Walking tour led by Justin Bur as part of Jane’s Walks 2016
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
Other Jane’s Walks of interest:
- The same day, Sunday 8 May from 10 am to noon, Bernard Vallée of MontréalExplorations will lead a different tour focusing on Saint-Jean-Baptiste village (in French): Saint-Jean-Baptiste au cœur du Plateau : naissance d’une banlieue du 19e siècle
- The day before, Saturday 7 May from 3 to 5 pm (in English), Mile End Memories offers a tour on the theme of Houses of Mile End. This tour will also be given in French from 2 to 4 pm.