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    Centre Sportif de la Petite Bourgogne

    1825 Rue Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 2Y4

  • 2

    Joe Beef

    2491 Notre-Dame O.
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N6

  • 3

    Liverpool House

    2501 Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N6

  • 4

    Lili & Oli

    2713 Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N9

  • 5

    Burgundy Lion

    2496 Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N5

  • 6

    Geppetto

    2504 Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N5

  • 7

    Théatre Corona

    2490 Notre-Dame O
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1N5

  • 8

    Marché Atwater

    138 Avenue Atwater
    Montréal, Québec, H4C 2H6

  • 9

    Bibiliothèque Georges-Vanier

    2450 Workman
    Montréal, Québec, H3J 1L8

District history

Before...

North of the Lachine Canal, the Petite-Bourgogne is located in the Southwest borough, in Montreal, and separated from the Saint-Henri neighbourhood by Atwater Avenue. French colonists have named it so in honor of their native region.

In 1864, the Petite-Bourgogne is known as the Delisle village as a tribute to an important real estate developer who starts building infrastructures. In 1876, residents create a parish distinct from Saint-Henri which they call Sainte-Cunégonde as a tribute to the wife of 11th century’s emperor Henri II, alias the Saint. As a city in 1884, Sainte-Cunégonde covers 125 acres, which is barely larger than La Fontaine Park right now.

Annexed to the City of Montreal in 1905, the neighbourhood becomes once and for all the Petite-Bourgogne. Irish, African-American and West Indian immigrants eventually join French inhabitants and mainly work for railway companies.

As for abutting neighbourhoods, the Petite-Bourgogne has been hit very hard by factory departures. In the 1960s, thousands of living units deemed too decrepit are demolished, in spite of popular opposition.

Now...

The area is slowly rebuilt until the 1980s to include low-cost housing, one-family houses and condominiums. With the sector’s progressive gentrification, new accommodation is built on the old marshalling yards, the Lachine Canal reopens, the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) expands and the popular Atwater Market is revived.

Artistically speaking, the ÉTS displays art pieces accessible to the public and metro users can contemplate the sculpture Un arbre dans le parc (A tree in the park) at the Georges-Vanier station.

Certain renowned public figures from Petite-Bourgogne include Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada who lent his name to a street and the metro station, Louis Cyr, athlete and strong man, Oscar Peterson and Oliver Jones, both jazz musicians, as well as Michaëlle Jean, journalist and Governor General of Canada.

(Sources: GrandQuebec.comAvant l’autorouteVille de MontréalWikipédia)

Demography

  • Population

    10 046 people
    48,9% Men
    51,2% Women

  • Age groups

    25-34 years: 16,8%
    35-64 years: 41,2%

  • Households

    Single person: 44,8%
    With spouses: 36,3%
    Number of children at home: 1,3

  • Languages spoken at home

    French only: 36,0%
    English only: 30,3%

  • Housing

    Household: 35,0%
    Population 15 and over: $1,155
    Couples with children: 65,4%
    Parent families: $636

  • Annual average income in 2010

    Ménages : $61,207
    Population 15 and over: $38,102
    Couples with children: $81,542
    Parent families: $34,848

  • Education

    University graduates: 46,5%

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Explore local attractions

Little Burgundy - The Lachine Canal and its kilometers of bicycle path. It is also the Atwater market and its thousand flavors and commercial diversity that is constantly growing.

Édifice George Vanier Maison Coursol Theatre Corona

Hot spots

  • Joe Beef

    Joe Beef

    Restaurant
    2491 Notre-Dame O.

  • Lili & Oli

    Lili & Oli

    Coffee Shop
    2730 Notre-Dame O.

  • Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde

    Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde

    Bar
    2661 Notre-Dame O

  • Patrice Pâtissier

    Patrice Pâtissier

    Pastry & Confectionery
    2360 Notre-Dame O.

  • Candide

    Candide

    Restaurant
    551 Rue Saint-Martin

  • Le Vin Papillon

    Le Vin Papillon

    Restaurant
    2519 Rue Notre-Dame O.

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