Heritage and discovery

With its rich legacy of architectural heritage and as the birthplace of Montreal’s industrial activity, a captivating journey through time awaits you. You will discover historical and sometimes hidden places that have lost nothing of their former grandeur. Be sure to add the many murals, parks, and churches to your itinerary, so you don’t miss anything during your visit. In Griffintown, several buildings that have stood the test of time bear witness to the early industrial period: old forges and foundries, production plants, railway viaduct, gas and coal warehouses... all these buildings contribute to the historic character of the district. In Little Burgundy, discover jazz and colors. Rue Coursol (pictured), little known to both Montrealers and tourists, is full of unusual, colorful little houses. Also, the mural in honor of the great Oscar Peterson, famous Montreal jazz pianist who died in 2007, is a must-see. Finally, in Saint-Henri, you can follow in the footsteps of Gabrielle Roy’s first novel published in 1945, Bonheur d’Occasion, which tells the story of life in this district at the time of the Second World War. And remember to check out the turn of the century buildings by architect Ludger Lemieux like Fire Station 23, and the St. Zotique and St. Irénée churches.

The Switch Tower and Wellington Lift Bridge

1230 Rue Smith · Griffintown

Denis-Carl Robidoux. Centre d'histoire de Montréal.

New City Gas Company

950 Rue Ottawa · Griffintown

© Héritage Montréal

Fire Station No. 3

1139 Rue Ottawa · Griffintown

Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal

Dow Brewery

1000 Rue Notre-Dame/ 333 Rue Peel · Griffintown


John Moore House

1200-1204 Rue Ottawa · Griffintown

Philippe Du Berger

Thomas O'Connell House

1165-1169 Rue Ottawa · Griffintown

Mary Gallagher Vigil

242 Rue William · Griffintown

Griffintown Tour - Scott Mac Leod

Dendrites (Michel de Broin)

Boulevard Robert-Bourassa · Griffintown


Source (Jaume Plensa)

Boulevard Robert-Bourassa · Griffintown


Mural Post hydroelectric Guy

Corner Guy street et St-Jacques street · Petite Bourgogne


Coursol Street - Sainte Cunégonde Church

2461 Rue Saint-Jacques · Petite Bourgogne

Alexis Hamel

Pentecôte Bible-Way Church

2390 Rue Coursol · Petite Bourgogne

© Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec 2003

Mural of Oscar Peterson

Corner des Seigneurs street and Saint Jacques Street · Petite Bourgogne

© Gene Pendon

Vinet Park - Artwork of Lucie Duval : "À la croisée des Mots"

2450 Rue Workman · Petite Bourgogne

© Lucie Duval, 2007

Mural of Oliver Jones

Coin Boulevard Georges Vanier et l'Avenue Lionel Groulx · Petite Bourgogne

Sylvain Trudeau/Global News

Fire Station 23

523 Place Saint-Henri · Saint-Henri

Alexis Hamel

Place Saint-Henri

Métro Place Saint-Henri (Rue du Couvent) · Saint-Henri

Place Saint-Henri - © SDC Les Quartiers du Canal

St-Zotique Church

4561 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest · Saint-Henri

© Catholic Church of Montreal

St-Irénée Church

3030 Rue Delisle · Saint-Henri


Jean Lévesque House

Corner St Augustin street and St Ambroise street · Saint-Henri


Denise Arsenault Artworks

Sir Georges Etienne Cartier Park · Saint-Henri

Le discours du roi poéte, la Fontaine.

Alain Chassé

Jean-Brillant Artworks

Parc premier chemin de fer · Saint-Henri


Jacques-Cartier Monument

Square Saint-Henri · Saint-Henri


Oeuvre d'Alain Cadieux

Corroyeurs Park · Saint-Henri

Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest

1230 Rue Smith, Montréal, QC, Canada

950 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC, Canada

1139 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC, Canada

1000 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

1200 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC, Canada

1165 Rue Ottawa, Montréal, QC, Canada

242 Rue William, Montréal, QC, Canada

Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC, Canada

Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, QC, Canada

Rue Guy/ Rue St Jacques

2461 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC, Canada

2390 Rue Coursol, Montréal, QC, Canada

Rue des Seigneurs/Rue Saint Jacques

2450 Rue Workman, Montréal, QC, Canada

Georges Vanier/ Lionel Groulx

523 Place Saint-Henri, Montréal, QC, Canada

Station Place-Saint-Henri / Saint-Ferdinand, Le Sud-Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

4561 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

3030 Rue Delisle, Montréal, QC, Canada

St Augustin/St Ambroise

Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier, Montréal, QC, Canada

Parc du Premier-Chemin-de-Fer, Avenue Lionel-Groulx, Montréal, QC, Canada

Square Saint-Henri

Parc des Corroyeurs, Montréal, QC, Canada

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