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The Lighting Plan
 
Gaslights on Rue Sainte-Hélène
Gas streetlight

In 1845, Montréal had 302 gas streetlamps.

In a discreet tribute to a long-ago style of lighting, 22 gas lamps watch over Rue Sainte-Hélène day and night, shedding their soft glow on this lovely group of  19th-century buildings.

It's no surprise that this little street has become a popular backdrop for films...

Gas streetlight
 
Corner of Rue Sainte-Hélène and  Rue des Récollets

This commemorative project was carried out in 1998,
in partnership with Gaz Métropolitain.

Gaz Métropolitain
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