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From Bonsecours to Berri

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
A former hill and military remains 

Montréal in 1784 

Near the St. Lawrence River, in the days of New France, the Canoterie Royale(or the King's boat-sheds) was where boats were built and maintained, particularly for military uses. When the British arrived, they converted the buildings into a military complex, including barracks, a guardroom and storehouses. All this later disappeared when the railway came through. 


 A hill, levelled in 1819, once marked the edge of the fortified town. At the time, Rue Notre-Dame ended at Bonsecours, and Saint-Paul (below) ran as far as the Québec gate. 


An 18th-century faubourg and... the crash of 1929! 

An impressive faubourg 

Two former railway stations 

At home with George-Étienne Cartier 

From Bonsecours to Berri 

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