La Petite-Patrie

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La Petite-Patrie
Saint-Ambroise Church, on Beaubien Street.
La Petite-Patrie is located in Montreal
La Petite-Patrie
La Petite-Patrie
Location of La Petite-Patrie in Montreal
Coordinates: 45°32′16″N 73°36′06″W / 45.537798°N 73.601625°W / 45.537798; -73.601625Coordinates: 45°32′16″N 73°36′06″W / 45.537798°N 73.601625°W / 45.537798; -73.601625
BoroughRosemont–La Petite-Patrie

La Petite-Patrie is a neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.

The area is bounded on the west by Hutchison Street, to the north by Jean Talon Street, to the south by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks and to the east by Papineau Street.[1]

La Petite-Patrie is named after the novel La Petite Patrie by Claude Jasmin, published in 1972, which was adapted into television series (La Petite Patrie) shortly after.

Originally a working class neighbourhood, Petite-Patrie began to gentrify in the early twenty-first century.


Until the late nineteenth century, La Petite-Patrie was mainly agricultural, with the exception of limestone quarries which were located where Père-Marquette Park is today.

The construction of a tramway in 1892 linking downtown to the Sault-au-Récollet led to the urbanization of the area, which continued until about 1930. It was still a predominantly residential neighborhood: the only jobs were concentrated along the railway, in the workshops of Montreal or those of the Montreal Street Railway.


A report by the Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS) du Cœur-de-l'île,[2] the neighborhood's population consists of:

The area includes several ethnic communities, including an Italian community, a Vietnamese community and a Latin American community.



The main roads in La Petite-Patrie include (street directions according to street grid, not geographical):

St-Dominique Street (just east of Saint Laurent Boulevard).

Public transit[edit]

Bicycle paths[edit]

  • La Petite-Patrie is crossed by various bicycle paths (street directions according to street grid, not geographical):
    • Along the Canadian Pacific railway line to the (North East - South West)
    • Along Saint-Dominique Street (North - South)
    • Along Drolet Street (North - South)
    • Along Boyer Street (North - South)
    • Along Marquette Street (North - South)
    • Along De la Roche Street (North - South)
    • Along Saint-Zotique Street (East - West)
    • Along Bellechasse Street (East - West)

Public services[edit]

The Youth Division of the Court of Quebec located on Bellechasse Street.


La Petite-Patrie library

The Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) operates Francophone public schools.

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) operates Anglophone public schools.

The Montreal Public Libraries Network operates the La Petite-Patrie library[3] and the Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau, which opened in December 2013.[4]

Sports and recreation[edit]

Père-Marquette Park


Places of worship[edit]


  1. ^,+Montreal,+QC/@45.5368147,-73.6038916,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cc91969387e8183:0x4190ca064bbe1f2e
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2012-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Par bibliothèque | Par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "" > Retrieved on May 6, 2015.