The Irish Monument Park Foundation

July 9, 2015

Walk to the Stone organizers optimistic about Memorial Park initiative after meeting Mayor Coderre For 150 years, Montreal’s Irish community has joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians as they remember the more than 6,000 victims of the Great Hunger, buried in what is now an industrial zone at the foot of the Victoria Bridge.  The Walk to […]

McGill University

September 5, 2009

When James McGill died in 1813 he left his Burnside country estate and an endowment for the foundation of a college to be called after him. This being frosh week I’d like to take you on a virtual stroll through campus. We will enter campus through the main Roddick gates on Sherbrooke Street. The Roddick […]

Ghost at McGill University, Montreal

August 23, 2009

The 6th floor of the McLennan library at McGill University in Montreal is said to be haunted by a man in a strange and old coat. He looks at you when you talk to him and then disappears.

Scots reflected in Montreal Architecture

August 4, 2009

Many diverse ethnic groups have contributed much to the growth of Montreal since its founding but none so much as the Celts. We will have a look at monuments to Scots and works of some Scots reflected in the architecture around us here in Montreal. If you know of other additional buildings or monuments Scots […]

James Ross House

August 4, 2009

3644 Peel Street, Montreal, Que. Engineer James Ross born in Scotland in 1848 worked on the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Canadian Rocky mountains.

George Stephen House

August 4, 2009

1440 Drummond Street, Montreal, Quebec The building is now home to a private club. It was owned by George Stephen a banking and railway magnate.

Claude de Ramezay

August 4, 2009

The Chateau of the 11th Governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay stands across the street from Montreal’s City Hall. The fact that it is still standing is conceivably due to Scotsman William Grant who purchased it in 1763 and kept it in good condition.

John Auld

August 4, 2009

1558 Doctor Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec John Auld Jr. inherited his father’s old house when his father died. Since the late nineteen hundreds (1984), the building is the head office for the Cossette Communication Marketing firm.

The Amherst House

August 4, 2009

Lieut. Colonel J.A.L. Strathy, commanded our Highland regiment from 1893 to 1897 named his home “Amherst House”. The Amherst House, a freestone house is located on Cote des Neiges Street in Montreal.

The Hugh Andrew Allan House

August 4, 2009

3435 Stanley Street, Montreal, Quebec The house designed by one of the famous Maxwell brothers, Edward Maxwell is known for its architectural design on the outside and its refined interior design. Hugh Allan worked in the family owned shipping firm, Allan Lines.

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