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.

The Riverbank

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.

The Islands

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

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.