Sherbrooke Street West at Cote St. Antoine

Sherbrooke Street West at Cote St.  Antoine

In the 1800s Sherbrooke Street West turned directly into Cote St. Antoine – it did not continue west as it does today.

There was a toll-bar at this junction. It seems it was quite profitable. The Legislative Assembly for the Province of Canada, in 1854, reported that the St. Antoine toll-bar collected 817 pounds, 17 shillings and 4 pence in the period between December 1852 and March 1853.


Victoria, corner of Somerville

Victoria, corner of Somerville

Former William Bitcliffe store. From the Standard, December 6, 1915:

“Mr. Wm. Bitcliffe saw the great future of the West End, and money was no barrier to the erection of this imposing business structure on Victoria Ave. The finest stock of Groceries and sundries are carried, and in addition a complete Hardware establishment, where is to be found all the specialties and necessaries for Garden purposes, are situated at No. 350 Victoria Avenue, Westmount.“

Today, the building houses the Visual Arts Center.