Longue-Pointe

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Not to be confused with the Longue-Pointe in Côte-Nord that was renamed Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan in 1997.
For the modern area in Montreal, see Mercier-Ouest.

Longue-Pointe was a Montreal neighbourhood now located in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The neighborhood was permanently divided by the construction of the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel. Most of its territory is now part of the Mercier-Ouest while some of the area that fell east of the highway is now within Mercier-Est.

It is best known for its military base, CFB Longue-Pointe, the supply depot for all of Eastern Canada's armed forces. Around 2000 civilians and soldiers work at CFB Longue Pointe.[1]

The Isle of Montreal in 1764. Longue Pointe is opposite Longueuil, which is on the right side of the map.

Longue-Pointe was the site of a famous battle in the American Revolutionary War in 1775, in which Ethan Allen made an ill-fated attempt to capture Montreal from Kingdom of Great Britain.

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Coordinates: 45°35′0″N 73°31′0″W / 45.58333°N 73.51667°W / 45.58333; -73.51667 (Ville-Émard)