Street Life in Little Italy
The vibrant neighbourhood contains more than a few cultural treasures. Churches, shops and cafés are always popular with both the Italian community and Montrealers alike. A community centre housing several Italian associations, the Casa d’Italia was built in 1936 in the Modern style by the architect Patsy Colangelo. Along Jean-Talon and Drolet Streets you can see the typical Montréal residential architecture of the early 20th century, with the exterior, wrought iron, winding staircases. Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Dante Street are lined with trattorias, cafés and shops.
An audio guide relates oral histories and neighborhood anecdotes.