We’ve had many comments in response to the following post connected to Malcolm Campbell High School:
Here’s the most recent comment, from Tim Hewlings of Montreal. I mention the most recent post as a way to bring attention to the ongoing discussions:
Tim Hewlings writes:
I just found the posts about Chemin Bois Franc. Here are my 2 cents worth.
Eric and Doug are correct. Bois Franc became Henri-Bourassa in the 60s sometime, I believe.
Small correction, tho’. The extended runway Doug talked about was at Cartierville airport, not Dorval. As I recall Bois Franc used to end at Chemin St-François, but I could be wrong. It could have been Montée de Liesse or Pitfield.
I seem to remember using that route to drive to Pointe Claire in those days.
This was all cut off when Hwys 13 and 40 were built.
There is still a remnant of Chemin Bois Franc between Henri-Bourassa and Autoroute 13, where some of the old farmhouses still exist. (You can find it on Google maps.)
The Northern Electric factory was at the south end of Laurentian Blvd. now Marcel-Laurin, right at the Decarie circle. The building is still there, now owned by Bombardier
The fish market was Gidney’s. Had a big sign that read “Homards – Lobsters”. I had a friend from Ontario who always called the place Homard’s lobsters.
Speaking of restaurants, you must remember the Aladin at the corner of Gouin and Laurentian, just across from the Cartierville train station. We all used to hang out there on Friday nights.
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