|Saint-Ambroise Church, on Beaubien Street.|
Originally a working class neighbourhood, Petite-Patrie began to gentrify in the early twenty-first century.
The construction of a tramway in 1892 linking downtown to the Sault-au-Récollet led to the urbanization of the area, which continued until about 1930. It was still a predominantly residential neighborhood: the only jobs were concentrated along the railway, in the workshops of Montreal or those of the Montreal Street Railway.
- 44% of single parent families,
- 19% of immigrants (born outside of Canada)
- 10% unemployed,
- 36% of people living below the poverty line
The main roads in La Petite-Patrie include:
- The orange line of the Montreal Metro crosses the neighbourhood
- La Petite-Patrie is crossed by three bicycle paths:
- Along the Canadian Pacific railway line to the south
- Along Boyer Street
- Along Saint Zotique Street in the east.
- CLSC de La Petite-Patrie
- Security and justice
- The Youth Division of the Court of Quebec located on Bellechasse Street.
Sports and recreation
- Centre Père-Marquette (piscine, gymnases, patinoire)
- Piscine Saint-Denis
- Père-Marquette Park has soccer and baseball fields, playground equipment, community gardens and a skatepark.
- Jean-Talon Market is a large public market
- La Plaza Saint-Hubert is an shopping district located on Saint-Hubert Street between Bellechasse Street and Jean Talon Street.
Places of worship
- Saint-Ambroise Church
- Saint-Édouard Church
- Saint-Arsène Church
- Saint-Jean-Berchmans Church
- Church of the Madonna della Difesa (Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense Church)