Around the Jean-Talon Market, people take life easy, like la dolce vita.
Villeray and Little Italy developed at the end of the 19th century, driven by industrialization and the arrival of the streetcar. Ristorantes, trattorias, pasticcerias, caffes: you are in the heart of Piccola Italia, or Little Italy, which earned this name after a large wave of Italian immigration. Villeray stands out for its cultural diversity and its typically Montréal residential architecture. To appreciate this gourmet paradise, go shopping in the market, have a little cup of espresso in a café and a tasty meal – plan for a full day.
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