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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

An impressive faubourg

The old Faubourg Québec, home to many workshops and much larger than the Faubourg Saint-Louis, spanned the road leading to Québec City, on the eastern side of the fortifications. John Molson built a brewery here in 1786.

Fire of 1852

In 1852, a terrible fire destroyed much of the Québec, Saint-Louis and Saint-Laurent faubourgs, all built of wood. As a result, a by-law was introduced to require that all Montréal buildings henceforward be made with stone or brick, as had been done (stone only) within the city walls following the great fire of 1721.

The rebuilt area was later transformed by railway yards.



The "new" Faubourg

The "new" Faubourg Québec, a huge residential project, is bringing new life to this area.




A former hill and military remains

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

Two former railway stations

At home with George-Étienne Cartier

From Bonsecours to Berri


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