The city of Montreal is an ideal place to hold a world’s fair. Nearly all the land needed is already owned by the city and is slated for development. In addition, the area proposed is a dramatic setting for an exhibition.
This is the southwest shore of Montreal, including Pointe Saint-Charles, the Cité du Havre peninsula, and the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. Due to former use as a landfill and industrial site this area will require extensive environmental rehabilitation. Once cleaned up, it will be the site of the housing exhibition, Habitat 2017.
Ile Sainte-Hélène has been a public park since 1874 and will be the site of the horticultural exhibition. Ile Notre-Dame will be the official area of the recognised exhibition awarded by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).
Old Montreal, the city’s renowned historical quarter, will serve in a supporting role, absorbing fairgoers as they come from the islands seeking a change of pace.
The southwest shore of Montreal. The ARROW shows the discharge point of PCBs and other substances into the river.
The islands in the Saint Lawrence are the perfect setting for another exhibition.
Montreal’s famous historical quarter will be linked directly with Expo 17.