You completed the Old Montreal Selfie Rally? Great !
We sincerely hope you enjoyed the experience. Here are the answers you should have send on our instagram account !
Notre-Dame de Bonsecours is what we were looking for ! She’s overlooking the old port for centuries.
The Marché Bonsecours is a beautiful example of the Neoclassical design, and a landmark in Old Montreal !
In 1775, Château Ramezay was occupied by the troops of the Continental Congress army . The united colonies of the future United States of America tried to convince the Canadians to join their revolution agains the British Empire.
The answer we were looking for was a plant… which is an homophone for Montreal’s actual mayor’s name, Ms Valerie Plante ! Elected in 2017, she’s looking for reelection in November 2021 against former mayor Denis Coderre.
Jean Drapeau was Montreal’s Mayor from 1954 to 1957 and again from 1960 to 1986 ! For a total of 31 years ! Major accomplishments of the Drapeau Administration include the development of the Montreal Metro entirely underground mass transit subway system running on ‘whisper quiet’ rubber wheels, a successful international exposition Expo 67 as well as the construction of a major performing arts centre, the Place des Arts. Drapeau also secured the hosting of the 1976 Summer Olympics and was instrumental in building the city’s iconic Olympic stadium and then world’s tallest inclined tower. Drapeau was responsible for securing a Major League Baseball franchise, with the creation of the Montreal Expos in 1969. Drapeau’s main legacy is Montreal’s attainment of global status under his administration.
Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve was French officer and the founder of Fort Ville-Marie (modern day Montreal) in 1642. The fort was established on the southern shore of the Island of Montreal, where a chapel and a small settlement were built. A hospital, under the command of Jeanne Mance, was also established. Maisonneuve was the first governor of Montreal.
Completed in 1931, the building was designed by the firm Barott and Blackader, with a height of 96 metres (316 ft) or 23 storeys. Built at a cost of $2,851,076.00, Barott endeavored to design a modern building which would, at the same time, fit with the square’s historic surroundings. The building’s setbacks at the 8th, 13th, and 16th floors allow more light on the square and create a cathedral-like massing, reflecting the adjacent Notre-Dame Basilica. The building uses limestone, common to other buildings in the area. The Aldred Building also attempts to address both Place d’Armes and Notre-Dame Street which do not meet at right angles, aligning with both streets until the third floor, where it then steps back and becomes square to Notre-Dame.
The building resembles New York’s Empire State Building, completed the same year, and also of Art Deco architecture.
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal is Montréal’s mother church, and the first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. Its history, marked by the Sulpician Fathers since its foundation, is intimately tied in to the history of the city. It bears witness to its Catholic foundations and the ever-present connections between the arts and religion. Its architectural style marked a turning point in the religious tradition and was imitated by several parishes.
Situated among the cobblestone streets of historic Old Montreal and residing in Canada’s first stock exchange building, Centaur Theatre is at the centre of Montreal’s arts community.
Founded in 1969 by Artistic & Executive Director Maurice Podbrey, the company’s formative years were devoted to producing contemporary and classical plays from the English international canon.
Before the Old custom house was built, it was the first public square of Montreal (1657).
The Montreal Science Center is home to interactive exhibitions on science and technology as well as an IMAX theatre. It was built in 2000 on the King Edward Pier.