Mon­tréal 375

FROM MIS­SION­ARY VIL­LAGE TO COS­MOPOLI­TAN METROPO­LIS

Canada's History - - CONTENTS - by Dar­ren Bon­a­parte, Mathieu Drouin, John Kalbfleisch, and Jean-Philippe Proulx.

Sto­ries of the colour­ful his­tory of North Amer­ica’s fran­co­phone metropo­lis as it cel­e­brates a land­mark year.

Perched on Mount Royal, the Kon­di­aronk Belvedere look­out, named in hon­our of a great Huron chief, of­fers an ex­cep­tional view of the city. Behind a fore­front of im­pos­ing sky­scrapers lies Old Mon­tréal, where traces of the first set­tle­ments, Hochelaga and Ville-Marie, re­main. In the back­ground, the St. Lawrence River re­minds us of the city’s rich mar­itime his­tory as a cross­roads of ex­change and a gate­way to thou­sands of new­com­ers. In the heart of the city, the two ma­jor thor­ough­fares of Saint-Lau­rent and Sainte-Cather­ine con­jure up many images: a leg­endary goal by Maurice Richard, a strik­ing per­for­mance by burlesque dancer Lili Saint-Cyr, or even a sand­wich from Schwartz’s deli.

Mon­tréal, as the fran­co­phone metropo­lis of North Amer­ica, you are a beau­ti­ful, wel­com­ing, and as­ton­ish­ing city. Your dis­tinct blend of cul­tures and his­to­ries shines forth through­out the world, whether it is the mu­sic of Leonard Cohen or the works of Michel Trem­blay. You can be proud of this colour­ful his­tory, which is truly unique.

— Jean-Philippe Proulx

DAR­REN BON­A­PARTE MATHIEU DROUIN JOHN KALBFLEISCH JEAN-PHILIPPE PROULX

Mon­tréal and its old port, with Mount Royal in the back­ground. 44 The cari­bou mon­u­ment is un­veiled at Beau­mont-Hamel in France on June 7, 1925.

MON­TREAL TOURISM 45

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