Buildings and Companies
The company website of the Redpath Sugar Company. At the time of writing, this site was
still under construction.
Duschenes & Fish, Architectes
The architectural firm, Duschenes & Fish, is the modern decendent of the firm Ross
& MacDonald, an important Montreal firm which played a leading role in the development
of the city's architectural heritage.
Archival and Historical Resources and Collections
Centre for Canadian Architecture
The Centre for Canadian Architecture (CCA) is a world class scholarly resource
distinguished by its collection of rare books, drawings and archival materials on
architectural and related subjects dating from the late 15th century. The emphasis is on
Western architecture and includes city planning, topographical books, city and regional
histories and the archaeology of cities.
Institut d'Urbanisme - Université de Montréal
The Institut d'Urbanisme - Université de Montréal founded in 1966, focuses on housing and land issues,
regional planning and development, urban infrastructure analysis and environmental and
life-style issues. Books, journals, documents and especially Ville de Montréal land use
maps are collected by the Bibliothèque d'aménagement. Published and unpublished reports,
maps and plans, especially on Montreal and the surrounding areas are available at the
Centre de documentation.
Université du Québec à Montréal - Département d'études urbaines et
Université du Québec à Montréal - Département d'études urbaines et touristiques,
founded in 1976, houses its collection covering urban economics, urban sociology,
demography, city planning and municipal law in its Bibliothèque centrale. Included are
books, journals, brochures, newspapers and maps.
Montreal Municipal Archives Department
The Montreal Municipal Archives Department maintains a collection of administrative
documents dating from 1833 which include all Montreal municipal council or committee
annual reports, budget reports, minutes of meetings and evaluation rolls which may be of
interest to urban planners. The archive also includes historical documents consisting of
English and French newspaper clippings on urban planning. Their library is a depository
for all books published by the City of Montreal and thus includes information on urban
Bibliothèque nationale du Québec
Bibliothèque nationale du Québec maintains an important historical collection of
topographical material, atlases, maps and guidebooks on Quebec's heritage.
Montreal Department of Urban Planning
The Montreal Department of Urban Planning (Housing and Development) (Service de
l'habitation et du développment urbain) maintains a complete collection of official
documents published by the Department from its beginning to 1960, as well as a general
collection on urbanism including books, periodicals, and reports.
Montreal Department of Public Works
The Montreal Department of Public Works maintains a complete collection of Montreal
building and street plans, cadastral plans and topographical plans as well as permits for
businesses, all dating back to 1923.
Héritage Montréal is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the
preservation of Greater Montréal's architectural, landscape, and social heritage.
Québécoise du patrimoine Industriel
AQPI's mandate is to promote the study and conservation of Quebec's industrial heritage.
AQPI provides research, seminars, publications and tours as well as maintaining
information on the buildings and people who influenced the province's industrial history.
The Old Port of Montreal
An organization which maintains Montreal's historial port. Their website contains some
historical information on the port and the Lachine Canal as well as some archival
Heritage - Parks Canada