Talk: Mount Royal’s Eastern Slope


Villas, park and urbanization

Talk by Justin Bur

Mount Royal Ave. and Park Ave. looking West, showing work completed. November 20th, 1912

Intersection of Parc and Mont-Royal Avenues, 20 November 1912. On the left, Cherrygrove villa, demolished ca. 1914. / Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto.

At the threshold of Mile End, the eastern slope of Mount Royal was surrounded by large country houses in the middle of the 19th century. The park was created in 1876 and urbanization took over the surrounding area by the end of the century. How did these different functions coexist? What traces have they left?

Justin Bur is a member of the board of Mile End Memories, an urban planning graduate, and an urban history researcher.

  • Sunday 20 September 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Mordecai-Richler Library – Mile End District, 5434 avenue du Parc, Montréal (south of Saint-Viateur – 80 bus) – in the upstairs meeting room
  • Free, no reservation required
  • Presentation in French, discussion in English and in French