Montreal Quebec - Mary McCutcheon, President of the Park Extension Historical Society, recently announced that a special opening of the walking tours around the former Outremont Rail Yard will take place on Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 at 11:00.
These summer walks are part of the official programming of the 375th Anniversary of Montreal, supported by the Ville de Montreal, the Quebec Government, and by Canada Summer Jobs.
The circuit may be made in sections or by walking all 3.5 kilometres together.
Streets around the old CP rail yard hold memories of the industrial age of the steam locomotive, beside rails still used by freight trains and AMT passenger trains (Parc station).
A brochure identifying buildings along the way is available at the Walk's reception centre in a playground at the corner of Beaumont Avenue and De L'Epee Street.
Walks depart to Rockland overpass, return along Beaumont, dip under two railway underpasses, view Universite de Montreal campus construction at the site with an optional detour to Mile Ex's disappeared rail bed and finish on shady streets in northern Outremont.
The Reception centre is five minutes walk from either Parc or Acadie metro stations and the route passes near Outremont metro station.
The number 80 bus stops at Beaumont.
Walks are presented from 2 Jul 2017 through 27 Aug 2017 either self-guided or with a guide, free of charge.
Hours are 10:00 to 16:00, Tuesday through Sunday.
On Sundays (except 6 Aug 2017) at 13:30 a short outdoor concert is scheduled followed by a group tour.