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Montréal Neighbourhoods – Rosemont/Petite-Patrie
Located in the central/eastern part of the island this neighbourhood of almost 16 square kilometers and close to 135,000 residents is one of the largest boroughs on the island of Montréal.
It is also the part of town where I spent the first thirty years of my life.
Here’s the door to a typical Rosemont ‘dépanneur’ – aka convenience store, that also has some nice hometown street art.
We English Montréalers call these depanneurs ‘deps’ for short.
Interesting fact: unlike other provinces in Canada, in Québec you can buy beer and wine in a convenience store – yeah baby!
It is a working class neighbourhood zoned primarily for residential use. You’ll find a few restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and shops scattered throughout the borough; like this bicycle repair shop adjacent to the reserved bike lane on rue St-Zotique.
I love the brightly painted VÉLO on the service entrance door.
The vast majority of the tree-lined streets in the area contain typical Montréal ‘plexes’ – multi-dwelling buildings where each dwelling has its own entrance with direct access to the street, rather than through a lobby or foyer as is typically seen in most apartment buildings.
These plexes are renowned for their ornate outdoor iron staircases which are very pretty but make no sense considering the amount of snowfall the region gets in an average winter.
Can you imagine yourself lugging large appliances up this death trap on moving day?
You can read more about this anomaly of Montréal architecture in my post about Hochelaga-Maisonneuve where you’ll see just how treacherous these stairs can be in winter.
But for now let’s look at some of the pretty doors:
As I walked up and down a few city blocks worth of terrain, I was met by this curious little fellow who decided to tag along for a while.
I’m not sure what the story was with his shaved fur and fluffy tail but he didn’t have too much to say.
These places look so different and so inviting in the summer with all the green everywhere.
A local café with some original advertising for their shop painted on some residential garage doors – nice idea!
That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed this small glimpse into my old ‘hood 🙂
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