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Old Posted Feb 23, 2018, 8:50 PM
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One shared to FB from a private collection, after the Great Fire of 1892.

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Not sure why but I love this pic.

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Old Posted Feb 26, 2018, 10:15 PM
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Not sure why but I love this pic.
No reason needed, that picture is awesome.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2018, 10:45 PM
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Very cool - love the old plates.

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Going back through some from the Memorial Archives trying to find similar views.

1831:



1860:



1881 (just before almost everything pictured was destroyed by fire):



1905:



1925:



1954 (most decrepit portions of slum area cleared, visible in the green spaces almost dead centre):



1976 (entire slum has been cleared, much of still green space until the 1980s-90s):



2017:

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Montreal and suburbs, 1910s
All pictures from Archives de Montréal

THE CITY


General views






From Ste-Hélène Island
This one is probably from the 30s...


The Port




Square Dominion



Square Victoria




CITY LIFE...

Le Plateau / Rosemont


Place Royale


On the Mountain


The brand new Georges E. Cartier monument, 1919


Market


Lachine rapids


Old Montreal


Rue Saint-Paul, 1917

Rue Notre-Dame, 1911



THE SUBURBS

Lachine



Mascouche



La Prairie



Longueuil



Terrebonne




Laval
You can see the dome of Bordeaux prison, in MTL, on the other side of the river


Verchères



Chambly


Mont-Saint-Hilaire
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Awesome Montreal and Toronto sets.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:37 PM
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Rural "skyline" of the past...
The village of Sainte-Famille, on Orléans Island, around 1915

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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 12:02 AM
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Guessing this photo is either the summer or 1939 or 1940 given how the post office building is under construction.. probably 1940.

Interesting to think that those young boys are likely 88 years old right now (they look about 10 in the photo), if they are even still alive. Oh how the city has changed in a mere lifetime.
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Saint John Harbour, 1870. Before the Great Fire of 1877. Taken from the roof of (old) Trinity Church. Nearly every structure in these photos was destroyed in the fire.


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Looking up King Street, 1870


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Trinity Church, 1870 vs now


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Market Square, 1865

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West Side Docks, ~1920

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Portland Valley and Uptown, ~1898

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The oldest photo of New Brunswick I have seen: Market Slip, 1863

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Everytime I see vintage TO pictures I'm always stunned at just how 'big' and imposing the city looked back then. I certainly don't get that feeling when I see Montreal pictures.
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Aftermath of the Fire, 1877

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Uptown 1904

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Saint John Drydock, ~1930

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When snow clearance meant pushing snow INTO the street, Wellington Row 1930

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King Street, ~1860!-65

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The apocalyptic landscape of Market Square following the fire of 1877

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South End, 1930

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A view of Dartmouth Cove in the 1950's. Downtown Dartmouth is off to the left. The small river that runs into the cove is the start of the Shubenacadie Canal that connects to the Bay of Fundy.

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For interests sake, here's what the King's Wharf site looked like in the 1950s when it was the Dartmouth shipyard:



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Old Posted Mar 24, 2018, 12:32 AM
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Repost from the Halifax section:

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Here's one I haven't seen before from the Municipal Archives: the Bank Of Montreal Building under construction. The date on the archives site says 1970.



And then there's this photo, dated January 1968, showing the Royal Bank building (in the background above) under construction:



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The Royal Connaught Hotel and what existed beside it (to the left) in 1955, courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator, shared on the Hamilton sub-forum earlier:


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Mostly Halifax pictures from the 1950's.

Barrington Street


Citadel


North End Halifax Shipyard


Province House


Sydney


USS Valley Forge


From the Nova Scotia Information Service collection in the NS archives.
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Halifax 1974

Halifax 4 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax-9 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax-5 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax 3 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax 2 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax-10 by Miguel, on Flickr

Halifax 1 by Miguel, on Flickr

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A few via Memorial's Archives. From a Canadian publication in 1946.















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1990. A city whose tallest building was built in 1963.

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