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Once the gateway to Expo '67, a park was built here in 1984 to preserve the city's precious green space. It is a perfect place to relax in the shade, sunbathe or have a picnic. There are tables, barbecues and play areas available. It also provides excellent vantage points to view both the waterfront area and the city, while the history of the St Lawrence River and seaway is described on 12 panels. A cycle path leads to both Île Notre-Dame and Île Ste-Hélène.
This lovely region is a part of the Montreal city in Quebec. It mostly comprises industrial units and provides scope for future development and expansion plans.
Built in the Palladian Revival style by ace architect John Ostell, the old custom house was the first of its kind in the city. Built between 1836 and 1838, the building, embodying the glorious history of Montreal, is located amongst many other historically significant structures. Now a part of the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, the site functions as a gift shop and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada as of 1997.
The New City Gas Company is a complex of historic, heritage structures that lie along rue Ottawa. Built between 1859 and 1861, these buildings are of prime architectural worth, and were at that time one of the biggest such complexes in the whole world. Though the entire group of buildings was built by different architects over a few years, it was John Ostell, a local architect, who has laid down the original blueprints. Over the years, though, the complex has faced a trying time with the spurt of new developments that have spruced up all over the city threatening its existence as well. However, thanks to the Heritage Montreal organization, the structures remain standing today, and are really worth a visit.
Bank of Montreal is the oldest bank in the country and its head office, located on Saint Jacques Street, is one of the oldest buildings in Montreal. Major portions of the building were designed by architect John Wells between 1845 and 1847. Facing Place d'Armes, the Bank of Montreal Head Office stands a story high in a prestigious historic district of the city. Sporting a Greek pantheon-like facade and a neoclassical style of architecture, it is one of the most striking structures in the neighborhood.
Fort Ville-Marie was that French fort beside which the settlement of Montreal began growing. Built in 1642, the fort was in use till 1674. It got demolished in 1695, but has been designated as the National Historic Site of Canada in 1924.
One of the oldest commercial buildings of Montreal, Wilson Chambers, was built between 1868 to 1869. This elegant building is made of stone in Gothic-Revival style of architecture. Influences of Italianate as well as Second Empire style of architecture are also seen. This five storey tall structure displays pointed arched and smooth glass windows. A visit to this building will not disappoint you.
This beautifully restored home honors the memory of George-Étienne Cartier, a prominent Montreal lawyer, father of Confederation and former Canadian Prime Minister. It is inhabited by a cast of tour guides dressed in period costume who are all versed in the history of the house and the era. All manner of educational activities should keep the kids busy: these include The Etiquette Game, which teaches children about 19th-century society; and What's Up, Mr Cartier? which focuses on the man and the house. Call +1 888 773 8888 toll free.