Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie is a borough of the city of Montreal. It covers an area of 15.9 km² and has a population of 136,885 inhabitants (in 2008).
The main arteries are Beaubien, Masson, Saint-Hubert and Viau Streets, Papineau Avenue and Rosemont, Saint-Laurent and Pie-IX Boulevards. The borough can be accessed by the Rosemont, Beaubien and Jean – Talon stations of the Montreal Line 2 – Orange Line. It can also be reached by the stations of the blue line Fabre and Iberville, although they are located on a street adjacent to the neighborhood, Jean-Talon Street.
In 1900, the Canadian Pacific built the Angus factories near the villages of Petite-Côte and Côte-de-la-Visitation, entrusting the purchase of land to Ucal-Henri Dandurand. The incorporated village was named in honour of Mr. Dandurand’s mother, named Rose Phillips. In 1910, it was permanently attached to the city of Montreal.
La Petite-Patrie (quarter)
The name of this district comes from Claude Jasmin’s La Petite Patrie television series, made in the 1970s, which evokes the happy memories of the Montreal youth of this neighborhood in the 1940s. This name was adopted from the 1980s.
The origin of the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie appellation dates back to 1988 with the creation of nine borough council committees in Montreal3. In 1995, these committees were abolished and replaced by sixteen neighborhood councils. In the territory of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, three neighborhood councils were created: Petite-Patrie, Rosemont and Nouveau-Rosemont. The Borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie that we know today was introduced in January 2002.
The borough includes the neighborhoods of Petite-Patrie, Rosemont, Nouveau-Rosemont and Angus. In Petite-Patrie there are several “ethnic neighborhoods”, such as Little Italy.
Points of Interest
House of Culture Rosemont-Petite-Patrie
Montreal Heart Institute
Santa Cabrini Hospital
Olympic Village of Montreal
Maisonneuve Park: Montreal Insectarium and Montreal Botanical Garden
Madonna della Difesa Church (Church of Our Lady of Defense)
The Art Library
Little Italy [archive]