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Montreal will preserve 19 local signs as heritage landmarks

Montreal will preserve 19 local signs as heritage landmarks
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When we think of Montreal's historical landmarks, places like the Château Ramezay, the neo-Gothic Basilique Notre-Dame, and Saint Joseph's Oratory quickly come to mind. Montreal is a beautiful city with plenty of famous monuments for tourists to explore and now, Montreal will be adding even more destinations to the list of landmarks the city will legally protect.

Based on a survey that took into consideration roughly 200 commercial signs, the borough of Ville-Marie has identified 19 places of interest that will be preserved including the emblematic brands of Archambault, Farine Five Roses, and Guaranteed Pure Milk.

“This invaluable heritage has woven the DNA of our metropolis; it deserves our greatest consideration,” said Valérie Plante, mayor of Montreal and Ville-Marie. “But to be able to protect it well, you first need to know it better. This is why we are now taking action by taking concrete steps to highlight our local heritage and thus preserve it for current and future generations. "


Last February, the Borough recognized 73 new buildings of heritage interest, bringing the total number of buildings in the city to 150.

In order to promote the preservation of these buildings, owners will have to comply with additional requirements so that their exterior work is authorized by the Borough's teams, following a rigorous evaluation.

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