Westmount National Historic Site: unveiling of commemorative plaque

Extracted from the Parks Canada News Release.

The Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grace–Westmount, Marc Garneau, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister Responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, unveiled on today a commemorative plaque from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to recognize the national historic significance of Westmount. The ceremony took place in Westmount in the presence of the Mayor of Westmount, Mr. Peter Trent, as well as a number of proud citizens.

Located on the Southwest flank of Mount Royal, Westmount is an exemplary model of the suburbs of the Victorian and Post-Victorian eras in Canada. Its richly developed and landscaped heritage is representative of the architectural styles and landscaped architectural trends that marked the period between 1890 and 1930. The commemorative plaque will be installed at the Westmount City Hall.

As we near the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Government invites all Canadians to experience and learn more about our environment and our history. National parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas enable Canadians to experience their heritage in a special way and will play a big part in the celebration of Canada 150.

For more information, please visit the Parks Canada website HistoricPlaces.ca.