Montreal - Points of View

Permanent exhibition


Montreal - Points of View

Montreal is a special place -- a bustling, modern, French-speaking city in North America.

Its 370 years of history are rooted in the first Aboriginal settlements between Mount Royal and the St. Lawrence River. Periods of French and then British colonization shaped the early development of its streets and neighbourhoods, as well as its residents. Successive waves of immigrants from all over the world have also marked its growth -- its infrastructure, parks and skyscrapers -- and helped make it a thoroughly modern metropolis. Yet its French heritage has left an indelible imprint on its many layers of history and today's multicultural mosaic.

This exhibition explores Montreal from 10 vantage points, 10 defining periods in its history, 10 unique points of view. Come and discover our great city!