Crane Ltd.: a plumbing company. This used to be a part of an iron plant built in 1918. (Source: Crane Plumbing Co.)
Congoleum Canada Ltd.: a jute flooring company. Operation began around 1920 until 1969. (Source)
Grain Silo: there are so many of them along the canal. The majority is abandoned, but surprisingly, some are still operating!
The opening of the seaway in the late 50's meant the canal was no longer compatible with economies of scale of the era. The Lachine Canal was closed in 1970 and many factories and grain silos along the canal were left abandoned.
In last 10 years, the canal made a great comeback to the landscape of the city. But what the canal attracted is not commercial ships or smokestacks. On a long summer days, Montrealers enjoy pedaling along the path or kayaking on the canal. Oh, don't forget the Atwater Market by the canal. They serve excellent berries and pastries that blows you mind away. It's ok to eat decadently after exercising, right?
Locate Lachine Canal @ Google Map