Dominion Textile Co.
STCUM garage/Montreal Tramways
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Montreal was until the 60s the industrial hart of Montreal.It had the highest density of
industrial buildings in Canada.Huge factories were then built along the banks of the then
opened Canal Lachine.
This canal closed in
1959.From then,most of the factories closed like dominoes.Dominion Textile, Stelco,
Redpath, Northern Electric, Sherwin Williams, Coleco, Simmons Bed,etc to name only a
few.The east of Lachine canal,once the earth of Canada,is now a ghost town.
Saint-henri lost most of its population,going from 55,000 to 16,000 today,Verdun from
76,000 to 41,000,Pointe-Saint-Charles from 20,000 to 4,000,Ville-Émard from 21,000 to
12,000.This desolate area also extends itself out of Montreal,also in the city
Lachine,where you can now find several abandonned factories and houses
The city of Montreal did invest alot of money into the South-west of Montreal,and it
seems to work in some ways,along the canal,many factories are beeing restored into
The buildings's pages are now beeing revised for better and updated infos.Also,many new
pictures&buildings coming soon.