Montreal from 1920 to 2020
Founded in 1642, Montreal took almost three centuries to emerge from its infancy and enter the next stage of its life. T...
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Montreal at the forefront of scientific research
Whether you’re out at a movie, a restaurant, a store or in the metro, there’s a good chance that you’ll cross paths with...
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Factories, neighbourhoods... and people!
The flashing neon Farine Five Roses sign that stands watch over Old Montreal, the red brick walls of the Angus Shops in ...
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Dominion Square Tavern: 93 years young
The building that houses the Dominion Square Tavern opened as a hotel/restaurant in 1927, at the height of the roaring t...
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Bar Henrietta: A nod to the European tavern
For as long as anyone can remember, 115 Laurier Avenue has been home to a bar. Among them, Minuit was a popular nightclu...
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Fairmount Bagel
Who can be credited with opening the first bagel bakery in Montreal is a matter for some debate. As no historical record...
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Schwartz’s: Montreal’s signature flavour!
A trip to Montreal just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Schwartz’s Deli, also known as the Montreal Hebrew Delic...
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Montréal: From the 1920s to the year 20!
A hundred years ago, like other major cities in the world, Montreal was pulsing to the rhythm of the “Roaring Twenties.”...
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Old Montreal: Where it all began
Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded the settlement of Ville-Marie (Montreal) in 1642 in this neighb...
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Rosemont: When the neighbourhood ran at full steam
Once a vast territory inhabited by about thirty farmers, the neighbourhood was called Côte-de-la-Visitation, then Petite...
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Hochelaga: The major industrial centre of the 1920s
Hochelaga was once one of Canada’s most prosperous municipalities; in the early part of the 20th century, it was the fif...
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Downtown: Cemeteries made way for skyscrapers and businesses
The second largest financial hub in Canada, Montreal’s downtown core is the city’s economic engine. With an estimated 60...
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Bota Bota, floating spa
Bold, original, visionary! Located in the Old Port, the spa offers a majestic view of not only the river but also Old Mo...
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Montreal and its suburbs: A festival of festivals!
Whatever the season, music and song abound in Montreal and its suburbs. Listing all the festivals taking place throughou...
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History of performance halls
Montreal boasts the most performance venues—more than 430, in fact—in Quebec. And with an occupancy rate of approximatel...
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Montreal: a hit with Quebec artists!
According to Hill Strategies Research, of the 30,200 artists in Quebec, 13,400, or 44%, are based in Montreal, ranking i...
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