History at your fingertips
Take an exclusive outdoor tour thanks to historical images from the Museum’s Photography collection of over 2 150 000 pictures. Using your phone, you can follow various tours and discover the history of 150 city sites and photographs that bear witness to the Montreal of the past.
Ivanhoé Cambridge: Downtown and Old Montreal Tour
Ivanhoé Cambridge is a world-class real estate company, which owns a portfolio with some of the most beautiful historic buildings in Montreal. Several Ivanhoé Cambridge properties are highlighted in the McCord Museum app.
For a fifth year, the real estate company is partnering with the Museum and inviting visitors to follow a circuit connecting nine different properties.
Griffintown – Evolving Montreal Tour
Discover some of the many changes that have transformed this mythical district since the 18th century! Over the past ten years, extensive structural and architectural transformation has made visible evidence of Griffintown’s industrial, working-class roots increasingly hard to find. But these recent changes represent only the latest chapter in a cyclical history of destruction and renewal.
Golden Square Mile Tour
Discover the typical architecture of the Golden Square Mile and explore sumptuous mansions that underwent many transformations. You will be surprised by what they are used for today. Since the 19th century, the neighbourhood of the Golden Square Mile has been synonymous with luxury due to its sumptuous mansions as well as department stores, university buildings and luxury hotels, all within the area of Montreal bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard to the South, Robert-Bourassa Street to the East, Mount Royal to the North, and Côte-des-Neiges Road to the West.
McGill College: Where Change is Nothing New Tour
It’s McGill College Avenue’s turn to be renovated and revitalized – once again! The McCord Stewart Museum and Ivanhoé Cambridge invite you to take a short walk that offers a glimpse into this beautiful thoroughfare’s past. As you’ll see, the avenue and its surrounding buildings have undergone many minor nips and tucks over the years – along with a few major facelifts.
Shopping in the 19th and 20th Centuries Tour
Step into the past and discover 14 storefronts that adorned the streets of Montreal! While St. Catherine Street is undergoing a makeover, the Shopping in the 19th and 20th Centuries tour invites you to relive the atmosphere of bygone Montreal through photographs, archives and objects from the Museum’s collection that reflect fashions of the past.
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