In the old days one of the biggest industries, RedPath Sugar, in
Montreal was located on St-Patrick street in the Pointe on the Lachine Canal.
The shops closed many moons ago and was in ruin and the canal was never used after
the Seaway went thru. In the late 90's the Canadian Government started
what is now a Canadian National Park on the Lachine Canal. It stretches
from one end in Old Port of Montreal at the first locks at the old
Blacks bridge site all the way to Lachine thru the Lac St-Louis locks. There
is about 200 feet on each side of the canal that is Park Land. Used for
walking , biking, sneaky get aways and such. The waterway and the lock
are now open for small craft and also has Sunset cruise with dinner in the
summer. More investment is happening in and around the canal. Condo's
and new business are popping up all along the canal and is helping to
revitalize a worn down area of Montreal. I went out and had lunch near
the old RedPath shops and took a couple of pictures. I thought all your
dislocated bloggers might like to see these.
In picture #1 the old Nothern building is at the back on the top
The Condos in front are the old Redpath shops converted over the last
In picture #3 Locks on the right at Des Seigneurs street.
#4 Downtown skyline
Thanks to Ivan Rhoades for these great pics.
It's a real treat for those of us that moved away from this great City