Friday, February 26, 2021, at noon
Free, webcast on Facebook
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This lecture was initially offered on February 19, but due to technical problems it has been postponed to February 26, 2021.
Complementing its presentation of the exhibition A Railroad to Dreams, Pointe-à-Callière is inviting you to attend a lecture on the history of streetcars in Montréal, with tramway enthusiast Daniel Laurendeau!
With the extensive development of railway lines across the country, Montréal decided to establish a network of horse-drawn streetcars on rails in 1861 to help city-dwellers get around town. Despite being a “little brother” to the train, this means of transportation greatly contributed to the emergence of Montréal’s peripheral neighbourhoods and to the development of the metro network as we know it today!
Daniel Laurendeau will discuss the history of public transit in our metropolis, explaining the important role it played in our city’s urban development. You will also be able to ask him questions!
The lecture will be given in French, but questions will be taken in French and in English.
You are not available at this time? No problem! You will be able to watch the event after it has been broadcast in the video section of Pointe-à-Callière's Facebook page!