I think that the Main is the only major commercial street in Montréal that is unparalleled in other Canadian cities. It is unique and it is, without a doubt, resisting change as well as prosperity. It is true that most of the people that I knew there have gone, but the faces of those who replaced them are the same.
- Alain Audet, « La lanterne rouge », dans Le goût de Montréal, p. 88
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The borough Le Plateau-Mont-Royal at a glance
SOME FACTS AND FIGURES
- Montréal’s most densely populated borough
- Nearly half of the population aged below 35
- 56,800 dwellings – more than half built prior to 1946
- Close to 80% of residents are tenants despite the fact that the number of property owners has increased by 28% in the past 10 years
- Its heritage architectural character is important to the borough
- 26 tennis courts
- 53 parks, public places and green spaces including 4 major parks (La Fontaine, Jeanne-Mance, Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier, and Baldwin)
- 4 community gardens
- 4 indoor swimming pools, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 5 wading pools and 5 water playgrounds
- 17 community centres, 2 youth centres and 8 sports clubs
- 2 public libraries, 1 maison de la culture, 1 open-air theatre
- 2 arenas, 6 outdoor skating rinks (team sports or free skating)
Spreading out at the foot of Mount Royal, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal overlooks downtown Montréal. The area is abuzz with community life and exudes its own brand of charm. Its narrow tree-lined streets, profusion of green alleyways, and colourful outdoor staircases are part of this borough’s signature style. Tranquil residential areas are mere steps away from bustling commercial streets. Its many bars, restaurants, and boutiques make this borough the city’s trendiest sector. From May to September, nearly 100 local and international events take place here. In all of Montréal, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal residents make the least use of their cars. In this borough, all services are close at hand, and walking is simply part of family life. Economic activity is blossoming in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal. Small businesses like to settle in the area, which has attracted nearly 5,000 such establishments. Most are in the sectors of multimedia production, culture, and food distribution. Residents and visitors can choose from among a vast array of cultural and leisure activities. For more information follow these links: activities, cultural venues, arts and shows.
Neighbourhoods in this borough
- Parc La Fontaine,
- Parc Laurier,
- Milton Park,
- De Lorimier,
- Portuguese quarter,
- Le (grand) Plateau
- Commissionnaires, Montréal Division
- Le Journal de Montréal
- Arrondissement du Plateau Mont-Royal
- Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
- Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau
- C.H.S.L.D. St-Georges
- Centre Jean-De La Lande
- Direction de la santé publique de l'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal
A few words about the area
“I think that the Main is the only major commercial street in Montréal that is unparalleled in other Canadian cities. It is unique and it is, without a doubt, resisting change as well as prosperity. It is true that most of the people that I knew there have gone, but the faces of those who replaced them are the same.” [Translation] (Mordecai Richler, in Montréal en prose, p.382-383).
“There was not a more suitable place, at the crossroad of luxury and destitution, to establish the street of lust, the street to find a woman, Saint-Laurent duty free, almost a border town, a wink at the anteroom of Paradise. Here we travel.” [Translation] (Alain Audet, La lanterne rouge, in Le goût de Montréal, p.88).
“Rue Saint-Denis is my friend and I know it by heart. Montréal has other streets, more affluent or more agitated. But none other has the power to inhabit my deserted shores, to warm up and colour the whirling abstractions in my mind.” [Translation] (André Belleau, in Montréal en prose, p.253).