Sainte-Marie, Montreal

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Quartier Sainte-Marie
Neighbourhood
The Maison Radio-Canada.
The Maison Radio-Canada.
Quartier Sainte-Marie is located in Montreal
Quartier Sainte-Marie
Quartier Sainte-Marie
Coordinates: 45°31′30″N 73°32′44″W / 45.52500°N 73.54550°W / 45.52500; -73.54550Coordinates: 45°31′30″N 73°32′44″W / 45.52500°N 73.54550°W / 45.52500; -73.54550
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Borough Ville-Marie
Established 1840
Elevation 70 ft (20 m)

The Sainte-Marie neighbourhood is located on the eastern end of Downtown Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie. The Jacques-Cartier Bridge is located in this neighbourhood.

History[edit]

Prior to the construction of the Maison Radio-Canada, the area was home to a working-class neighborhood popularly known as Faubourg à m'lasse, demolished in the 1960s.[1]

The neighbourhood forms a Montreal City Council district called Sainte-Marie and is part of the provincial riding of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques and the federal ridings of Laurier—Sainte-Marie and Hochelaga.

The Sainte-Marie rapids are in the St. Lawrence River between the neighbourhood of Sainte-Marie and St. Helen's Island.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by two Montreal Metro stations, Frontenac and Papineau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corriveau, Jeanne (13 December 2008). "Réinventer le "Faubourg à m'lasse"" (in French). Montreal: Le Devoir. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

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