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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
Élisabeth Côté 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.
When Prohibition swept across the United States and the majority of Canadian provinces, Montreal became the destination for individuals on the quest for fun. The legendary Red Light was the go-to spot for those seeking to procure pleasures of the legal, and illegal, kind.
Amazing discoveries were made during the various archaeological excavations on the site of fort Ville-Marie. A unique project, it required sophisticated technical prowess in the areas of heritage conservation and development.
Ms. Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, tells us about an exceptional archaeological site, that of the first Parliament of the United Province of Canada.
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.
Thousands of pieces form Montréal’s historical patchwork quilt.
French Canadian, a term rooted in common ancestry, religion, and language, gave way to Québécois, one based on territory and language. No longer did one have to be Catholic or French Canadian to embrace the new identity.
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.
When things went wrong in seventeenth-century Quebec, authorities were not above blaming black magic.