Montreal as an industrial city.

Plumes of smoke from factory chimneys hung in the air in almost every corner of the city. Montreal was the Canadian leader in industrial production. In the manufacturing plants, hundreds of workers made shoes and clothing and processed foods, tobacco, wood, iron and steel. Montreal factories were very diversified, representing the majority of the industrial sectors. Men, women and children came to their doors seeking employment. The frantic pace left workers little time for leisure activities.
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