I was watching the charming movie, Helicopter Canada, made in 1966 by the National Film Board to celebrate the upcoming National Centennial.
In a brief scene showing Molson’s Stadium on Mount Royal, at the top of University Street on the McGill campus, I spotted the little observatory of the Montreal Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. http://goo.gl/maps/Akxi6
The observatory is gone now. It is where I spent many evenings during the mid-sixties. There, I learned astronomy from the wonderful members of the RASC. And that led to a 20-year career in planetariums.
Edited to add: Searching on the Internet, I found a picture of the 6-inch refractor that was housed in the observatory’s dome. I remember it was an accomplishment for me to be trusted to open the observatory and navigate the sky with that instrument. The image is posted at the site of Geof Gaherty, who in the 60s, was older than me and one of the Montreal Centre’s most accomplished amateur astronomers. Click here for the picture.