MAKING THEIR MARK

MAKING THEIR MARK

The epicentre of Jewish life in Montreal from the turn of the 20th century until the 1950s, today’s Plateau neighbourhood once teemed with tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Learn how they worked, worshipped, and supported one another as they built new lives in Montreal. Our visit uncovers the synagogues, schools, hospitals, and cultural organizations they established and that still leave a mark on Montreal society today. Immerse yourself in the Jewish stories held in the streets and buildings of this vibrant neighbourhood.

PLATEAU
1.5–2 HOURS
WALKING TOUR
OUTDOOR

TOUR PRICES

$21 ADULTS
$10 STUDENTS
$10 AGES 13–17
$6   AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE

*Use the promo code: TOURS20 for 20% off all tours running until August 2nd.

Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to EZ Tix fees
For private groups, please contact tours@imjm.ca

TOUR PRICES

$21 ADULTS
$10 STUDENTS
$10 AGES 13–17
$6 AGES 8–12
AGES 0–7 ARE FREE

*Use the promo code: TOURS20 for 20% off all tours running until August 2nd.

Prices do not incl. tax & are subject to EZ Tix fees.
For private groups, please contact tours@imjm.ca

  • Learn about the foundations of Montreal’s Jewish community as you explore the eclectic Plateau neighbourhood, which was the epicentre of Jewish life in Montreal in the early 20th century.
  • See the beautiful Bagg Street Shul. This heritage site is the last operating synagogue in the Plateau neighbourhood.
  • Visit two iconic Montreal culinary institutions: Schwartz’s and Moishes.
  • Stroll along bustling St-Laurent Boulevard while you catch a glimpse of Montreal’s numerous murals and street art.
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides are university-level researchers and will answer your questions and lead discussions throughout the tour experience.

START POINT
Museum of Jewish Montreal, outside of 4040 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Duluth)

END POINT
Museum of Jewish Montreal, outside of 4040 boul. St-Laurent (intersection Duluth)

  • Moderate walking (tour is approx. 2 km and lasts 1.5–2 hours)
  • Please inform the Museum of any relevant accessibility needs upon booking your tour.
  • Tours can generally be made to accommodate different mobility and accessibility needs.
  • Note that Montreal’s sidewalks and roads are often under construction or poorly kept, which can further impact accessing our tours.
  • Tour ticket exchanges must be requested 48 hours in advance; only cancellations made 24 hours in advance of tours will be refunded. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will only be refunded in the event of severe storm conditions or in the presence of lightning.
  • For rates and availabilities for group or private tours, contact tours@imjm.ca.
  • We do not provide bus, bike, or car tours. We can provide recommendations for bus or car tour guides if desired.
  • Special requests for private walking tours from mid-November to mid-March can be arranged (weather permitting) by contacting tours@imjm.ca.
  • You must wear a face mask or visor / face shield to be welcomed onto a walking tour and you must not remove your mask or visor mask for the duration of the tour.
  • You must bring your own face mask or visor / face shield. The Museum will not provide you with one.
  • You must endeavour as much as possible to maintain a distance of 2 meters between yourself and other tour guests (who are not part of your family) and the guide for the duration of the walking tour.
  • The size of walking tour groups will be limited to 8 people.
  • Anyone who feels unwell or has cold or flu-like symptoms should not attend the tour and will be allowed to reschedule their tour or receive a refund for tickets purchased.
  • In order to attend this experience, everyone on this booking must complete and sign the mandatory waiver, which includes health and safety protocols. Anyone who does not sign the waiver prior to the tour will not be allowed to participate in the experience.

© JGH Archives HGJ. ID #1PF7.9.2.2a. Reproduced with permission from the Jewish General Hospital Archives