HISTORY OF MONTREAL
Long before it hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montreal was home to Domtar’s corporate office. The largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec was founded in 1642, taking its name from Mount Royal, a small mountain near the center of the city. Proud of its status as the second largest French-speaking city in the world, Montreal is sometimes referred to as the Paris of North America, and today remains is a largely a bilingual city. Domtar has been a part of Montreal for over a century, when the company established its head office in the city in 1914 shortly after the start of the First World War. Today over 400 employees work in Domtar House, the company’s corporate office building located in the heart of downtown Montreal.