Drummond Street, Montreal
Drummond Street is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Canada. Spanning a total of 1.2 kilometres, it links Doctor Penfield Avenue in the north and De la Gauchetière Street in the south. A mix of businesses are located on this street such as bookstores and restaurants. A branch of the YMCA and the Mount Stephen Club are located on this street. Scots-Quebecer businessman John Redpath, was a member of Montreal City Council from 1840 until 1843, he ceded the land which became Drummond Street on May 13, 1842 and named the street for his second wife, Jane Drummond. The street was not named for General Sir Gordon Drummond. Upper Drummond Street was one of the principal streets of the Golden Square Mile. Circa 1925, it was a quiet tree-lined avenue of mansions belonging to the Drummond, Molson, MacIntyre, Wallis, Reid, Brainard and Hosmer families. Following a demolition spree that culminated in 1975, Drummond Street had become another typical modern Montreal street, seen as it today; the Mount Stephen Club, former home of George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen remains, as does the home of Charles Hosmer, but the others have long since disappeared.
In 1862, the Victoria Skating Rink opened its doors on Drummond Street. This rink is best known for being the site of the first recorded organized indoor ice hockey game on March 3, 1875, it was home to the first Stanley Cup playoff game. It was the venue for numerous other activities such as the Montreal Winter Carnaval, fancy balls and concerts. Today, one block south, at the corner of Drummond and De la Gauchetière Street, is the Bell Centre, home of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens
Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie is a borough in the city of Montreal, Canada. It is located in the centre-east of the city; the borough is bordered to the northwest by Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, to the northeast by Saint Leonard, to the southeast by Mercier—Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to the southwest by Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and its Mile End neighbourhood, to the west by Outremont. It has a population of 131,318 and an area of 14.41 km². As of the November 5, 2017 Montreal municipal election, the current borough council consists of the following councillors: The borough is divided among the following federal ridings: Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, Alexandre Boulerice, M. P. NDP Hochelaga, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, M. P. NDP Outremont, Rachel Bendayan, M. P. Liberal Party of CanadaIt is divided among the following provincial electoral districts: Gouin, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, QS Rosemont, Vincent Marissal, QS Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Alexandre Leduc, QS The northwestern area of the borough is served by the orange and blue lines of the Montreal Metro.
Major thoroughfares include Beaubien St. Rosemont Blvd. Masson St. Saint Laurent Blvd. Saint Hubert St. Papineau Ave. Pie-IX Blvd. and Viau St. The notorious Tunnel de la mort is located in that borough, at the intersection of Iberville St. and Saint-Joseph Blvd. The borough includes the neighbourhoods of the Petite Patrie, comprising several "ethnic" neighbourhoods such as Little Italy. Important features of the borough include the Jean-Talon Market, the Montreal Heart Institute, the Hôpital Santa Cabrini, the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, the Olympic Village, Maisonneuve Park, Saint Sophie Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, the Church of the Madonna della Difesa and Dante Park; the Commission scolaire de Montréal operates Francophone public schools. The English Montreal School Board operates Anglophone public schools; the Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the Rosemont, Marc-Favreau and La Petite-Patrie libraries. Boroughs of Montreal Districts of Montreal List of hospitals in Montreal Municipal reorganization in Quebec Saint-Esprit-de-Rosemont Church Borough website
Le Plateau-Mont-Royal is a borough of the city of Montreal, Canada. The Plateau-Mont-Royal takes its name from its location on flat terrain north of Sherbrooke Street and downtown, east of Mont-Royal; the borough is bordered to the north-east by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. It is the most densely populated borough in Canada, with 101,054 people living in an 8.1 square kilometre area. There is a difference between the borough, Plateau-Mont-Royal—a political division of the City of Montreal—and the neighbourhood referred to as "the Plateau"; the borough includes not only the Plateau proper, but the neighbourhoods of Mile End and the McGill Ghetto. Both neighbourhoods are considered distinct from the Plateau. Starting in 1745, the urbanized area of Montreal began to extend beyond its fortifications; the Plateau Mont-Royal was born when the Faubourg Saint-Laurent to the north became the main line of development. In 1792, Montreal expanded to establish its official limits about two kilometres around the original fortifications.
Therefore, Mount Royal and Duluth Street formed its boundaries. Farther from the centre to the west, English-speaking families of the era owned large houses surrounded by gardens and the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph owned a large field which would be the site of the future Hôtel-Dieu. Further from the city are large country estates. In 1850, a reservoir was installed in, it had the function of supplying water to Côte-à-Baron residents, who lived on the downward slope below Sherbrooke Street. At that time a farm on the site of the current La Fontaine Park was converted into a field of military manoeuvres. To the north, other cities were formed following new economic activity, giving rise to the village of Coteau-Saint-Louis in 1846. A chapel was built two years to be replaced in 1857 by the Church of Saint-Enfant-Jésus du Mile-End. Nowadays, Mile End is a neighbourhood adjacent to part of the Plateau Mont-Royal, but it was only in 1878 that the village of Saint-Louis-du-Mile-End was born.
By the end of the century, the mountain was purchased by the City of Montreal which developed Mount Royal Park. La Fontaine Park took the place of the military field and the reservoir serving Côte-à-Baron gave way to St. Louis Square; the village of Saint-Jean-Baptiste formed circa 1861. Its central point is the location of the market; the civic centre was located at the intersection of Saint Lawrence Rachel Street. The villages of Coteau-Saint-Louis and Saint-Jean-Baptiste merged into Montreal in 1893 and 1886 respectively; as for Saint-Louis-du-Mile-End and DeLorimier, they would be annexed to Montreal in 1910 and 1909 respectively. At that time, the population of Montreal spilled over east of Papineau Road, where elegant houses and avenues were located. In the early twentieth century, it was a working class neighbourhood. Over the years, spurred by economic growth, the working class population deserted the area. By 1900, Coteau-Saint-Louis had become cosmopolitan, counted several Protestant churches and synagogues.
Several Protestant traders opened shop on St. Lawrence Street. St. Lawrence was the linguistic border between the French-speaking east, English-speaking west. At that time, Saint Joseph Boulevard became the first tree-lined street in the city. In the 1930s, the Great Depression slowed construction in the district, although some work resulted in the funding for the landscaping of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park; the Université de Montréal moved to the northern slope of Mount Royal in 1943, resulting in the relocation of both the English and French bourgeoisie to this neighbourhood. Immigrants settled in the neighbourhood in the post-war period. Jews operated several boutiques on St. Lawrence Boulevard and moved into the adjacent neighbourhoods to the west. Schwartz's Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen, established in 1928, is still one of the most famous shops in Montreal, famous for its Montreal-style smoked meat sandwiches. Greek Canadians set up many businesses in the decades that followed along Park Avenue and contributed to the local art of baking and pastry.
More Vietnamese and Portuguese settled in the area, as evidenced, for the latter, by Little Portugal. In the 1980s, the area's bohemian aura and proximity to McGill University attracted gentrification; as rents increased, many of its traditional residents and businesses were dispersed to other parts of the city. The neighbourhood continues to gentrify, it is now home to many upscale restaurants and nightclubs, several trendy clothing stores are located along St. Laurent Blvd. and St. Denis St; the borough is located northeast of downtown, was part of the City of Montreal prior to the 2002 municipal mergers. It is bordered to the south by Ville-Marie, to the west by Outremont, to the north and east by Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. Clockwise from the south, it is bounded by Sherbrooke St. University St. Pine Ave. Park Ave. the southward projection of Hutchison St. Hutchison St. and the CP railroad tracks. The Plateau began as
Saint Urbain Street
Saint Urbain Street is a major one-way street located in Montreal, Canada. The street was built by Urbain Tessier, a farmer and carpenter who settled in the area; the name makes reference to Saint Urbain. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the street was home to several of Montreal's prominent British and French merchants, notably the explorer Alexander Henry the elder. By the turn of the 20th century, the area was industrialised and had become run down, when it was settled by Jews, predominantly from Eastern Europe. Writer Mordecai Richler immortalised the area as a centre of the Jewish community in Montreal, he documented what life was like on this street in novels such as St. Urbain's Horseman. From 1970 onwards, the Jewish community uprooted to Outremont and the street was settled by Greek and Caribbean immigrants. Today, much of the street has been gentrified. Baron Byng High School Historic Jewish Quarter, Montreal Mile End
Guy Street is a north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Canada. Concordia University's Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex is located on this street, as is the John Molson School of Business building; the street is home to the Guy-Concordia Metro station. Guy Street runs through the Little Burgundy and Shaughnessy Village neighbourhoods, the named Quartier Concordia district, before changing to Côte-des-Neiges Road, above Sherbrooke Street; the street was named on August 30, 1817 for Étienne Guy, a notary and member for the riding of Montreal in the Lower Canada Assembly. He gave the city the land for the street. Guy Street constituted the link between Saint-Antoine. Since 1869, the Grey Nuns have had a convent at the corner of Dorchester; the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse was purchased by Concordia University in 2004. From 1898 to 1963, the street was a key performing arts venue. 165 Côte-des-Neiges 166 Queen Mary 435 Reserved Lane Parc/Côte-des-Neiges
Quebec Route 117
Route 117 is a provincial highway within the Canadian province of Quebec, running between Montreal and the Quebec/Ontario border where it continues as Highway 66 east of Kearns, Ontario. It is an important road as it is the only direct route between southern Quebec and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Route 117 was Route 11 and ran from Montreal north towards Mont-Laurier followed the Gatineau River south towards Gatineau; this routing is joined with Autoroute 15 from Montreal northwards Mont Tremblant. Route 117 takes in the former Quebec Routes 58 and 59. Along with Autoroute 15 to Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, it is listed as a branch of the Trans-Canada Highway. Ontario Highway 17 is a branch of the Trans-Canada Highway though it is an unrelated route that parallels it by approx. 200 km. This description of Route 117 follows it from the south-east to north-west direction. Route 117 starts in Montreal at the Decarie Interchange where Autoroute 15 meet. Montrealers sometimes unofficially extend Route 117 south along the portion of Decarie Boulevard that runs parallel to the Decarie Expressway.
From the Decarie Interchange Route 117 goes north on Boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Laurentian Boulevard in Cartierville, crossing the Rivière des Prairies over the Lachapelle Bridge to Île Jésus, continuing through the Laval communities of Chomedey and Sainte-Rose, north bound as Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Boulevard Chomedey at the former Chenoy's deli, left turn at Boulevard Cartier and back into Boulevard Curé-Labelle, south bound as Boulevard Curé-Labelle. At the Rivière des Mille Îles, it crosses over the Marius Dufresne Bridge to the "North Shore". From here Route 117 runs parallel to Autoroute 15 until Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, going through the Laurentian mountains. Towns along the route in this section include: Rosemère Sainte-Thérèse Blainville Mirabel Saint-Jérôme Saint-Jérôme Saint-Jérôme Prévost Piedmont Sainte-Adèle Val-David Sainte-Agathe-des-MontsAfter Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Route 117 continues as a four-lane divided highway winding its way through Laurentides Regional County Municipality until it reaches the town of Labelle.
From this point on to the Ontario border, Route 117 is a standard 2-lane highway. In Grand-Remous, Route 117 crosses the Gatineau River and intersects with Route 105 which goes south-west to Maniwaki and Gatineau. Towns along the route in this section include: Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré Mont-Tremblant. La Conception Labelle Rivière-Rouge Lac-Saguay Lac-des-Écorces Mont-Laurier Mont-Laurier Mont-Laurier Grand-Remous From Grand-Remous, the route heads north, travelling some 220 km through undeveloped wilderness, most of it part of La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve. While the reserve is popular for a variety of outdoor activities, services along the road are sparse; this section is considered as one of the most dangerous routes in the province due to numerous fatal accidents, some involving tractor-trailers. During the winter, the route is extremely slippery during dry and clear days; the few communities along this section are: Le Domaine Dorval-Lodge Val-d'Or After the intersection with Route 113, Route 117 heads west to Ontario where it becomes Highway 66.
The section between Rouyn-Noranda and Arntfield runs concurrent with Route 101. Towns along the route in this section include: Val-d'Or Val-d'Or Malartic Rivière-Héva Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda Rouyn-Noranda List of Quebec provincial highways Golden Highway Interactive Provincial Route Map
Peel Street, Montreal
Peel Street is a major north-south street located in downtown Montreal, Canada. The Street links Pine Avenue, near Mount Royal, in the north and Smith Street, in the Southwest borough, in the south; the street's southern end is at the Peel Basin of the Lachine Canal. The street runs through Montreal's shopping district; the Peel Metro station is named for the street. Inaugurated on August 23, 1854, Peel Street was named after Sir Robert Peel, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Peel Street was a quiet residential street in the Golden Square Mile; until 1959, Peel was known as Colborne Street south of Notre-Dame Street. Until 1968, the street was known as Windsor Street south of Dorchester Boulevard. Between Pine Avenue and Doctor Penfield Avenue in the Golden Square Mile, Peel Street is lined by former mansions converted into McGill University buildings. South of Doctor Penfield Avenue and north of Sherbrooke Street West, Peel is lined by residential towers on the western side of the street, including Le Cartier Apartments and Victorian row houses on the eastern side.
The Consulate General of Pakistan is located in one of the row houses. Between Sherbrooke Street West and De Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Peel is home to a few hotels and office buildings; the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, Canada's oldest athletics association is located on this segment. South of De Maisonneuve but north of Saint Catherine Street West, Peel is bordered on the east side by Les Cours Mont-Royal, various small shops and restaurants on the west side. McGill University's Martlet House is located on this portion of the street, was once home to the headquarters for Seagram. Between Saint Catherine and René Lévesque Boulevard West, Peel is home to several pubs and restaurants on the western side. On the western side of this segment is the Windsor Hotel and the Tour CIBC. On the eastern side is the Dominion Square Building and Dorchester Square. South of Réné Lévesque Blvd. and north of De la Gauchetière Street/Canadiens de Montréal Avenue, is the Édifice La Laurentienne and St. George's Anglican Church on the western side of the street, Place du Canada on the eastern side.
Between De la Gauchètière and Saint Antoine Street West, Peel borders Windsor Station on the western side and the Chateau Champlain and the Place du Canada office building on the eastern side. South of Saint Antoine and north of Saint Jacques Street, Peel is bordered by a former Canada Post building on the eastern side, parking lots on the western side. Between Saint Jacques and Notre Dame Street West, Peel is bordered by the former Dow Planetarium on the eastern side and École de technologie supérieure's Pavillon B on the western side. South of Notre Dame to William Street, in the Griffintown neighbourhood, Peel is bordered by École de technologie supérieure's A Pavilion on the western side, a few former brick industrial buildings on the eastern side. Below William Street to the Lachine Canal, Peel is lined by a mix of condominium towers, as well as a few businesses; the Peel station on the Montreal Metro's Green Line is located on the corner of Peel and De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, opened on October 14, 1966.
Peel Street is served by the Societé de transport de Montréal's 107 Verdun bus route, which runs the entire length of the street from Pine Avenue to Wellington Street. A proposed Montreal Tramway line would use Peel Street for a portion of its route