10 Moments on the Main

The Friends of St-Laurent Boulevard are proud to present their audioguide “10 Moments on the Main”.
Discover the rich history of the Boulevard one moment at a time!

Jane’s Walk: The Main, from Montreal to Mile End

Walking tour led by Justin Bur as part of Jane’s Walks 2016

Alexander Henderson, Mile End Road in Winter, ca. 1880 / Library and Archives Canada

Between the former city limits of Montreal and the church of Mile End, Saint-Laurent has always been the main road. The road was also the axis along which urbanization began, creating the villages of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Louis-du-Mile End. Renamed Saint-Laurent Boulevard in 1905, the street remains an important axis of Montreal’s renowned diversity and creativity. This two-hour walk will point out traces of the past and the dynamism of the present, commenting on the architecture, history, cultures, and heritage of a short segment of a great street. Please note that the tour will be given in French, though English questions and discussion are welcome.

  • Registration required on the Jane’s Walk web site
  • Meeting date and time: Sunday 8 May 2016, 3 pm
  • Starting point: Schubert Bath, 3950 Saint-Laurent Boulevard
  • Ending point: Saint-Enfant-Jésus Church, 5035 Saint-Dominique Street, at 5 pm
  • Transit route: 55 bus
  • Accessibility (strollers, wheelchairs, etc.) : yes
  • Language: French

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