The Chateau cinema back in the day

This weekend’s history piece is about the Chateau cinema at the corner of St-Denis and Bélanger as a vignette of the history of Petite-Patrie, which didn’t used to be called that (the area was called St-Édouard after the parish). The cinema has been an evangelical church now for years.

On Le 15-18 this week the historian looked at Ville Jacques-Cartier, a suburb that sprang up fast in response to the completion of the bridge in 1930. For the first time, workers could commute from south-shore homes to jobs in town.

I should also note the archives of this feature in which Jean-François Nadeau covers a range of curious topics from Montreal history.

Radio-Canada also pulled up some archive material this week to mark the 35 years of the Palais de justice.