Stade Olympique - Built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it is nicknamed "The Big O", a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof. The stadium is the largest by seating capacity in Canada. Incorporated into the north base of the stadium is the Montreal Tower, the world's tallest inclined tower. The building's design is cited as a masterpiece of Organic Modern architecture.
La rue St-Antoine au coin de la toute petite rue St-Felix ne ressemble vraiment plus à ce que vous pouvez voir sur cette photo de 1943. De nouvelles tours en construction et le Centre Bell sont venus transformer les environs. . Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library UofT . . #514 #mtl #yul #montreal #montréal #montréaljetaime #streetsof514 #montreallife #illuminationMTL #jaimemtl#cinqcentquatorze #mtlmoments #archives #history #archivesmtl #vintage
Today’s #OldMontreal post is of Metcalfe St. on July 24, 1958. We superimposed it with the current view of the area. You can spot the Dominion Building — the Montreal Gazette's home — in the background. It was used as a garage and also hosted a barber shop and several other businesses. Photo found in The Gazette’s archive library. Photographer unknown.