Dr. Charles Gomberg recalls that during the 1930s, the newly opened JGH was still surrounded by a great deal of open land. The field on the west side of the hospital was used to grow vegetables for patients’ meals and as a recreation area for patients and staff. In the photo, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road can be seen at the upper left.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Health care … and farming

In the 1930s, the JGH used the extra land around the hospital to grow its own vegetables, which were often harvested using horses and a wagon.