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Joe Beef

Born Charles McKiernan around 1835, Joe Beef, also known as “the friend of the working man”, was an important figure in our city’s history.

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President de Gaulle’s visit and the famous speech from the balcony of Montreal’s City Hall

“Long live free Quebec!”

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Tramway in Montreal

Did you know that Montreal got its first large-scale public transit system in 1861?

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The Port Of Montreal

Did you know that the port of Montreal plays an important part in the history of our city, as well as our country?

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Multicultural Montreal

One of our city’s greatest attributes is its multicultural makeup.

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1642, The History Of The Foundation of Fort Ville-Marie

Did you know that, after one of his famous expeditions, Samuel de Champlain would be the first person to map the city of Montreal?

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Saint Joseph’s Oratory

In 1904, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, a small chapel that barely resembled the building we know today, was inaugurated.

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Laying The Groundwork For Expo 67

Did you know that the 1967 International and Universal Exposition site covered a total of 15 km of surface area here in Montreal?

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Étienne Desmarteau, The First French-Canadian To Win An Olympic Gold Medal

Did you know that the first French-Canadian to ever win an Olympic gold medal grew up right here in Montreal?

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The Saint Lawrence River

Did you know that the Saint Lawrence River has had many different names throughout the years?

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