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Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.
Created by Canada’s History
As an eleventh-hour stand-in for the world’s fair, Montreal had to pull off a miracle to get Expo 67 ready on time.
Was Expo 67 the greatest world’s fair ever? Of course it was.
Before there was Montréal, there was Hochelaga — a sixteenth-century agricultural community that mysteriously vanished.
For a few days in October 1995 it seemed to many Canadians that the nation was poised on the edge of a steep cliff, a short step away from destruction.
Three hundred and seventy-five years ago, a small group of French settlers faced unthinkable hardship and danger to establish what would become the great city of Montréal.
Élisabeth Côté, Project Manager at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, highlights the era of early Montréalers, the French missionaries who came to establish Ville-Marie in 1642. Visible traces of this history remain even today.