By tracing the lives of three families who actually lived here in the 19th century, we would like to give you a novel way to discover Pointe-Saint-Charles. You will see their homes as well as the churches, schools and shopping areas they went to. You will share not only their hardships but also many moments filled with hope and, of course, great happiness. The heritage of working-class neighbourhoods is generally approached by way of their architecture or their social history, often concentrating on their most somber aspects. We are willing to bet that a look into the lives of three real 19th century families is sure to cast ordinary houses and other everyday buildings in a new lignt.