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How can the visitor experience at the Old Port be improved?

over 1 year ago
The deadline for participating in this discussion was April 15.
Irish7 about 1 year ago
Respect the irish who passed away and who made such a difference and let them have the green space as a tribute to thoses men
Mar about 1 year ago
I totally agree to include the proposal of the Montreal Irish Park Foundation into the future development plans. This area should be considered in honor of these brave souls who came to our shore. It would also show the respect and compassion that Montrealers are know for as a memory to all who aided and perished in this plight.
Rodneyomalley about 1 year ago
This area is of historical significance to many thousands of Canadians. 6000 Irish immigrants died on this site who must not be forgotten as they and their descendants helped create Montreal's identity. The lost Irish along with courageous and compassionate Montrealers who cared for the dying during those black summers must never be forgotten.
GMTimmons about 1 year ago
I am in complete agreement with preserving land for a proper green space memorial park in the area of Black Rock to pay tribute to the more than 6000 Irish immigrants who died in the area and placed in a mass grave , along with the Montrealers who died trying to provide help and comfort.
FKeyes about 1 year ago
In 1847, more than 6000 Irish immigrants died and were buried in the area of the Black Rock. In addition a number of Montrealers including John Mills, Mayor of Montreal at the time; Grey Nuns; other Catholic and Anglican clergy etc. also died tyi8ng to provide help and comfort. This land must be preserved for a proper green space memorial park. Details of our project, the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation can be found on our FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Blackrockmemorial/
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Kelley O'Rourke about 1 year ago
Agreed!
Caitlin Moynan about 1 year ago
Yes!
Burlington1 about 1 year ago
Agreed , please include the proposal of the Montreal Irish Park Foundation into the future development plans.
Aine about 1 year ago
I think we should have a green space on the Montreal side of the Victoria Bridge around the “Black Rock”.This space would commemorate the 6000+ Irish immigrants that died and were buried in the area in 1847, as well as, the many Montrealers that went to provide aid and comfort, caught the Typhus disease, and also died; and the many Montreal French speaking families that opened their doors to the 1000+ young Irish boys & girls that became orphans as a result of this tragedy.
IrishMontrealer about 1 year ago
It is important to remember that Windmill Point played a key role as a place of disembarkment for 75,000 Irish Famine refugees in the tragic year of 1847. From there, the moved to fever sheds near the Wellington Bridge, then on to new sheds in Point Saint Charles where the Black Rock now stands to mark the burial ground. Around the world cities are developing world-class cultural and memorial parks at Famine sites, boosting tourism and commemorating the victims of this senseless tragedy. One of the best ways to improve the visitor experience at the Old Port would be to acknowledge and highlight this sad legacy. About 40% of Quebecers have Irish heritage and many of their ancestors are buried in the vicinity. I wrote a paper about the subject on the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation website: http://www.montrealirishmonument.com/sites/default/files/MontrealsIrishFamineCemetery.pdf
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Kelley O'Rourke about 1 year ago
Agreed!
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CindyMoynan about 1 year ago
YES!
Caitlin Moynan about 1 year ago
Definitely yes!!!!
CindyMoynan about 1 year ago
while researching my tree, I came upon this John E. Mills, died from helping immigrants, of whom 9,634 died between 1st of January and 1st November, 1847. This book was APA: Terrill. (2013). A Book of One Hundred and Eighty-Nine Complete Consecutive and Self-Proving Calendars from 1752 to 1940 (Inclusive) (Vol. 1). London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1925) Now if this is the case that would mean that almost 10,000 Irish are buried there, after suffering the long voyage to another country. Many not making it at all. Many of us carry their DNA and Canada would be a vastly different country had they not emigrated here, the indignity of a mass burial was the sad outcome of many. The Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation is a wonderful project, green space and a way for many to be able to pay homage to their family who lost their lives so tragically. Many cities have a memorial parks yet here we are still waiting.
Ian_W about 1 year ago
This area is of historical significance. 6000 or more Irish immigrants died on this site, along with courageous and compassionate Montrealers who cared for the dying. Montreal history that should not be forgotten.
Kelley O'Rourke about 1 year ago
Support the Montreal Irish Monument Park Foundation! The death of over 6000 Irish immigrants who are buried en mass by the Victoria Bridge are an integral part of the tapestry of Montreal's heritage. Commemorating this monumental event in Montreal's history with a themed park would be a huge positive addition to the area.
IExistToo about 1 year ago
Remember that not all of us can afford to chow down at Madisons Bar & Grill.
IExistToo about 1 year ago
Our classic buses used to be a source of pride.Currently we have reports of the 14-008 (CTCUM) bus being used for tours. If we could rebuild ten each of the classic models (the 2300s, the 4800s, the 4400s, and the 5100s), done up in vintage brown, and use them as shuttles, we could free up the existing STM fleet completely. For the yuppies, redo the old 20-000s to 60-000s. That's anywhere between 40 and 100 buses already!
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afgcons about 1 year ago
As exhibits only, otherwise *NO* !! (unless they are retrofitted with wheelchair lifts like those city tour buses)
4_MTL about 1 year ago
Having a world renowned attraction that is operated year-round, like an indoor waterpark or amusement park would draw a constant flow of visitors. Like the waterpark in the West Edmonton Mall or ski hill in the Mall of the Emirates.
Coach about 1 year ago
I believe montreal and tourists alike would enjoy more outdoor type activities. Boat tours for the history. A water park type of amusement for the kids. Green space for everyone to enjoy. With all things going to high tech, a futuristic interactive, yet, still educational kind of place. I'm thinking a 3d room where it simulates a spaceship ride around montreal .
TtalkMTL about 1 year ago
I think, because of Montreal's long history of art, I think a jungle gym would be nice.... But we could make it very artistic, you know something never seen before. I also think there should be something to spark the interest in teens. As I am in secondary three and I am currently learning Canadian history. Montreal plays a big role. We need something REALLY interactive.
t_noakes about 1 year ago
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