Old Montreal is the classic city, defined by the silver dome of the Bonsecours Market to the east, the spires of Notre-Dame Basilica in the centre, and the historic Place Royale and Pointe-à-Callières to the west. The area is a compact 90 acres, a cradle of history webbed with skinny streets. Alan Hustak takes us down the same narrow, twisted streets that once were home to the great explorers of our continent. As a resident of Old Montreal he provides the adventurous traveller with an opinionated insider's guide to its historic churches, streets and public squares. Exploring Old Montreal also includes tourist information, web sites, and places to eat along the way. Featuring: *An insider's tour of Old Montreal *The Port of Montreal: places and events *Museums and churches *Activities for the whole family *Maps *Photographs *CafésAlan Hustak has been writing about Montreal for over thirty years. He is a journalist, and author of Saint Patrick's of Montreal: The Biography of a Basilica and Titanic: The Canadian Story.
About the author
Author, journalist and broadcaster Alan Hustak was a television correspondent when Pierre Trudeau was prime minister in the 1970s and 80s and as a reporter for The Gazette for 25 years he also observed Justin Trudeau's rise to the same office. Over the years his byline has appeared in every major newspaper in Canada. He has written more than a dozen books, among them Titanic: The Canadian Story and biographies of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, WWI Chaplain Canon Frederick Scott and former Montreal mayor Sir William Hingston. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Medal for chronicling the lives of deserving Canadian people and institutions. Hustak divides his time between Montreal and Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.
Other titles by Alan Hustak
Magnetic North: The unauthorized biography of Justin Trudeau
Canada's selfie PM
Exploring Montreal's Underground City
Montréal Then and Now®
(English and French Edition)
Montreal Then and Now
Faith Under Fire
Fredrick G. Scott, Canada's Extraordinary Chaplain of the Great War
At the Heart of St Mary's
A History of Montreal's St. Mary's Hospital Centre