Belmont Park, Montreal

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Belmont Park
Amusement Park. The Caricole at Belmont Park. Monitor Kiddies Day BAnQ P48S1P06201.jpg
Kids on amusement park ride at Belmont Park, 1941
Location Cartierville, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°31′56″N 73°43′29″W / 45.5322°N 73.7247°W / 45.5322; -73.7247Coordinates: 45°31′56″N 73°43′29″W / 45.5322°N 73.7247°W / 45.5322; -73.7247
Opened June 9, 1923 (1923-06-09)
Closed October 13, 1983 (1983-10-13)

Belmont Park (French: Parc Belmont) was an amusement park that operated between 1923 and 1983 in the Montreal neighborhood of Cartierville in Quebec, Canada.[1]

Located on the banks of Riviere des Prairies, Belmont Park was best known for its wooden roller coaster, the Cyclone,[2] but at one time or another had a Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel, Ferris wheel, picnic grounds, dance hall, swimming pool, roller skating rink plus numerous other rides for adults and a "Kiddieland."[1]

Belmont Park, which had opened on June 9, 1923, closed permanently on October 13, 1983. This followed a police raid that may have been motivated by city hall's displeasure at the park, a private venture, taking away business from the then-city owned La Ronde.[2]

Media[edit]

In 1972, it was the object of a short film, À mort, by Pierre Falardeau. It also served as the setting for the 1957 National Film Board of Canada film Pierrot in Montreal, in which mime Guy Hoffman demonstrates the stock character Pierrot.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lankin, Dane (July 10, 1971). "Belmont Park - A Special Feeling". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Closed Canadian Parks
  3. ^ Ginsburg, Donald. "Pierrot in Montreal". Documentary film. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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