Until Montreal scrapped its streetcars in 1959, the Craig Terminus was one of the hubs of the city’s sprawling tramway network. Located near the corner of St. Urbain and Craig (now
Viger St. Antoine), 14 different tram lines merged into this imposing stone building, built in 1925. It was demolished in 1970 when the Ville Marie Expressway tore through a huge swath of downtown Montreal. Everything you see above is gone.
UPDATE: Check out this 1925 photo of the building’s construction, including a floor plan. There was a pharmacy, Royal Bank, tabagie, candy shop, newsstand and bulk food store inside the terminus. Thanks, Flow!
Photo courtesy of the STM