Montreal underwent a massive transformation in the last 50 years and these photos from the 1960s prove it. Here's a look at Montreal then and now.\nAccompanying each old photo is a photo of the same area from the present day.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nMontreal has always been a special city with energy like no other. Old photos from Montreal's archives proves that this has been true for decades.\nAs someone who was born and raised in this city, I love seeing old photos of what our city was and how it came to what it is today.\nWith so many amazing shots floating around, I decided to narrow it down to the 60’s, an era I have always been curious about and guys, Montreal looked really cool back in the day.\nThis was also the decade that Montreal tranformed into an international hub. From Expo '67, to the construction of the metro system, to the rise of the city's first skyscrapers, this was the period when the modern Montreal cityscape took shape.\nFrom the vintage Orange Julep to the electric rue St-Hubert, some parts of our city are almost unrecognizable. Although the city has changed and evolved, one thing has remained the same: Montreal is a city with a lot of life, laughter and it is home to some of the most incredible people you will ever find.\nMontreal Skyline\nArchives de la Ville de Montréal\nMontreal has grown and so has its skyline. Since the 60s, the number of skyscrapers in the city has multipled.\nA rule restricting building height to that of Mount Royal has kept the skyline humble, though.\nView this post on Instagram Montreal's Skyline 🌇🌇🌇 _____________________________ #montreal #skyline #skyscrapper #montrealskyline #seemycity #igersmontreal #livemontreal #montreallife #mtlmoments #narcitymontreal #montreality #eristik #simplemoments #capturequiet #mtlprodigies #mtlstop #shared_streets #streetsof514 #streetphotographymontreal #montrealer #womenphotographers #explorediary #wanderer #streetfinder #cbcmtl #ilovemontreal #dailyhivemtl #montroyal #made_in_mtl A post shared by Sharmila Patel (@thatindian_girl) on Aug 5, 2019 at 8:02am PDT\nBoulevard René-Lévesque\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nDid you know that René Lévesque used to be Boulevard Dorchester (and still is in Westmount)? This photo, which was taken in 1964, gives an aerial shot of the street.\nAs we all know, this street is one of the main thoroughfares in the downtown area and, as you can see from the recent photo below, glassy new developments have come to replace former concrete blocks.\nView this post on Instagram Ü so pretty, MTL 🙃🙃🙃 • • • • • #montreal #mtl #downtown #igersmontreal #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #archilovers #architecture #buildings A post shared by RLemon (@reecelemon) on Aug 24, 2019 at 5:12am PDT\nPlace des Arts\nArchives de la Ville de Montréal\nPlace des Arts has grown a lot, as you can see from the photos. What was once a dense residential neighbourhood has become the cultural centre of the city.\nThe area is now a hub for businesspeople and the renovated look gives off a feel of being somewhere outside Montreal.\nView this post on Instagram chillin' before the show #montreal #placedesarts #chillin #sunny #summer A post shared by Raphaëlle Brousseau-Paradis (@raphbparadis) on Aug 25, 2019 at 6:16am PDT\nParc Maisonneuve\nArchives de la ville de Montreal\nThis is the photo that dates back the latest on this list, taken in 1956. It was too cool not to share.\nAs you can see from the photo, Parc Maisonneuve used to be pretty epic. Even though I am sure that sliding down that hill in that tube had some safety issues, I do wish we were still able to do that.\nNowadays, you can enjoying grand views of the Olympic Stadium Tower, which was built two decades after the photo above was taken.\nView this post on Instagram #mtlmoments A post shared by Pierre Noinski (@pierretrucci) on Aug 25, 2019 at 7:44pm PDT\nOld Port\nArchives de la Ville de Montréal\nIn the 60s, the Old Port was still an active industrial landing, as you can see in the above photo. Today, it is primarily dedicated to recreation.\nDespite its industrial past, the Old Port has and will always be one of the most gorgeous areas in our city.\nOld Montreal is filled with history, restaurants and scenic views, and although it has changed a lot throughout the years, it is still just as charming.\nView this post on Instagram Not ready for those gloomy and moody days yet. 🌦 🌦 🌦 🌦 🌦 🌦 #earthpix #earthfocus #awesomeearth #mtlblog #gameoftones #ipulledoverforthis #visualambassadors #oldport #rhinoquebec #narcitymontreal #narcitycanada #imagesofcanada #welivetoexplore #exploretocreate #natgeoyourshot #tourismequebec #montreal #lensculturestreets #montreal_gallery #livelovecanada #mood #explorecanada #montreal_gallery #beautifuldestinations #reflections #dwimcity #whenthereisnodslr #traveltomontreal #montrealworld #photooftheday A post shared by ϲհíղʍɑվ ƘմӀƘɑɾղí (@chinmay.kulkarni) on Aug 13, 2019 at 1:38pm PDT\nPeel Metro Station\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nPeel metro station is one of the most used stations in the city. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, this metro station has seen a lot of history.\nIn the 1966 photo above, an artist pieces together one of the large works of tile that decorate the station. The photo is a testament to the meticulous work that made each metro station a public work of art.\nAlthough some might say the station needs a bit of a makeover, knowing that these tiles were so carefully placed makes me appreciate the work behind it.\nView this post on Instagram We love the look of Montreal's Peel metro station. What about you? A post shared by MTLBlog (@mtlblog) on Apr 8, 2014 at 7:31am PDT\nRue Sainte-Catherine\nArchives de Ville de Montreal\nArchives de la Ville de Montréal\nSaint Catherine is known for its shopping, restaurants and crowds. The commercial street has clearly always been a go-to spot for Montreal locals.\nUntil seeing this photo, I had no idea how lavish the street once was. The first picture, which was snapped in 1964 shows Sainte Catherine lit up, glowing like a miniature Times Square.\nAlthough there is still a lot of life pumping through this street, you can tell from the old photograph that there was a sense of glamour that rue Sainte-Catherine no longer has.\nView this post on Instagram Rue Sainte Catherine aujourd'hui. #mtl #mtlmoments #mtllife #ruesaintecatherine #montreal #canada #nozesnocanada #brasileirospelomundo #brasileirosemmontreal #brasileirosnocanada #brasileirosnoquebec A post shared by Gustavo Granato (@granatogustavo) on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:29pm PDT\nMount Royal\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nWinters on Mount Royal used to be a little different, as you can see from this photograph, which was taken in 1963.\nThis picture shows locals skiing down the mountain, something that you rarely see today.\nNow, during the winter months, Mount Royal is filled with cross-country skiers, and avid runners who are somehow able to jog in minus 30 degree weather.\nThere is still a tubing track near Beaver Lake, though!\nPosted by J'aime le mont Royal | Les amis de la montagne on Thursday, March 14, 2019\nOrange Julep\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nThe Orange Julep is without a doubt one of my favourite spots in all of Montreal.\nThis iconic eatery serves up some of the most epic poutines, hot-dogs and pogos, not to mention their mouth-watering secret orange drink called the julep.\nAlthough the iconic orange ball still remains, you can tell that many changes have been made.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Lali bhula (@lalibhula3276) on Aug 25, 2019 at 1:45pm PDT\nRue Saint-Hubert\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nSaint Hubert Street may be a construction zone now but in 1963 it was the place to be.\nThe light, the life and the energy — this strip was one of the most popular destinations in our city.\nMontreal is planning a big revamp on Saint Hubert but until then, the street is basically a war zone.\nView this post on Instagram Levée de soleil Rue St-Hubert (entre Bélanger et St-Zotique) #ruesthubert #mtl #514 @plazasthubert @rosemont_lapetitepatrie_arr #rosepatrie #architecturephotography #mtlarchitecture #sunrise #leveedesoleil #aurore #mobilphotography #iphonography A post shared by Denis Martin (@denismartin.qc) on Aug 13, 2019 at 9:58am PDT\nRue de la Montagne\nArchives de La Ville de Montreal\nRue de la Montagne is one of the most prestigious streets in downtown Montreal and, to be honest, looking at this photo from 1965, the street still kind of looks the same.\nYes, it is more modern now and there are new stores and restaurants, but many of these buildings are still standing, which is remarkable given the tremendous changes in other parts of the city.\nIt goes to show that if it aint broke, do not fix it!\nView this post on Instagram Montreal knows how to do a good "old but gold" and "new but bijou" implementation. . . . #montreal #canada #vacation #art #passion #treescarsandhouses #inthestreets #architecture #itsintheeyeofthebeholder #sightseeing #doweknowwheretostart #enjoythelittlethings #enjoythebigthings #qualitynotquantity #familytime A post shared by Martina Wilhelm (@freezeebee_) on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:54am PST\nLa Ronde\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nLa Ronde is Montreal’s amusement park and for years it has been entertaining locals throughout the summer months.\nAs you can see from this picture, snapped in 1967, La Ronde has come a long way. The amusement park seems empty, with only a few rides small and countless games.\nToday, La Ronde is stocked with some insane roller coasters along with a slew of other rides.\nView this post on Instagram Summer nights 🌅 #mtlmoments A post shared by kyriam (@kyriam_) on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:33pm PDT\nConstruction\nArchives de la Ville de Montreal\nMajor Montreal construction efforts began in the 60s and clearly have not wrapped up since.\nIn 1966, Place Bonaventure was under construction and although there is no construction on that building right now, the rest of our city is an obvious disaster.\nView this post on Instagram Ça vaut le détour! Beautiful #laurierouest ! #laurier #laurierwest #mtl #mtlmoments #tourismemontreal #tourismequebec #tourismecanada #montreal #constructionmontreal #construction #chic #classy #saq #mtlmoments2016 #coneorange #valerieplante #outremont #mtlsummer A post shared by construtionMTL (@constructionmtl) on Jun 10, 2018 at 8:55am PDT\nDo you think Montreal has changed for the better or worse?