Jane’s Walk: Park Avenue’s Many Faces

Valentine & Sons postcard, ca. 1910. Christian Paquin collection, Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Park Avenue has undergone many transformations over time: a prestigious residential address reserved for large bourgeois residences, the main street of the Montreal Jewish and Greek communities, a high-traffic artery… It has been repeatedly condemned – some have predicted that it would become an urban desert – but has shown an astonishing resilience, precisely because of its diversity. Come and explore the exciting history of this avenue and discover the many traces left by those who built it and lived there.

Saturday 6 May 2017, 2 pm (2 hour total)
Registration requiredclick here

Meeting point: Southwest corner of Park Avenue & Mont-Royal Avenue. (Jeanne-Mance Park, at the Rubinstein monument/water fountain)