Côte-des-Neiges Road

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Côte-des-Neiges Road
French: chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
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Côte-des-Neiges Road at Swail Avenue in Côte-des-Neiges, with Saint Joseph's Oratory in the distance and a Metro to the right.
Owner City of Montreal
Length 5.1 km (3.2 mi)
Location Between Jean Talon Street and Sherbrooke Street
Coordinates 45°29′43″N 73°35′40″W / 45.495315°N 73.594553°W / 45.495315; -73.594553
Construction
Inauguration 1862

Côte-des-Neiges Road (officially in French: chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges) is a street in Montreal, home to Plaza Côte-des-Neiges. It is served by Métro Côte-des-Neiges and two bus lanes. bixi bike rental is also available. It extends from the intersection of Sherbrooke Street and Guy Street in the south to the intersection of Jean-Talon Street and Laird Boulevard in the north. Part of it follows the path of the former Raimbault Creek (now an underground collector sewer) between the two peaks of Mount Royal.[1]

It is the economic and cultural heart of the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood. Côte-des-Neiges Road features a variety of culturally diverse cuisine in its many restaurants; Québécois/Canadian, British, French Chinese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Italian alongside many of the popular fast food franchises. Supermarkets and a farmer market also offer victuals to the local residents. Libraries and a school are also present.

The proximity of the Université de Montréal generates a large student population in the neighborhood alongside the ethnically diverse population.

Notable addresses as it passes over Mount Royal include the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery and Îlot-Trafalgar-Gleneagles historic block.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gyulai, Linda (August 21, 2016). "Heritage activists want master plan to protect Côte-des-Neiges Rd.". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "L'Îlot-Trafalgar-Gleneagles". Canada's Historic Places (in French). Parks Canada. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

Coordinates: 45°29′43″N 73°35′40″W / 45.495315°N 73.594553°W / 45.495315; -73.594553