Built above the bed of the Little Saint-Pierre River, which was canalized in 1832, this place offers a stunning synthesis of history. An obelisk on the site recalls its first pioneers. On the south side, between Normand and Saint-Pierre Streets, you can see the former hospital of the Grey Nuns, part of which dates back to 1693. Buildings from the 1870s and the beginning of the 20th century underscore the importance of this business hub situated in proximity to the port. Between the Centre d’histoire and Pointe-à-Callière stands the site of the Grande Paix de Montréal, signed in 1701.