Parc La Fontaine and area

Parc La Fontaine is a beautiful 84 acre urban park in the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal. It’s origins were from a farm called Logan’s Farm, then sold to the Canadian government in 1845 and used to house a British garrison. In 1874, the city of Montreal took control of the land and named it Logan Park and then renamed it Parc La Fontaine in 1901.
This walk will take you through this beautiful park, onto lovely Sherbrooke Street East and thru a working class steeped in history. Follow along the map below as well as the photos to get a good idea of this walk and the neighbourhood. The area we walked was St. Hubert Street to the west, Rachel Street to the north, Papineau Avenue to the east and Ontario Street East to the south.

We did this walk on Sunday May 31, 2020

Sherbrooke Street East corner of St Hubert Street
543 Sherbrooke Street East (built 1882)
Séraphin Saint-Onge House

Sherbrooke Street East corner of St Hubert Street

Sherbrooke Street East corner of St Andre Street
901 Sherbrooke Street East (built 1910)
Joseph-Hercule Dansereau House

Sherbrooke Street East corner of St Andre Street

Sherbrooke Street East

Avenue Parc Lafontaine

Fire Station No. 16 (built 1891)
1041 Rachel Street East

Parc La Fontaine

École Le Plateau (built 1930)
3700 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée (within the park grounds)

original Bibliothèque Centrale de Montréal (built 1914-1917)
1210 Sherbrooke Street East

Sherbrooke Street East

Notre-Dame Hospital (built 1922-1924)
1560 Sherbrooke Street East

original Montreal Dairy factory (built 1910)
1930 Papineau Street

original Montreal Dairy advertisemnt for ice cream
Montreal Gazette – Sat. Aug.14, 1915

École Garneau (built 1916)
1808 Papineau Street

old City and District Savings Bank (built 1906)
1551 Ontario Street East

Église Sacré-coeur-de-Jésus (built 1886)
2000 Alexandre de Sève Street

original École Plessis (built 1877-1881)
2075 Plessis Street

corner of Ontario Street East and Panet Avenue

corner of Ontario Street East and Beaudry Street

original Saint Jacques Market – beautiful Art Deco (built 1931)
1125 Ontario Street East

original public bath Bain Genereux (built 1926)
2050 Atateken Street

Parc Simonne-Monet-Chartrand
Sherbrooke Street entrance corner of St Christophe Street

Parc Simonne-Monet-Chartrand
descending the stairs into St Christophe Street

St Christophe Street, looking north to Parc Simonne-Monet-Chartrand

St. Hubert Street looking north from Ontario Street East

St. Hubert Street looking south from Ontario Street East

 

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