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Old Posted Dec 2, 2021, 7:46 AM
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The 13.5km Lachine Canal connects Lake Saint-Louis and the Old Port through 5 locks to bypass the Lachine Rapids. The idea was originally conceived in the 17th century although war and financial problems plagued the project. During the 19th century, Montreal set its eyes as a major trading hub on the continent, competing against New York. The canal was completed in 1825 and enlarged twice subsequently. At its peak, nearly 15,000 ships used the canal annually, but the canal declined with the St. Lawrence Seaway opening in 1959.

Griffintown grew in the early 19th century and was once home to many Irish labourers. Lately, young professionals have moved in, with the 2-storey workman's houses being replaced by tall condo towers.

The redevelopment stops past Wellington as the canal opens up into the Bassin Peel.

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