Streets of montreal
Monkland Avenue is one of the largest streets in Montreal, and in addition, it is the most important trade artery of the Monkland Village area. On the street there are many shops, restaurants and boutiques that attract the attention of tourists.
Monkland Avenue was named after Sir James Monk, the homeowner whose mansion was one of the first to be built here. Until the forties of the 20th century, Monkland Avenue was a quiet, sleeping street, but subsequently it was chosen by representatives of small businesses and the area began to be actively built up. Today, Monkland Avenue is a multi-kilometer avenue where you can find many upmarket restaurants, expensive boutiques, coffee shops, movie theaters and a variety of shops.
All in all, Monkland Avenue is one of the most popular streets in all of Montreal, and is also a great place for tourism and shopping. There are always a lot of passers-by, and life is in full swing day and night.
Crescent Street is one of Montreal’s oldest and most popular streets, with a large number of entertainment venues, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.
Crescent Street appeared on the map of Montreal around 1860. The name “kresent” in translation into Russian means “crescent” – originally the street was of this shape. Later, after building and redevelopment, the street straightened, however, the old name was preserved and stuck. This street is very beautiful – most of the buildings here are very old, and their facades are decorated in Victorian style, which looks solemn and elegant.
In general, Crescent Street is one of the most vibrant places in Montreal, loved by both tourists and the natives. A huge number of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and discos attracts here all nightlife lovers and just amusement seekers. In addition, several times a year, Crescent Street hosts a fun fair, which also attracts a lot of people.
St. Paul Street
St. Paul Street is located in the historic district of Montreal, it passes near the old fort and is a great place to get acquainted with the architecture of the city. It was designed by François Doyler de Casson, according to his idea, it was supposed to go along the main trade route and duplicate it. St. Paul Street is one of the oldest in the city, the first house on it was built in 1650, and in 1672 it was covered with asphalt, before that it was paved with paving stones. At its end, a fragment of the old masonry is left, as a historical monument, this part is closed to cars.
St. Paul is home to many attractions, some of which are of great historical value. Here are located: the old Bonsecours Market, the Chapel of Notre Dame de Beaune and the Margarita Bourgeois Museum.
Le Royet street
The name of the street Le Royer coincides with the name of one of the founders of Montreal, a member of the Society of Our Lady. It all started back in the middle of the XVII century, when the first colonists arrived here from Quebec, wanting to settle in this place. The goal was set to convert the Indians who inhabited the island at that time, to the Christian faith and found a city at the mouth of the river.
The new city was named Ville-Marie, in the glory of the Virgin Mary, and it was founded only with the support of the members of the Society of Our Lady, namely Jean-Jacques Olhais and Jerome le Roye, who helped to develop a new place for the colonists, providing them with all necessary means of subsistence.
Already with the first successful transactions in the sale of fur and other goods, changes began to occur in the fate of the population. The construction of residential buildings and other buildings of various purposes has been developed. In 1824, the Lashin Canal was opened, allowing ships to bypass the rapids, and industry also reached its peak, which improved the economic situation of the city. Today, Lashin is one of the quarters of one of the most prosperous and largest cities in the world – Montreal. And the street bears the name of the person to whom the city owes its existence and level of development.
St. Catherine Street
St. Catherine Street, located in the Canadian city of Montreal, is considered the best place in the city for shopping. There are many shops, including underground ones. On St. Catherine Street you can spend the whole day and buy everything you need, because there are shops of brands such as the Apple Store, H&M, Mexx, Aldo, Luluelman, Mango, Zara.
The street is also interesting in that its part passes through the area in which representatives of LGBT people, sexual minorities, hang out. Here you can hear street musicians, appear in the form of a model for body art, dance to the sounds of African drums.
Bishop is a very short street crossing the central part of Montreal. Bishop is famous among tourists due to the huge number of bars and restaurants that are located here.
“Bishop” in English means “bishop” – the street is named after Francis Fullford, bishop of the Anglican Church of Montreal, who previously lived in these places.