Industrial Architecture of Montreal


Buildings and Companies

Redpath Sugar
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 Published and unpublished reports, maps and plans, especially on Montreal and the surrounding areas are available at the Centre de documentation.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 touristiques
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 The archive also includes historical documents consisting of English and French newspaper clippings on urban planning.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 planning.

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
Héritage Montréal is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Greater Montréal's architectural, landscape, and social heritage.

Association 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 photographs.

Canadian Heritage - Parks Canada

 

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