When I go for a drive along the lakeshore in the borough of Lasalle, in the Southwest of Montreal, I occasionally stop at the Fleming Mill. Windmills might not be that special in some parts of the world, but for Montreal, a windmill is both a rare and unexpected sight.
Facing the shore of St-Lawrence river, the Fleming Mill is a 4 story Anglo-Saxon style flour mill built in 1827 by a Scottish immigrant named William Fleming. It fell out of use by 1891 and since 1983 it’s been considered an official historical monument. Although the Fleming Mill is only opened from Mid-May to late August when you can see open-air theatre performances for free, it’s possible to stop by to take pictures year round. Definitely not something you’ll run across in downtown Montreal and could be a good idea to make it one stop on a day trip a little bit outside of the city centre, since the borough of Lachine with Lake St-Louis is right next door, a short car ride or a few bus stops away.