Discover the Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood.
The Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie borough never ceases to attract epicureans in search of culinary flavors, unusual discoveries, and freedom on foot or by bike. Little Italy adds all sorts of Italian accents to this territory where it's good to live, mingle and move around. The borough is located in the center-east of the island of Montreal. It includes the neighbourhoods of Petite-Patrie, Rosemont, Vieux-Rosemont, Nouveau-Rosemont, Cité-Jardin, Technopôle Angus, Marconi-Alexandra, and Little Italy.
The name Rosemont is a nod to the first name Rose, borne by the mother of a businessman invested in the Canadian Pacific. As for La Petite Patrie, the neighbourhood takes its name from the soap opera La Petite Patrie by Claude Jasmin, broadcast in the 1970s, featuring the youth of the 1940s.
Some 144,000 Rosepatrians live in this borough in the center-east of the Island of Montreal. Rosemont - La Petite-Patrie is also the third most populous neighbourhood and the most flourishing in terms of green spaces. It is bordered by Beaubien, Masson, Saint-Hubert, Papineau, Rosemont, Saint-Laurent, Viau and Pie-IX. This is undoubtedly one of the neighbourhood's great assets: the accessibility of public transportation (Beaubien, Rosemont and Jean-Talon metro stations and bus lines) and these two major bicycle routes of the Montreal Bicycle Express Network.
GREENERY, SPORTS AND RELAXATION
The neighbourhood is home to more than a hundred parks and gardens, including the famous Montreal Botanical Garden, the popular Maisonneuve Park with its long walking paths, Molson, Père-Marquette, Beaubien and Étienne-Desmarteau parks. An invitation to relax in the great outdoors as well as to enjoy all kinds of sports activities! As for indoor activities, the Centre sportif Étienne-Desmarteau opens the ice rink of these two rinks. And to make the most of the summer, people of all ages can enjoy a green escape on the many bicycle paths in the neighbourhood.
DYNAMIC AND CULTURAL
This is a neighbourhood where people like to go out, if only to buy fruits and vegetables at the Jean Talon Market or to browse the stalls of local producers. On summer evenings, the Beaubien neighborhood cinema attracts many couples who take the opportunity to go to one of the nearby restaurants. Throughout the year, the independent cinema welcomes 250,000 visitors per year in 5 theatres. At the bend in a commercial street, sometimes in the middle of a residential street, you can discover a small theater or a social dance hall. Other attractions include the beautiful Marc Favreau library, the Maison de la Culture, the Arthothèque (art library)... The borough is also sought after for its Rosemont College with more than 3,000 students, its many high schools, including the excellent Collège privé Jean Eudes, and its elementary schools.
PLAZA SAINT-HUBERT & CO.
It's impossible to cross the neighbourhood without discovering the long row of shops at Plaza Saint-Hubert. At first glance, it's the string of wedding dress boutiques (with unbeatable prices) that catches your eye and raises your eyebrows in astonishment. However, as you stroll down the street and the long Beaubien Street, it is rather the refinement of exclusive addresses, singular and elegant boutiques with discreet fronts that make you want to push the door and come back. Of course, Little Italy (Piccola Italia) concentrates above all the businesses of the Italian community that arrived at the beginning of the 19th century and after the Second World War. The neighborhood is full of Italian savoir-vivre and traditions: pizzas, cafés, pastry shops, jewelry stores...
CONDOS, QUIET AND PEACEFUL STREETS
On the residential side, modern buildings stand next to older ones. Mostly condos and apartments. Few houses. There are magnificent sunny condos with panoramic views of downtown, Mount Royal or the neighbourhood's bell towers (some sixty places of worship), triplexes with their exterior spiral staircases, courtyards and gardens in the alleys, sometimes row houses, semi-detached residences, furnished terraces. The industrial past of the district could even go unnoticed if it weren't for the remains of the Angus factories, an industrial complex dedicated to the construction of railroad equipment and today, reconverted into a business park focused on innovation and sustainable development: Technopôle Angus. A district turned towards the future!
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