There is a fascinating romance to the making of steel. It's one of Man's oldest manufacturing processes, but new techniques and uses are constantly developing. It is an essential for Man and his modern World.
The sights and smells of the exciting world of steel making are realistically recreated in the pavilion nearly ten stories high, the combined project of the Algoma Steel Corp.Ltd, Dominion Steel and Coal Corp. Ltd, and the Steel Company of Canada Ltd.
The pavilion is on ils Notre-Dame, adjacent to the pavilion of the USSR.
After their simulated tour of a large steel mill, visitors are invited to the pavilion's 350-seat theater to see a film showing how man has learned to control the basic elements of this world.
You can watch the transformation into steel of iron ore from the ground, and see the dramatic moment when molten steel is poured from a massive ladle into ingot moulds. It then passes red hot through rolling mills that begin to shape it to meet Man's needs.
Animated models, film, photographs and colorful diagrams are used to tell a tale to thrill children and adults alike.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )
Man and is World in 1969 - Weapons
Key exhibits of the pavilion on Ile Notre-Dame are the weapons in Europe. Le musée de l'Armée, in Paris, and the weapons museums of Turin, Italy, and Liège, Belgium, have loaned many of their most stricking objects.
Among these are two french cannons from the 16th Century; guns fired from a top to shoulder, from the Piedmont Region in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries; some 75 varied pieces, along with numerous old engravings, from Liège; and other rare articles which surprise and delight North American gun fanciers.
(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)