Wellington Street, Montreal

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Wellington Street
Rue Wellington
Rue Wellington 01.jpg
Owner City of Montreal
Length 5.7 km (3.5 mi)
Location Between LaSalle Boulevard and McGill Street
Coordinates 45°29′15″N 73°33′26″W / 45.487537°N 73.557276°W / 45.487537; -73.557276

Wellington Street is an east-west thoroughfare located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It starts at LaSalle Boulevard in the borough of Verdun, passes through Pointe-Saint-Charles and Griffintown in the borough of Le Sud-Ouest, and terminates at McGill Street in Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie. Wellington Street spans 5.7 km (3.5 mi) in length.

Wellington Street is named for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), a British Field Marshal and two time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Duke of Wellington is best known for having defeated Napoleon I of France in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.[1]

Wellington Street serves as a shopping district for the borough of Verdun and most of the neighbourhood of Pointe Saint-Charles. It is primarily industrial between the railroad tracks in Pointe Saint-Charles and the Bonaventure Expressway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WELLINGTON, rue (avant 1844)" (in French). Rues de Montréal. Retrieved 27 February 2010.