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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|


The name of Garden Point was changed to Vimy Park at the April 3, 2017 meeting of Westmount City Council. (Photo: Patrick Martin)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017|


On March 6, 2017, the Glen Viaduct was designated a heritage site by Westmount City Council.

Monday, March 7, 2016|