Greene Avenue (Montreal)

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Greene Avenue
French: avenue Greene
Avenue Greene, Westmount (île de Montréal) 2005-11-10.JPG
Shops along Greene Avenue, between De Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street
Owner City of Westmount
Location Between Sherbrooke Street and Atwater Avenue
Coordinates 45°29′15″N 73°35′27″W / 45.487439°N 73.590745°W / 45.487439; -73.590745
Inauguration 1881

Greene Avenue (officially in French: avenue Greene) is a north-south street in Westmount and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It links Sherbrooke Street West in the north and Atwater Avenue, near the Atwater Market and Lachine Canal in the south. North of Sherbrooke, it is known as Mount Pleasant Avenue.

Greene Avenue is locally known for its upscale shops, restaurants and antique dealers. Notable structures and businesses on the street include the western entrance to Westmount Square, a Nicholas Hoare bookstore as well as the studios for radio station CKGM.

Greene Avenue was given its name in 1881, after the area's former landowner, G.A. Greene.

Further reading[edit]

Ville de Montréal, Les rues de Montréal, Répertoire historique, Montréal, Méridien, 1995, p. 209 (in French)