The Basic Geography of the Island of Montreal
Cutting the Saint Lawrence River in half, the Island of Montreal is Quebec's economic hub and where almost a quarter of the province's population lives. It is comprised of several municipalities, including the city of Montreal proper and many small towns. Decidedly multiethnic, the Island is home to over a hundred distinct cultural communities. The vast array of condos and houses ensures that most prospective homeowners are sure to find something to suit their needs.
The following is a guide to help you orient yourself amongst all the towns, boroughs and neighbourhoods that make up the Island of Montreal, including maps of these areas, a summary of their main characteristics, as well as links directing you to information on related and neighbouring sectors.
Towns, boroughs and neighbourhoods of note:
c.i.1. Le Triangle
f. Plateau Mont-Royal (The Plateau)
q. - Rosemont
q.i.1. Little Italy
v. Nun's Island
w. - Ville-Marie
w.iii.1. Gay Village
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