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Griffintown, Montreal

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Griffintown is a historic neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, southwest of downtown. The area existed as a functional neighbourhood from the 1820s until the 1960s, and was mainly populated by Irish immigrants and their descendants. Mostly depopulated since then, the neighbourhood has been undergoing redevelopment since the early 2010s.

One can identify Griffintown as the portion of the ward of St. Ann located north of the Lachine Canal; the part south of the canal is now part of Pointe-Saint-Charles. This part of the ward was delimited by Notre-Dame Street to the North, the Bonaventure Expressway to the east, and a short segment of the city limit between Notre-Dame Street and the canal west of the St. Gabriel Locks to the west. It was the earliest and largest faubourg annexed to Old Montreal before the introduction of the tram car in the 1840s.

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  • Very few people realize that Montreal’s Griffintown area is one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Canada. In fact, it was first settled in 1654, just west of Old Montreal. In the early 1800s, the....  more »
  • Even though I went off peak season in January the restos are still full and there is a buzz around shopping and clubs. Nice places and allot différant from other downtown scenes,highly recommended 😊  more »

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