New City Gas
Montreal, QC H3C 1S4
+1 514 873 2015 (Tourist Information)
The New City Gas Company is a complex of historic, heritage structures that lie along rue Ottawa. Built between 1859 and 1861, these buildings are of prime architectural worth, and were at that time one of the biggest such complexes in the whole world. Though the entire group of buildings was built by different architects over a few years, it was John Ostell, a local architect, who has laid down the original blueprints. Over the years, though, the complex has faced a trying time with the spurt of new developments that have spruced up all over the city threatening its existence as well. However, thanks to the Heritage Montreal organization, the structures remain standing today, and are really worth a visit.