If buildings could speak… - A historical and architectural tour of Vaudreuil-Dorion



The web application If these buildings could speak. A historical and architectural tour of Vaudreuil-Dorion will give you the opportunity to discover the buildings, people, and places that shaped the development of the city in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


This historical tour can be accessed at www.circuitvd.ca. The web application is customized for cell phones, tablets, and personal computers (no download is necessary). Currently, the tour showcases 11 buildings and sites spread over 6 neighborhoods in the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion. Four other buildings are being prepared and will be added to the tour in the upcoming months. The historical period spans all the way back to the seigneurial period and tells of the area’s development until now. Therefore, you can discover the story of Narcisse Valois’ house (1850) as well as the tales behind more modern buildings such as Harwood Elementary School (1966-1967)


You can find the buildings, places, people, and sites in this tour by clicking on the following tabs: Buildings and Sites, Places, and People. Information is presented with a dozen photos and images, an interactive map, as well as a short quiz to test your knowledge.

The Places pages reveal a short description and 10 photos.

The People tab presents short biographies allowing you to learn more about their significant involvement in the buildings and history of Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Designed as a reference tool, the heritage tour also contains a selective bibliography as well as the whole of archival, documentary, and historical references used in the writing of its texts, videos and images.

This virtual visit can also take place during an actual walk around the city, with the help of a cell phone (a data plan on your phone is required).