Montreal is truly a place where old and new actively combine in the day-to-day happenings of the city. Walk down the street and you'll see historical buildings and architectures along with modern skyscrapers and technology. Placing the city's unique temporal experience into a new form, Tourisme Montreal has made GIFs of old-school Montreal.
Old images in a modern medium, these GIFs are a piece of Montreal history given new life. Check 'em below.
Horse-drawn firefighters are arguably hotter than the modern firetruck driving version, IMO
The Canadiens, so good, they don't even NEED players on the ice!
Streetcars are for suckers...and Toronto. Glad we switched to buses.
No matter the year, St. Catherine in the summer is always a pedestrian clusterf*ck
Back when Montreal looked like a giant arcade. Oh, the glory years...
These two are flaming! Get it? GET IT!?
The common denominator across all of Montreal's long history: winter woes
What you don't know is that this is the little kid from the beginning, all grown up to be a mobster. Still loves staircases though.
And that, my friends, is a wrap
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