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directions_walkGriffintown and Pointe-Saint-Charles (and ending at Old Port)
We started this walk in Pointe-Saint-Charles, which is a working class neighbourhood, but, has lots of history with the Victoria Bridge (1860), a row of homes on Rue Sebastopol (1856) and Maison Saint-Gabriel. During the potato famine in Ireland in the mid 19th century, this is where a large number of Irish arrived. Later on, English, Scots, Poles and Ukrainians. We crossed the Lachine Canal into Griffintown, another old working class neighbourhood which is now experiencing huge condo and highrise projects and gentrification. Many of the old factories of the late 19th and early 20th century are still standing. If you walk eastwards along William Street, you will encounter these and you will head right into Old Montréal and the Old Port.