Celebrating 100 Years

Happy 100th Birthday Hampstead!


Hampstead 100 1914 - 2014 Looking Back Moving Forward

This year Hampstead celebrates its 100th anniversary and the Centennial committee has been hard at work researching the Town's history and planning lots of great projects and events. Join us in celebrating by exploring Hampstead's interesting history and exciting future...

Looking Back 1914

How many times has Montreal tried to annex Hampstead? Was Hampstead a golf course before it was a town? Was one of Hampstead's founders a hundred times richer than all of Canada? Find out in the Hampstead History section or explore our Photo Gallery.

Moving Forward 2014

Take a stroll through Centennial Lane, or come out for the revival of a beloved Hampstead tradition and join us for the Parade, or submit your entry to be included in Hampstead's time capsule. Find out about these unique projects and fun events plus much more...

Centennial Projects and Events


Centennial Parade & Concert

September 21st
Parade starts at 12 pm starting at Queen Mary and Northcote: runs along Queen Mary Road and Fleet to Hampstead Park where there will be an amazing show starting immediately after the parade.

Deadline for Time Capsule Submissions
September 30, 2014

Centennial Lane Dedication Ceremony
October 26 at 1 pm

Centennial Time Capsule Ceremony
October 26 at 1 pm

For more information, please call 514 369-8260 or email hampstead100@hampstead.qc.ca.


Centennial Lane

         In keeping with the centennial theme of looking back and moving forward Centennial Lane is Hampstead's legacy to the past and the future. The walkway on Hampstead road joining Lyncroft and Finchley will be rededicated as Centennial Lane. Along the path there will be plaques commemorating interesting and important excerpts from Hampstead's last 100 years. True to our foundations as a "garden city" two arbours will be placed at either end. There will be a ceremony to dedicate the walkway on October 26 at 1:00 pm.

Time Capsule

            Now's your chance to make history! On October 26th a ceremony will be held to show off the contents that will be buried in our centennial time capsule. A contest is being held for suggestions of what YOU think should be encapsulated in time. Your name will be included with your submission, if chosen by the committee. Submission deadline is September 30, 2014.

Historical Walking Tour

            Moving forward, the historical plaques will be added throughout the town eventually forming a "historical walking tour".















BRONZE SPONSORS ($250 - $1,249):
- Liza Kaufman
- Clifford Borden
- Monica Wagner
- Karen Zajdman
- David Birnbaum, MNA for D'Arcy-McGee

Centennial Events are supported in part by:


For their outstanding collaboration, we are forever grateful to:






Centennial Committee

The centennial committee is formed entirely of volunteers.

Executive Committee:

Chair Louise O'Donnell
Vice-Chair Cheryl Wood
Secretary Craig Steinberg

Steven Merling


Don O'Donnell

Dr. Doris Steinberg

Gabi Rosberger

Anne Kales

Ryna Pinsky


Town Council Liaison: Warren Budning and Karen Zajdman

Town Staff: Richard Sun, Irene Lahaie, Chandra Deveneyi, Cynthia Lane, Anne Roy and Myriam Mahias


Photo Gallery

         Looking Back: photos from Hampstead's history
         Moving Forward: photos from the centennial year



In the Press:

Free Press Article
Montreal Jewish Magazine
The Suburban Magazine
The Suburban: Spectacular time promised at Hampstead Centennial event
The Gazette, Bill Brownstein: Quiet Hampstead makes big noise as it turns 100
Global Montreal: Hampstead celebrates its 100th anniversary
CTV News: Hampstead celebrates centennial
The Free Press: Hampstead celebrates its 100th with parade
Journal de Montréal: Ginette Reno fait une entrée remarquée à Hampstead
Sylvain Bruyere: Défilé célébrant les cent ans de la ville de Hampstead
The Suburban: Crowds turn out for Hampstead Centennial Parade and concert

Press releases:
Silver Star Named Title Sponsor of Hampstead’s Centennial Parade & Concert
Ginette Reno to Sing O Canada at Silver Star Hampstead Centennial Concert
Hampstead Announces Co-sponsors

Hampstead Announces New Co-sponsors

Media Contact: Cynthia Lane, 514 369-8238, clane@hampstead.qc.ca

Contact us

hampstead100@hampstead.qc.ca or call Chandra at 514-369-8296