How many times have I been to this exact spot? So neat to know that people have been looking out over the same spot for over 100 years!
Mont Royal Park was inaugurated in 1876 and was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the same guy who designed Central Park in New York City. This portion of the park, the Kondiaronk Belvedere (i.e. lookout) was built in 1906.
The above photo is from 1916. The McCord Museum caption for this photo says that people used to take their day off (Sunday) for walking around the public spaces of Montreal, dressed up in their finest.
The photo below is from 2000.