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From Horses to Cars

A century ago, most Westmounters travelled by horse, streetcar or train. Tradesmen delivered their milk, bread, and other goods by horse and cart. Many residences on large lots had coach houses for horses, carriages, and sleighs. Horses were also housed in local livery stables. The City of Westmount had its own stables in the […]

Tuesday, June 4, 2019|

New WHA Board of Directors 2019-20

The Annual General Meeting of the Association took place on Thursday, 23 May 2019. After reports were given, the slate of candidates for positions on the board of directors was presented and elected. A list of the new Board of Directors for 2019-2020 is on our About page. From left to right: Caroline Breslaw, Marlene Chan, Ruth Allan-Rigby, Anne Barkman, Mavis Young, Claudette Stecher Lopez, Louise Carpentier, Jan Fergus.  Missing: Jane Martin, Ann Pearson.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019|

Shopping on Sherbrooke Street

The three blocks of Sherbrooke Street’s Victoria Village are reminiscent of the high street in an English town, supplying the daily services needed by local residents...

Sunday, March 24, 2019|

New Publications Page

A new page for publications is now up on our website. Links to two books in pdf. format can be found there as well as a booklet and several Westmount-related articles.

Saturday, January 5, 2019|

Photo Gallery

The Houses of Worship photo band has been expanded to include all of the 12 churches and synagogues found in Westmount.

Friday, December 21, 2018|

1 Wood Avenue

With hockey season here again, it’s interesting to recall where the game was played locally before the old Montreal Forum was built. Until 1918, professional hockey was played on the site of today’s condominium complex at 1 Wood Avenue....

Saturday, December 8, 2018|

Early Westmount Churches: Church of the Advent, St. Matthias and Westmount Park United

The early churches in Westmount were missions for congregations from down- town Montreal. As parishioners moved westward, some churches opened up small venues to accommodate them in the sparsely settled municipality. Across de Maisonneuve Blvd....

Sunday, November 11, 2018|

City of Westmount the 2018 Recipient of The Prince of Wales Prize

The City of Westmount has received The Prince of Wales Prize in recognition of its sustained commitment to heritage conservation over time, seen in the quality of its environment, its committed leadership, and its highly engaged residents. The Prince of Wales Prize is the National Trust for Canada’s most prestigious prize, which is awarded annually, recognizing communities and their local governments for the successful heritage stewardship of a town, city, rural region, First Nations reserve or community.

Sunday, October 28, 2018|

Victoria Hall

The arched doorways of Victoria Hall welcome us to a myriad of events and activities—the Friends of the Library book sales, the Artisans’ Festival, dramatic presentations, concerts, large gatherings, classes, and much more. In 1898, as Westmount Public Library was being built...

Sunday, June 10, 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|