First known as the "City Tavern," kept by Robert Tesseyman, this 19th century hotel in Montreal, Canada later became the Exchange Coffee House. The hotel was a common place of rest for transient travellers and Upper Canada merchants. It became the location of the first stock transactions in Montreal.
1832 - The hotel becomes the location of the first stock transactions to take place in Montreal, and perhaps Canada.
1874 - The Montreal Stock Exchange becomes Chartered after more than 40 years of informal trading, mostly in railroad and bank securities.
1883 - The Exchange moves to the Commodities Exchange building on St. Sacrament Street. Trading hours are from 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.