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Lachine Canal National Historic Site

Your Memories of the Lachine Canal Revealed




Working at the Canal

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Intense heat and humidity at the Gair Paper
André Lefebvre, retired from Gair Paper

Local residents of the Lachine Canal as well as former workers of the industries along the Lachine Canal are invited to share their memories of the Canal, the neighborhood or their work in the industries. This initiative presents a series of excerpts from interviews as part of a partnership between Parks Canada’s Lachine Canal National Historic Site and the Center for Oral History and digital Storytelling from the Concordia University’ History Department.

Working in the plants
Working conditions
Heart of industrial development in Montreal and Canada
Restaurants and general stores