What Happened to Mount Royal’s Raccoon Population?

Tourists and pot-smoking Montrealers alike gather at sundown at the Belvédère Camillien-Houde viewpoint, which looks east out to the Olympic Stadium and beyond. Car owners unabashedly blare music from their cars, doors ajar, while fat raccoons gingerly maneuver their way into garbage cans (specifically designed to keep them out) and amuse tourists by posturing under…

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How Old Is Montreal, Really?

Here’s something that might surprise you: Montreal is not 375 years old. Though it has been three-hundred and seventy-five years since French colonists established a small fortified village called Ville-Marie (near the Pointe à Callière archeological museum), human beings have lived on the island of Montreal for a much longer period of time. Exactly how…

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