Historically a thriving industrial municipality and a largely Francophone working-class neighbourhood, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve never stops renewing itself and diversifying, without losing its identity and friendly, small-town feel.
Here, the present lives side by side with the past, still visible in its revamped warehouses and factories, its imposing churches and its lovely market. Striking institutional buildings, green alleys, expansive public parks, and a buzzing business district make up an architectural landscape that tells a tale of transformation and evolution.
Part of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve's atypical charm comes from its eclectic mix of small, local businesses. From the Maisonneuve Market to Promenade Ontario to Sainte-Catherine Street East, there’s always something new to discover, with a wealth of bistros, cafés, artisans and socially-responsible boutiques ever adding to the neighbourhood's allure.
Just north of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is the residential borough of Rosemont, equally quaint and genuine, with an impressive share of urban villages, each with its own winning personality. Jean Drapeau, renowned former mayor of Montréal, had been a longtime resident.
Tempting bakeries, coffee shops and bistros sidle up beside local businesses in this safe neighbourhood filled with green space and young families. With over 50 parks and its longstanding repertory cinema on Beaubien Street, there’s no lack of options when it comes time to play!
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