Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 7 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources

A prominent city

The impact of

A British city with a
French heartbeat

Shearith Israel.
Shearith Israel/Spanish and Portuguese congregation synagogue.
Founded in 1777 and first established on a plot of land on Rue Notre-Dame and donated by Montréal Jewish resident David David, the Shearith Israel/Spanish and Portuguese congregation was the first synagogue established in Canada. The congregation occupied this building on Rue Chenneville from 1835 to 1890. Photo from a 1918 publication issued by the synagogue.
Source : Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives, series ZH, Shearith and Israel Spanish and Portuguese synagogue records collection, PC1-1-44G.