On this tour, I'm inviting you to revisit with me the naughty part of our history at the beginning of the 20th century. We would have a discussion about the impact of prohibition on our city that led Montréal to be known as the Sin City of the North during the cabaret era. Among different adult subjects, we will discuss about the opium trade, the gambling industry, the red light's activities and the famous criminals of Montréal. We will also talk about the different morality squads that fought crimes and corruption for the city. We will also discuss about the transformation that occurred in the entertainment district, a still vibrant part of our beloved city.
I'm a born and raised Montrealer and I'm passionate about my home town. I work in the tourist industrie since 2009. I'm a tour director since 2010 and a certified Montréal tour guide since 2017. On top of my tourism studies, I studied cinema, education, politics and I have a bachelor degree in communication. I love to travel my self and I try as hard as I can to recreate this travelers meeting experience in my tours.
The tour will start at the conference centre of Montreal which is just outside of Old Montréal and beside a metro station. The 20 to 30 minutes walk tour will start toward the chinatown. The tours will continues toward the our entertainment district on St-Laurent street and on Ste-Catherine street which were the heart of the red light district. The tour will end on St-Denis street which is known as the Quartier Latin of Montréal.
We will discuss about the criminality and the sex work that happened in at the beginning of the 20th century . Those subjects might not be suitable for people under the age of 18 years old.