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Canadian and Montreal Architecture


Montreal: General

Albums de rues E.Z. Massicotte
Photographs of Montreal streets taken between 1870-1920

Encyclopédie de la maison québecoise
NA7242 Q4 L4x (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

L'Institut de recherche en histoire de l'architecture (IRHA)
A non-profit organization in Montréal whose objectives are to support historical and theoretical research and interdisciplinary dialogue pertaining to architecture

The Major Squares of Montreal 
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Memorable Montreal (Created by Heritage Montreal)
Browse by: Neighborhood, Bridge, Building, Creator/Builder, Monument, Public Artwork, or Public Figure

Montréal : a guide to recent architecture
NA747 M6 W37 2001 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

Montreal Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Buildings
NA747 M6 R4613 1990 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

Montréal Municipalité et Métropole 1920-1960
A digital exhibit produced by the Montreal Archives

Montréal son histoire son architecture (Pinard)
FC2947.4 P55 1987 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

Public Art in Montreal (Ville de Montreal)

Répertoire d’architecture traditionnelle sur le territoire de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal
A series on Montreal building types, including schools, domestic architecture, and industrial buildings. An excellent resource for identifying architect name and a brief bibliography. (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)

La Société d'habitation du Québec
Established in 1967, responsible for housing in Québec. Lists many sources, including Logis, the library catalogue of the SHQ Documentation Centre.

Ville de Montréal
Official portal of the City of Montreal, contains information on boroughs, housing and planning issues. Provides useful links to additional sources such as the Master Plan, etc.

Montreal: The Square Mile

Mansions of the Golden Square Mile (Rémillard)
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The Square Mile, Montreal 1860-1914 (Gersovitz)
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Montreal: The Old Port

Le patrimoine du Vieux-Montreal en detail


Les Fonds Adamsburg
A database of files used to document the Répertoire d'architecture traditionelle de la CUM. Contains over 10 000 files and more than 50 000 photographs on buildings classified by address. Includes information on architects, some engineers as well as artists and artisans that worked in Montreal. For information contact Denise Caron at 514-872-7646.

Expo '67 - World Exhibition that took place in Montreal, Quebec April 28 - October 29, 1967.

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Much has been written on Expo '67. Start your search in journal articles and books

Ephemera & Images

McGill Rare Books and Special Collections has a small collection of Expo 67 holdings including ephemera such as license plates, visitor passports, postcards, a record, letter opener, bottle caps, ticket stubs, shopping bags, pins, souvenirs etc. There are also guidebooks, magazines, catalogues, books and other written material including clippings and several unpublished documents. Included also are 3 information manuals. Included in this collection are pamphlets and brochures for numerous pavilions, events, services, and countries as well as a variety of maps regarding Expo 67 and subsequent seasons of the Man and His World exhibition. Please ask for the finding aid at Rare Books and Special Collections. Accessible during opening hours.

Dixon Slide Collection: This website is a compilation of digitized images capturing the buildings and surrounding area of the Expo '67 site. The original photographs (slides) were taken by Meredith Dixon at Expo '67.

Architectural plans

The John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection, McGill Library, holds selected material related to Expo '67.  By appointment.

Moshe Safdie - Habitat '67

Norbert Schoenauer - Amusement Area Île Ronde Expo 67

John Schreiber - Children's World, Petit Monde, Le Monde des Enfants; Atlantic Provinces Pavilion

John Bland - Labyrinth-Mackay Pier, National Film Board; British Pavilion

Hospital Architecture


Industrial Architecture

Researching Canadian Architecture

  • Architects of Nova Scotia: A Biographical Dictionary, 1605-1950
    NA60 C2 R67 1994 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 (Hill)
    Available online
  • The Buildings of Canada: A Guide to pre-20th Century Styles
    NA740 H86 1980 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Calgary Architecture
    NA747 C3 G83 1984 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Canadian Encyclopaedia
    FC23 C36 1988 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference) and online under 'Architecture'.
  • Canada Green Building Council
    A coalition representing various segments of the design and building industry which aims to promote the design and construction of green buildings in Canada. The website also has information about Green Building Rating & Labelling Systems used in Canada.
  • Canadian Artist Files
    From the University of Calgary, this site provides files on Canadian artists including architects, with a cross-reference list for public art and buildings
  • The City of Toronto's Inventory of Buildings of Architectural and Historical Importance
    NA60 C3T6 1960 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Nova Scotia
    NA746 N6 E96 1984 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Ottawa
    NA747 O7 K35 1983 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Exploring Vancouver
    NA747 V3 K35 1993 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • A History of Canadian Architecture
    NA740 K35 1994 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)
  • Ontario Architecture: A Guide to Styles and Terms
    NA746 O5 B55 1990 (Blackader-Lauterman Reference)


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