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Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Montreal 1850-1896: The Industrial City

Paul-André Linteau, Université du Québec à Montréal

Around 1850, Montreal has a little over 50 000 people. In a mere half-century its population increases six times, surpassing the 300 000 marks. Growth in manufacturing industries is the main cause. Starting in the mid-19th century, factories spring up all over the city, and especially along the Lachine Canal. Their products are sold on the Canadian market, which is growing by leaps and bounds. Industrialization leads to growth in transportation, trade and the service industries.


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Technology, Industry & Commerce