The Plateau and where it got its name

Radio-Canada summarizes the odd way the Plateau got its name – from a school that originally opened where Place des Arts is now, which then moved up to its present location inside Lafontaine Park. The bus (or possibly tram) driver on Sherbrooke would call out “Plateau!” at the corner, and the name began to be used for the whole area.

The school as an institution is now marking its 150th year.