Montreal : a port metropolis
Montreal was, during the second half of the XIXth century, the core of the industrial activity in the Unified Canada. Between 1896 and 1914, Montreal grew as the economic metropolis of Canada requiring more efficient urban amenities. A new harbour was built making cereal business, in Montreal, one of the most important in the world.
Montreal harbour is one of the largest inland ports in the world and works as a strategic location in north Atlanttic for containers transportation. Many cruising boats stop in Montreal.
Located on Marc-Drouin dock, « Habitat 67 » was built for the World’s fair of 1967. Since 2009, they’ve been listed « historical monuments » by Quebec government.
Silo n°5, abandoned and become brownfield, is part of a city-planning program « Havre de Montréal », aiming at linking river and city.