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Tour route Next section Previous section Back to Notre-Dame Est Boulevard Saint-Laurent Rue Notre-Dame West The Old Seminary and Notre-Dame Place d’Armes Rue Saint-Jacques Des Récollets Around Rue de l’Hôpital Rue Saint-Paul, near Place d’Youville Place d’Youville Western end of the Old Port Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale Saint-Paul and de la Commune From Saint-Amable to Saint-Gabriel Place Jacques-Cartier Eastern end of the Old Bonsecours From Bonsecours to Berri Rue Notre-Dame East Champ-de-Mars
Warehouses from the 1820s 

The Bouthillier warehouses 

Courtyard of the Bouthillier warehouses 

The Bouthillier warehouses were built in the 1820s to store potash, produced by burning wood that had been cleared from the land. The potash was then exported to England for bleaching cotton in its thriving industrial mills. The merchants of the time invested mainly in the building façades—cut stone, pediments and œil-de-bœuf windows—rather than in the sheds facing onto the courtyard, made of simple fieldstone in the old style. This remarkable courtyard can be reached through a porte-cochère, and really deserves a visit. 


Centre d’histoire de Montréal 

18th-century hospital,
19th-century businesses

From 1844 to 1849,
home to Canada’s Parliament!

In the midst of a metropolis. 

Place d’Youville

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