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Jane’s Walk

Walk along the commercial stretch of Greene Avenue in Westmount with the Westmount Historical Association. The tour will focus on Greene's evolution over more than a century, its architecture, recent changes on the street, and current issues. This southeast sector of Westmount is presently undergoing a much-needed revitalization. A great deal of discussion has occurred concerning future developments. DATE: Sunday, May 6th TIME: English 2:00 (with 2nd tour at 2:15, if necessary) French 2:30 PLACE: 4141 Sherbrooke St. W. Rain or shine

Saturday, April 21, 2018|

Murray Park

The official name of the park located between Westmount Avenue and Côte St. Antoine Road is King George Park, but most Westmounters call it Murray Park. The land was part of a large country estate acquired by William Murray, founder of the Beaver Steamship Line, from the old Leduc farm. Around 1860, Murray built a stone villa....

Thursday, April 12, 2018|

Westmount Heritage Booklet

Mark London's 1994 essay about Westmount's heritage has been added to our Local History page.

Thursday, March 22, 2018|

178 Côte St. Antoine Road: 178 Years Old

Two heritage houses are set back on Côte St. Antoine Road across from bottom of Forden Avenue. Numbers 168 and 178 (the Goode House) are the only remaining homes of four identical stone cottages built in 1840 by Moses Judah Hayes. These are the second oldest buildings in Westmount...

Sunday, February 11, 2018|

Westmount Square

The nineteen sixties was a period of massive urban transformation in Westmount, as in Montreal and the rest of North America. Victorian housing was demolished to widen Dorchester Boulevard, to make way for the Ville Marie Expressway, and to construct Westmount Square...

Sunday, January 21, 2018|

Westmount Public Library’s Interior

The opening of Westmount Public Library in 1899 highlighted the great importance residents attached to reading and higher education. Architect Robert Findlay was responsible for the library’s first three phases—the initial building, the Children’s Library of 1911, and the 1924 south reading room with mezzanine....

Sunday, December 3, 2017|

Westmount Public Library

This iconic structure houses the first publicly-funded municipal library in Quebec. The stairs up to the library’s east entrance were recently demolished for the repair of a water pipe, and will be rebuilt...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017|

The Westmount Lawn Bowling Club

As you go past the Westmount Lawn Bowling Club on Sherbrooke Street at the corner of Kensington, you can imagine yourself back 100 years. However, the club has changed dramatically since its beginnings in ....

Thursday, August 24, 2017|

2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting of our Association took place on Thursday evening, 15 June 2017.  After reports were given, the slate of candidates for positions on the board of directors was elected by acclamation.  A list of the directors for 2017-18 is on our About page. Above are pictured five members of our new board. From left to right: Anne Barkman, Ruth Allan-Rigby, Caroline Breslaw, Louise Carpentier and Cynthia Graham, Missing from the photo are Jane Martin and Lorne Huston.

Monday, June 19, 2017|