In the southwestern part of downtown Montreal, the Griffintown neighborhood lies along the Lachine Canal. First settled by Irish immigrants who came to Canada in the 1800s, it went on to become the center of the city’s industrial revolution. Today, it has become part of Montreal’s Quartier de l’Innovation, a center of economic development and entrepreneurship.
But the modernity of the neighborhood is overshadowed by a shady past. Donovan King, author of the Haunted Montreal blog and leader of Haunted Montreal Ghost Tours, tells us more about Griffintown and the shadows that lurk there.