On Tuesday, the CTV News http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20110823/archaeologists-montreal-dig-110823.html had a story about archeologists digging up the Parliament Building which was burnt down by rebels of the Rebellions of 1837 in Montreal.
Reports say that they are starting to find items including a tea set, and a pair of glasses which was probably left behind by someone when the building burnt to the ground.
The ground will be turned into a green space in time for Montreal's 375th birthday, which will take place in 2017.
Read the history of the Parliament Building http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_the_Parliament_Buildings_in_Montreal
For a history of Montreal, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal
For the Rebellion of 1837 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebellion_Losses_Bill