The East End is a district on the island of Montreal.

Understand Edit

Oil refinery in Montréal-Est

This area is composed of a city and several boroughs:

The City of Montréal-Est (population 3,850 in 2016) was founded in 1910 by businessman Joseph Versailles. As part of the 2002 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the City of Montreal and became part of the borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles–Montréal-Est. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was the only community in the eastern half of the Island of Montreal that de-merged, and it was re-constituted as a city on January 1, 2006. Montréal-Est is home to three refineries known as the Montreal Oil Refining Centre, which produces 386,000 barrels per day.

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles (population 106,000 in 2011) is a borough of Montreal composed of the districts of Rivière-des-Prairies and Pointe-aux-Trembles and also La Pointe-aux-Prairies. Rivière-des-Prairies joined Montreal in 1963 and Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1982. It has a population of 102,457. Rivière-des-Prairies is mainly composed of suburbs, multiple forested areas and fields. Pointe-aux-trembles is more urban and dense but remains suburban in nature. The third district, La Pointe-aux-Prairies, is a typical suburb composed of townhouses, condos and single-family dwellings which makes it a destination of choice for young families that wish to remain on the island of Montréal. The Rivière-des-Prairies part of the borough is known for its high concentration of Italians in most of the neighbourhoods, and Haitians in the others. The Saint Lawrence River flows at the southerly border of Montreal, while the Rivière des Prairies River forms Montreal Island's northerly boundary with Laval.

A view of Anjou

Anjou (population 42,000 in 2011) is a borough of Montreal that was a separate city until it was amalgamated into Montreal in 2002.

Montréal-Nord (population 84,234 in 2016) is a borough within the city of Montreal. It consists entirely of the former city of Montreal North on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec. It was amalgamated into the City of Montreal on January 1, 2002.

Around the start of the 21st century, Montreal North developed a reputation as being one of Montreal's most dangerous boroughs, along with Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The area contains a sizable community living below the poverty line, though it also has middle-class and upper-middle-class residences. It's also home to one of Canada's largest Haitian communities.

Saint-Léonard (population 79,495 in 2016) is a borough (arrondissement) of Montreal. Formerly a separate city,[6] it was amalgamated into the city of Montreal in 2002. The former city was originally called Saint-Léonard de Port Maurice after Leonard of Port Maurice, an Italian saint. The borough is home to Montreal's Via Italia.

Saint-Léonard church on Rue Jarry

The city has one of the highest concentrations of Italian-Canadians in the city. It has surpassed Montreal's rapidly gentrifying Little Italy as the centre for Italian culture in the city, with numerous cultural institutions and commercial enterprises serving the city's second-most populous cultural community. The borough is characterized by its spacious, wide-set semi-detached brick duplexes (and triplexes, four-plexes, and five-plexes — an architectural style unique to Montreal), backyard vegetable gardens, Italian bars (cafés), and pastry shops serving Italian-Canadian staples such as cannoli, sfogliatelle, lobster tails, and zeppole. At some times of year, it is possible to observe seasonal Italian traditions like the making of wine, cheese, sausage, and tomato sauce in quantity.

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie (population 139,590 in 2016) is a borough in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located in the centre-east of the city.

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (population 136,024 in 2016) is a borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada located in the southeastern end of the island.

Get in Edit

The public transit system, run by Société de transport de Montréal (STM), is safe and efficient. See Montreal#By metro or bus.

The Green Line of the Montreal Metro runs from downtown to Honoré-Beaugrand station near Anjou every 3–8 minutes, and buses will take you from their to other parts of the east end.

See Edit

Riverside of the St-Lawrence River in Montreal-East
  • Vieux-Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Parc du Vieux-Moulin, 11630 rue Notre-Dame Est (at 2nd Avenue). On the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Mill is a witness of the seigneurial regime in New France. Built around 1720, this mill is one of the oldest and highest in Quebec. The history is explained through multimedia tools and fun animations.
  • Public art: The Sculpted Trees of Bout-de-l'Île. As part of the project, the borough produced sculptures from diseased trees that had to be felled. Two artists created seven works in three borough parks: Bout-de-l'Île Park, Moulin-du-Rapide Park and Pierre-Dagenais-dit-Lépine-dit-Lépine Park.
  • Island of Poets. The Île aux poètes trail project aims to make poetry more accessible to the general public. In Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Poets Island will take the form of benches set up in the borough's parks. These stone-filled banks from the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Rivière des Prairies and Saint-Venant-de-Paquette are in symbiosis with nature and are places of contemplation. Plaques will be installed nearby, on which will be engraved poems of Montreal artists, from yesterday to today, in French and other languages.

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  • Galeries d'Anjou, 7999 Boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou (at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway (40) and Highway 25). M-F 10:00-21:00, Sa 09:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00. 175 stores, restaurants and services.
  • Les Halles d’Anjou, 7500 Boulevard des Galeries-d'Anjou. Th F 09:00-21:00, Sa-W 09:00-18:00. A popular public market, provides fresh produce and specialty products. Its farmers’ stands, restaurants, and numerous shops are a magnet for crowds.

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  • Quality Hotel Montreal East, 8100 Avenue de Neuville, +1 514-493-6363, . Fitness centre, Italian restaurant, pets accepted for a fee, free Wi-Fi. Near Galleries dAnjou shopping centre. From $130.
  • Motel Le Paysan, 12,400 Sherbrooke East, Pointe-aux-Trembles, +1 514-640-1415. 2-star hotel. Pet-friendly accommodation. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room includes a TV and a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. 24-hour front desk. From $53.

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Routes through East End
DowntownHochelaga-Maisonneuve  W   E  END
MascoucheTerrebonne  N   S  North IslandDowntown

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