Windsor Station: 60 Years of Corporate Credulity and Greed (*Excerpt from Quebec Heritage News)
In response to a plan to connect Montreal’s airport to the downtown by diverting the existing CPR tracks around the Bell Centre and old Windsor Station to a new elevated terminus with multi-story commercial and office space, Michael Fish has publicly expressed his opinion that it would be cheaper to demolish the Bell Centre and reopen the old Windsor Station as a commuter
Westmount Public Library
Without a doubt, one of the jewels of Westmount, and probably of Greater Montreal, is the Westmount Public Library. Established in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, the library, according to its bylaws, was to be "forever free to the use of the inhabitants and ratepayers of the town."
Dawson College and the Mother House
Founded in 1969, Dawson College in Westmount was the first English-language Cegep in Quebec. Over the past four decades, the institution has grown from a student body of 1,200 to one of over 10,000 full and part-time students enrolled in dozens of academic programs.
Sun Life: Landmark Downtown Skyscraper Still Impresses
The Sun Life building in downtown Montreal is, without a doubt, one of this city's premier architectural landmarks. Three quarters of a century after its completion, this great, layered skyscraper still impresses passers-by -- by its sheer massiveness, its solidity, and its beauty.
The Boarding House Farm
By the 1890s, with the coming of the railways, the Laurentians were becoming less isolated, and in the summers, middle class people from Montreal started coming for vacations away from the city. This initiated a new form of economy -- the boarding house farm.
The "Alouette" Still Cruises on Lac des Sables
The line of cruise boats known as "the Alouette" has been catering to summer visitors to Lac des Sables in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts for over sixty years.
Snow Cats: the Most Unusual Vehicles
The snowmobile taxis / school buses that roamed Morin Heights village streets and roads in the 1940s and 1950s "must have been the most unusual vehicles to ever trek through the snow," as Sandra Stock described them.
Echo Lake: The House as Art
One of the most striking features of the architecture at Echo Lake is the large number of round log houses. These were built between 1935 and 1955, initially by George Binns and other members of the Binns family. Round log style was also used by Binns at the Green Acres area on the other side of the village, off what is now Route 239 to Lachute.
The Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company
Founded in Charleston (Hatley Village) in 1835, by a number of prominent Sherbrooke businessmen, including Samuel Brooks, C. F. H. Goodhue, Otis King, and others, the Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company operated successfully for over a century and a half, making it one of the longest-running Eastern Townships companies.
The YMCA Camp of Saint-Adolphe d'Howard
The Young Men's Christian Association, or YMCA, was founded in London, England, in 1844, to provide assistance to young workers during the Industrial Revolution. Seven years later, in 1851, the very first branch of the "Y" was established in North America -- in Montreal.
Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple
The column seen to the right, known as Boaz, stands outside the main entrance of the Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple, home of the Grand Lodge of Quebec. At the top of the column is a terrestrial globe. Opposite Boaz on the other side of the entrance is Jachin, a column surmounted by a celestial globe.
Percé Rock
La Roche Percé, "the pierced rock," stands bold and firm to the end, though the cliffs of Mont Joli, on the mainland, and of Bonaventure Island, two miles out a sea, confirm the Indigenous tradition given by Denys that once there was no break in these perpendicular walls of rich-hued conglomerate, where the reds and browns of sandstone, the bright oli
Val-David: Some History
Culture - Val-David Historical and Heritage Society
Atwater Library: Over 180 years of service to Montrealers
Founded in 1828, Canada’s oldest lending library, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre (ALCC) is celebrating 180 years of service to Montrealers, and it is marking the milestone anniversary in a number of ways.
Notman Composite Photos on Postcard
The Notman Studios of Montreal were famous for their magnificent composite photographs. Many of these images, most of which were originally produced between the 1870s and the 1890s, were later published as postcards and sold as tourist souvenirs during the early years of the twentieth century.
The Way We Were: the Story of the Way Family of Way's Mills, Part 16
On Thursday October 7, 1875, the readers of the Stanstead Journal read the following notice : "DEATHS: Way -- At Way’s Mills, Q., Sept 22d, Daniel Way in the 83rd year of his age."
Townships Trivia: Magog
1) What is the former name of Magog? a) Cherry River b) The Outlet c) Magog Mills 2) Which of the following is Magog’s oldest house? a) The Bowen House b) The Merry House c) The Moore House 3) The outlet of Lake Memphremagog, located in Magog, is which of these rivers? a) Cherry River b) Magog River c) Tomifobia River 4) Who was the first mayor of the village of Magog? a) Alvin Moore b) Erasmus Smith c) L. A. Audet
Townships Trivia: Magog (Answers)
1) b); 2) b) The Merry House, recently acquired by the city, was built in 1821; 3) b); 4) a); 5) b); 6) a); 7) c); 8) c); 9) b) This church was built as the Union Church in 1830; 10) a) The Park House was built by Horace Park in 1865, and destroyed by fire in 1905.
Townships Trivia: Sherbrooke #2
1) Which of the following is NOT a borough of the City of Sherbrooke? a) Fleurimont b) Waterville c) Rock Forest 2) In which Sherbrooke borough may be found Uplands Heritage and Cultural Centre? a) Vieux Sherbrooke b) Lennoxville c) Brompton 3) Which of the following was a former name of Sherbrooke? a) Little Forks b) Little Hyatt c) Hyatt’s Mills 4) After whom is Sherbrooke named? a) Sir John Coape Sherbrooke b) Lord Dufferin of Sherbrooke c) Lord Sherbrooke of Dufferin
Townships Trivia: Sherbrooke #2 (Answers)
1) b (originally Waterville was scheduled to be a part of Greater Sherbrooke, but plans were changed following protests from Waterville). 2) b. 3) c (Big Forks was another former name). 4) a. 5) a. 6) b (the Grand Trunk was based in Montreal and there was no such thing as the Sherbrooke Railroad and Telegraph Company). 7) c (there was no such railway). 8) b. 9) c. 10) b.