I was walking along Sherbrooke Street on this Sunday afternoon, in the Westmount section and saw these signs at the corner with Victoria.
A quick search indicates that the Banque Laurentienne was formerly known as La Banque d’Épargne de la Cité et du District de Montréal. In fact, the change only came about in 1987, which is somewhat beyond my personal range of childhood memories.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce became simply known as the CIBC as years went by, following this worldwide trend at simplifying corporation names, including that of banks.
Photos taken on June 28th, 2009.