Laurier Avenue (Montreal)

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Laurier Avenue west of Saint Laurent Boulevard.
Laurier Avenue, commercial district east of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

Laurier Avenue (French: Avenue Laurier) is a commercial and residential street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It crosses the boroughs of Outremont, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal and Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie. It is known for its cafés, restaurants and specialty stores, especially near Park Avenue and east of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park.

The largest concentration of shops on Laurier Avenue are located between Clark Street in the east and Querbes Avenue. These are mainly upscale decorating and children's clothing stores as well as restaurants and cafes.

Laurier station on the Montreal Metro's orange line is located at the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Berri Street.

History[edit]

Laurier Avenue was originally known, in the 1870s, as St. Louis Street in the old village of Saint-Louis du Mile-End, which later became the City of St. Louis (1875-1909) and Coteau St. Louis (1846-1893). After the annexation of that village to the City of Montreal in 1899, it was decided that the street name should be changed to Laurier Avenue in honour of former Prime Minister of Canada Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ville de Montréal. Les rues de Montréal. Répertoire historique. Montréal. Méridien, 1995.

External links[edit]

Articles on Laurier Avenue - City of Montreal website (French)

Coordinates: 45°31′35″N 73°35′16″W / 45.526481°N 73.587655°W / 45.526481; -73.587655