Walking tours

Walking Tour: The Main of Mile End

Susan Bronson and Justin Bur

Discover the rich history of the built heritage of Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Mount Royal and Van Horne Avenues, as well as the many personalities who built it and lived and worked there over the last century.

Date and time:

Sunday 16 May 2010, 2:00-4:30 p.m., rain or shine

Departure point:

Southwest corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Mount Royal Avenue (55, 97 or 11 bus, métro Mont-Royal)

End point:

Corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Van Horne Avenue (55 bus, métro Rosemont)


English (click here for details of French tour)


$12 per person ($8 for members of Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard)


Not necessary

* Mile End Memories is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the heritage, history and culture of the Mile End neighbourhood.

** The Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard is a not-for-profit organization that works, with several partners, to identify and promote the immaterial and material heritage of Saint-Laurent Boulevard between De la Commune and Jean-Talon Streets, and to preserve the spirit of this National Historic Site of Canada.


The Main, Forever in Tune

Discover the diversity of people, uses and buildings associated with several places of heritage interest on Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and Mount Royal Avenue. Nineteen interpretation panels will soon be installed in the different places that they discuss.

This project, made possible thanks to many hours of volunteer work and the financial support of various partners, is the first phase of the Network of Places of Heritage Interest on the Main. It will include an audioguide, to be launched later this year. This web site will be the starting point to discover the Network.

You can view the panels (PDF format) from their presentation page.


Annual General Meeting 2009

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to a short 2009 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard preceding the Vernissage of the first series of interpretation panels for the project “The Main, forever in tune,” realized in partnership with Parks Canada and the Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday 7 April 2010

Laika, 4040, boulevard Saint-Laurent (corner of Duluth Av.)

Agenda for the evening:

Annual General Meeting (5:00-6:00 p.m.)

5:00 p.m.: Welcome and registration of members with voting rights

5:15 p.m.: 2009 Annual General Meeting (see Agenda)

5:45 p.m.: Cocktail and exhibition of panels



Welcome to the new web site of the Friends of St-Laurent Boulevard.

You may also visit the Friends of St-Laurent Boulevard page on the site of the Société de développement du boulevard Saint-Laurent.