlets. The hardware stores were found mostly in enclosed shopping malls and commercial streets, while the furniture stores were in strip malls.

J. Pascal was in business for almost 90 years and operated 26 hardware and furniture stores in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick before going bankrupt on May 16, 1991.[1] Only the flagship hardware division was closed. The spin-off furniture division would survive another three more years before closing in 1994.[2] After Pascal went out of business, a small furniture chain started to use the name under the trademark "Club Meubles Pascal", resulting in a legal battle with J.Pascal in 1996.[2][3]

Throughout its existence J. Pascal remained a family business, belonging to three generations of the Pascal family. It was founded in 1903 by Jacob Pascal, and then taken over by his sons, Maxwell Pascal, Arthur Pascal, Hyman Pascal, and Cecil Pascal.

Pascal Hotel Supplies

Pascal Hotel Supplies wasn't affected by the bankruptcy of the parent company and was in operation until 2008. Pascal Hotel Supplies' sole store was located on Bleury Street in downtown Montreal, not far from the former headquarters of Pascal. Pascal Hotel Supplies remained the property of the Pascal family until the early 2000s. The new owners retained the Pascal name for the business until its closure in 2008.[4]

Pascal Architectural Hardware

The remaining part of the Pascals empire specialises in hardware relating to building finishing, e.g., locks and hinges. It is located on Queen Mary Road in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montreal.

Selected locations

This is a list of locations operated by Pascal during its lifetime.[5][6][7][8]




  1. "Conservative management, calculated risk secures Top 10 - 2002-06-02 20:00:00 EDT". Furniture Today. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-12-11. Retrieved 2012-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Confusion dans le nom:le pouvoir de l'inspecteur général des institutions financières". La Presse. Montreal. 8 January 1997. p. E4. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20091119101036/http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=88d6d73d-22bd-4b1b-82a6-379b178895ed
  5. "Pascal advertisement with Montreal store list at the bottom". La Presse. Montreal. 14 May 1991. p. A15. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  6. "Pascal advertisement in Quebec City". Le Soleil. Quebec City. 15 May 1991. p. C4. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  7. "Ortho advertisement space". La Presse. Montreal. 22 May 1976. p. F3. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  8. "Un endroit à visiter: le Carrefour de Trois-Rivières-Ouest". Le Nouvelliste. Trois-Rivières. 18 February 1983. p. A4.
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