A line must be drawn

Commissioners street as promenade – The Montreal Gazette Oct. 9, 1880

No doubt the electric light has made the line of wharves nearly as attractive a promenade by night as it always is by day, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. Two ladies (?) were observed by the Water Police, at 12 o’clock last night, wandering slowly along Commissioners street, and when questioned as to their business abroad so late one of them became abusive. They were both provided with lodgings in the cells.