As a wrap up for the My Montreal series, it would be interesting to have a brief aperçu as to the other boroughs and municipalities on and immediately around the island. At [read on]
My Montreal: Westmount & Other Quebec Curios
Back in the day (as in the 1700s), it was known as as a little town named Cote St. Antoine. Then, in 1895, it was renamed Westmount. Chartered to become a city at the turn of [read on]
My Montreal: Ville-Marie & Other Quebec Curios
The heart of the Island, the borough of Ville-Marie goes back to 1642, when some of the first colonists came to populate the land and convert the natives. Founded by Paul de [read on]
My Montreal: Le Sud-Ouest & Other Quebec Curios
Like all the places covered in our My Montreal series, Le Sud-Ouest has an important place in the history of Montreal. Its story is particularly interesting: composed of [read on]
My Montreal: Saint-Laurent & Other Quebec Curios
Saint-Laurent has its origins in the late 1600s, with the start of land development after the death of colonist Jean Descaries. He gave the land to his three sons, Paul, [read on]
My Montreal: Pointe-Claire & Other Quebec Curios
Pointe-Claire, one of the oldest cities in the West Island, really began its development towards the end of the century in 1698. After a suite of deforestations in order to [read on]
My Montreal: TMI on TMR & Other Quebec Curios
On our next stop in places to live in Montreal, we stop by Mont-Royal.
My Montreal: Montréal-Ouest & Other Quebec Curios
We stop by Montréal-Ouest on our tour of places to live in Montreal.
My Montreal: Montréal-Est & Other Quebec Curios
On our tour of places to live in Montreal, we arrive at Montréal-Est, a municipality on the island in the East End.
My Montreal: Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve & Other Quebec Curios
Get to know the east end in facts, figures, and election districts.
My Montreal: LaSalle & Other Quebec Curios
In the 1600s, Montreal had a bit of a rough time trying to get settlers to actually stay on the Island. By the 1650s, the population a planned settlement, Ville-Marie, had [read on]
My Montreal: Lachine & Other Quebec Curios
It is said that the town’s name came from a joke of the explorer La Salle looking for China one fine day in 1669. When he didn’t make it to Asia, the people mocked him [read on]
My Montreal: L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève & Other Quebec Curios
In a tour of the island’s boroughs, T.A. Wellington checks out the one with the oldest golf club in North America.
My Montreal: Hampstead & Other Quebec Curios
Hampstead, founded in 1914, is generally considered as one of the richer parts of Montreal, as many wealthy citizens call this independent municipality home. In 2011, just a [read on]
My Montreal: Dorval & Other Quebec Curios
On our next stop in our exploration of places in Montreal, we arrive at Dorval, another West Island region.
My Montreal: Beaconsfield & Other Quebec Curios
Beaconsfield, not to be confused with the British version, is part of the “West Island” comprised of mostly English speaking Montrealers. A quasi-independent municipality [read on]
My Montreal: Anjou & Other Quebec Curios
Historically once the land of farmers and other agricultural workers. Anjou evolved in the 1950s to a more urban culture, and in 1956, Anjou separated from a fellow parish to [read on]
My Montreal: Ahuntsic-Cartierville & Other Quebec Curios
Quebec Curios explores the first in a series of Montreal’s boroughs and municipalities with Ahuntsic-Cartierville, home to one of the oldest settlements on the island.