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20 most apreciated building of Montreal rated by our visitors.
1Maisonneuve public Bath
2The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Montreal
3Clock Tower
4Maisonneuve Market
5Windsor Train Station
6Place d'Armes Hotel
7 Ernest-Cormier Building
8Victoria Hall
9Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
10St. James Hotel
11Montreal City Hall
12Chateau Dufresne
13St. James United Church
14St-James Theatre
15Bureau de Poste
16Outremont St. Viateur Church
17Montreal Biosphere
18Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
19Bonsecours Market
20Sun Life Building

Exhibition of pictures about Montreal


Griffintown village

Before being a large building project, Griffintown was an industrial district that saw birth of first large factories in Canada and before to be an industrial area it was a residential area separated in small part for houses, squeezed between Village St. Gabriel the faubourg des Récollets and Victoriatown.

The occupation of this sector is very old with institutions such as the St. Anne Church (now demolished) and the first College of Montreal (built in 1806 it was located near William Street. The last vestiges of this college became military barracks of necessity in 1862 were destroyed in 1974).

In year 1790, the sisters of the Hotel-Dieu sold a portion of this sector to Mary Griffin who will begin the subdivision. Is that the origin of the district name? Or is it the massive presence of Irish who occupied the district once, having Griffin as common name, proofed by all famous Irish people with this name involved in the life of Montreal in the second half of the nineteenth century.

With the increasing industrialization, the proximity to the first Montreal railroad and the entrance to the Lachine Canal, area was set for industries to settle in Griffintown. Most of industries were gathering around the Wellington Street. Mostly occupied by Irish immigrant, sector was a working class district and the quality life then deteriorating with each passing year.

Griffintown Village Project

The Davimco Company recently made public its draft for Griffintown development. Already owner of most lots and buildings by agreement, the developer intends to develop high-rise residential buildings joint to large commercial spaces. Far from being the final draft, project has his Special Planning derogations. Groups like Heritage Montreal call for prudence and respect of patrimonial buildings in the development while the Conseil du Patrimoine de Montréal severely criticise several consequences of the project as the disappearance of streets having more than 200 years old.The Conseil du Patrimoine also requires archaeological excavations for some islets.

The project covers an total area of 1.2 million square foot on the ground for a total of 5.3 million square foot square including storey. This project sustain nearly 3830 housing units (including 15% of social housing), close to one million square foot of commercial space, a performance hall of 3000 places and 200000 square foot of office space and around 5000 underground parking spaces. The presence of two hotels is also planned. For the city this is 33 million dollar annual tax revenue instead of the current 1.1.

The Village Griffintown project raises many reactions. We take this momentum to make a tour of heritage buildings and streets of this area south of Montreal downtown.

68 Pictures for this exhibition

Condos URB - Before
1705 William Street / Richmond
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
7 Floors
2015
6 pictures
Condos URB - Before
Le Canal Griffintown II
Rue desSeigneurs / Rue Bassin
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
14 Floors
2015
6 /10 : 3 votes
6 pictures
Le Canal Griffintown II
Wellington Street
Rue Wellington
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2014
Wellington Street
Bassins du Havre
Rue Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
20 Floors
2014
7.27 /10 : 33 votes
17 pictures
Bassins du Havre
Lowney sur Ville Condos
O West / Ann / Shannon
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
20 Floors
2014
7.86 /10 : 7 votes
16 pictures
Lowney sur Ville Condos
District Griffin III
Rue Peel / Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
17 Floors
2014
2 /10 : 2 votes
7 pictures
District Griffin III
District Griffin Phase 1 Building 3
Rue Wellington / Murray
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
21 Floors
2014
5 pictures
District Griffin Phase 1 Building 3
Condos Bassins Du Havre II
Rue Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
8 Floors
2014
4 pictures
Condos Bassins Du Havre II
Canal Griffintown Condo
Rue des Seigneurs / Bassin
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
9 Floors
2014
5 pictures
Canal Griffintown Condo
Before Second Part of Phase I
Rue Wellington
Borough Downtown

2013
Before Second Part of Phase I
District Griffin
Rue Wellington / Rue Peel
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
19 Floors
2013
6.57 /10 : 7 votes
24 pictures
District Griffin
District Griffin Condos Phase 2
Rue du Séminaire
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
14 Floors
2013
6.67 /10 : 3 votes
14 pictures
District Griffin Condos Phase 2
Lowney 10
Rue Shannon
Borough Downtown
8 Floors
2013
6.5 /10 : 2 votes
Lowney 10
View of the City
Rue Murray
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
View of the City
New Horizon
Rue Bassin
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
New Horizon
Changing Griffintown

Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
7 /10 : 1 votes
Changing Griffintown
Pointe-des-Seigneurs Archaeological Park
Rue des Seigneurs
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
7 pictures
Pointe-des-Seigneurs Archaeological Park
Payette Street
Rue Payette
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
Payette Street
Ruin In Griffintown

Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
Ruin In Griffintown
Building Griffintown
Rue de la Montagne
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
Building Griffintown
Ottawa at Shannon
Rue Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2013
Ottawa at Shannon
Wellington Tunnel
Wellington
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2012
5.41 /10 : 371 votes
6 pictures
Wellington Tunnel
Carré de la Montagne
Rue de la Montagne / Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
10 Floors
2012
7 /10 : 1 votes
9 pictures
Carré de la Montagne
ÉTS Résidences étudiantes Phase 4
Rue William / Rue de la Montagne
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
8 Floors
2012
3 /10 : 7 votes
3 pictures
ÉTS Résidences étudiantes Phase 4
De la Montagne Street at Wellington
Rue de la Montagne / Wellington
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2012
De la Montagne Street at Wellington
Rue William at De la Montagne
Rue William / de la Montagne
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2012
Rue William at De la Montagne
Murray Street
Rue Murray / Wellington
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2012
Murray Street
Rue Ottawa
Rue Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2011
Rue Ottawa
Free Space In Griffintown
Rue Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2011
10 /10 : 1 votes
Free Space In Griffintown
Rue Basin at du Séminaire
Rue Rue Basin coin du Séminaire
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2011
Rue Basin at du Séminaire
Before Les Bassins
Rue du Séminiaire
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2011
Before Les Bassins
Before District Griffin
Rue Smith
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2011
Before District Griffin
Peel Basin
Rue Peel
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2009
5.2 /10 : 406 votes
Peel Basin
Griffintown St-Ann Park
Wellington Street / Rue de la Montagne
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2009
7 /10 : 2 votes
Griffintown St-Ann Park
Ottawa Street corner Rioux
rue Ottawa / Rioux
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2008
8 /10 : 4 votes
Ottawa Street corner Rioux
Young Street
rue Young
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2008
3.67 /10 : 3 votes
Young Street

rue de la Montagne / Barré
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2008
5.14 /10 : 49 votes


rue de la Montagne / du Séminaire
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2008
6.33 /10 : 18 votes

Young Street
rue Young
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2008
5.8 /10 : 185 votes
Young Street
Griffintown view from 23 th floor

Borough Downtown

2008
5.03 /10 : 499 votes
Griffintown view from 23 th floor
Murray Street corner Ottawa
rue Murray / Ottawa
Borough Downtown

2008
5.45 /10 : 374 votes
Murray Street corner Ottawa
Murray Street corner Ottawa II
rue Murray / Ottawa
Borough Downtown

2008
6.28 /10 : 14 votes
Murray Street corner Ottawa II
Notre-Dame corner De la Montagne
Notre-Dame
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2007
5.57 /10 : 177 votes
Notre-Dame corner De la Montagne
Urban Contrast
rue Ann
Borough Downtown

2007
5.84 /10 : 73 votes
Urban Contrast
Ann Street
Rue Ann
Borough Downtown

2007
5.51 /10 : 312 votes
Ann Street
Shannon Street corner Ottawa
Shannon / Ottawa
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2007
5.72 /10 : 305 votes
Shannon Street  corner Ottawa
Shannon Street
Shannon
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2007
5.05 /10 : 135 votes
Shannon Street
Shannon Street
Shannon
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2007
Shannon Street
Downtown view from Griffintown
Rue Smith
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2007
9.38 /10 : 13 votes
Downtown view from Griffintown
South limits
Rue Smith
Borough Downtown

2007
5.4 /10 : 25 votes
South limits
Lachine Canal bikeway
Canal Lachine
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne

2006
5.1 /10 : 270 votes
Lachine Canal bikeway
Square Gallery
128 Murray Street
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
1 Floors
1932
8.21 /10 : 19 votes
6 pictures
Square Gallery
CN Control Station
1230 Smith Street
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
3 Floors
1931
6.86 /10 : 7 votes
CN Control Station

1000 Wellington Street
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
2 Floors
1930
4 /10 : 1 votes

Museum Collections Centre
333 Peel Street
Borough Downtown
4 Floors
1929
4.41 /10 : 17 votes
Museum Collections Centre
Fire Station no 3
1139 Ottawa Street
Borough Downtown
3 Floors
1914
8.18 /10 : 34 votes
Fire Station no 3
Former Griffintown Fire Station
Rue Wellington
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
3 Floors
1914
8.33 /10 : 12 votes
Former Griffintown Fire Station
Kander Building
290-300 de la Montagne Street / du Séminaire
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
3 Floors
1896
5.84 /10 : 19 votes
Kander Building
Le William Condos
1845 William Street / des Seigneurs
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
8 Floors
1894
7 pictures
Le William Condos
Ogilvie Flour Mills
50 des Seigneurs Street
Borough Saint-Henri / Petite-Bourgogne
4 Floors
1890
3 pictures
Ogilvie Flour Mills





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