Good riddance to bad rubbishWhen work began in the 1930s on the Botanical Garden at the corner of Sherbrooke and Pie-IX, there was a municipal quarry still in operation farther north, where Rosemont Boulevard runs today. Henry Teuscher, the Botanical Garden's designer, saw it as the perfect setting for hanging gardens!
In the end it was turned into a dump, much to the displeasure of local residents. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, they complained that
it smelled and was a breeding ground for rats. In the 1960s, the gaping hole was finally filled and the site was used to expand the Botanical Garden's Arbroetum.