At a previous post, The stream that used to run through Cartierville in Montreal was called Raimbault Creek, we have a question. I share the comment as a separate post, in order to bring attention to it.
If you know the answer to the question (see below), please let us know.
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Norman Bates has posted the following comment:
As late as the mid-1960s, I do remember riding my bicycle into Ville St. Laurent and encountering the final remnant of Raimbault Creek, that section of which buried into pipes soon afterwards beneath what is now Hartenstein Park.
I wonder if anyone can identify the source of and have any further information about the so-called “Drouin Ditch”–a creek which ran through part of Dollard des Ormeaux, on through Cloverdale Park in Pierrefonds, to eventually end up connecting into the Ruisseau Bertrand and finally at Riviere des Prairies at the former town of Saraguay just east of Autoroute 13 where it crossover the river. A wooden walkway and nature trail currently exists there.
The “Drouin Ditch” was finally placed underground into pipes around 1970-71 after years of complaints by residents whose children often played in and around the polluted water.
The 1907 map on this webpage shows it near the top left corner entering cadastre 300 and continuing eastward.
Let us know, if you can answer Norman’s question.