Montreal was an important North American in the Victorian Era and if you go onto archive.org you will find quite a few 'travel' brochures from the era about the city.
There are pictures in these brochures, naturally, but mostly of buildings. No one thought to record the images of poor people in the era in Montreal. Pretty typical of the time.
I found these interesting pics. The top one is of Sherbrooke Street from 1900 and the bottom is of Stanley Street. Elegant places in those days.
This is of Drummond Street. A fancy address.
Park Avenue... way out in Mile End.